Egyptians dominate J.P. Morgan China Squash Open
Saturday، 07 September 2019 - 10:15 AM
Egypt have dominated the J.P. Morgan China Squash Open 2019, held in Shanghai on September 4-8.
World No.15 Hania El Hammamy stunned New Zealand's World No.6 Joelle King to reach her first PSA World Tour Gold tournament semi-final.
The young Egyptian will take on compatriot and World No.1 Raneem El Welily in the next round after she defeated compatriot Salma Hany to reach the last four stage.
The other women’s semi-final will see World No.4 Nouran Gohar and World No.5 Nour El Tayeb battle it out for a spot in the final.
Gohar survived a comeback from fellow Yathreb Adel in a feisty encounter to book her place in the semi-finals, while El Tayeb made light work of fellow Egyptian Nadine Shahin taking just 15 minutes to secure her spot.
Meanwhile in the men’s draw, brothers Mohamed and Marwan ElShorbagy will face each other in an exciting tie to see who will take their place in the final.
2016 China Squash Open champion, Mohamed, was made to work hard by Hong Kong’s unseeded Leo Au to reach the last four. Meanwhile, Marwan overcame compatriot Omar Mosaad in straight games to advance.
The other men's semi-final will see World No.1 Ali Farag pitted against India's World No.10 Saurav Ghosal.
Farag was pushed all the way to five games by a resilient Tom Richards from England, but the Egyptian was able to ensure he prevailed to move into the semi-finals.
Meanwhile, Ghosal displayed an assured performance to defeat talented Egyptian shot-maker Mazen Hesham in four games to reach his second successive semi-final in China.