Frenchman Greg Gaultier made a positive start in his bid to reach the men’s final of the European Individual Championships for the 8th successive year when he beat local Marcin Karwowski in 11-4, 11-6, 11-7 in Warsaw, Poland. Defending champion Thierry Lincou is the No2 seed and expected to meet Gaultier in the final for the 4th year in a row. Twice champion Lincou, the former world No1, beat Slovakian qualifier Peter Kviecinsky 11-6, 11-4, 11-9. Croatian Manuel Fistonic (pic), England’s Nathan Lake and Czech Roman Svec all produced upsets over seeded opponents to secure unexpected places in the last 16. There were no upsets in the women’s event where Camille Serme is favourite to win the title for the 1st time. The world No9 defeated Spanish qualifier Xisela Aranda Nunez 11-4, 11-5, 11-2. Serme is expected to meet England’s Emma Beddoes in the final. 2nd seed Beddoes needed just 18 minutes to squash Dutch qualifier Ilona Lagerweij 11-3, 11-1, 11-5.
England climb back into Women’s European Final!
After losing in last year’s semi-finals following 32 successive title successes, England fought their way back into the women’s final of the European Team Championships after a 3/0 victory over Ireland in Espoo, Finland. The 3rd seeds will met top seed…
Italy crash into European Championships semi-finals!
After competing in all but 1 of the events since 1978, Italy (pic: Davide Biancetti and Marcus Berrett) celebrated their 1st appearance in the men’s semi-finals of the European Team Championships after beating Czech Republic 4/0 in the final Division 1…
Gaultier and Ashour to contest Hong Kong Open final!
Ramy Ashour (pic ri) is one step away from regaining his world no.1 ranking after beating fellow Egyptian Karim Darwish in the semi-finals of the Hong Kong Open. But the 22-year-old from Cairo will have to beat French rival Greg Gaultier (pic le) in to…
Thierry Lincou European Champion!
In the all-French final titleholder Thierry Lincou (pic right) managed to bring back all of Greg Gaultier’s (pic left) shots in the first game which additionally frustrated Gautier, while he was suffering at his injured ankle. Gaultier started the 2nd …
England clinch European Championship Double!
England (pic) positively reclaimed its status as the top squash nation in Europe by winning both the men’s and women’s European Team Championships titles in style in Espoo, Finland. For the 11th time in the last 12 years, England faced fierce rivals Fr…