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Nour El Sherbini qualifies for Hong Kong open semi-finals 2017

Friday 17/November/2017 - 04:25 PM
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World Champion Nour El Sherbini qualified on Friday for the semi-finals of the Hong Kong Open Squash Championship.

Nour qualified after she won 3-0 defeating Nouran Goharin in a 27-minute match.

Noteworthy، Nour El Sherbini is one of the most exciting female players on the PSA World Tour and has made history at both the World Championship and British Open - the two most prestigious tournaments on the PSA World Tour - in her short career thus far، according to psa world tour.

She became the youngest ever World Junior Champion in 2009 when she claimed the title at just 13-years-old and the Egyptian then became the youngest ever Tour finalist in June of that year as she finished runner-up at the Miro Classic.

She broke into the world's top fifty at just 14 years of age and claimed her first Tour title at the Heliopolis Open in 2010.

The year 2016 was arguably El Sherbini’s major breakthrough year، with a maiden World Series title coming in January’s Tournament of Champions before she became the first female Egyptian to lift the iconic British Open crown just two months later.

Even greater things were to come though from Alexandria-born El Sherbini as، in April، she recovered from 2-0 down in the final of the World Championship against Massaro to avenge her defeat to the Englishwoman two years previously and become the youngest World Champion of all time، becoming the first Egyptian to win the pinnacle tournament on the Women’s Tour in the process.

Her exploits there elevated her to the World No.1 spot in the May 2016 rankings for the first time in her career as she became the second youngest female ever to reach top spot.

An incredible 201516 campaign was rounded off with a semi-final finish at the PSA Dubai World Series Finals، with Massaro exacting her revenge to win in straight games.

Sherbini began the 201617 season with runner-up finishes at the Al Ahram Open in front of the iconic Great Pyramid of Giza and also the U.S. Open، before claiming her first title of the campaign at the Cleveland Classic، beating Alison Waters in the final.

El Sherbini fell short of clinching another title، this time at the British Open as she lost out to England’s Laura Massaro in the semi-finals، who came from two games down to win.

The Egyptian went on to lift her second PSA Women’s World Championship title a few weeks later، at the age of just 21 after she defeated Raneen El Welily in the final at El Gouna- 12 months after becoming the first female Egyptian ever to lift the biggest title on the Women’s Tour and saw her retain her World No.1 ranking in the PSA Women’s World Rankings in May 2017.

El Sherbini then went onto reach the final of the 201617 season-ending PSA Dubai World Series Finals where she faced Laura Massaro، with the Englishwoman triumphing in three.

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