US Open champions head up race for World Series finals in Dubai
By NATHAN CLARKE
Women’s World No.3 Laura Massaro and Men’s World No.3 Gregory Gaultier have taken the first steps towards qualifying for the season-ending PSA Dubai World Series finals after triumphing at the first PSA World Seres tournament of the season – the Delaware Investments U.S. Open.
Gaultier took the title in emphatic fashion, defeating Egyptian Omar Mosaad 3-0 while Massaro capped a spellbinding week with a 3-2 final win over Nour El Tayeb. Victory sees both players earn maximum points towards the Road To Dubai standings. The journey towards the lucrative spectacular continues at the Qatar Classic in just ten days’ time.
Come May 2016, only the top eight players on the standings will qualify for a coveted place at the PSA Dubai World Series Finals with every match in the PSA World Series vital in determining who gets a shot at one of the sport’s most prestigious titles.
About the PSA Dubai World Series Finals
The PSA Dubai World Series Finals is the season-ending climax to the both the men’s and women’s PSA World Series tours, featuring only the world’s best eight qualified players as they battle it out for the last title of the season.
Players compete for ‘Road To Dubai’ Ranking points at each PSA World Series Tournament in a bid to earn one of the coveted eight berths and a chance to compete in one of the sport’s most lucrative events.
The PSA Dubai World Series Finals brings eight players together in two groups of four, with players playing a round-robin best-of-three series for place in the knockout semi-finals and beyond – which are played using best-of-five format.
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