Nour El Sherbini (Egy) 3-2 
Laura Massaro (Eng)
6/11, 4/11, 11/3, 11/5, 11/8 (62m)
Sherbini is the new world champion
as she gets her revenge in Malaysia
years after becoming the youngest ever world junior champion -
2009 Chennai at the age of 13 - and two years after losing out
11/9 in the fifth in the senior world final - in Malaysia -
Nour El Sherbini became the youngest ever women's world
champion as she avenged that 2014 defeat by coming from two
games down to beat world number one Laura Massaro.
The Englishwoman took early charge with Sherbini's movement not
up to her beat, but she came back strongly to take the third and
fourth games to set up a decider.
maintained the momentum to lead 7-4 but now it was Massaro;s
turn to fight back as she levelled 8-all.
The final swing of momentum went Sherbini's way as, in a
reversal of the end of their 2014 final, it was Massaro this
time denied lets and Sherbini needed just one opportunity to
close out the match.
The win also means that Sherbini will become world number one
when the May rankings are released.
"I'm dreaming right now, I didn't imagine I could win this
match," said El Sherbini. "At 2-0 down I though it was over,
Shabana just kept telling me to focus and play squash and forget
about the score and start again."
"I want to say thanks to the Egypt team and everyone here for
all the support that pushed me to the end. Laura is a very tough
player and even until the end I didn't think I could do it."
Massaro was gracious in defeat and was full of praise for the
new World Champion.
"It's an honour and privilege to play in a World Championship
final, it's the pinnacle of our year," she said. "I’m obviously
disappointed to lose but she played an amazing match from 2-0
down. I have to take it on the chin and come back again.