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Nour El Tayeb

U.S. Open RD3: El Tayeb Sweeps El Hammamy Aside

Egypt’s World No.3 Nour El Tayeb swept aside compatriot and World No.11 Hania El Hammamy to book her place in the quarter finals of the FS Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships.

The last time the two players met, El Hammamy recorded a shock straight games victory over El Tayeb at the CIB Black Ball Squash Open in Cairo. However, El Tayeb made sure to get her revenge and she produced some clinical squash to down the current World Junior Champion.

The 2017 U.S. Open champion will take on young compatriot Rowan Elaraby in the next round after she defeated New Zealand’s World No.6 Joelle King earlier in the day.

“This court holds a lot of special memories for me,” said 26-year-old El Tayeb.

“It was my first major title and doing it with Ali was extremely special and even though I had a bad result here last year, I still feel very happy and emotional coming here.

“I’m very happy to be the winner, Hania is an extremely tough competitor. She grew up at the same club as me. She’s like a younger sister and I’m very happy to see her playing so well, but I’m happy to take this one in three and go through to the quarter finals.

“Raneem is the one who paved the way for all of us and we are all catching up with her and Nour [El Sherbini]. I think we’ve got a good generation passing on experience and knowledge to the next generation and it’s a nice period to be a part of.”

[4] Nour El Tayeb (EGY) bt [14] Hania El Hammamy (EGY) 3-0: 11-7, 11-7, 11-8 (36m)

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