Finishing Line In Sight In Women's
Race To Dubai
The race amongst the world’s top female squash players to qualify
for a lucrative berth at the season-ending Dubai PSA World Series
Finals reaches its conclusion next week when the sixth PSA World
Series tournament of the season, the iconic Allam British Open,
takes place in Hull from March 21-27 when the last qualifying points
of the campaign will be up for grabs.
All of the top four players in the standings, Laura Massaro, Nour El
Sherbini, Nicol David and Raneem El Welily, have tasted success on
the PSA World Series so far this season and all are assured of their
place at the World Series Finals, which will take place in Dubai
from May 24-28.
World No.4 Camille Serme, No.6 Omneya Abdel Kawy and No.7 Amanda
Sobhy are also all but guaranteed to appear in the eight-strong
tournament - with only first round victories in Hull required to
cement their status - while Egyptian teenage sensation Nouran Gohar,
the World Junior Champion, is odds on to be the eighth player to
Gohar currently occupies the eighth berth and holds a commanding 55
point lead over Hong Kong's Annie Au - with the pair seeded to meet
in the second round in Hull. Au faces a huge challenge to make it to
Dubai, with nothing less than a runner-up place enough to get her
through to the showcase tournament.
The Hong Kong number one will look to take inspiration from last
year's British Open success stories Serme, the surprise tournament
winner, and Delia Arnold, the qualifier who made it all the way to
the semi-finals, when the action gets underway on Monday.
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