WSA 50K Texas Open, Houston, USA (8-13 Apr’14)

Egyptian teenager Nour El Sherbini claimed the biggest Women’s Squash Association World Tour title of her career when she upset No 4 seed Dipika Pallikal in the final of the Women’s Fiberglass Texas Open in Houston, USA.

The Chennai lass had earlier defeated no. 2 seed Madeline Perry in the semi-final and had to go the distance defeating Nicolette Fernandes in her quarterfinal match.

Results
Final:
[Q] Nour El Sherbini (EGY) bt [4] Dipika Pallikal (IND) 11-7, 5-11, 11-7, 11-8 (48m)
 
Semi-finals:
[4] Dipika Pallikal (IND) bt [2] Madeline Perry (IRL) 11-7, 11-13, 13-11, 10-12, 11-4 (75m)
[Q] Nour El Sherbini (EGY) bt [3] Camille Serme (FRA) 11-5, 11-9, 9-11, 11-6 (55m)
 
Quarter-finals:
[2] Madeline Perry (IRL) bt [Q] Emma Beddoes (ENG) 11-7, 9-11, 11-6, 11-8 (48m)
[4] Dipika Pallikal (IND) bt Nicolette Fernandes (GUY) 11-4, 11-6, 10-12, 10-12, 11-5 (64m)
[3] Camille Serme (FRA) bt [8] Rachael Grinham (AUS) 8-11, 17-15, 11-6, 11-4 (47m)
[Q] Nour El Sherbini (EGY) bt [1] Low Wee Wern (MAS) 11-3, 11-8, 10-12, 11-6 (46m)
 
1st round:
[4] Dipika Pallikal (IND) bt [Q] Donna Urquhart (AUS) 12-10, 11-8, 11-5 (36m)
[8] Rachael Grinham (AUS) bt Joshana Chinappa (IND) 11-7, 11-5, 11-5 (24m)

About Cyrus Poncha
I was born and lived in Bombay before moving to Chennai in 2001 to coach the Indian national squash team....what a journey its been!!

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