France's Camille Serme (ri) claimed an unexpected place in the semis of the Women's Windy City Open after despatching 3rd-seeded Alison Waters (le, ENG) in straight games (11-4, 14-12, 11-6) in Chicago, USA.
Egypt's two-time World Champion Ramy Ashour (le) was back to his sublime best at the 2014 Windy City Open when he came through an enthralling 76-minute quarter-final encounter against England's James Willstrop (ri) in 4 games (8-11, 11-8, 11-8, 11-8).
World Squash Federation President N Ramachandran (ri), who attended the Sochi Winter Olympic Games as the newly-elected President of the Indian Olympic Association, is encouraged by the IOC vision to introduce new sports to the Summer Games programme "sooner rather than later".
Some of the best players in the world return to Frankfurt to battle for the title of KPMG Grand Slam Cup Champion for the 2nd time. On May 7th, the international squash stars will compete in this unique “One Night Only” event.
Germany's World No11 Simon Rosner (middle) won his 8th German Nationals title today, as be beat World No62 Rapahel Kandra (le) in 4 games (5-11, 11-8, 11-2, 11-4). At the women's event titleholder 2013 and World No119 Franziska Hennes (middle) came back from 1:2 games down to beat former World No41 Sina Wall (le) 7-11, 11-8, 6-11, 11-8, 11-6.
England's Nick Matthew (ri) regained exclusive rights to next month's World No.1 Squash Ranking after securing a dramatic 5-game victory over Ramy Ashour (le) in the final of the Case Swedish Open in Linköping.
James Willstrop’s homage to Amr Shabana! This article is a MUST – all credit to James Willstrop. The name Amr Shabana isn’t, I assume, one with which the readers of the YEP are too familiar, so this week is a good time to fill you in. Racket sports require a very particular set of skills and Shabana is one of the subtlest and most individual racket players the game of squash has ever seen.