Rotterdam

Darwish ends Palmer’s career!

It was David Palmer's (pic ri) last PSA tournament, as he lost to 3rd seed Karim Darwish (EGY) in straight games 11-9, 11-7, 11-1. Palmer said afterwards: I’m a little too old and slow to compete with these guys on this type of court these days ...

First World Open semi-finalist: Duncalf and Teran!

The 15th seed Mexican Samantha Teran (pic ri) was the 1st semi-finalist brought up by today’s quarter-final matches at the World Open in Rotterdam, as she beat Indian Dipika Pallikal (pic le) in straight games (11-6, 11-8, 11-9) to reach ...

Gaultier and Ashour came back from nowhere!

The last 2 matches in the Luxor Theatre in Rotterdam have been drama pure as Greg Gaultier (pic ri) and Ramy Ashour came back from 2 games down. Frenchman Gaultier dashed Dutch home hopes (8-11, 5-11, 11-5, 11-2, 11-7) as he pulled back ...

Grinham kept home interest alive!

12th seed Dutchwomen Natalie Grinham (pic li) pleased the home crowd in the Luxor Theatre as she outs 4th seed Madeline Perry (pic ri) of Ireland in straight games 11-6, 11-5, 11-8 to take a quarter-finals spot. Before 16th seed Malasian Wee Wern Low ...

Shabana almost out of the World Open!

As 4th seed James Willstrop (ENG) eased through the 3rd round of the World Open by beating young Egyptian qualifier Marwan El Shorbagy 11-8, 11-3, 11-0, 4 times World Open Champion Amr Shabana (EGY, pic ri) just survived a shoot-out battle ...

Brown and David in World Open quarters!

Australian 6th seed Kasey Brown (pic le) had to fight hard for 5 games on the ASB Glass Court build up at the Luxor Theatre in Rotterdam to overcome 11th seed Raneem El Weleily (pic ri) of Egypt 4-11, 11-7, 11-3, 6-11, 11-8 and take a place ...

Matthew survived at the World Open!

World Open title holder Nick Matthew (pic le) ENG) had to fight for 100 minutes to hold off the Egyptian Mohamed El Shorbagy (pic ri) in 5 games. Matthew was up 2:1 in games as Shorbagy was able to level but had nothing left in the tank ...

Palmer beats Lincou in World Champions battle!

Australia’s 2 times World Champion David Palmer (pic ri) had the better end in an epic encounter of 96 minutes as he beat 2004 World Champion Thierry Lincou pic le, (FRA) 11-9, 3-11, 11-8, 6-11, 11-9 in the 3rd round of the World Open in Rotterdam ...
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