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Nour El-Sherbini downs fellow Egyptian Nouran Gohar to win British Open

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Five-time World Champion Nour El Sherbini claimed the 2021 British Open women’s singles title after beating world rank two Nouran Gohar in the final.

The British Open Squash tournament took place in Hull from the 16th to the 22nd of August with a prize pool of $175K.

Nour who recently won her fifth World Championship went into the tournament aiming to win her third British Open title and widen the points gap between her and Gohar.

El Sherbini qualified for the final by overcoming United States’ Amanda Sobhy in the semi-finals 3-0 in what seemed to be a comfortable win.

On the other hand, Nouran went into the tournament as the title-holder as she won it back in 2019, while the 2020 edition was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In her journey to the final, Gohar overcame her countrywoman Hania El Hammamy in the semi-finals to clash with El Sherbini for the title.

The confrontation for the British Open title between the two was a repetition of the 2016 final where the two Egyptians came face to face in the final of the same tournament and Nour achieved a narrow 3-2 win back then.

This year’s final wasn’t any easier, but Nour successfully repeated her win to once again claim the British Open title against the same opponent.

The title-holder started the game strong winning the first two sets, but El Sherbini refused to give up, winning three consecutive sets to snatch the win.

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