England reach World Team Squash Championship semi-finals

Laura Massaro, Madeline Perry
England's Laura Massaro, left, is currently ranked number two in the world

England booked their place in the semi-finals of the Women's World Team Squash Championship following a 3-0 win over Ireland in Niagara on the Lake, Canada.

Alison Waters lost the opening game of her match 11-8 to Aisling Blake but won the next three 11-8 11-5 11-4.

Reigning world champion Laura Massaro eased to a 11-3 11-6 11-8 success against Madeline Perry while Emma Beddoes beat Breanne Flynn 11-5 11-5.

England face Hong Kong, who beat the United States 2-1, in the last four.

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