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Champion Massaro On Course In Chicago

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28.02.2015

Champion Massaro On Course InáChicago

WSA WORLD TOUR NEWS

RESULTS:áWindy City Open presented by Guggenheim and EquiTrust Life Insurance Company, Chicago, USA

Women's 1st round (lower half of draw):
[6]áCamille Sermeá(FRA) bt [Q]áSamantha Cornettá(CAN) 11-6, 11-5, 11-3 (26m)
[14]áSarah-Jane Perryá(ENG) btáNicolette Fernandesá(GUY) 11-6, 11-6, 11-7 (37m)
[16]áEmma Beddoesá(ENG) btáSalma Hany Ibrahimá(EGY) 4-0 ret.
[3]áLaura Massaroá(ENG) bt [Q]áDelia Arnoldá(MAS) 7-11, 11-5, 11-6, 13-11 (50m)
[7]áLow Wee Werná(MAS) btáHabiba Mohamedá(EGY) 11-8, 9-11, 12-10, 11-6 (65m)
[11]áRachael Grinhamá(AUS) btáJoey Chaná(HKG) 11-6, 2-11, 15-13, 11-6 (41m)
[9]áOmneya Abdel Kawyá(EGY) bt [Q]áTesni Evansá(WAL) 11-5, 11-7, 10-12, 11-8 (44m)
[2]áRaneem El Welilyá(EGY) bt [Q]áLine Hansená(DEN) 11-3, 11-5, 11-3 (25m)


England'sáLaura Massaroábegan the defence of heráWindy City Open presented by Guggenheim and EquiTrust Life Insurance Companyátitle in style ináChicagoáwhen she beat Malaysian qualifieráDelia Arnoldáin four games on the second day of first round action in the firstáWSA World Seriesásquash event of the year at theáUniversity Club of Chicago.

The former world champion from Preston (pictured above, right, with Arnold), ranked three in the world, recovered from a game down to extend her unbeaten run over world No.28 Arnold, winning 7-11, 11-5, 11-6, 13-11.

Massaro now takes on England team-mateáEmma Beddoes, the 16th seed from Leeds. Beddoes had the easiest run through to the last 16 round, barely breaking sweat after her Egyptian opponentáSalma Hany Ibrahimáconceded their match with just four points on the scoreboard.

There was further English success on the night whenáSarah-Jane Perryápowered pastáNicolette Fernandes, registering her first win over the world No.20 from Guyana 11-6, 11-6, 11-7 after 37 minutes.

World No.16 Perry, who arrived in the USA fresh from her surpriseáBritish National Championshipátitle success in Manchester - where she beat favourite Massaro to claim the trophy for the first time - now takes on French number oneCamille Serme.

The sixth seed from Creteil crushed top-ranked CanadianáSamantha Cornettá11-6, 11-5, 11-3 in just 26 minutes to make the second round for the second year in a row.

Second seedáRaneem El Welily, the world No.2 from Egypt (pictured above, right, with Hansen) who was the 2014 runner-up, eased into the second round after seeing off Danish qualifieráLine Hansená11-3, 11-5, 11-3.

"Only got 25 min on the glass court tonight!!"áHansen told her Twitter followers shortly afterwards.á"Raneem was in chop chop mood."

El Welily, 26, from Cairo, now also faces a fellow countrywoman in the next round when she takes onáOmneya Abdel Kawy. The Cairo-based No.9 seed got the better ofáTesni Evans, beating the Welsh qualifier 11-5, 11-7, 10-12, 11-8.

In her maiden meeting with fast-rising Egyptian teenageráHabiba Mohamed, Malaysia's No.7 seedáLow Wee Wernneeded 65 minutes to secure an 11-8, 9-11, 12-10, 11-6 victory.

"Happy with my 3-1 win against EgyptianáHabiba Mohamedátoday!"átweeted the world No.8 (pictured above, right, with Mohamed) from Penang afterwards.á"Looking forward to a rest day tmr before taking onáRachael Grinham!"

2nd round line-up:
[1]áNicol Davidá(MAS) v [Q]áHeba El Torkyá(EGY)
[5]áAlison Watersá(ENG) v [Q]áVictoria Lustá(ENG)
[4]áNour El Sherbiniá(EGY) v [10]áAnnie Auá(HKG)
[8]áNour El Tayebá(EGY) v [13]áMadeline Perryá(IRL)
[6]áCamille Sermeá(FRA) v [14]áSarah-Jane Perryá(ENG)
[3]áLaura Massaroá(ENG) v [16]áEmma Beddoesá(ENG)
[7]áLow Wee Werná(MAS) v [11]áRachael Grinhamá(AUS)
[2]áRaneem El Welilyá(EGY) v [9]áOmneya Abdel Kawyá(EGY)

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