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Hania El Hammamy stuns Camille Serme to reach World semi-finals

Hania El Hammamy stuns Camille Serme to reach World semi-finals

Teenager’s win means last four are all Egyptian By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Egyptian World Junior Champion Hania El Hammamy claimed the biggest win of her career to date as she completed a stunning comeback from two games down to upset World No.4 Camille Serme at the foot of the iconic Great Pyramid [...]

October 30, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Nour El Tayeb concedes World quarter-final

Nour El Tayeb concedes World quarter-final

Top seed Raneem El Welily through to meet Nouran Gohar By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent World No.1 Raneem El Welily will appear in the semi-finals of the 2019-20 CIB PSA Women’s World Championship in front of Cairo’s historic Great Pyramid of Giza after her quarter-final fixture with World No.3 Nour El Tayeb was [...]

October 29, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Another Egyptian starlet lights up the Pyramids

Another Egyptian starlet lights up the Pyramids

At 19, world junior champion Hania claims last-eight berth By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent World Junior Champion Hania El Hammamy has claimed her first ever quarter-final berth at the CIB PSA Women’s World Championship after overcoming Malaysia’s World No.48 Sivasangari Subramaniam today in front of the Great Pyramid of Giza. The 19-year-old El [...]

October 28, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0
Egyptian stars set up blockbuster battle at Pyramids

Egyptian stars set up blockbuster battle at Pyramids

El Welily and El Tayeb set to clash By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent World No.1 Raneem El Welily and World No.3 Nour El Tayeb will face off in a blockbuster quarter-final contest at the CIB PSA Women’s World [...]

October 28, 2019 News
Nour El Sherbini shows her passion at the Pyramids

Nour El Sherbini shows her passion at the Pyramids

‘I was feeling nervous’ admits No.2 seed  By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Defending champion Nour El Sherbini recovered from a slow start against Canada’s Hollie Naughton to book her third round spot at the CIB PSA Women’s World [...]

October 27, 2019 News
Joel Makin topples Tarek Momen for the first time in Egyptian shock

Joel Makin topples Tarek Momen for the first time in Egyptian shock

‘That was massive for me’ says Makin By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Welshman Joel Makin claimed a huge upset in the men’s CIB Egyptian Squash Open as he ousted Egypt’s No.2 seed Tarek Momen to get his first [...]

October 27, 2019 News
Egyptian stars turn on Pyramid power in World Championship

Egyptian stars turn on Pyramid power in World Championship

‘I’m concentrating on the court, not the view’ By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent World No.1 Raneem El Welily, World No.3 Nour El Tayeb and World No.5 Nouran Gohar all claimed wins on day two of the 2019-20 CIB [...]

October 25, 2019 News
Malaysian Sangari sinks Sobhy in Women’s World Open day one shock

Malaysian Sangari sinks Sobhy in Women’s World Open day one shock

Cornell fresher beats Harvard legend Sobhy By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Malaysia’s World No.48 Sivasangari Subramaniam caused the biggest upset on day one of the 2019-20 CIB PSA Women’s World Championship as she shocked United States No.1 Amanda [...]

October 24, 2019 News
Andrew Shelley books his place in squash history

Andrew Shelley books his place in squash history

London library to house 4,000 items at the Southgate club By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent While Squash looks forward, with new generations enjoying this great sport and new champions crowned on the latest club and showcourts, the [...]

October 24, 2019 News, Squash Around The World
Malaysians dominate SRFI Indian Tour in Chennai

Malaysians dominate SRFI Indian Tour in Chennai

Rachel Arnold and Ivan Yuen win in Chennai ahead of Worlds By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor The Malaysian contingent at the HCL SRFI Indian Tour Chennai Leg had plenty to celebrate for after Rachel Arnold and [...]

October 24, 2019 News
Good people, doing great things for the game (and their communities)

Good people, doing great things for the game (and their communities)

Tribute to those behind World Squash Day events that reap social change and raise funds for good causes   By MIKE GREGSON, ALAN THATCHER and JAMES ROBERTS As a lone heron glided gently to its evening repose beside the swift-flowing River [...]

October 17, 2019 Growing the game, News
WSF Review: Legends join in to make World Squash Day a feast of fun, food and friendship all over the planet

WSF Review: Legends join in to make World Squash Day a feast of fun, food and friendship all over the planet

Strewth! Aussie MPs get on court as World Squash Day serves up a treat on and off court By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent World Squash Day attracted thousands of new players as clubs across the planet opened [...]

October 16, 2019 Growing the game, News
Massive success as World Squash Day attracts thousands of newcomers to the sport

Massive success as World Squash Day attracts thousands of newcomers to the sport

‘Squash is the greatest game in the world’ says Aussie legend Rhonda Thorne By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Maria Toorpakai, Nicol David, Joel Makin, Declan James, Daryl Selby, Greg Lobban, Campbell Grayson, Nick Matthew, Sarah-Jane Perry, Nick Taylor, [...]

October 14, 2019 Alan's Blog, Growing the game, News
Egyptian duo Nouran Gohar and Ali Farag are 2019 U.S. Open champions

Egyptian duo Nouran Gohar and Ali Farag are 2019 U.S. Open champions

Gohar fights back to win from match ball down in thriller By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Egyptian duo Nouran Gohar and Ali Farag captured the 2019 FS Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships titles earlier today at Philadelphia’s Drexel [...]

October 13, 2019 News
Husband and wife Ali Farag and Nour El Tayeb aim for another historic double

Husband and wife Ali Farag and Nour El Tayeb aim for another historic double

US Open finals are all-Egyptian battles after power-play spectacle By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Two years on from their historic title triumphs at the FS Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships, married couple Nour El Tayeb and Ali Farag [...]

October 12, 2019 News