Day Eight of the U.S. Open Squash Championships presented by Macquarie Investment Management saw four more quarterfinal matches on the ASB Glass Court at Philadelphia’s Drexel University as the semifinalists in the bottom halves of the Men’s and Women’s PSA World Series draws were decided.
There were three Egyptian winners on the night—although with two all-Egyptian clashes that’s not especially surprising.
The only non-Egyptian winner came in the first match of the day as New Zealand’s Joelle King produced a second successive upset as she beat England’s Alison Waters in four games.
In the semis King will meet second seeded Raneem El Welily, who finished strongly to beat compatriot Nouran Gohar, also in four games, to reach her fourth U.S. Open semifinal in six years.
Omar Mosaad continued to impress as the 2015 finalist ended the run of in-form Peruvian youngster Diego Elias in four tough games, assuring an Egyptian men’s finalist.
The final match of the round was possibly the best, with fourth seed Ali Farag recording a second successive five game win against a fellow Egyptian, this time twice coming from a game down to deny Fares Dessouky.
Friday’s semifinal session begins at 5pm local time.
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