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Squash Players Salma Hany & Youssef Soliman Win Australian Open 2024

Hany beat fellow Egyptian Amina Arafi to take home the title, whilst Soliman took on France’s Victor Crouin.

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Squash Players Salma Hany & Youssef Soliman Win Australian Open 2024

Egyptian squash players Salma Hany and Youssef Soliman have won the women’s and men’s Australian Open respectively, securing an all-Egyptian title for the tournament. Even the second place prize went to an Egyptian, with Hany battling compatriot Amina Arafi in the final, eventually coming out on top. Meanwhile, Soliman took on France’s Victor Cruouin.

Hany took the title in 46 minutes, beating Arafi in straight games, before the men’s bout got underway. As second seed, Soliman started strong by winning the first two games. Crouin fought back to claim one for himself, before Soliman finished the match in the fourth.

The Professional Squash Association (PSA) announced new global rankings for 2024 earlier this March, with Egyptian champion Ali Faraj holding onto the top spot amongst men for the 42nd week in a row, and the 200th week overall. Egypt’s Noor El Sherbini also maintained her position as world number one amongst women for the 29th consecutive week, the 239th in her career.


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