US Open

Shabana survives – Matthew marches on

"Max seemed very powerful on court tonight and all credit to him for the fight he put up as I needed every second of my experience to beat him today," said Amr Shabana.
Squash World Champion Nick Matthew booked his place in the quarter-finals of the Delaware Investments US Open with straight games victory (11-6, 11-6, 11-9) over England’s Chris Simpson during the 2nd day of 2nd round action in Philadelphia.

Gohar downs Perry in U.S. Open opener!

"I'm delighted with my result today to make the 2nd round. I love the US Open. It's a great event", Nouran Gohar said after the victory.
Most of the game on the opening day of action in the Women's Delaware Investments U.S. Open at Drexel University in Philadelphia have ended in favour of the higher ranked players.

Waller takes out Golan at U.S. Open!

After his 1st round victory over Borja Golan (le), World No.27 Adrian Waller (ri) has now the chance to make the quarter finals of the Delaware Investments U.S. Open
England's Adrian Waller (ri) pulled off the biggest win of his career to date as he knocked out World No.7 Borja Golan (le) of the Delaware Investments U.S. Open in the 1st round of action at Philadelphia's Drexel University.

U.S. Open starting with main draw today!

U.S. Squash, the sport's governing body came to a 10-years agreement with Drexel University to host the U.S. Open at the John Daskalakis Athletic Center in Philadelphia
The U.S. Open have been started on the ASB show glass court at Drexel University today. Men's 1st round: [1] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) v [Q] Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY) Adrian Grant (ENG) v Alan Clyne (SCO) Gregoire Marche (FRA) v [Q] Leo Au (HKG) [6] Simon Rösner (GER) v Mathieu Castagnet (FRA) ...

David and Gaultier new US Open Champions!

Nicol David and Greg Gaultier have won the US Open title for the 2nd time - David in 2010 and Gaultier in 2006 (photo: U.S. Squash Open).
Malaysian Nicol David and Frenchman Greg Gaultier are the new US Open champions. As David beat Laura Massaro from England in 5 tough games (13-11, 11-13, 7-11, 11-8, 11-5) to repeat her last year's title, Gaultier ...

Gaultier and Matthew in US Open final!

"I stuck to my game plan and was pleased with how I played in the first two games," said Gaultier, whose defeat of Darwish ends a four-year Egyptian stranglehold on the title (photo: U.S. Open Squash).
The 1st US Open semi-final between Egyptian Karim Darwish and Frenchman Greg Gaultier was a repeat of last year's quarter-final. This time Gaultier needed 46 minutes to take the 11-7, 11-4, 12-10 victory and making his 4th PSA Tour final in a row.

Darwish, Gaultier, Willstrop and Matthew set up US Open semis!

"I really wanted to win this one and it's such a great feeling to be in the semi-final of the US Open. There were a few collisions in the second", said Karim Darwish after his victory.
[1] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) v [4] Karim Darwish (EGY) [2] James Willstrop (ENG) v [3] Nick Matthew (ENG) will be the semi-final line-up which will go on in a few hours in Philadelphia. At the quarters the World No3 James Willstrop was in sparkling form when he beat Simon Rosner - the world No12 from Germany 11-5, 11-2, 8-11, 11-9.

Laura and Low line up US Open semi!

"It's one of my best wins, but there was no pressure on me, so I just had to stick in and that seemed to work in my favour today," said the jubilant winner Wern (photo: U.S. Open Squash).
Laura & Low line up US Open semi!

In her 1st ever victory over the world No3 from Egypt, Low Wee Wern (le) upset 2012 runner-up Raneem El Weleily (ri) in the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open Championship (7-11, 11-8, 7-11, 11-9, 11-8) in Philadelphia to ensure double Malaysian interest in the semi-finals for the 1st time in the event's history.

Wern will meet in the semi-final World No2 Laura Massaro (ENG) who beat Kasey Brown (AUS) (10-12, 11-4, 11-8, 11-5) after coming back from 1 game down.

In the 2nd semi, World No1 Nicol David (MAS) will face Joelle King (NZL), after dispatching Madeline Perry (IRE) in straight games (11-6, 11-6, 11-4). Before King surprisingly beat 4th seed Alison Waters (ENG) 12-10, 11-2, 11-3 in just 37 minutes.

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