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Nour El Tayeb,
(born March 8, 1993 in Cairo) is a professional squash player
who represents Egypt. She reached a career-high world ranking of
eight in September, 2014. El Tayeb – daughter of a squash
playing father, Prof. Dr. Mohamed El Tayeb – she was born and
raised in Cairo and started playing at age five at the
Heliopolis Club, where she continues to be based. The highlight
of her junior career was, at age sixteen, reaching the final of
the World Juniors in 2009, beating top seed Dipika Pallikal on
the way before losing to fellow Egyptian Nour El Sherbini.
But as early as 2007 she began to show just her potential by
reaching the main draw of the Hurghada International. Since
then, despite study taking the upper hand over squash she has
continued to improve. In Alexandria in 2008 she did well against
former world champion Vanessa Atkinson before the Dutchwoman won
in five, and in the 2009 World Open upset the form book to reach
the main draw. This result helped her reach the WISPA top 50 for
the first time, with the top twenty as the next target for El
Tayeb. Yomna Dalam is the best person in Nour's life; she is the
one who influenced Nour the most.
Nour El Sherbini, born 1 November 1995, is an Egyptian
professional squash player. She won the British Junior Open
Under-13 category in 2009. On 2 August 2009, Sherbini created
squash history when she won the women's title in the World
Junior Squash Championships to become the sport's youngest ever
world champion at the age of just 13. On 28 November 2009,
Sherbini was awarded Young WISPA Squash player of the year for
the year 2009. Nour explains: 'By time I gained more confidence
and become more steady that made me able to win most of the
titles of the local tournaments in Egypt, till reaching the
British open and my first international titles. My first BJO
title was such a push for more titles starting from under 13
years old till under 15, titles in a row.
Omneya Abdel Kawy (born 15 August
1985, in Cairo) is an Egyptian professional squash player.
Omneya won the World Junior Championship in Egypt 2003. Her
success has been amply evidenced by her having already reached a
high of seven in the world rankings earlier in 2005. The
highlight of 2005 was reaching match ball against world number
one Rachael Grinham in the final of the Hurghada International
in her home country though she eventually lost the match. She
also reached another two finals, in Greenwich and Dayton, both
in the United States, and finished as a runner up. Omneya then
won the Marsh McLennan title by beating Vicky Botwright.
Recently, she won the 2007 EBS Dayton Open by beating Jaclyn
Hawkes of New Zealand with a score of 9–5, 9–5, 3–9 and 9–5.
Camille Serme, (born April 4, 1989 in Créteil) is a professional
squash player who represents France.
As a junior
player, Camille Serme won three times the European Junior
Championship title in 2006, 2007 and 2008. And she was runner-up
of the World Junior Championships in 2007 in Hong Kong against
Raneem El Weleily. She is the first female French player to
reach this level of competition. In 2012, she reached the final
of the prestigious Hong Kong Open against Nicol David.
she achieves three big performances in just a few months. In
September, she lost in the semifinals of the Malaysian Open
against Nicol David. In October, she reached the final of Carol
Weymuller Open and won the Monte Carlo Open beating Laura
Massaro for the 2nd time in a row, the world #2, in the final
She won, in May 2015, the most important title of her cereer, the 2015 British Open beating Laura Massaro in the final
3 games to 1.
Alison Waters (born 19 March 1984, in
London, United Kingdom) is a professional squash player from
England. Waters won the British National Squash Championships in
February 2010, beating Jenny Duncalf in the final.
Waters also won the championship in 2008
beating Laura Lengthorn-Massaro and finished as the runner-up in
2005, 2007 and 2009. As a junior player, Waters won her first
major squash tournament – the British Under-12 title – at the
age of nine-and-a-half.
She retained the title the following
year. She was a three-time runner-up at the British Open
Under-14 Championships. She won her first professional title in
2005 at the Forbes Open, beating Carla Khan in the final.
Ranim El Weleily (born 1 January 1989, in Alexandria, Egypt) is
a professional squash player from Egypt.
The highlight of
Raneem’s junior career is when she became the world junior
champion in Herentals, Belgium in 2005.
Then she was voted WISPA
Young Player of the Year for 2005 for the second time after
winning it in 2004.
Since January 2007 Raneem is being coached
by Coach Cherine Adel 5 days a week in Cairo coupled with
weekday time with Amir Wagih. She made it to the 2012 US open
final but lost to Nicol David in four sets.
Nicol Ann David (born 26 August 1983) is a Malaysian female
professional squash player. She is currently ranked world number
1 in women's squash, and is the first Asian woman to achieve
Nicol has occupied the No.1 position for 106 consecutive months
since January 2006, a record.
She has won the World Open title a record 8 times in 2005, 2006,
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014, as well as the British
Open title in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2012 and 2014.
Laura Massaro is a professional squash
player from England. She was born on 2nd of November 1983 in
She won her first top-level title at the German
Open in 2004 and went on to become British Open champion in 2013
and World Champion in 2014, so become the first Englishwoman to
hold both titles at once. She is also a three-time silver medalist for England in Commonwealth Games.
Massaro has been shortlisted for the Sunday Times Sky Sports
Sportswomen of the Year awards. She won the WISPA Player of
the Year award in 2011. She won the US Open and the Cleveland
Classic in 2011, the Sharm El Sheikh Open in 2010, and the Monte
Carlo Classic in 2008.
Habiba Mohamed Ahmed Aly mohamed, (born May 29, 1999 in Egypt)
is a professional squash player who represents Egypt. She
reached a career high world ranking of World No. 23 in January
Habiba won World Junior Squash Championships in Namibia