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El Hammamy in action in her quarter final clash in Nantes

El Hammamy Cruises Into Semi Finals Of Open De France

Egypt’s Hania El Hammamy is into the last four of the Open de France – Nantes after a dominant display against the tournament’s No.4 seed, Alison Waters.

The young Egyptian showed complete control throughout the match, allowing Waters to score just nine points in the entire match, one she closed out in less than 20 minutes.

Hammamy, the World No.15, ran out into a big lead in the first game, one she would not relinquish as she took the first 11-3. She then took the second game 11-6 to secure a first victory over the Englishwoman on the PSA World Tour.

“Last two times we played, we played at a fast pace, and I was trying to match her but she is much better at it, so this time, I tried to keep the rallies at a mid pace, find my lines and not rush for volleys,” El Hammamy explained.

“I was a bit worried to have to play during daylight, but it didn’t bother me one bit today.”

“During summer training, I worked a lot with my coaches Haitham Effat and Ahmed AbdelKhalek on my back of court game, and they gave me a lot of confidence, and I find now that I can play better shots at the front.

“I think I have played some good squash over the past few weeks, and I’m over the moon with that victory over somebody as experienced as Alison, who beat me twice last year. It was nice to take my revenge, and I’m very happy with my performance tonight.”

Result – Women’s Quarter Final: Open de France – Nantes
[5] Hania El Hammamy (EGY) bt [4] Alison Waters (ENG) 2-0: 11-3, 11-6 (19m)

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