The El Gouna International gets under way on Friday April 20 as the top players in the world descend on the banks of Egypt’s Red Sea in Hurghada for the next World Series event on the PSA World Tour calendar.
This year will see the El Gouna International feature a women’s World Series tournament alongside the men’s for the first time in history – after the Women’s PSA World Championships were held there last season – as players continue to earn points for the PSA World Series Standings as they compete for a top eight finish for the season-ending World Series Finals.
The action will be shown LIVE on SQUASHTV and Eurosport Player from April 20-27. Side court action from round one and two will be streamed on our YouTube page.
France’s Gregory Gaultier will return to defend his title, which he claimed last year by defeating Karim Abdel Gawad in the final, while World No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy leads the men’s draw and will look to take the title in front of his home crowd.
While, World No.1 Nour El Sherbini tops the women’s draw but will face tough opposition for the title from the likes of compatriots Raneem El Welily and Nour El Tayeb and New Zealand’s Joelle King – who recently won gold at the Commonwealth Games.
Coverage from round one will begin at 18:30 local time (UTC +2) on April 20.
2018 El Gouna International – Men’s First Round
 Mohamed ElShorbagy (EGY) v [Qualifier]
Paul Coll (NZL) v Omar Mosaad (EGY)
Zahed Mohamed (EGY) v Declan James (ENG)
Tom Richards (ENG) v  Simon Rösner (GER)
 Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) v Leo Au (HKG)
Diego Elias (PER) v [Qualifier]
Mathieu Castagnet (FRA) v [Qualifier]
[Qualifier] v  Marwan ElShorbagy (EGY)
 Ali Farag (EGY) v Nicolas Mueller (SUI)
Borja Golan (ESP) v [Qualifier]
Max Lee (HKG) v [Qualifier]
[WC] Mostafa Asal (EGY) v  Tarek Momen (EGY)
 Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY) v Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL)
Cesar Salazar (MEX) v [Qualifier]
Gregoire Marche (FRA) v [Qualifier]
Mazen Hesham (EGY) v  Gregory Gaultier (FRA)
2018 El Gouna International – Women’s First Round
 Nour El Sherbini (EGY) v Emily Whitlock (ENG)
Amanda Sobhy (USA) v  Tesni Evans (WAL)
 Victoria Lust (ENG) v Salma Hany (EGY)
Dipika Pallikal Karthik (IND) v  Camille Serme (FRA)
 Nicol David (MAS) v [Qualifier]
[WC] Rowan Elaraby (EGY) v  Joshna Chinappa (IND)
 Omneya Abdel Kawy (EGY) v Joey Chan (HKG)
[Qualifier] v  Laura Massaro (ENG)
 Nour El Tayeb (EGY) v [Qualifier]
Hania El Hammamy (EGY) v  Olivia Blatchford (USA)
 Alison Waters (ENG) v Mariam Metwally (EGY)
[Qualifier] v  Nouran Gohar (EGY)
 Joelle King (NZL) v [Qualifier]
[Qualifier] v  Annie Au (HKG)
 Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG) v [Qualifier]
[Qualifier] v  Raneem El Welily (EGY)
- Early rounds are exclusive to SQUASHTV and Eurosport Player only. Semi-finals and finals from World Series tournaments, the World Championships and selected other tournaments will be shown on SQUASHTV, Eurosport Player and multiple broadcasters around the world.