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NOUR EL TAYEB

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Nour El Tayeb

Titles

  • US Open: 2017

  • CIB Zed Squash Open 2022

  • Manchester Open: 2020

  • China Open: 2019

  • Windy City Open: 2018

  • Cleveland Classic: 2 titles (2019, 2020)

  • Carol Weymuller Open: 2018

  • Junior World Championships: 2011

  • Egyptian Championships: 4 titles (2013, 2016, 2018, 2019)

  • World Team Championships: 3 titles (2012, 2018,
    2022)

  • WISPA Young Player of the Year 2010 7

  • British Junior Open U13, U15, U17, and U19

 

Biography

Nour El Tayeb is the daughter of squash player Dr Mohamed El Tayeb. She was born and resides in Cairo and started playing at the age of five at the Heliopolis Club which is still her home club.

 

The peak of her junior career was at the age of sixteen when she reached the final of the 2009 World Junior Championship, beating No. 1 seed Dipika Pallikal before losing to fellow Egyptian Nour El Sherbini. From 2007, she began to assert her potential by reaching the main draw of Hurghada International. Since then, despite the priority given to her studies, she has continued to progress. In 2008 in Alexandria, she resisted against former world champion Vanessa Atkinson before losing in five games and at the 2009 world championship, she reached the main draw. This result allowed her to reach the WISPA top 50 for the first time with the aim of reaching the top 20. In 2011, she became junior world champion by beating her compatriot Nour El Sherbini in the final. She also won the tag team title with the Egypt national team.

 

She won the 2017 US Open, her first major title, on the same day as her husband Ali Farag.

 

She is a finalist for the world championships in 2019 against Nour El Sherbini after eliminating world No. 1 and defending champion Raneem El Weleily in the semi-finals. In December 2020, she announces that she is pregnant with her first child and that she is stepping back from the professional circuit. She quickly returned to the top when, unseeded, she reached the semi-finals of the world championships in May 2022.

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Word from Philippe Signoret

The Egyptian has a very tactical game with which she varies the blows and the rhythms. "The black spider" has a surprising defense which has earned him a few injuries following numerous dives. After her maternity, she returned to the highest level and dreams of joining some of her compatriots on the World Championship list.

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