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Laura Massaro – World Champion (BBC Interview)

tumblr_n2w57lFfcE1sx5xuzo1_1395581026_coverLaura Massaro is the new World Champion in Penang

To hear a Radio 5 Interview with Laura please click here

Click here to see all the details of this stunning result, which sees the first British winner since 1999

Laura won a 5 set thriller 11-7  6-11  11-9  5-11  11-9 in the final against Nour El Sherbini (and her opponent had put out the World No.1 Nicol David in the semi-finals also in 5 games).

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2013 U.S.Open in Philly


SH835-175x175Greg and Nicol take the U.S. Open titles in Philly!

The finals on Friday night saw some great squash with a really exciting 3-2 in the W.S.A. women’s event and a master class in the P.S.A. men’s event.

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What a women’s final to mark the first ever World series event to offer equal prize money for the women and the men!

It was a meeting of the world No. 1 and world No. 2 and Nicol David retained her U.S. Open title with a thrilling five-game victory over Laura Massaro—eighty-four minutes of captivating play that could have been choreographed to say to to the men’s finalists “follow that if you can!”

What followed was a masterful performance from Gregory Gaultier as the French top seed added to his U.S. Open title of 2006 with a straight games win over Nick Matthew, the third seed and 2007 champion.

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Picture left shows Harrow’s James Simpson take on the Number 2 seed James Wilstrop in the 1st round.

To see the men’s U.S. Open Draw click here

To see the women’s U.S. Open draw click here

 

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First British Win In The Women’s British Open Since 1991

Amazing Massaro is the first British Open Winner since Lisa Opie in 1991

Laura beat Nicol David 3-1 in the 2103 British Open Final

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Ramy & Laura Win British Open 2013 Titles

BritishOpen2013_40JUBILANT scenes were witnessed at Hull’s KC Stadium at the weekend for the second time in two months as a English player won the British Open women’s final for the first time since 1991.

Preston-based world number two Laura Massaro defied the odds to beat favourite Malaysian Nicol David 3-1 (11/4, 3/11, 12/10, 11/7) in the most tensely contested match of the tournament.

An emotional Ramy Ashour became the first Egyptian winner of the British Open since 1966 after he claimed the title at BritishOpenWinners2013_41his second attempt.

It wasn’t plain sailing for the world number one who was troubled by Frenchman Gregory Gaultier, a previous British Open champion himself who called on that experience, but couldn’t beat Ashour who won 3-1

To se the full results click here or here

2013 British Open – Results so far

Allam British Open 2013The 2013 British Open kicked off yesterday in Hull, with the 1st rounds of the Open Tournament being played at the K.C. Football stadium.

 

To see the Open Draw click here

To see the Woman’s Draw click here

 

To see the Masters Draws click here

 

The top 2 seeds in the Men’s Draw are Ramy Ashour (No.1) and Nick Matthew (No.2 and defending champion) – and they could meet for a showdown on Sunday. However James Willstrop (No.3), Greg Gaultier (No.4 seed) will no doubt have something to say about that!

In the Women’s Event it’s once again hard to see past Nicol David to retain her title, but the big challenge may come from Laura Massaro (seeded No.2)

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Maria & JP – By Bethan Jinkinson BBC World Service

JP & MariaBy Bethan Jinkinson BBC
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Maria Toorpakai Wazir is a star squash player with a promising international career. Born in Waziristan, a highly conservative region of Pakistan, she had to disguise herself as a boy when she took up the sport – and later received ominous threats for playing in shorts.

“I am a warrior, I was born a warrior, I will die like a warrior.”

Press the ‘Read More’ to see the full story – or click here to see the story on the the BBC web-site

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