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Waters, Massaro & Duncalf in KL Open quarter-finals

Posted: 28.03.13

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Fifth seed Alison Waters was able to get the better of Australian opponent, 13th seed Kasey Brown in a 50-minute, four game clash in the second round of the WSA World Series CIMB KL Open at the National Squash Centre, Kuala Lumpur. Waters will now face fourth seed Nour El Sherbini, in the quarter final.

Laura Masasro dispatched unseeded Line Hansen in straight games will now face Madeline Perry, who dashed home hopes by beating sixth seed Low Wee Wern in a marathon five-game tussle.

Jenny Duncalf beat Dipika Pallikal of India in a four-game contest and will now face home favourite and world No.1 Nicol David in the last eight who continued her campaign for the first title of 2013, moving past the challenge of Egyptian Omneya Abdel Kawy in a closely fought three game win.

Results: WSA World Series CIMB KL Open

2nd round:
1 Nicol David (MAS) bt 14 Omneya Abdel Kawy (EGY) 11-9, 11-7, 11-8 (46m)
8 Jenny Duncalf (ENG) v 15 Dipika Pallikal (IND) 11-9, 11-5, 6-11, 11-4 (48m)
3 Laura Massaro (ENG) bt Line Hansen (DEN) 12-10, 11-7, 11-7 (35m)
12 Madeline Perry (IRL) bt 6 Low Wee Wern (MAS) 12-10, 7-11, 8-11, 11-8, 11-4 (96m)
5 Alison Waters (ENG) bt 13 Kasey Brown (AUS) 11-8, 9-11, 11-8, 11-5 (50m)
4 Nour El Sherbini (EGY) bt 10 Annie Au (HKG) 12-10, 11-9, 11-4 (30m)
7 Joelle King (NZL) bt 9 Camille Serme (FRA) 12-10, 13-15, 11-8, 10-12, 11-8 (90m)
11 Natalie Grinham (NED) bt 2 Raneem El Weleily (EGY) 11-6, 12-14, 11-8, 11-6 (48m)

Quarter-final draw:
1 Nicol David (MAS) vs 8 Jenny Duncalf (ENG)
3 Laura Massaro (ENG) vs 12 Madeline Perry (IRL)
5 Alison Waters (ENG) vs 4 Nour El Sherbini (EGY)
7 Joelle King (NZL) vs 11 Natalie Grinham (NED)