Laura 3-1 Raneem
Another superb display for the English Lady today, playing a
tactical game - speeding up the pace, not giving enough time to
Raneen to adjust her lethat shots. Laura forced errors out of
her opponent in the 2nd and in the crucial 5, 4 in the 2nd, 5 in
the 5th. Laura had a lot to prove this week, to the world, but
mostly to herself. She did that brilliantly.
Raneem El Welily
It was a great match today, Laura was obviously playing
her best, all credit to her for fighting back and playing such a
I really enjoyed it, of course, I’m a bit disappointed to lose,
but very happy to have made it this far.
Thanks to Ziad for putting up such an event, and of course all
Greg 3-1 Cameron
Pretty comfortable first two games, with Greg imposing long
rallies and preventing PistolPilley to ajust his shots, 15m each
game still. Third, the Australian who didn't put a foot wrong
today, managed to speed up the pace and shorten the rallies,
only 12m but Greg just soared in the 4th, 6/1, 7/3, 9/4,
11/6 on his first attempt.
It’s pretty surreal this week, I played out of my skin all week,
I was trying to qualify for the semi-finals.. so getting to the
final is pretty special.
It’s been quite an unbelievable week, I want to thank Ziad and
all the organisers, it was my first time here in Dubai and I
just hope to come back next year…
"It's been an incredible week for us, tremendous crowd, an
incredible venue that is going to be very difficult to top after
this. So thank you to all the sponsors and organisers, this has
been an incredible week for us all.
The future of squash is very bright. As you know, I came into
this sport to bring squash into the limelights, those guys are
incredible athletes, they deserve recognition around the world
and since the PSA/WSA merge, we have as a goal equal prize money
across the World Series Tour.
I'm very proud to say that here in
Dubai, that are creating History and that Laura will get the
larger cash prize money in the history of Squash. Hopefully,
this will go all across the border to all the World Series
Finals and eventually to all events.
Squash is an incredible sport, played by incredible athletes
from both sexes, and this is our goal, to get equal money to