Egyptian Nour El Sherbini will look to successfully defend her Carol Weymuller Open crown this October when the Women's W50 tournament returns to Brooklyn, New York for its 30th iteration.
El Sherbini heads a field that includes seven top fifteen players and sees nine different nationalities represented with France's World No.6 Camille Serme occupying the number two seeding – and beginning her campaign with a tricky encounter against Dipika Pallikal Karthik of India, the World No.19.
El Sherbini defeated Joelle King of New Zealand in last year’s final and the Kiwi has been drawn in an intriguing Trans-Tasman match up with Australian Donna Urquhart in round one while Alison Waters, one of an English trio along with Sarah-Jane Perry and Jenny Duncalf, will come up against Delia Arnold of Malaysia – the woman who dumped her out of the first round of the British Open two years ago.
Waters lifted the Carol Weymuller Open in 2014 but crashed out of last year’s event at the hands of King so she'll be hoping to rediscover her form while Haley Mendez, who majored in Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard, will fly the USA's flag as the tournament wildcard.
“We are looking forward to welcoming some of the best players in women’s squash back to Brooklyn for the annual Carol Weymuller Open in what is the 30th edition of the tournament,” said Carol Weymuller Open Promoter Linda Elriani.
“We've grown year-on-year and last year was a great success for everyone involved. It will be a great pleasure to welcome the stars of the sport to New York once again and this year’s draw promises to continue to build on our reputation as one of the most exciting and competitive tournaments on the PSA World Tour.”
The 2016 Carol Weymuller Open takes place from October 18-Monday October 24 with entry to all matches free for children.
2016 Carol Weymuller Open – First Round Draw
 Nour El Sherbini (EGY) v [Qualifier]
[Qualifier] v  Jenny Duncalf (ENG)
 Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG) v [Qualifier]
[Qualifier] v  Joshna Chinappa (IND)
 Alison Waters (ENG) v Delia Arnold (MAS)
Donna Urquhart (AUS) v  Joelle King (NZL)
 Annie Au (HKG) v [WC] Haley Mendez (USA)
Dipika Pallikal Karthik (IND) v  Camille Serme (FRA)