28-Aug, Day EIGHT, FINALS
 Nouran Gohar
(Egy) 3-1  Amanda Sobhy (Usa)
6/11, 12/10, 11/7, 11/7
REPORT: Astonishing 'Iron' Nouran
Ramy Ashour (Egy) 3-2  Karim Abdel Gawad (Egy)
11/9, 8/11, 11/5, 5/11, 11/6
REPORT: Quality, Clean Fair and Flair encounter
Gohar is the new HK Champion,
Ramy makes it three
Gohar, just days after retaining her World Junior title,
came from a game down to beat Amanda Sobhy to claim her first
World Series title, taking over from the 11-time champion Nicol
David, who Gohar beat in yesterday's semis.
American started strongly, taking the first game and building a
lead in the second, advancing to 10-7, but Gohar fought back to
take five points in a row - similar to how Sobhy did to Sherbini
in their first game yesterday.
The momentum was with the Egyptian, and she maintained it
throughout the next two games, staying just ahead before finally
clinching her maiden World Series title.
was down, I just had to fight to get back into it I can't
believe it !!!" said Gohar.
"My only thought was trying to stay on court, trying to look
ridiculous on court, but I kept working hard, and at the end, I
think the hard work paid off thank God, I won!
and my mum gave me a game plan, but I couldn’t execute it in the
beginning, she was preventing me from playing, she is such a
tough player. So after the first game, I tried and got back to
the game plan, and turned it around… so happy…"
It's Three for Ashour
the men's final Ramy Ashour prevailed in a five-game
men's final against fellow Egyptian Karim Abdel Gawad to claim
his third HK title.
each of the five games whoever got the better start kept hold of
the advantage, and the first four games were shared with each
controlling the pattern of two of them.
Ashour got the better start in the decider, which like them all
was fiercely contested, although for a period in the middle of
the game it seemed that the only way either could win points was
via a stroke award.
Ashour kept ahead though, and surged away at the end to add a
third HK title to his PSA collection which now numbers 28.
feels great to win another major title here," said Ashour.
"It all depends on how much you want it, and I always wanted it
so much, that’s the one thing in my life I know how to do, and I
feel so empty without it.
"I appreciate playing squash, I appreciate being able to lunge
in the four corners without feeling anything, it’s such a
blessing, I just want to keep doing it as long as I can ..."
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