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Nour El Tayeb
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Cairo, Egypt

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Nour El Tayeb Profile
Date of Birth 8th March, 1993
Height (cm) 164
Weight (kg) 56
Residence Cairo, Egypt
Coach Haitham Effat, Hossam Nasser, Ali Ismail
Interests Sports, Travelling
Racket Sponsor Dunlop
String Sponsor Dunlop
Other Sponsors Heliopolis Club

Cairo-born Nour El Tayeb is one of the most consistent female players on the PSA World Tour and a flamboyant crowd favourite, known for her acrobatic diving abilities.
She reached the final of the World Junior Championship in 2009 but narrowly lost to compatriot Nour El Sherbini. Her first Tour title came a year later at the Creteil International Open where she became the third youngest Tour title winner after besting home favourite Camille Serme in the final.
She finished 2010 in the world's top 20 players while April 2011 brought her second Tour title as she powered past former World Champion Vanessa Atkinson en-route to the Irish Open crown.
The Egyptian captured the Atlantis Open in 2012 while 2014 saw her reach successive World Series finals at the Malaysian Open and Hong Kong Open tournaments but she fell to Raneem El Welily and Nicol David, respectively.
She made it to the final of the Texas Open in April 2015 but was defeated by Amanda Sobhy at the final hurdle. A fine run at the US Open seven months later almost paid dividends after she shocked then World No.1 El Welily but she narrowly fell to a final defeat against Laura Massaro.
An injury sustained during her match with El Welily resulted in an enforced six-month spell on the sidelines for El Tayeb, who spent much of 2016 trying to force her way back into the world’s top 10.
El Tayeb made her return from injury in the Naza PSA Women’s World Championship in 2015, where she exited at round 2 against Amanda Sobhy in a gruelling five-game encounter.
The Egyptian went onto make a semi-final appearance in the Al Ahram Squash Open, where she was beaten by Nour El Sherbini over three games.
She continued to make her recovery throughout 2017, making it back to the victory circle at the US Open in Philadelphia, where she defeated Raneem El Welily. Along with husband Ali Farag, the pair became the first married couple to win the same major sports title on the same day.
She reached the semi finals of the World Championships at the end of the year, before making the final of the Tournament of Champions in early 2018. February was a good month for El Tayeb, who won both the Egyptian National Championship and the Windy City Open. With those performances, she moved up to No.3 in the World Rankings.
El Tayeb then also won the Carol Weymuller Open at the back end of 2018, before reaching the semi finals of the Tournament of Champions. The Egyptian then continued her good form in the States by winning the Cleveland Classic.
She then reached the final of the PSA World Championships for the first time in her career, but lost out to compatriot Nour El Sherbini in the final. El Tayeb also has semi final appearances at the DPD Open, Manchester Open and British Open in 2019.


2019 FS Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships 05 - 12 Oct PSA World Tour Platinum Event

Oracle NetSuite Open 2019 24 - 30 Sep PSA World Tour Gold Event

J.P. Morgan China Squash Open 2019 04 - 08 Sep PSA World Tour Gold Event

CIB PSA World Tour Finals 2018-2019 09 - 14 Jun PSA World Tour Finals Event

Allam British Open 2019 20 - 26 May PSA World Tour Platinum Event

Manchester Open 2019 09 - 13 May PSA World Tour Silver Event

El Gouna International Squash Open 2019 17 - 26 Apr PSA World Tour Platinum Event

DPD Open 2019 09 - 14 Apr PSA World Tour Gold Event

CIB Black Ball Squash Open 2019 11 - 15 Mar PSA World Tour Gold Event

2018-2019 PSA World Championships presented by the Walter Family 23 Feb - 02 Mar PSA World Championships Event

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