A scintillating performance in the final of the US Open in Philadelphia saw Egypt’s 3rd seed Amr Shabana (pic le) upset favourite Nick Matthew to win the PSA World Series squash title for 2nd time in 3 years. Shabana was in most of the rallies dominant – reeling off winning volley drops and drop shots almost at will and closed out the match after 50 minutes 11-9, 8-11, 11-2, 11-4. It was England’s World No5 Laura Massaro (pic ri) who took her first major WISPA Grand Prix title as she came back from 1 game down to beat Australia’s World No6 Kasey Brown in 4 games 5-11, 11-5, 11-3, 11-5 to take the US Open crown.
Brown and Massaro will fight for US Open crown!
Australia’s World No.6 Kasey Brown (pic ri) reached the final of the US Open in Philadelphia when she beat Ireland’s World No4 Madeline Perry (pic le) in 4 games. In a match lasting 67 minutes, Brown downed Perry 12-10, 6-11, 11-6, 11-6 to move int…
Matthew and Shabana to contest in US Open final!
Enthralling but contrasting victories by Nick Matthew (pic ri) and Amr Shabana take the former champions from England and Egypt, into the final of the US Open. In the 27th Tour clash between the top 2 Englishmen since June 2001, 2007 champion Matthew …
Shabana and Lincou make US Open semis!
Frenchman Thierry Lincou and Egypt’s former US Open champion Amr Shabana (pic le) earned places in the semi-finals of the US Open after contrasting quarter-final wins in Philadelphia. After 76 minutes, it was the 4-times World Champion Shabana who brou…
Massaro outs Grinham in Philadelphia!
Australian former World Open Champion Rachael Grinham (pic le) crashed out of the quarter-finals in Philadelphia, as she lost in straight games to England’s Laura Massaro (pic ri) in the US Open. Grinham missed to join fellow Australian Kasey Brown i…
Shabana just shakes off Kemp in North American Open!
Four-times world champion Amr Shabana (pic) from Egypt was forced to battle all the way by Jonathan Kemp, finally winning 11-8, 13-15, 8-11, 11-7, 11-8 after a brilliantly entertaining match, full of dazzling shots at the front of the court. Shabana no…