Sarah-Jane Perry beats Annie Au to reach Windy City quarter-finals

Sarah-Jane Perry defeated Annie Au of Hong Kong 11-8 11-8 11-6 in the second round of the Windy City Open presented by the Walter Family and EquiTrust Life Insurance Company being staged in Chicago.

Perry’s 36-minute win earns her a quarter-final showdown with third seed Camille Serme.
 
Despite taking the first game in his second round match, fellow UNSQUASHABLE player James Willstrop was unable to prevent fourth seed Marwan ElShorbagy progressing to the quarter-finals in the Professional Squash Association (PSA) World Series event that this year is offering a record high prize fund of $250,00 in both the men's and women's draws.
 
Results: Men’s Round Two – 2018 Windy City Open presented by the Walter Family & EquiTrust Life Insurance Company
[7] Simon Rösner (GER) bt Daryl Selby (ENG) 3-1: 11-7, 9-11, 11-5, 11-3 (55m)
[4] Marwan ElShorbagy (EGY) bt James Willstrop (ENG) 3-1: 9-11, 11-6, 11-8, 11-6 (50m)
Cameron Pilley (AUS) bt [5] Nick Matthew (ENG) 3-1: 11-8, 10-12, 11-8, 11-7 (67m)
[2] Ali Farag (EGY) bt Ryan Cuskelly (AUS) 3-0: 11-6, 11-8, 11-5 (41m)
 
Draw: Men’s Round Two (To be played February 25)
Ramy Ashour (EGY) v [6] Tarek Momen (EGY)
[3] Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) v Diego Elias (PER)
[Q] Max Lee (HKG) v Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL)
Mathieu Castagnet (FRA) v [1] Mohamed ElShorbagy (EGY)
 
Results: Women’s Round Two – 2018 Windy City Open presented by the Walter Family & EquiTrust Life Insurance Company
[8] Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG) bt [11] Annie Au (HKG) 3-0: 11-8, 11-8, 11-6 (36m)
[3] Camille Serme (FRA) bt Mariam Metwally (EGY) 3-0: 11-2, 11-7, 11-8 (29m)
[7] Nour El Tayeb (EGY) bt [13] Tesni Evans (WAL) 3-2: 11-7, 7-11, 6-11, 14-12, 11-4 (65m)
[1] Nour El Sherbini (EGY) bt [14] Olivia Blatchford (USA) 3-0: 11-4, 11-6, 11-5 (27m)
 
Draw: Women’s Round Two (To be played February 25)
[12] Amanda Sobhy (USA) v [5] Nouran Gohar (EGY)
[4] Laura Massaro (ENG) v [9] Joelle King (NZL)
Hania El Hammamy (EGY) v [10] Alison Waters (ENG)
[16] Emily Whitlock (ENG) v [2] Raneem El Welily (EGY)
 
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Sarah-Jane Perry uses the UNSQUASHABLE SARAH-JANE PERRY AUTOGRAPH racket which is available exclusively from www.unsquashable.com and www.pdhsports.com
 
James Willstrop uses the UNSQUASHABLE JAMES WILLSTROP AUTOGRAPH racket which is available exclusively from www.unsquashable.com and www.pdhsports.com

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