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Squash: Egypt's El-Sherbini, El Welily and Nicol David advance to Al-Ahram Open quarters

Ahram Online , Monday 19 Sep 2016
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World number 1 Nour El Sherbini ease past former World Champion Rachael Grinham (Photo: Ahram Open website)
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Egypt's top women seeds Nour El-Sherbini and Raneem El Welily have reached Al-Ahram Squash Open quarterfinal on Monday alongside eight-time world champion and legend Nicol David of Malaysia.

World number one El-Sherbini defeated former World Champion Rachael Grinham (23) 3-0 in straight games 11/7, 11/4, 11/4.

El-Sherbini, 20, will play on Tuesday against the 6th seed Egyptian compatriot Omneya Abdel-Kawy, 31, who defeated Malaysia's Low Wee Wern 3-2 in round of 16.

 Also on Monday, World number five Raneem El Welily, 27, also reached the quarterfinals after beating India's Joshana Chinappa 3-0  (11/8, 11/2, 11/7).

El Welily will face USA's Amanda Sobhy on Wednesday.

Squash legend Nicol David of Malaysia, 33, also proceeded to the quartefinals after defeating England's Fiona Moverley 3-0 on Monday.

Al-Ahram Open, one of the major tournaments in the squash world, rejoins the PSA World Tour calendar for the first time since 2001 with $100,000 worth of prizes for each of the men and women's events.

The tournament's main draw started on Monday and will run until 23 September.

 
 
Round of 16 results
 
Nour El-Sherbini 3-0 Rachael Grinham (11/7, 11/4, 11/4)
Omneya Abdel-Kawy 3-2 Low Wee Wern (11/8, 11/3, 14/16, 10/12, 11/6)
Alison Waters 3-1 Victoria Lust (11/9, 7/11, 11/4, 11/4)
Nour El-Tayeb 3-2 Nouran Gohar (2/11, 12/10, 5/11, 11/6, 11/7)
Raneem El Welily 3-0 Joshna Chinappa (11/8, 11/2, 11/7)
Amanda Sobhy 3-2 Tesni Evans (9/11, 11/5, 11/4, 13/15, 11/7)
Sarah-Jahne Perry 3-1 Camille Serne 11/4, 5/11, 11/6, 11/8)
Nicol David 3-0 Fiona Moverley (11/8, 11/7, 11/9)
 
Quarter finals 
 
Tuesday 20 September
Nour El-Sherbini v Omneya Abdel-Kawy
Nour El-Tayeb v Alison Waters
 
Wednesday 21 September
Raneem El-Welily v Amanda Sobhy
Nicol David v Sarah-Jane Perry
 

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