NEW YORK (AP) Karim Abdel Gawad of Egypt and Camille Serme of France have won the Tournament of Champions squash tournament for the first time.
Gawad defeated Frenchman Gregory Gaultier 6-11, 11-6, 12-10, 11-6 on Thursday night at Manhattan's Grand Central Terminal. Egyptian men have won the event the last five years.
Gaultier didn't look bothered by a left leg injury that slowed him during his semifinal upset of two-time defending champion Mohamed El Shorbagy of Egypt.
On the women's side, Serme rallied past Laura Massaro of Britain 13-11, 8-11, 4-11, 11-3, 11-7. Serme says she ''fell asleep after the third game'' and her coach's pep talk helped her.
Both champions won $22,000, with the runner-ups collecting $13,500.