Nour El-Tayeb
by Nick-At-Will

It was 12 years ago (2008) when Nour El-Tayeb of Egypt (now 27, world-ranked at #4), competed at The Los Angeles Athletic Club in the WISPA (Women's International Squash Players Association) Epstein Becker & Green Los Angeles Squash Open. Unseeded, Nour lost in the first-round to Alana Miller of Canada.

Winner of the 2008 event was Samantha Teran of Mexico in four-games over Louise Crome of New Zealand.

Just this-past Tuesday, (12 years later) Nour El-Tayeb, won the Manchester, England Professional Squash Tour (PSA) event, which was held at England's National Squash Center (under strict COVID-19 protocols) over Camille Serme of France. The Manchester Open is the first PSA World Tour event to be held since the coronavirus pandemic started in March. Nour is pictured here on the 5th floor of the Los Angeles Athletic Club...back in 2008!

The highlight of Nour's junior squash career was, (at age 16), reaching the final of the 2009 World Junior squash championship, beating top seed Dipika Pallikal of India before losing to fellow Egyptian Nour El-Sherbini.
However in 2011, Nour won the women's World Junior Squash Open Championship! How (squash) time flies!

Nour El-Tayeb's post Manchester's match interview...