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Laura Massaro falls to Raneem El Welily in Worlds

Laura Massaro falls to Raneem El Welily in Worlds

Raneem’s Red Sea renaissance rocks Laura By SEAN REUTHE   The 2014 runner-up Raneem El Welily ended a four-match losing streak against 2013 winner Laura Massaro in the last eight of the Orascom Development PSA Women’s World Championship to set up a semi-final clash with World No.3 Camille Serme, whose battle with Joshna Chinappa had [...]

April 13, 2017 Guest Contributor News 0

Egyptian stars meet in El Gouna semi-finals

Egyptian stars meet in El Gouna semi-finals

Gawad and Dessouky to clash after rain stops play By SEAN REUTHE    Day six of the 2017 El Gouna International Squash Open saw both matches scheduled for the glass court – situated at New Marina on Egypt’s Red Sea – moved to the new squash complex in El Gouna due to unexpected rainfall, with [...]

April 13, 2017 Guest Contributor News 0

Oh brother! Marwan takes out Mohamed in El Gouna

Oh brother! Marwan takes out Mohamed in El Gouna

Emotional night as younger brother triumphs again By SEAN REUTHE   Egyptian World No.5 Marwan ElShorbagy claimed a second successive victory over older brother and defending champion Mohamed to set up a semi-final clash with World No.1 Gregory Gaultier in the 2017 El Gouna International Squash Open, World Series tournament. Marwan claimed his first ever [...]

April 12, 2017 Alan Thatcher News 0
Gohar and El Sherbini to clash in World semi-finals

Gohar and El Sherbini to clash in World semi-finals

Teenager Nouran beats her idol, Nicol David, in El Gouna By SEAN REUTHE   World No.5 Nouran Gohar will take on reigning World Champion Nour El Sherbini for a place in the final of the Orascom Development PSA Women’s World [...]

April 12, 2017 News
Laura Massaro sets up World blockbuster with Raneem El Welily

Laura Massaro sets up World blockbuster with Raneem El Welily

British Open repeat for England’s World No.2 in El Gouna By SEAN REUTHE   England’s World No.2 Laura Massaro and Egypt’s World No.4 Raneem El Welily will face off in the quarter-finals of a PSA World Tour event for the second [...]

April 10, 2017 News
Gawad and Dessouky power through to delight home crowds

Gawad and Dessouky power through to delight home crowds

Gawad gets his act together in El Gouna By SEAN REUTHE   Egyptian duo Karim Abdel Gawad and Fares Dessouky gave the home fans at El Gouna’s New Marina plenty to cheer about after they claimed respective wins over Spain’s [...]

April 10, 2017 News
Nouran Gohar sets up World Championship showdown with Nicol David

Nouran Gohar sets up World Championship showdown with Nicol David

‘Nicol is my idol’ says world junior champion By SEAN REUTHE   World No.5 Nouran Gohar and eight-time World Champion Nicol David will meet in a mouthwatering quarter-final clash after they saw off Egypt’s Nour El Tayeb and Annie Au, [...]

April 10, 2017 News
Another big scalp as Paul Coll beats James Willstrop

Another big scalp as Paul Coll beats James Willstrop

ElShorbagy brothers to meet again in El Gouna By SEAN REUTHE   New Zealand’s World No.13 Paul Coll claimed one of the biggest scalps of his career after he defeated former World No.1 James Willstrop to reach the quarter-finals of [...]

April 9, 2017 News
Fares Dessouky topples Nick Matthew in El Gouna first round

Fares Dessouky topples Nick Matthew in El Gouna first round

‘I don’t know how I won’ says Dessouky By SEAN REUTHE   Egypt’s Fares Dessouky announced his arrival as a bonafide top 10 player after a superb victory over three-time World Champion Nick Matthew on the second day of the [...]

April 8, 2017 News
Laura Massaro makes a stylish start in Women’s Worlds

Laura Massaro makes a stylish start in Women’s Worlds

“I took it very seriously” says Massaro By SEAN REUTHE   World No.2 Laura Massaro began her Orascom Development PSA Women’s World Championship campaign with victory over Egypt’s Mariam Metwally in El Gouna, Egypt. Massaro, who claimed the biggest title [...]

April 8, 2017 News
Nour El Sherbini leads trio of Egyptian winners on day one of World Championship

Nour El Sherbini leads trio of Egyptian winners on day one of World Championship

Reigning champion’s solid start By SEAN REUTHE   Defending champion Nour El Sherbini led fellow Egyptians Nouran Gohar and Nour El Tayeb through to the second round of the Orascom Development PSA Women’s World Championship after they all rose to [...]

April 8, 2017 News
Mazen Hesham back in style as Mohamed ElShorbagy turns on the power

Mazen Hesham back in style as Mohamed ElShorbagy turns on the power

‘I’m here to enjoy myself’ says ElShorbagy By SEAN REUTHE    World No.3 Mohamed ElShorbagy got his El Gouna International Squash Open tournament off to a winning start after the 2016 champion overcame Frenchman Mathieu Castagnet on day one of [...]

April 8, 2017 News
Mohamed ElShorbagy ready for El Gouna title defence

Mohamed ElShorbagy ready for El Gouna title defence

Mo: My hunger is back By SEAN REUTHE    Defending champion Mohamed ElShorbagy says that he is excited to respond to the challenge of losing his World No.1 ranking earlier this month as he looks to capture his second successive [...]

April 6, 2017 News
Rejuvenated Laura Massaro ready to take on world in El Gouna

Rejuvenated Laura Massaro ready to take on world in El Gouna

“I will relish that hostile environment in Egypt” By SEAN REUTHE   After returning to form at the recent Allam British Open to secure her first PSA World Series title since 2015, England’s World No.2 Laura Massaro says she’s relishing [...]

April 5, 2017 News
Hong Kong and Malaysia lead charge in Asian Squash Federation awards

Hong Kong and Malaysia lead charge in Asian Squash Federation awards

Hong Kong and Malaysia dominate Asian awards By Alex Wan – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Hong Kong and Malaysia led the honours in the annual Asian Squash Federation Performance and Coaching Awards, with India, Iran, China and Macau also [...]

April 4, 2017 News