Jerome Elhaïk

INSIDE THE TEAMS, EPISODE 5: THE UNITED STATES – A RISING FORCE

We are now less than two weeks away from the start of the Women’s World Team Championship in Paris. Today we continue our team presentation with the United States, a country that a lot of experts – and opponents – see as a potential threat, not only for this event but for the years to come. Especially now that they …

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INSIDE THE TEAMS, EPISODE 4: WHY NOT DREAM BIG

The Women’s World Team Championship – which starts in less than two weeks in Paris – is not only about title holders England, or Egypt and their three players in the world top 4. There are smaller nations who haven’t made the top 10 for a long time (in fact, never for most of them). Nevertheless they will fight as …

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INSIDE THE TEAMS, EPISODE 3: WALES WANT TO GO ONE STEP FURTHER

The Women’s World Team Championship will start in Paris in two weeks. We continue our presentation with a young team looking to extend their recent progress. To achieve their goal, Wales can count on their number 1 Tesni Evans, one of the rising stars on the women’s tour. With Ireland and Scotland not featuring in France, there will only be …

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INSIDE THE TEAMS, EPISODE 2: AUSTRALIA – A MIXTURE OF EXPERIENCE AND YOUTH

While the squads for the Women’s World Team Championship will be officially published tomorrow, a few countries have already announced their line-up, such as Australia. Despite no longer being the most powerful nation in women’s squash – they hold the record for the highest number of WWTC titles – the Aussies will rely on a combination of experience and youth to try and …

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INTERVIEW WITH A SQUASH LEGEND: SARAH-FITZ-GERALD

She is described as one of the greatest players in the history of squash. Australia’s Sarah-Fitz-Gerald has won 15 world titles, including seven World Team Championships, a record that may never be equalled. We caught up with one of the living legends of the game. Photo credit: www.squashmad.com Hi Sarah. First of all, let’s go back in time a few …

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WOMEN’S WORLD SQUASH TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP: THE VENUES – SAINT-CLOUD

For the first time, the city of Paris will host a big international squash event*: The Women’s World Team Championship at the end of November and beginning of December. The tournament will be played in three different venues: the Jeu de Paume, the Squash Club of Saint-Cloud, and the Palais des Sports Robert Charpentier in Issy-les-Moulineaux, where a glass court …

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INSIDE THE TEAMS, EPISODE 1: THE DUTCH GIRLS ON THE ROAD TO PARIS

We are now exactly four weeks away from the start of the Women’s World Team Championship. Today we start our presentation of the teams who will be competing in Paris, with the Netherlands. For a few reasons she has only taken part in the event four times, but Natalie Grinham is without a doubt one of the iconic figures of the …

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WOMEN’S WORLD SQUASH TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP: THE VENUES – JEU DE PAUME

For the first time, the city of Paris will host a big international squash event*: The Women’s World Team Championship at the end of November and beginning of December. The tournament will be played in three different venues: the Jeu de Paume, the Squash Club of Saint-Cloud, and the Palais des Sports Robert Charpentier in Issy-les-Moulineaux, where a glass court …

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CAMILLE SERME OVER THE MOON

A year and a half after her first major title in the British Open, Camille Serme had a dream week in Philadelphia. On fire from the quarters onwards, the Frenchwoman won the US Open after beating the two best players in the world – Laura Massaro and Nour El Sherbini – and producing some amazing squash. This is obviously a …

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MASTERS OF THE GAME

934 entrants spread over 19 age categories, and therefore several thousands of matches played: the World Masters Championships held last week in South Africa were a major event, during which nine women were crowned. Some of them have made the history of the WWTC, the most famous of all undoubtedly being Sarah Fitz-Gerald. The Australian added another world title to …

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STORIES OF WOMEN

Two players returned to the PSA World Tour this week at the Nash Cup in Canada. Even if they are both based in Toronto – and training with Jonathon Power – the reason behind their time off court is very different. Here are their stories. “I WAS BORN A WARRIOR” Maria Toorpakai’s last appearance on the tour was in February. Since then, the Pakistan’s …

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WOMEN’S SQUASH WEEK

While the best female players in the world are competing in Macau and next to the Pyramids in Egypt, Women’s squash week is being held from the 16th to the 25th of September around the U.S., Canada and Europe. The purpose of this event is to help promote the game, and to bring women squash players together in order to …

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MASSARO, WEE WERN, SERME AND THE PYRAMIDS

The new season may have barely started but already the tournaments are coming one after the other, with three big events taking place in the last few days. Last Sunday, England’s Laura Massaro (#2 in the world rankings) won the China Open in Shanghai (PSA $70,000). With its glass court setup on the 11th floor of the Peninsula Hotel and …

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