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Raneem El Welily (left) Alison Waters (right)

Women's Worlds: El Welily Takes Out Waters to Reach Quarters

World No.1 Raneem El Welily set up a mouthwatering quarter final fixture with World No.3 Nour El Tayeb at the Women’s World Championship in Cairo, Egypt following her 3-0 victory over England’s Alison Waters.

El Welily, who got her hands on the prestigious title back in 2017, was in spellbinding form in the first game to take the opener by the loss of just one point. Former World No.3 Waters grew into the match in the second game, however, as she forced El Welily to work hard for every point with some lengthy rallies. However, it wasn’t to be for the Englishwoman as El Welily was at her usual accurate best to claim an 11-1, 11-3, 11-4 scoreline.

Next up for the Egyptian is compatriot El Tayeb in the next round, who she has faced in all three tournaments so far this season, as she looks to avenge her U.S. Open semi-final defeat from earlier this month.

“I’m pleased with the way I played, I couldn’t have asked for a better performance today,” said Cairo-based El Welily afterwards.

“Alison is such a strong player, she is one of those players that I have seen since day one and she, along with Laura [Massaro], Jenny [Duncalf] and many other English girls took the game to a new level. I’m always pleased to be with Alison on court, I was just trying to stay in every rally as much as possible and not let anything go loose.

“Nour [El Tayeb] is at the top of her game right now and playing very good squash. She has had very good results so far this season and I know it’s not going to be an easy match but I’m definitely up for the challenge.”

Result:
[1] Raneem El Welily (EGY) bt [11] Alison Waters (ENG) 3-0: 11-1, 11-3, 11-4 (24m)

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