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China Open 2015

  China Open 2015
Men's Draw
03-06 Sep, Shanghai, China, $100k
Round One
[1] Mohamed Elshorbagy (EGY)
12/14, 12/10, 7/11, 11/7, 11/6 (72m)
Max Lee (HKG)
Max Lee
11/9, 11/8, 11/5 (36m)
Marwan Elshorbagy
Marwan Elshorbagy
5/11, 11/9, 14/12, 8/11, 7/8 rtd (107m)
Omar Mosaad
Marwan Elshorbagy
13-11, 11-9, 11-7 (32m)
Gregory Gaultier
[6] Tarek Momen (GY)
11/8, 14/12, 11/8 (45m)
Marwan Elshorbagy (EGY)
[8] Borja Golan (ESP)
11/9, 11/7, 11/7 (63m)
Daryl Selby (ENG)
Borja Golan
11/5, 12/10, 11/9 (57m)
Omar Mosaad
[4] Omar Mosaad (EGY)
11/3, 11/8, 11/6
[wc] Ivan Yuen (MAS)
[Q] Leo Au (HKG)
9/11, 11/3, 11/3, 11/8 (52m)
[3] Simon Rosner (GER)
Leo Au
11/5, 9/11, 11/6, 11/6 (63m)
Mathieu Castagnet
Leo Au
11/6, 11/4, 11/4
Gregory Gaultier
[Q] Greg Lobban (SCO)
11/3, 11/1, 7/11, 11/9 (64m)
[7] Mathieu Castagnet (FRA)
[Q] Tom Richards (ENG)
14/12, 11/5, 11/3 (50m)
[5] Peter Barker (ENG)
Tom Richards
11/9, 11/4, 11/8
Gregory Gaultier
[Q] Saurav Ghosal (IND)
11/9, 11/8, 11/7 (45m)
[2] Gregory Gaultier (FRA)
  China Open 2015
Women's Draw
03-06 Sep, Shanghai, China, $58k
Round One
[1] Nicol David (MAS)
11/6, 11/8, 10/12, 11/5 (43m)
[Q] Coline Aumard (FRA)
Nicol David
9/11, 11/8, 11/5, 11/9 (45m)
Nouran Gohar
Nouran Gohan
11/8, 11/9, 11/8 (42m)
 Camille Serme
Nouran Gohan
11-6, 11-2, 11-4 (40m)
Raneem El Welily
[6] Joelle King (NZL)
14/12, 11/4, 11/5 (34m)
Nouran Gohar (EGY)
[7] Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG)
11/8, 7/11, 7/11, 11/1, 11/6 (53m)
[Q] Donna Urquhart (AUS)
Sarah-Jane Perry
11/7, 11/7, 11/7 (40m)
Camille Serme
[3] Camille Serme (FRA)
11/6, 9/11, 11/6, 11/6 (45m)
Jenny Duncalf (ENG)
[Q] Delia Arnold (MAS)
11/5, 11/1, 11/6 (23m)
[4] Amanda Sobhy
Amanda Sobhy
11/4, 11/5, 11/8 (40m)
Emma Beddoes
Amanda Sobhy
11/5, 11/5, 11/9 (25m)
Raneem El Welily
Teh Min Jie (Mas)
11/6, 11/4, 11/5 (24m)
[8] Emma Beddoes
Rachael Grinham (AUS)
11/5, 11/7, 8/11, 8/11, 11/9 (64m)
[5] Annie Au (HKG)
Annie Au
11/2, 11/0 rtd (12m)
Raneem El Welily
[Q] Heba El Torky (EGY)
5/11, 11/7, 11/8, 11/5 (42m)
[2] Raneem El Welily (EGY)
El Welily And Gaultier Take China Open Titles

Newly crowned PSA Women’s World No.1 Raneem El Welily got her tenure as squash’s top ranked female player off to the perfect start by defeating compatriot Nouran Gohar 3-0 in the final of the 2015 Stars On The Bund China Open PSA W50 tournament.

Gohar had reached the final after a succession of upset victories, including an impressive 3-1 win over former World No.1 Nicol David, but El Welily reinforced just why she now tops the rankings with an assured performance that sees her collect a fourth major title so far in 2015.

The 26-year-old from Alexandria overcame her 17-year-old challenger in just 32 minutes to take the title for the loss of just one game during the entire tournament.

“I’m vert glad with how I started the season and how I was focused and steady throughout the tournament,” said El Welily.

“I won today against a real fighter that will soon break into the top 10 and make Egypt proud as well as my other team mates so I’m very pleased.

“It’s been a crazy time lately so thanks to everyone who sent me messages and wishes.”

In the men’s tournament World No.3 Gregory Gaultier saw off Marwan Elshorbagy to pick up the 30th tour title of his career courtesy of a comfortable 3-0 victory.

“I’m very happy to win the first tournament after the summer training break,” said Gaultier.

“Thanks to my team back home for the work they have done for me during the summer to get me ready for the season, my family, sponsors and all the people who supported me and the event.”

PSA W50 - Final:
[2] Raneem El Welily (EGY) bt Nouran Gohar (EGY) 3-0: 13-11, 11-9, 11-7 (32m)

PSA M100 – Final:
[2] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) bt Marwan Elshorbagy (EGY) v 3-0: 11-6, 11-2, 11-4 (40m)
Gohar Surges Into China Open Final

Just 24 hours after knocking out former World No.1 Nicol David in the 2015 Stars On The Bund China Open, 17-year-old Egyptian talent Nouran Gohar has booked her place in the final courtesy of a comfortable 3-0 defeat over World No.3 Camille Serme.

Gohar came from a game-down to see off Malysian star David and continued her emphatic vein of form to dominate from the start against 2015 British Open winner Serme - taking the match 11-8, 11-9, 11-8 as she demonstrated her world class potential on the all-glass court at the spectacular Shanghai Peninsula.

The 2015 World Junior Champion will now take on the current reigning World No.1, compatriot Raneem El Welily, in the showpiece finale after the 26-year-old dispatched American Amanda Sobhy with ease, running out an 11-5, 11-5, 11-9 winner.

In the men’s PSA M100 tournament Marwan Elshorbagy, younger brother of World No.1 Mohamed Elshorbagy who suffered a shock first round exit, upset compatriot and World No.6 Omar Mosaad to move into the biggest final of his career to date where he will line up against World No.3 Gregory Gaultier.

In a tense and nervy affair both players pushed each other to the limit physically and after eventually taking the fourth game to force a decider, Mosaad felt the effects and was forced to retire midway through the last game, ensuring Elshorbagy of his place in the title-decider.

“That was the toughest and longest match of my career by far,” said Elshorbagy afterwards. “Unfortunately had to end that way though.

“Being in the final of a big tournament feels great but it’s time to recover now and refocus for a big match tomorrow against Gaultier - I can't wait!”

Gaultier said: “All credit to Leo for how he played this week but I played fast today to take control of the match as I knew coming all the way from qualification and winning against top ten players would take its toll on him.”

Mohamed Elshorbagy Is Aiming For Triumphant Season

World No.1 Mohamed Elshorbagy will be aiming to get his 2015/16 season off to a triumphant start when he tops the draw at the 2015 Stars On The Bund China Open, PSA M100 tournament while World No.1 Nicol David will be the star attraction in the women’s competition.

Set against the stunning backdrop of Shanghai’s iconic bund on the terrace of The Peninsula Hotel, the 2015 China Open will be the first ever M100 tournament on the PSA World Tour, offering prize money of $100,000 to the 16-man field, and will get underway on Thursday September 3 – when Elshorbagy will be aiming to pick up where he left off after winning the prestigious Allam British Open at the end of the 14/15 season.

In what will be the first competitive tournament of the season for many of the world’s best players, Elshorbagy is set to face a stiff challenge as he hopes to add to his collection of 14 PSA titles, with dynamic World No.3 Gregory Gaultier and German World No.7 Simon Rösner chief contenders amongst a tough field.

After reaching the final in nine of his last eleven tournaments, Elshorbagy will begin his bid to make it to a fourth consecutive title-decider against Hong Kong’s Max Lee while younger brother Marwan Elshorbagy could lay in wait at the quarter-final stage should he overcome Tarek Momen.

In the women’s event David, the incumbent World No.1 for the past nine years, will face a stern challenge from World No.2 Raneem El Welily – the dazzlingly talented Egyptian who finds herself just a handful of points behind David in the world rankings.

A likely match-up in the title decider could have massive ramifications in the battle to be No.1, with David knowing she will have to be at her very best in order to maintain her place at the top, however progress to the final will not be straightforward for either player with the likes of Allam British Open Champion Camille Serme and dangerous American talent Amada Sobhy amongst the challengers in what promises to be a thrilling event.

“This is the second year that world-class squash, ‘the preferred sport on Wall Street’, will be appearing on the Bund, historically known as the Wall Street of Asia”, said Mr. Sheng Li, CEO of SECA, investor and organizer of the China Squash Open.

“We are committed to bringing the world’s best squash players to China and to give squash a new world-class stage in which to showcase itself. Thanks to our Stars On The Bund we are fully delivering these promises.”

“The China Squash Open is growing bigger every year and this reflects the efforts we are making to develop squash in this highly potential market,” added Franco Amadei, China Squash Open Tournament Director and SECA Squash Academy COO.