El Sherbini Retains Carol Weymuller Title

l-r: Alison Waters, Linda Elriani, Nour El Sherbini (image: Jean Ervasti)

World No. 1 Nour El Sherbini captured the Carol Weymuller Open, PSA W50 title for a second successive year after an assured display from the twenty-year-old Egyptian saw her defeat 2014 winner Alison Waters at the Heights Casino in Brooklyn.

El Sherbini, the reigning World Champion, breezed through to the final without dropping a game and defeated England’s Sarah-Jane Perry to book her place in the showpiece finale.

Waters, meanwhile, came up with the performance of the tournament in her semifinal fixture to overcome recent Delaware Investments U.S. Open winner Camille Serme in a blistering five-game battle.

It was the Englishwoman who lead the head-to-head record between the pair 4-2 coming into the match, but El Sherbini stormed out of the traps to hold a 6-1 lead in game one, only to see Waters fight back to claim game balls on two occasions.

A determined El Sherbini came back though to take it on the tie-break and, despite even starts to the second and third games, the Egyptian pulled away in both to wrap up a 13-11, 11-6, 11-3 victory to capture her first PSA World Tour title since she became World Champion in April.

“It’s a thrill to defend my title again this year after winning it last year, and that was the start of a really special season,” said El Sherbini.

“Let’s hope that this will be the start of a special season again this year.”