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In the first set, Abdel Gawad won with 11 to 6 points. In the second set, Farag won with 11-9; then Abdel Gawad renewed his victory by winning the third set with 11-9. After that, in the fourth set, Farag won with 11-6
English player Laura Massaro lost to Camille Serme with 1 to 3 points, after she defeated Nicol David (3-2) in their semi final.
This week also witnessed Karim Abdel Gawad winning the Andorra Open
The championship will host great challenges with the participation of English player Laura Massaro and Malaysian Nicol David, the first to win the title internationally for the 8th time since her participation.
An Egyptian has once again taken the top spot after Ramy Ashour defeated former No. 1 champion Mohamed Shorbagy
The world’s number four player, Ashour, beat the world number one, Elshorbagy, in a match that lasted 90 minutes
Offering a $150,000 prize-fund, the 2014 championship will be hosted by the Wadi Degla club in December, following three days’ of qualifying
Fifteen year-old overcomes top seed to claim third title
An all-Egyptian final brought the Grays Norwegian Open to a climax when Omar Abdel Aziz upset event favourite Omar Abdel Meguid to win the PSA World Tour Challenger 10 event.
The 21-year-old fourth seed made her breakthrough in the semi-finals of the WSA Tour 5 event when she downed event favourite Eun Chan Ahn, the world No.61 from South Korea.
Egypt’s El Sherbini taken out in first round of WSA squash championship
The location will give hosts Egypt the chance to defend the 2011 title they won for the first time in Chennai, India, on home soil.
Five Egyptians reach last eight on home turf
Egyptian No.1 stays on course to retain El Gouna International title
Ga Sabry, whose only previous appearance in the main draw of a PSA World Series event was a first round exit in the 2013 World Championships, impressed on the Red Sea resort of El Gouna
Egyptian teenager Nour El Sherbini claimed the biggest Women’s Squash Association World Tour title of her career
England’s Laura Massaro won 11-7, 6-11, 11-9, 5-11, 11-9.
18-year-old world No27 from Alexandria beat Malaysian world No1 4-11, 11-9, 11-6, 2-11, 11-9
Elshorbagy booked his place in the final with a 3-2 win over World No.1 Nick Matthew, his second consecutive win over the Englishman having beaten him in the 2013 Qatar Classic final, in a tense and hard-fought battle full of sublime squash action.
Highs and lows for Egyptian Squash players
Ashour summed up his feelings later to his Twitter followers: “Not happy to lose, but happy to come out of the court in one piece ‘injury free’, and Nick was the better player today.”
England’s Nick Matthew and Frenchman Gregory Gaultier – the two players who have replaced Ashour as the sport’s first ever joint world number ones – were also in action in Linköping.
Egyptian El Tayeb, the former world junior champion making her debut in Cleveland, brushed aside sixth-seeded New Zealander Joelle King 11-6, 11-6, 11-5.
Elshorbagy won $11,000 in prize money and a $9,000 Rolex Oyster Perpetual watch
Title-holder Shabana, the 34-year-old fourth seed, needed 61 minutes to see off 25-year-old qualifier Meguid 11-5, 18-16, 11-2.
Shabana’s victory, his first PSA World Series event title since 2011, also prevents Gaultier from becoming World No.1 outright in February as the Aix En Provance man now goes level with England’s Nick Matthew atop the rankings.
Shabana was at his sublime best to get past Matthew, who has been in arguably the best form of his career in recent months since winning the 2013 World Squash Championship in Manchester in November.
Girls U19, boys and girls U17, boys U15 and boys U13 brackets are dominated by Egyptians
Ashour was injured in the quarterfinals of Hong Kong Open in December 2013 after having recurring problems with his hamstring
The top-seeded 26-year-old from Cairo will make his Swedish debut against top-ranked German Simon Rosner in the 11th staging of the biggest PSA World Tour event in continental Europe at Linköping Sporthall.