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POOL LINE-UPS AND SEEDINGS ANNOUNCED – CHANGES (NOVEMBER 21st)

After the teams on Saturday, pool line-ups and seedings for the 2016 Women’s World Team Squash Championship have been announced earlier today. Unsurprisingly, Egypt – boasting three players in the top 4 – and title holders England are seeded 1 and 2. Here is a quick glance at the pools and the matches to watch for. Due to the absence …

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INSIDE THE TEAMS, EPISODE 7: MALAYSIA AND NICOL DAVID ON A SEARCH FOR GOLD

We are only 9 days away from the start of the Women’s World Team Championship in Paris. Our team presentation continues today with ever-improving Malaysia. National icon Nicol David and her teammates reached the finals two years ago in Canada but can they do even better in Paris? Can the Malaysian team keep on doing better and better? Led by …

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INSIDE THE TEAMS, EPISODE 6: TEAM CANADA AIMING FOR TOP 10

10 days to go before the start of the Women’s World Team Championship in Paris! We continue our presentation with a group of young players who have matured significantly since the last event at home. Boosted by Samantha Cornett’s comeback, Team Canada is ready to get stuck in. Canada have not made the semi-finals of the Women’s World Team Championships …

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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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SPECIAL LODGING OFFER WITH RESIDHOME

Résidhome in Issy-les-Moulineaux has a special offer for all spectators attending the Women’s World Team Championship. You can therefore benefit from a 15% discount on your reservation! How can you get this discount? Book directly with the hotel (Tel.: +33 (0)1 55 00 01 40) Give the reservation code: RHISY Squash Terms and conditions Reservations must be made directly with …

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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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