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PSA Young Female Player of the Year Award - Vote Now

We’re asking squash fans to get involved in the voting for the annual PSA Awards – you can now vote on your 2019/20 PSA Young Female Player of the Year.

Your votes will be combined with those made by the PSA Awards Committee – a group consisting of selected influential former players, members of the media, tournament promoters and PSA Board representatives.

The shortlists for the other categories will be released every day for the next week.

Public voting for all awards will close at 23:30 (GMT+1) on Sunday June 7, before the awards will be announced via a PSA Awards show on the PSA World Tour Facebook page on Monday June 15 at 19:00 (GMT+1).

Read below to see who the main contenders are, and cast your vote to help crown this year’s winners.

Female Young Player of the Year
Awarded to a junior female player aged 23 or under who best demonstrates great achievements and potential at a young age during the 2019/20 PSA World Tour season.

Aifa Azman
Age: 18

Titles won:
North Coast Open
Melbourne Open
International Squash Classic

Tournament performances:
North Coast Open – Winner
Melbourne Open – Winner
Malaysian Open – Round 2
Indian Tour Chennai – Quarter-finals
PSA World Championship – Round 2
International Squash Classic – Winner
Indian Tour Jaipur – Semi-finals

Notable achievements:

  • Reached a career-best World No.58 ranking position

Rowan Elaraby
Age: 19

Tournament performances:
Malaysian Open – Semi-finals
US Open – Quarter-finals
PSA World Championships – Round 2
Detroit pro Classic – Quarter-finals
Tournaments of Champions – Round 2
Cincinnati Cup – Quarter-finals
Windy City Open – Quarter-finals
CIB Black Ball Open – Quarter-finals

Notable achievements:

  • Reached career-high World No.16 ranking

Hania El Hammamy
Age: 19

Titles won:
CIB Black Ball Squash Open

Tournament performances:
China Open – Semi-finals
Open de France – Semi-finals
US Open – Round 3
PSA World Championships – Semi-finals
Tournaments of Champions – Round 3
Cincinnati Cup – Semi-finals
Windy City Open – Round 3
Black Ball Open – Winner

Notable achievements:

  • Reached career-high World No.7 ranking
  • Won her first Platinum title
  • Reached the semi-finals of the PSA World Championship for the first time

Tinne Gilis
Age: 22

Tournament performances:
Open de France – Round 1
NetSuite Open – Round 1
US Open – Round 2
PSA World Championships – Round 3
Tournaments of Champions – Round 2
Cincinnati Cup – Quarter-finals
Windy City Open – Round 2
Black Ball Open – Round 2

Notable achievements:

  • Reached a career-high World No.19 ranking

Nouran Gohar
Age: 22

Titles won:
U.S. Open
Carol Weymuller Open

Tournament performances:
China Open – Semi-finals
US Open – Winner
PSA World Championships – Semi-finals
Tournaments of Champions – Semi-finals
Carol Weymuller Open – Winner
Windy City Open – Semi-finals
Black Ball Open – Round 3

Notable achievements:

  • Returned to career-best World No.2 ranking position

Or did another player catch your eye this season that you think deserves the award?

Cast your vote now

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The PSA Awards winners are determined by a multi-part voting process comprising of a public vote, cast by squash fans, and a vote cast by the PSA Awards Panel.

The PSA Awards Panel nominate players in a first / second / third format in each category, with each position counting as a certain number of points towards a players total overall score. The results of the public vote are then added to the votes cast by the Awards Panel to determiner the overall winners.

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