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Hania El Hammamy

Black Ball Open RD2: El Hammamy Powers into Last 16

Egypt’s World No.10 Hania El Hammamy got her 2020 CIB Black Ball Squash Open campaign up and running with a win after she defeated compatriot Mayar Hany in straight-games to advance to the last 16.

The reigning World Junior Champion was in complete control from the outset as she found her length and range well to take the first game, 11-4.

World No.41 Hany regrouped well in the second to take advantage of some lapses in concentration from the higher-seeded Egyptian. However, El Hammamy showed her experience as she was able to double her lead, before seeing out the third game, 11-4.

El Hammamy will face the winner of the all-French battle between Camille Serme and Melissa Alves for a place in the quarter finals.

“I have been to Uni for the past two days,” said El Hammamy afterwards. “I didn't sleep too well, so that's why maybe I was a bit losing my focus today.

“I just started studying at the AUC and so far, I’m balancing everything and it’s not really hard, so hopefully I can just keep doing that.

“When we train with Mayar, it's closer than it was today, so I'm happy to get away with a 3-0 win. Tomorrow my match is at 6:30 as well, so I have a long day and I can recover and rest well and hopefully I can keep going.”

[9] Hania El Hammamy (EGY) bt Mayar Hany (EGY) 3-0: 11-4, 11-7, 11-4 (25m)

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