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Egyptian Players Dominate DPD Open Squash Championship

Two all-Egyptian finals headlined the tournament in the Netherlands.

Squash champions

Egyptian world squash number ones, Raneem El Welily and Ali Farag, won the 2019 DPD Open Squash championships this week, which took place in new the DPD headquarters in Eindhoven Netherlands.

The DPD Open Squash Championship which look place from 9th to the 14th of April, awards its champions USD 212,000. The prizes are allocated evenly between the men and women's section. 

Welily, who started pursing squash professionally in 2002, holds two consecutive PSA titles, one of which she won at the Black Ball Squash Open in March 2019. Going up against Egyptian Squash world champion, Nour El Sherbini, Welily came out victorious.

“The five-setters really paid off eventually,” El Welily tells Egypt Independent. “To come back from 2-0 down against Nour is almost impossible, mentally at least, so I’m really happy with the way I managed to push myself mentally and physically and show some character towards the end.”

Farrag, who won his first world title in 2019, went up against Squash champion Mohammed El Shorbagy for the winning title. Coming out victorious with 11 – 13, 11 -6, 11 – 4 and 11 – 4 , the match initially witnessed a tie-break. 

This edition of DPD Open, which is the third one, took place at their new location in the Netherlands and was in honour of the inauguration of their new distribution centre.