Squash: Egypt's El-Sherbini wins US Open title for first time ever

Ahram Online , Sunday 15 Oct 2023

Egypt's squash star Nour El-Sherbini clinched her first ever US Open title on Saturday night, beating compatriot Hania El-Hammamy in three straight sets in the final.

 Nour El Sherbini
(Photo: Nour El Sherbini official Instagram account)

 

The 27-year-old, world number one El-Sherbini, who had lost four previous finals at the prestigious event, dominated the match from start to finish, winning 11-6, 11-6, and 11-7 in 34 minutes.

El-Sherbini’s victory extended Egypt’s dominance of the US Open won by Egyptian players for the sixth consecutive year.

In the men’s final on Sunday, New Zealand’s Paul Coll defeated Egypt’s Ali Farag by three sets to one to claim his second major title of the year.

The 31-year-old Farag still retains his place as the world’s number one seed for men.

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