Favourites Egypt storm into World Cup semi-finals!

A 4th successive win in the qualifying rounds of the WSF World Cup takes Egypt, the top seeds, into the semi-finals in Chennai, India. After despatching outsiders Sri Lanka 3/0 earlier in the day, the favourites took on 4th seeds France in a crucial tie to determine supremacy in Pool A. In little more than an hour of play, world No2 Ramy Ashour beat the French number one Yann Perrin, Raneem El Weleily outlasted Coline Aumard, and Karim Darwish, the world No3, defeated Gregoire Marche to consolidate Egypt’s position as group leaders. 2nd seeds England were given a scare by 7th seeds Mexico when world No8 Laura Massaro went down in five games to Samantha Teran, ranked 9 places lower. World No7 Peter Barker had put the defending champions ahead with an 11-3, 11-5, 11-5 win over Mexican No1 Cesar Salazar. As Tom Richards beat Jorge Isaac Baltazar Ferreira 11-7, 11-7, 11-3, the Englishman secured the victory. Results: http://www.wsfworldcup.com/results.html