Top two through to final in Alex

19-Sep Semis:
Top two into Atlantis final

After all the upsets of the earlier rounds, normal order was restored at Alexandria Sporting Club as top seeds Joey Chan and Nour El Tayeb both completed 3/1 wins to reach the final.

Hong Kong left-hander Chan beat a second successive English opponent as she beat Lauren Briggs 11/3, 11/6, 14/16, 11/3, while Tayeb ended the run of 15-year-old qualifier Nouran Gohar 11/2, 11/9, 9/11, 12/10.

For Chan, the world #18, this will be a 7th WSA final, while Tayeb, ranked #21, will be appearing in her fourth.

18-Sep, Quarters:
Gohar grabs Atlantis Open semi-final spot

Top seeds Joey Chan and Nour El Tayeb continued to impress as they reached the semi-finals of the WSA $25k Atlantis Open , and sixth-seeded Lauren Briggs ended the run of Habiba Mohamed, but it was young Egyptian Nouran Gohar who again grabbed the headlines at Alexandria Sporting Club.

Having already beaten Emily Whitlock, Gohar, the reigning British Junior Open U15 champion, scored a second stunning upset as she beat fourth seed Aisling Blake in straight games!


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