World number one and defending champion Nour El-Sherbini celebrates after beating Raneem El-Welily in the Gouna Open Final. (Photo: World Championship official Twitter account)
World number one and defending champion Nour El-Sherbini retained the World Championship title after beating Egyptian compatriot Raneem El-Welily in the Gouna Squash Open final on Friday.
An all-Egyptian final pitted El-Sherbini against world number three El-Welily, who was soundly beaten 3-0 (11/8, 11/9, 11/9) in 40 minutes.
Egyptians, however, were not similarly lucky in the Gouna Championships Men’s finals, with reigning champions Karim Abdel-Gawad slumping to a 3-0 defeat to Frenchman Gregory Gaultier.
The new world number one, who beat another Egyptian in world number five Marwan El-Shorbagy in the semis, prevailed 11/6, 11/8 and 11/7 in 51 minutes to deny Abdel-Gawad a second title in a row.
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