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World Series Squash Finals   24-28 May 2016  Dubai  

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Sat 28th, FINALS   

Finals

Laura Massaro (Eng) 3-2 Raneem El Welily (Egy)
                           9/11, 11/6, 5/11, 12/10, 11/5 (62m)

Gregory Gaultier (Fra) 3-1 Cameron Pilley (Aus)
                           11/4, 11/5, 8/11, 11/6 (67m)
 

Gaultier and Massaro are champions in Dubai

England's Laura Massaro and Frenchman Gregory Gaultier reigned supreme during the final night of action at the PSA Dubai World Series Finals, defeating Raneem El Welily and Cameron Pilley, respectively, to take the honours and bring the lucrative week-long season-ending tournament to a close in Dubai.
 
Massaro twice game from a game down to defeat El Welily in a 62-minute encounter that saw her collect the biggest prize in the history of women's squash.

Meanwhile Gaultier, winner of the title in 2008 and 2009, saw off the challenge of surprise finalist Cameron Pilley in a 3-1 victory.
 

 Quick Reports

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 great match.
I really enjoyed it, of course, Im 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 the sponsors.

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.

Cameron Pilley
Its 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.

Its 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
 

Ziad Al-Turki
"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 both."

 

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