El Torky & Khalifa claim Egyptian Double in Cairo!

Amr Khaled Khalifa (pic) and Heba El Torky made it a home nation double in the Egyptian Circuit No1 after winning the finals of the inaugural international squash circuit in Cairo. Unseeded Khalifa continued his giant-killing run through the men’s event by despatching 2nd-seeded fellow countryman Omar Abdel Aziz, the world No42, in straight games (11-7, 11-9, 11-7). The final of the women’s event was a more dramatic affair, in which South African outsider Siyoli Waters twice led the Egyptian favourite in a bid to win her maiden Tour title. But El Torky, the 20-year-old world No36 from Alexandria, held her nerve to keep 4th-seeded Waters at bay. And after 59 minutes, the Egyptian clinched victory over her 28-year-old opponent, winning 6-11, 11-8, 9-11, 11-4, 11-5.