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Squash: Egypt's El-Welily wins Windy City Open title, Shorbagy loses to Mattheo

The Windy City Squash Open in Chicago finishes with one Egyptian taking out first place and another coming in as runner-up

Mahmoud Elassal , Thursday 5 Mar 2015
Raneem El-Welily
Egyptian squash star Raneem El-Welily (Photo: Al-Ahram)
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Egyptian squash star Raneem El-Welily defeated world number one Malaysian Nicol David 3-1 in the Windy City Open to claim the tournament that was played in the Chicago title on Thursday.

The World number two El-Welily needed only 57 minutes to beat Nicol David 3-1 in the women's final match in Chicago: 14-16, 12-10, 11-7 and 11-7.

"I am absolutely thrilled to win this," El-Welily said after the game.

"It's not been an easy tournament for me, and all credit to Nicol- she played an amazing match," she added.

"I'm glad I was able to push on and finish it off this time," the Egyptian squash star concluded.

Shorbagy places second

World number one Egyptian squash star Mohamed Elshorbagy lost to World number four Englishman Nick Matthew in straight games in the Windy City Open men's final.

Englishman Nick Matthew needed 62 minutes to beat Elshorbagy 3-0 in Chicago: 11-7, 11-2 and 11-7.

"You always go into a match with a game plan but it's another thing being able to execute it against someone like Mohamed because he plays at such a fast pace and takes away your thinking time," Matthew said.

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