15-years-old Nour El Sherbini (pic ri) and 17-years-old Nour El Tayeb (pic le) produced the biggest upsets in the 2nd round action at the Qatar Classic in Doha. Sherbini overcame Australia’s 10th seed Donna Urquhart in straight games (11-8, 11-7, 11-5) after just 29 minutes. Fello Egyptian girl El Tayeb was even more surprising as she downed the English 2nd seed Jenny Duncalf in 4 games (11-8, 5-11, 11-9, 12-10). But also Englishwoman Emma Beddoes performed well as she beat 15th seed Joey Chan (HKG) 8-11, 11-6, 11-7, 6-11, 13-11. Only 3 top-8 seeds are left in the quarter-finals line up:  Nicol David (MAS) v  Raneem El Weleily (EGY);  Rachael Grinham (AUS) v Emma Beddoes (ENG);  Madeline Perry (IRL) v  Low Wee Wern (MAS);  Nour El Tayeb (EGY) v Nour El Sherbini (EGY).
El Tayeb and Pallikal surprised in Qatar!
Teenagers Nour El Tayeb and Dipika Pallikal (pic) produced notable upsets on the opening day of main draw action in Doha. Rapidly-rising 17-year-old Nour El Tayeb struck the mightiest blow, beating fellow Egyptian Omneya Abdel Kawy, the 3rd seed, 11-7,…
Egyptian Women’s World Junior Champion guaranteed!
Egypt’s former champion Nour El Sherbini (pic ri) upset title-holder Amanda Sobhy (pic le) in the semi-finals (11-5, 12-10, 11-9, in 30 minutes) of the Women’s World Junior Championship to deny hosts USA home success in Boston. El Sherbini, the 15-year…
Two qualifiers in Paris’s quarter-finals!
South African Tenille Swartz and German Sina Wall (pic), qualifiers have been able to make the quarters at the Women’s Des Pyramides Open in Paris. Swartz beat Indian Joshna Chinappa and Wall overcame Egyptian world championship runner-up Nour El Tayeb…
Qualifier Tenille Swartz eased trough!
South African qualifier Tenille Swartz (pic) got a trouble-free passage through to the last four, while 14-year-old Egyptian Nour El Sherbini (WR 45) was forced to concede her quarter-final. In the semi-final Swartz (WR 71) will meet England’s Domini…
Whitlock wipes out Blatchford in World quarters!
Emily Whitlock (pic), a 17-year-old from England in her maiden appearance in the Women’s World Junior Championships, stormed into the semi-finals in Boston, USA, after upsetting 18-year-old home hope Olivia Blatchford 11-8, 11-8, 11-7. Whitlock will no…