Sarah-Jane Perry pushes World Champion Raneem El Welily in Saudi PSA Masters

Sarah-Jane Perry was denied a semi-final place in the 2018 Saudi PSA Women’s Squash Masters being staged at The Green Halls in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia by recently crowned World Champion Raneem El Welily Welily who weathered a storm to close-out a tight 53-minute 13-11 11-9 7-11 9-11 11-4 victory.

El Welily narrowly had the better of the opening stages to go two games ahead, only to find herself up against a resurgent Perry in the next two games as the woman from England levelled the scores.
However, El Welily refocused in the decider and closed it out for the loss of four points to book her place in tomorrow’s semi-finals.
"It’s always so tough to play SJ, she has got a game plan and it’s so hard to break," said El Welily.
Results – Quarter-Finals: 2018 Saudi PSA Women’s Squash Masters
[1] Nour El Sherbini (EGY) bt Dipika Pallikal Karthik (IND) 3-0: 11-5, 11-8, 11-4 (20m)
[4] Nouran Gohar (EGY) bt [9] Joelle King (NZL) 3-0: 11-8, 11-6, 11-8 (35m)
[3] Raneem El Welily (EGY) bt [6] Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG) 3-2: 13-11, 11-9, 7-11, 9-11, 11-4 (53m)
[11] Nour El Tayeb (EGY) bt [5] Nicol David (MAS) 3-0: 11-7, 14-12, 11-9 (35m)
Draw - Semi-Finals: To Be Played January 11th
[1] Nour El Sherbini (EGY) v [4] Nouran Gohar (EGY)
[3] Raneem El Welily (EGY) v [11] Nour El Tayeb (EGY)
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