HEAD Racquet Rebel Nour El Tayeb of Egypt won the Women’s World Junior Squash Championship at Harvard University by beating countrywoman Nour El Sherbini.
El Tayeb, 18, avenged her loss to El Sherbini in the 2009 world championship final with a 11/5, 3/11, 11/7, 11/8 victory. “I’ve been dreaming about this for a long time,” admitted El Tayeb after the match. “But I haven’t been thinking about winning or expecting to win when I’ve been on court, I’ve just been thinking about the match, the next point.”
“It’s always hard playing a friend, but I’m so happy to have won it at last and Nour will win it again, at least one more time, probably more,” added the 18-year-old after her fourth – and final – appearance in the championships who plays with the Cyano 115.
El Tayeb’s success means that Egypt now boasts all four world junior squash titles – the Men’s & Women’s World Individual and World Team Championships – in addition to the senior Men’s World Team Championship and World Cup crowns.