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Squash: 3 Egyptians advance in Women’s World Championship

Posted on April 8, 2017


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Three Egyptians advanced on Friday to the second round of the Orascom Development PSA Women’s World Championship held in Gouna, Egypt.

Top seed claimed an easy 3-0 win over Canadian qualifier Samantha Cornett (11-2, 11-4, 11-6). The defending champion and current World No.1 will play in the second round against Welsh Tesni Evans.

World No.5 defeated her compatriot and World No.23 Nadine Shahin 3-0 (11-4, 11-6, 11-5). Egypt’s Nour El Tayeb, World No.12, also defeated Egyptian qualifier Hania El Hammamy 3-0 (11-5, 11-6, 11-9), to set up an all-Egyptian clash in the second round with Gohar.

Both Zeina Mickawy and Rowan Elaraby failed to advance after losing to Victoria Lust (3-0) and Annie Au (3-0) respectively.

Egypt’s Raneem El Welily, Heba El Torky, Mariam Metwally, Hana Ramadan and Salma Hany Ibrahim will play their first round matches on Saturday.


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