One of the most prestigious squash events, the ATCO World Series Finals (2nd to 6th January 2014, has been postponed. The showpiece event has been staged for the previous 5 years by Saudi businessman Ziad Al-Turki (mi) at London’s Queen’s Club.
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 ...
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.
Malaysia's World No1 Nicol David (ri) ended unseeded French star Camille Serme's (le) giant-killing run in the final of the Carol Weymuller Open in New York to win the event for the 2nd time since 2005.
Despite being 'devastated' by the IOC decision to choose wrestling ahead of Squash as the 'new' sport to join the 2020 Olympic Games many squash fans, players and officials are convinced that squash has a 'great future'.
20 years after England's Lisa Opie has won, 2nd seed Laura Massaro became the 2nd Englishwoman who won the British Open in its history. Laura Massaro (ri) overcame favorite and World No1 Nicol David (le) from Malaysia 11-4, 3-11, 12-10, 11-7 afer 53 minutes of play.