Egypt’s World No 14 Salma Hany defeats her Canadian rival in Manchester Open

Egypt’s World No.14 Salma Hany booked her place in the second round in Manchester Open after defeating Canada’s World No.30 Hollie Naughton.

It was only the second meeting between the pair on the PSA World Tour and it was Naughton who drew first blood as she took the advantage in an evenly contested first game.

Hany soon fought back, however, as she managed to pull away from her Canadian opponent, who has been pushing the top players in recent weeks, to equalize in the second.

Then Hany was able to end the game 9-11, 11-7, 11-9, 5-11, 11-4 in 48 minutes.

She will now face England’s former World No.3 Alison Waters in round two tomorrow.

Source: State Information Service Egypt