World No2 Jenny Duncalf (pic) defended her Carol Weymuller Open title in some style, beating her England team-mate Laura Massaro in straight games (11-6, 11-1, 11-6) in the final in New York. Winner last year, Duncalf reached her 3rd New York final after beating Kasey Brown in 5 games. And Massaro had good reason to celebrate her unexpected appearance in the final after the 3rd seed also battled to a five-game win over fancied Australian Rachael Grinham, the 2nd seed. “I’m really happy to win here again, especially in three games,” said a smiling Duncalf after the final. “It’s nice to finish the trip on a high! Next stop Qatar!” exclaimed the champion after picking up the eighth Tour title of her career – but her first this year.
European Champion: Jenny Duncalf
New European Women’s Champion is the English top-seed Jenny Duncalf (pic front). After being two game ahead against Dutch former World Champion Vanessa Atkinson (pic back), Atkinson fought back to equal. In the decider Duncalf had the better start and …
Jenny Duncalf: 1st women’s finalist!
EICC: 1st women’s finalist is on the line – it’s Jenny Duncalf who beat her English compatriot Tania Bailey in straight games (11-2, 11-9, 12-10).
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…
David and Duncalf in Commonwealth final!
Jenny Duncalf (piv le), England’s world No2 beat her compatriot Alison Waters (pic ri) in four games (6-11, 12-10, 11-9, 11-4) after 59 minutes to reach the Commonwealth Games final. Final opponent and top seed Malaysian Nicol David was in ominous fo…
Reda takes Kuwait title!
Mohd Ali Anwar Reda (pic) marked his 10th title of his career when he won the Jena Real Estates Open No2 in Kuwait. The world No28 from Cairo was taken to five games by unseeded Abdullah Almezayen in the quarter-finals before beating the Kuwaiti, ranke…