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Duncalf Celebrates Soho Square Success In Sharm El Sheikh

England’s Jenny Duncalf celebrated the biggest WISPA World Tour title success of her life when she beat long-time rival Omneya Abdel Kawy in the final of the inaugural Women’s Soho Square Championship, a $41,600 WISPA World Tour Silver squash event at Soho Square Savoy Hotel in the Egyptian resort of Sharm El Sheikh.

Abdel Kawy, the third seed from Egypt, boasted a 10/1 career head-to-head record over the 26-year-old from Harrogate on the eve of the match – and Duncalf last beat the former world junior champion more than four years ago.

A further victory looked in Abdel Kawy’s reach as the Egyptian played some of the best squash of her life to take the first two games for just nine points.

But Duncalf battled back to take the next two games and leap to a 6-1 lead in the decider.

Abdel Kawy forced the game into a tie-break, but Duncalf held her nerve to win 2-11, 7-11, 11-8, 12-10, 12-10 after 58 minutes.

The success marks the fifth Tour title success of Duncalf’s career.

Full coverave: www.squashsite.co.uk/sohosquare

Final:
[2] Jenny Duncalf (ENG) bt [3] Omneya Abdel Kawy (EGY)     2-11, 7-11, 11-8, 12-10, 12-10 (58m)

Semi-finals:
[3] Omneya Abdel Kawy (EGY) bt [1] Rachael Grinham (AUS)     11-7, 13-11, 11-5 (32m)
[2] Jenny Duncalf (ENG) bt [4] Madeline Perry (IRL)     11-8, 11-8, 8-11, 11-7 (49m)

Quarter-finals:
[1] Rachael Grinham (AUS) bt [8] Engy Kheirallah (EGY)     11-9, 11-9, 9-11, 14-12 (51m)
[3] Omneya Abdel Kawy (EGY) bt [5] Jaclyn Hawkes (NZL)     15-13, 11-13, 11-8, 11-5 (68m)
[4] Madeline Perry (IRL) bt [6] Raneem El Weleily (EGY)     11-13, 11-3, 11-7, 6-11, 11-3 (64m)
[2] Jenny Duncalf (ENG) bt [7] Lauren Briggs (ENG)     11-3, 11-7, 11-6 (29m)

1st round:
[1] Rachael Grinham (AUS) bt Suzie Pierrepont (ENG)     11-6, 11-5, 11-9 (24m)
[8] Engy Kheirallah (EGY) bt Sharon Wee (MAS)     11-5, 11-1, 11-3 (24m)
[3] Omneya Abdel Kawy (EGY) bt Aisling Blake (IRL)     14-12, 11-4, 11-6 (34m)
[5] Jaclyn Hawkes (NZL) bt [Q] Nouran El Torky (EGY)     9-11, 11-6, 11-1, 11-2 (39m)
[6] Raneem El Weleily (EGY) bt [Q] Nour El Tayeb (EGY)     11-7, 4-11, 11-6, 11-8 (35m)
[4] Madeline Perry (IRL) bt [Q] Kanzy Emad El-Defrawy (EGY)     11-6, 11-6, 11-4 (29m)
[7] Lauren Briggs (ENG) bt Sarah Kippax (ENG)     6-11, 11-6, 3-11, 11-9, 11-9 (65m)
[2] Jenny Duncalf (ENG) bt [Q] Nour El Sherbini (EGY)     11-5, 11-1, 11-6 (26m)

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