The top 16 seeds duly claimed their places in the second round of the Women’s World Junior Squash Championship in Cologne/Germany. The 14-year-old Nour El Sherbini (pic), the favourite and titleholder of Egypt just needed 11 minutes to despatch 17-year-old Danish Dane Amalie Bornaes 11-2, 11-1, 11-0. Also 2nd seed Indian Dipika Pallikal cruised to an 11-1, 11-4, 11-2 victory over US girl Katie Tutrone in just 17 11-1, 11-4, 11-2. Germany’s host hopes Franziska Hennes and Caroline Sayegh came close to upsets but were beaten by their opponents Australia’s Tamika Saxby and America’s 6th seed Olivia Blatchford.
All Favourites made the second round!