Egypt’s Karim, Omar advance to GFS Karachi Open Squash semi-finals

KARACHI: On the third day of the action-packed GFS Karachi Open Squash Championship 2022, Egypt’s top seed and the former world champion Karim Abdel Gawad and his countrymen Omar Mosaad and Youssef Soliman secured semi-finals berths after securing victories in their respective matches.

In the final match of the action-packed day, Gawad continued to showcase his dominance and beat Hong Kong’s Henry Leung 3-1 to storm into the semi-finals.

Earlier, his countrymen, Omar registered a comfortable straight-game win against Hong Kong’s Tsz Kwan Lau, while Youssef thumped the USA number one Shahjahan Khan to book his spot.


In the women’s event, Hong Kong’s Chan Sin Yuk continued her brilliance as she blunt Hong Kong’s Ka Yi Lee. England’s Lucy Beecroft caused an upset as she beat the second seed Marie Stephan of France.

The top-seed Karim Abdel Gawad will square off with his countrymate Omar in the most-awaited semi-final of the day. Whereas, in the second men’s semi-final, Mexico’s Leonel Cardenas will lock horns with Egypt’s Youssef.

In the women’s event, however, Egypt’s Nour Aboulmakarim will take on Scotland’s Georgia Adderley, while Hong Kong’s Chan Sin Yuk will face seventh-seed Englan’s Lucy Beecroft in the second semi-final.

Results from day three of the GFS Karachi Open Squash Championship 2022


PSA World Tour Bronze Tournament:

Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) beat Henry Leung (HKG) 8-11, 11-9, 11-3, 11-7

Omar Mosaad (EGY) beat Tsz Kwan Lau (HKG) 11-6, 11-8, 11-4

Leonel Cardenas (MEX) beat Karim El Hammamy (EGY) 11-3, 11-9, 1-11, 11-9

Youssef Soliman (EGY) beat Shahjahan Khan 11-8, 11-3, 11-7

PSA Challenger Tour 20 Tournament:

Nour Aboulmakarim (EGY) beat Yee Xin Ying (MAS) 11-2, 11-5, 11-4

Georgia Adderley (SCO) beat Nadia Pfister (SUI) 11-8, 8-11, 11-5, 11-8

Chan Sin Yuk (HKG) beat Ka Yi Lee (HKG) 11-8, 6-11, 11-7, 11-4

Lucy Beecroft (ENG) beat Marie Stephan (FRA) 12-10, 11-9, 11-4