World No.1 Nour El Sherbini captured the Carol Weymuller Open, PSA W50 title for a second successive year after an assured display from the 20-year-old Egyptian saw her defeat 2014 winner Alison Waters at the Heights Casino in Brooklyn.
El Sherbini, the reigning World Champion, breezed through to the final without dropping a game and defeated England’s Sarah-Jane Perry to book her place in the showpiece finale.
Waters, meanwhile, came up with arguably the performance of the tournament in her semi-final fixture to overcome recent Delaware Investments U.S. Open winner Camille Serme in a blistering five-game battle.
It was the Englishwoman who lead the head-to-head record between the pair 4-2 coming into the match, but El Sherbini stormed out of the traps to hold a 6-1 lead in game one, only to see Waters fight back to claim game balls on two occasions.
A determined El Sherbini came back though to take it on the tie-break and, despite even starts to the second and third games, the Egyptian pulled away in both to wrap up a 13-11, 11-6, 11-3 victory to capture her first PSA World Tour title since she became World Champion in April.
“It’s a thrill to defend my title again this year after winning it last year, and that was the start of a really special season," said El Sherbini.
"Let’s hope that this will be the start of a special season again this year."
Result - Final: Carol Weymuller Open 2016  Nour El Sherbini (EGY) bt  Alison Waters (ENG) 3-0: 13-11, 11-6, 11-3 (40m)