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Raneem El Welily in action during the 2020 Windy City Open

PSA Stars Pay Tribute to El Welily Following Retirement

Tributes have been pouring in on social media following yesterday's announcement that women's World No.1 Raneem El Welily has retired from professional squash.

El Welily is regarded as one of the most talented players ever to pick up a squash racket, while she was a trailblazer for Egyptian women, becoming the first female Arab in any sport to hold the World No.1 ranking after ending Nicol David's nine-year reign atop the World Rankings in 2015.

The 31-year-old spent 23 months at World No.1 – including the last 19 months – and captured many of the sport's biggest titles, such as the 2017 PSA Women's World Championship, in an 18-year career.

El Welily's presence on the PSA World Tour will be sorely missed and a number of her fellow players took to social media to react to the news.

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