Sun 27th Mar - FINALS
 Nour El Sherbini
(Egy) 3-2  Nouran Gohar (Egy)
11/7, 9/11, 7/11, 11/6,
 Mohamed Elshorbagy (Egy) 3-0  Ramy Ashour (Egy)
11/2, 11/5, 11/9 (27m)
Sherbini takes the title
El Sherbini is the 2016 British Open Champion, beating
compatriot Nouran Gohar in a see-saw five setter that took 75
minutes to complete.
Momentum swung one way then the other, and in each of the five
games whoever got the better start won, Sherbini having the
advantage in the first, third, and crucially the fifth.
8-7 when Gohar had to have treatment to a grazed knee, Sherbini
lost the next rally but took the next three to become the new
speechless, I don’t feel anything," said Nour. "I’m so proud
today, to be one of the four finalists, and proud to be the
first ever Egyptian winner of such an event. I’m humbled.
It’s really weird to think I’m the British Open Champion. All my
life, I’ve been looking up to the top players, but I never
thought that one day, I’d be one of them…
was disappointed but reflected: "I’m sad and disappointed of
course, but it was a great battle, I had a great week, and today
was a great match. I was so close to winning this match. At the
end, it was so close but it is my first final and I didn’t have
the experience to close the game out. She played fantastic
squash, all credit to her."
men's final was a shorter affair with defending champion Mohamed
El Shorbagy well on top for most of the match. The first game
was over in a flash with Ramy Ashour not venturing to the front
of the court as the world number one fired in comfortable
improved in the second but it was still the top seed in charge,
the third was more competitive again, but today Ashour simply
couldn't find the answers as Elshorbagy retained the title to
win another World Series event - his fifth in a row!
"I’m really happy to be able to defend my title and win my
second British Open," said Elshorbagy. "It’s been a crazy season
for me. Ramy is such a great player and we're really happy to
have him here again."
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