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Egypt’s Mohamed El-Shorbagy Wins the PSA Dubai World Series Squash Finals

Egypt’s Mohamed El-Shorbagy Wins the PSA Dubai World Series Squash Finals

By Maydaa Abo El-Nadar

Egypt’s Mohamed El-Shorbagy has won the PSA Dubai World Series Squash Finals beating England’s James Willstrop by 3-0 (12-10/11-9/11-8), in the final match which lasted for 57 minutes.

This is the fifth time for Egypt to win this championship, as Ramy Ashour and Amr Shabana, both won twice previously.

Eight squash players have competed at the World Series Squash Finals which took place in Dubai, from 6 till 10 June. Four out of these eight were Egyptians: Mohamed El-Shorbagy, Marwan El-Shorbagy, Karim Abdel Gawad, and Ali Farag.

Ashour was the first Egyptian to be crowned the champion of this tournament, this was in 2007.

Moving to the women’s competition, out of the eight female players, three were Egyptians: Nour El-Sherbini, Raneem El-Welily, and Nouran Gohar.

In the final match which lasted for 35 minutes, England’s Laura Massaro defeated El-Sherbini by 3-0 (11-8/12-10/11-5). This is the second consecutive year for the English champion to win this tournament. In 2016’s final Massaro won against El-Welily by 3-2 (9-11/11-6/5-11/12-10/11-5).

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