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WSF: El Sherbini Bounces Back From Opening Defeat

World Champion and World No.1 Nour El Sherbini bounced back from her opening defeat in the PSA Dubai World Series Finals in the best fashion possible, seeing off compatriot Omneya Abdel Kawy 2-0 to keep her competition alive.

After losing a tight opening battle with Raneem El Welily, El Sherbini was facing the tournament exit door, but responded in the best fashion possible to produce a performance full of attacking intent as she seen off Kawy in just 15 minutes and set up a crucial battle with Camille Serme tomorrow.

Both Serme and El Sherbini have now won one match from two in the round robin format with tomorrow’s victor assured of joining El Welily in the semi-finals of the lucrative tournament which has a prize pot of $160,000 up for grabs.

“Omneya is very hard to play against and she is very skilful,” said El Sherbini.

“Whenever she has time on her hands, she kills it, so I was trying to get the ball deep so she couldn’t attack as much as usual. I’m happy with the way I played and I’m happy that I ended it 2-0.

“We’ve been travelling together a lot, training together and doing everything together. It’s really hard to play against each other, but this is the game. I have to get on court, and whoever is the best player wins.

“Tomorrow is a very important match for me and also for Camille. Every time we play the matches are very tough and very long so I expect another tomorrow and I will just go out there and give it my all.”

[2] Nour El Sherbini (EGY) bt [6] Omneya Abdel Kawy (EGY) 2-0: 11-4, 11-8 (15m)

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