Nour El Sherbini is without a doubt a young trailblazer in the game of professional squash. However, nobody was more surprised than her to find herself holding up the World Championship Crown once again with her win over Raneem El Welily at El Gouna.

Egypt’s first female squash World Champion defended her Orascom Development PSA Women’s World Championship title after defeating her fellow Egyptian El Welily on the banks of the Red Sea in El Gouna.

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El Sherbini took to the court at the New Marina, and after defeating Laura Massaro 12 months ago to become the youngest Women’s World Champ of all time, gave spectators a spell-binding display against El Welily, who was looking a bit nervous appearing in her second World Championship final.

21-year-old El Sherbini continuously hit her targets and never faltered — this caused El Welily to never be able to get into her game. El Sherbini closed the win out with a 3-0 shutout (the same as Gregory Gaultier who won the International at the New Marina) comprising of a 11-8, 11-9, 11-9 scoreline.

Gregory Gaultier (FRA) Stands with Fellow El Gouna Winner Nour El Sherbini (EGY)

Gregory Gaultier (FRA) Stands with Nour El Sherbini (EGY) — Both Won their Respective Titles at El Gouna

The Drought is Over

El Sherbini is over the moon with her win — her victory brings a six-month title drought to an end — it’s also her first major title since she lifted her first World Championship title in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia one year ago.

El Sherbini stated that “It felt like I wasn’t going to win this season anymore, but once I knew that it was going to be in Egypt, I was so excited and I wanted to come and play in El Gouna. […] I’m really happy to win in front of my home crowd and it’s never easy to play Raneem. I’ve grown up learning a lot from her and she’s told me a lot of things off court and on court.”

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Result – Final: Orascom Development PSA Women’s World Championship

[1] Nour El Sherbini (EGY) bt [3] Raneem El Welily (EGY) 3-0: 11-8, 11-9, 11-9 (40m)

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