Round Three – Part Two (Bottom)


CIB Egyptian Open Official Coverage

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[2] Nour El Sherbini 3-0 Danielle Letourneau (Can)       11-1, 11-5, 11-5 (23m)
Salma Hany 3-2 [8] Joelle King (Nzl)              6-11, 9-11, 11-9, 11-8, 11-7 (68m)
Joshna Chinappa (Ind) 3-2 Farida Mohamed  11-7, 11-6, 7-11, 10-12, 11-9 (59m)
[4] Nour El Tayeb 3-0 Nadine Shahin                         11-5, 11-5, 11-6 (23m)

[6] Marwan ElShorbagy 3-0 Nathan Lake (Eng)              11-8, 11-4, 11-9 (37m)
Mazen Hesham 3-0 Saurav Ghosal (IND)                    11-8, 11-9, 11-8 (56m)
[3] Tarek Momen 3-0 Cesar Salazar (Mex)                 11-9, 11-8, 13-11 (38m)

Egyptian duo Mazen Hesham and Salma Hany have reached the quarter-finals of the CIB Egyptian Open,  following respective wins over higher ranked players Saurav Ghosal and Joelle King earlier today.

On the glass court erected in front of the iconic Great Pyramid of Giza, Hesham earned his place in the last eight of a Platinum tournament for the first time since May 2019 courtesy of an 11-8, 11-9, 11-8 victory over Ghosal in 56 minutes.

Mazen, who will undergo military service after this tournament until the end of 2021, will line up against CIB PSA World Tour Finals champion Marwan ElShorbagy in the quarter-finals.

CIB Marwan ElShorbagy got the better of England’s Nathan Lake to win in three games at the New Giza Sporting Club, while World Champion CIB Tarek Momen overcame Mexico’s Cesar Salazar in the other men’s match at the Pyramids.

Tarek will line up against Peru’s Diego Elias for a place in the semi-finals. Elias, the World No.6, defeated Frenchman Gregoire Marche 11-5, 5-11, 12-10, 11-6.

In the women’s event, World No.10 CIB Salma Hany earned her spot in the quarter-finals after coming back from two games down to beat World No.8 Joelle King at New Giza Sporting Club. The match was a scrappy, feisty affair with a number of traffic issues throughout and the players had stern words for each other on court. But it was Hany who held her focus during a dramatic fifth game to secure her place in the last eight.

Hany’s opponent will be World No.4 CIB Nour El Tayeb after she eased past fellow Egyptian Nadine Shahin in straight games, while World No.2 Nour El Sherbini made her return to the court where she picked up her fourth PSA Women’s World Championship title last November.

El Sherbini, who overcame the now retired Raneem El Welily to lift the most prestigious title in women’s squash on her 24th birthday, claimed a 3-0 win over Canada’s Danielle Letourneau.

India’s Joshna Chinappa stands between El Sherbini and a place in the last four after she overcame 18-year-old Egyptian Farida Mohamed in five games.