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Nour El Tayeb in action in Manchester

El Tayeb Withdraws From CIB Black Ball Open

World No.3 Nour El Tayeb has withdrawn from the upcoming CIB Black Ball Squash Open, scheduled to take place from December 7-12, due to personal reasons.

Hania El Hammamy, the reigning Black Ball Open champion after her stunning run to the title in March, will move up to take El Tayeb’s place in the draw. The young Egyptian will now face Canada’s Danielle Letourneau in the first round.

Welsh No.1 Tesni Evans moves up to become one of the top eight seeds, taking El Hammamy’s place. She will play England’s Lucy Turmel, who takes the last spot in the women’s draw in Cairo.

Egypt’s Nadine Shahin moves up to take the spot left vacant by Evans in the draw, and she will now face Belgium’s Tinne Gilis in the opening round.

The women’s Black Ball Open will take place between December 7-12 and will be followed by a men’s tournament which will be held between December 13-18. All 62 matches across the men’s and women’s events will be broadcast live on SQUASHTV and the official Facebook page of the PSA World Tour, while the semi-finals and finals will also be shown by contracted broadcasters.

For more information on the 2020 Black Ball Open, visit the tournament website or follow the event on Twitter and Facebook.

Revised Women’s CIB Black Ball Squash Open Draw:
[1] Nour El Sherbini (EGY) v Zeina Mickawy (EGY)
Sabrina Sobhy (USA) v [9] Salma Hany (EGY)
[16] Nadine Shahin (EGY) v Tinne Gilis (BEL)
Olivia Fiechter (USA) v [6] Amanda Sobhy (USA)
[8] Tesni Evans (WAL) v Lucy Turmel (ENG)
Mariam Metwally (EGY) v [12] Olivia Clyne (USA)
[11] Nele Gilis (BEL) v Nada Abbas (EGY)
Danielle Letourneau (CAN) v [4] Hania El Hammamy (EGY)
[3] Camille Serme (FRA) v Melissa Alves (FRA)
Millie Tomlinson (ENG) v [14] Yathreb Adel (EGY)
[10] Joshna Chinappa (IND) v Julianne Courtice (ENG)
Emily Whitlock (WAL) v [5] Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG)
[7] Joelle King (NZL) v Donna Lobban (AUS)
Hollie Naughton (CAN) v [13] Rowan Elaraby (EGY)
[15] Alison Waters (ENG) v [WC] Menna Nasser (EGY)
Farida Mohamed (EGY) v [2] Nouran Gohar (EGY)

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