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El Sherbini makes history in world junior meet


  • Squash
  • Sunday, 21 Jul 2013

Nour El Sherbini (left) returning a shot to Alison Waters during their KL Open match at Kuala Lumpur.

Nour El Sherbini (left) returning a shot to Alison Waters during their KL Open match at Kuala Lumpur.

PETALING JAYA: Egypt’s Nour El Sherbini created history by becoming the first player to reach the girls’ final of the World Junior Squash Champion­ships for the fourth time.

The 17-year El Sherbini, the 2009 and 2012 champion and runner-up in 2011, easily defeated compatriot Habiba Mohamed 11-8, 11-8, 11-9 in the semi-finals in Wroclaw, Poland.

El Sherbini will take on Mariam Metwally in an all-Egyptian final. Metwally beat Yathreb Adel, also of Egypt, 11-6, 9-11, 11-6, 13-11 in the other semi-final.
   

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