• Alexandria International Squash Open • 04-10 June 2015 • Egypt •  

 PLAYERS                                         profiles taken from the Facebook page

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.

In 2013, 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 3-1.

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 this.

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 Great Yarmouth.

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.[5] She won the WISPA Player of the Year award in 2011.[6] 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 2015.[1][2]

Habiba won World Junior Squash Championships in Namibia 15.08.2014.