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Raneem & Camille To Contest World Junior Final In Hong Kong

5 Aug 2007

Egypt's defending champion Raneem El Weleily and France's Camille Serme, the event's top two seeds, will contest the final of the Hoe Hin White Flower Ointment Women's World Junior Championships after straight games wins in today's semi-finals of the biennial World Squash Federation event in Hong Kong.

Both players have reached the climax without dropping games - favourite El Weleily having her toughest test in the event so far to overcome New Zealand's Joelle King 9-4, 9-7, 9-2 in 34 minutes.

The 18-year-old from Alexandria is now only one match away from becoming only the second girl in history - the first being Malaysia's current world number one Nicol David - to win the coveted world junior crown twice.

Second seed Camille Serme disappointed local followers of the game by ending the run of Hong Kong's 3/4 seed Annie Au. The European Junior Champion from France defeated the Asian Junior Champion 9-2, 9-2, 9-4 in 29 minutes to make the final for the first time.

[1] Raneem El Weleily (EGY) bt [3/4] Joelle King (NZL) 9-4, 9-7, 9-2 (34m)
[2] Camille Serme (FRA) bt [3/4] Annie Au (HKG) 9-2, 9-2, 9-4 (29m)