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Sat 8th April - Round One, Bottom:
Elias and Dessouki spring
One concludes with another busy day at #ElGounaSquash, a dozen
afternoon matches at the Squash Centre followed by four evening
clashes on the Glass Court.
The afternoon session saw a trio of upsets as
Olivia Blatchford lost four match balls in the fourth
before beating Donna Urquhart in five, while in the men's Peru's
Diego Elias scored a huge win as he beat seventh seed
Ali Farag in straight games.
the final matches of the session
Simon Rosner won an entertaining encounter with fellow
German Raphael Kandra, and qualifier Karim Ali Fathi came
from a game down to beat Saurav Ghosal.
The evening session started with a pair of home winners as
Raneem El Welily beat Jenny Duncalf, and
Fares Dessouky - in a repeat of the Canary Wharf final -
twice came from behind to beat fourth seed Nick Matthew.
Round one was completed as world champion
Karim Abdel Gawad won three close games against Zahed
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Fri 7th April - Round ONE, Top:
Afternoon marathons prelude
to Egyptian hat-trick on glass court
two days of qualifying it was on to the top half of the main
draws - a dozen matches at the El Gouna Squash Centre this
afternoon, and four on the Glass Court tonight.
There were no upsets in the women's draw as all six seeded
players - including 8-time champion Nicol David -
progressed in straight games, but there was plenty of drama in
the men's matches as Cameron Pilley and James
Willstrop both won marathon five-setters, and qualifier
Mazen Hesham continued his comeback with a great win over
compatriot Tarek Momen.
The evening session on the glass court started with three
Egyptian winners as top seeds Nour El Sherbini and
Mohamed Elshobagy won as did Nouran Gohar, and the
day was rounded off by world #1 Gregory Gaultier taking
out wildcard Marwan Tarek.