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Four Egyptians reach Alexandria Women’s International Squash Open quarters

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The second day of the second round of the Alexandria Women International Open taking place in the Bibliotheca Alexandrina was concluded on Sunday. The Egyptians won their matches, making a total of four Egyptians in the quarter-finals.

English Laura Massaro defeated American/Egyptian Amanda Sobhy 3-1 in 45 minutes booking her place in the quarters. Amanda is representing the USA and is currently ranked world number 11. Egyptian Nour El-Sherbini, world number 7, had no trouble as she had an easy match against England’s Jenny Duncalf. Nour defeated Jenny 3-0 in only 25 minutes.

World number 2 Egyptian Raneem El-Welily defeated India’s Dipika Pallikal 3-1 in 41 minutes to face French Camille Serme who beat Guyanese Nicolette Frenandez in 33 minutes booking the final seat in the quarter finals.

In the quarter-finals, which are scheduled to take place on June 8, Nour El-Tayeb will be facing World number 1 Nicol David, while Omneya Abdel-Kawy is set to play against Alison Waters. Nour El-Sherbiny will compete against Laura Massaro, while Raneem El-Welily will face Camille Serme.

Youssef Wael is a massive Al Ahly and Manchester United supporter from Cairo, Egypt. One of the few Egyptians who never really wanted to have a career in football, just played it as a hobby. Wael also played squash for 7 years.

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