Egypt celebrates World Cup title!

Egypt (pic) justified their billing as top seeds in the 2011 WSF World Cup by beating 2nd seeds England in the final of the World Squash Federation mixed team championship to win the $50,000 in Chennai for the 1st time. The event, in its first of three years in Chennai, reached its climax on an ASB all-glass showcourt sited in the central atrium of the Express Avenue Mall. In the opening match Egypt’s No1 Ramy Ashour extending his career-long head-to-head record against Willstrop to 12/4, winning 11-8, 11-7, 11-7 in 37 minutes. Despite having to withdraw midway through her semi-final match with a groin niggle, Jenny Duncalf was determined to justify her team selection against Egypt’s Raneem El Weleily. Duncalf’s injury began to take its toll, so the lower-ranked Egyptian increased her determination to win – doing so in convincing fashion by an 11-8, 7-11, 11-9, 11-1 margin. El Weleily’s win denied team-mate Karim Darwish, the world No3, the need to play. Earlier, 3rd seeds Australia collected the bronze medal after beating Malaysia, the fifth seeds, 2/1.