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Squash - 26. October 2016.

El Sherbini Retains Carol Weymuller Open Crown

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
[1] Nour El Sherbini (EGY) bt [3] Alison Waters (ENG) 3-0: 13-11, 11-6, 11-3 (40m)


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