Women’s World Squash finalist
By becoming the first ever Egyptian to make it past the quarter-finals of the World Open, Omneya Abdel Kawy made history Women’s World Squash Open in 2010. Not only did Kawy make it through the semis, she also defeated Frenchwoman, Camille Serme to make a place for herself at the championship final. Omneya got off to a good start as she took the first set eleven points to four. Despite the fact that Serme tried her best to level herself with Kawy, she seemed to have failed miserably as the Egyptian sportswoman bagged the second set based upon her eleven to seven point win. The brief 26 minute match was brought to a close, just as Kawy took the deciding third set, eleven points to six. The professional’s straight set win ended Camille’s reign. On the contrary however, it put Omneya through to the tournament final, where the sportswoman will go head-to-head with Malaysia’s top seed, Nicol David.The sportswoman went on to say that this was the first time she had made it to a World Open semi-final and that she was really focused. Additionally, she said that she pressurized herself into delivering and that worked out well for her.