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WWC Update: El Welily Eases Past Evans in Malaysia


Egyptian shot-making sensation Raneem El Welily secured her place in the second round of the Naza PSA Women’s World Championship courtesy of a devastating display against World No.26 Tesni Evans in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

El Welily showcased some of her best squash against her Welsh opponent, who began well in the opening two games but ultimately succumbed to El Welily’s craft and even saw a strong serve punished with a sumptuous drop from the back of the court from El Welily in the second.

The World No.3 maintained an inch-perfect weight of shot throughout the encounter and forced Evans into a number of defensive positions to claim an 11-5, 11-2, 11-6 win in just 27-minutes to ensure that she will take on either Joelle King or Malaysian wildcard Low Wee Wern for a place in the last eight.

“It was tough mentally as it was the first match of the tournament,” said El Welily.

“I was very excited and very nervous at the same time. I’m happy that I managed to stay calm. I’m happy with the way I played today and I hope I can stay as focused in the next match.”

Result – First Round: Naza PSA Women’s World Championship
[3] Raneem El Welily (EGY) bt Tesni Evans (WAL) 3-0: 11-5, 11-2, 11-6 (27m)

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