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Squash - 11. September 2012.

Whitlock And Kawy Claim Only Upsets in Malaysian Round One



Day one of the *CIMB Malaysian Squash Open Championships* revealed just two
surprises in round one, as unseeded teenager *Emily Whitlock*
surpassed *Samantha
Teran* in four games, whilst No.9 seed *Rachael Grinham* again failed to
play to her seeding as she lost to *Omneya Abdel Kawy*.

Eighteen-year-old Englishwoman Whitlock, who defeated seeded Jaclyn Hawkes
in last month’s Australian Open, again surprised onlookers as she quickly
leapt to a two-game lead against the Mexican Open champion.  Teran fought
back and slowly got into her stride in the third game, winning it and
forcing her opponent to a tie-break in the fourth game.  Whitlock stifled
the comeback to however, and progresses to round two where she will face
fellow-teenager *Nour El Sherbini*, who beat *Gaby Huber* in straight
games.

Omneya Abdel Kawy has found herself somewhat short of the Top5 place she
achieved two years ago, but following some impressive performances in
recent months, the Egyptian has begun to rediscover her form as she faced
No.9 seed Rachael Grinham.  The Australian is currently occupying her
lowest ranking in twelve years at No.14 and was unable to prevent the
Egyptian’s progression despite forcing a tiebreak in the third game.

The CIMB Malaysian Open will move to *The Curve venue in Selangor* for the
latter round of the competition, but there were no further upsets from
round one at the *National Squash Centre* *in Bukit Jalil* as top seeds *Nicol
David*, *Raneem El Weleily* and *Laura Massaro* all moved past their
qualifier opponents in 30-minutes or less.  *Jenny Duncalf* too beat *Line
Hansen* of Denmark in 35-minutes.  David will face *Donna Urquart* in round
two, whilst El Weleily will face Egyptian compatriot Abdel Kawy, Massaro
will play *Dipika Pallikal* and Duncalf faces *Camille Serme*.

*Kasey Brown* was the only seeded player to drop a game in round one, but
after dropping the first game to *Heba El Torky* of Egypt, the Australian
got into her stride to close out the contest in for games.  Brown will face
*Annie Au* after the Hong Kong international beat *Milou Van Der
Heijden*of the Netherlands.

2nd round:

[1] Nicol David (MAS) vs [16] Donna Urquhart (AUS)

[6] Annie Au (HKG) vs [10] Kasey Brown (AUS)

[4] Laura Massaro (ENG) vs [14] Dipika Pallikal (IND)

[7] Nour El Sherbini (EGY) vs Emily Whitlock (ENG)

[11] Low Wee Wern (MAS) vs [5] Madeline Perry (IRL)

[12] Camille Serme (FRA) vs [3] Jenny Duncalf (ENG)

[15] Alison Waters (ENG) vs [8] Natalie Grinham (NED)

Omneya Abdel Kawy (EGY) vs Raneem El Weleily (EGY)


*1st round:*

[1] Nicol David (MAS) bt [Q] Joshna Chinappa (IND) 11-3, 12-10, 11-9 (30m)

[16] Donna Urquhart (AUS) v Lucie Fialova (CZE) 11-4, 11-6, 11-4 (32m)

[6] Annie Au (HKG) bt [Q] Milou van der Heijden (NED) 11-2, 11-0, 11-4 (14m)

[10] Kasey Brown (AUS) bt Heba El Torky (EGY) 4-11, 11-7, 11-9, 11-6 (53m)

[4] Laura Massaro (ENG) bt [Q] Tong Tsz-Wing (HKG) 11-7, 11-5, 11-1 (28m)

[14] Dipika Pallikal (IND) bt [Q] Kylie Lindsay (NZL) 11-6, 11-6, 12-10
(30m)

[7] Nour El Sherbini (EGY) bt Gaby Huber (SUI) 11-7, 11-1, 11-4 (15m)

Emily Whitlock (ENG) bt [13] Samantha Teran (MEX) 11-3, 11-4, 9-11, 12-10
(50m)

[11] Low Wee Wern (MAS) bt [Q] Salma Hany (EGY) 11-5, 11-3, 11-7 (22m)

[5] Madeline Perry (IRL) bt Delia Arnold (MAS) 11-2, 11-5, 11-4 (26m)

[12] Camille Serme (FRA) bt Siti Munirah Jusoh (MAS) 11-8, 11-4, 11-4 (27m)

[3] Jenny Duncalf (ENG) bt Line Hansen (DEN) 11-4, 11-4, 11-8 (35m)

[15] Alison Waters (ENG) bt [Q] Liu Tsz-Ling (HKG) 11-6, 11-4, 11-2 (17m)

[8] Natalie Grinham (NED) bt [Q] Lisa Aitken (SCO) 11-5, 11-6, 11-3 (23m)

Omneya Abdel Kawy (EGY) bt [9] Rachael Grinham (AUS) 11-7, 11-7, 10-12 (34m)

[2] Raneem El Weleily (EGY) bt [Q] Vanessa Raj (MAS) 11-3, 11-5, 11-4 (25m)
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