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Squash Queen strikes again in London

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LONDON  –  Seven-time world champion Nicol David eased into the title match at the World Series Squash Finals on Saturday with an 11-5, 11-8 win over France’s Camille Serme.

The world number one, who won the tournament in 2012, will face England’s  Laura Massaro in Sunday’s final in a repeat of the pair’s World Open final  showdown won by the Malaysian star in the Cayman Islands last month.

Massaro overcame compatriot Jenny Duncalf 6-11, 11-8, 11-9 in her  semi-final.

“In our pool match, Laura was playing better on the day. She’s a tough  player but I just know that as the week develops you feel better and better,”  said Nicol, who had been surprisingly beaten by Massaro in a round-robin match  on Thursday.

“I’m looking forward to playing the final and putting it all out there.”     In the men’s event, England’s Nick Matthew beat French world number four  Gregory Gaultier in his semi-final, 10-12, 11-9, 11-8.

He will face defending champion Amr Shabana in the final after the Egyptian  clinched an 11-7, 8-11, 11-7 win over James Willstrop of England.  – AFP