Nour El Tayeb

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Nour El Tayeb
Nour El Tayeb Squash 2020.jpg
Tayeb at the 2020 Cleveland Classic
Nickname(s)The Black Widow
Country Egypt
ResidenceCairo, Egypt
Born (1993-03-08) March 8, 1993 (age 29)
Cairo, Egypt
Height5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Turned Pro2007
PlaysRight Handed
Coached byHaitham Effat
Hossam Shaddad
Racquet usedDunlop Hyperfibre+ Revelation 125
Women's singles
Highest rankingNo. 3 (March, 2018)
Title(s)3
Tour final(s)4
Last updated: December, 2020.

Nour El Tayeb (Arabic: نور الطيب; born March 8, 1993, in Cairo) is a professional squash player who represents Egypt. She reached a career-high world ranking of three in March, 2018.[1][2]

Nour El Tayeb - February 2017, Cleveland, Ohio USA

Early life[edit]

The highlight of her junior career was, at age sixteen, reaching the final of the World Juniors in 2009, beating top seed Dipika Pallikal on the way before losing to fellow Egyptian Nour El Sherbini.

Squash achievements[edit]

  • Winner – WISPA Young Player of the Year 2010 [3]
  • Winner – Internationaux De Creteil, Paris, France
  • Winner – British Junior Open U13, U15, U17, and U19
  • Winner – Pioneer U11 and U13
  • Winner – First National Championships U11 and U15
  • Winner - World Junior Champion 2011

Major World Series final appearances[edit]

Hong Kong Open: 1 final (0 title, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 2014 Malaysia Nicol David 11–4, 12–10, 11-8

U.S. Open: 2 final (1 title, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 2015 England Laura Massaro 11–6, 9–11, 6–11, 11–8, 11-7

Malaysian Open: 1 final (0 title, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 2014 Egypt Raneem El Weleily 7–11, 11–3, 12–10, 2–11, 11-7

Personal life[edit]

She is married to fellow squash professional Ali Farag, and the pair set a new record, becoming the first married couple to both win a major title on the same day after winning the US Open in 2017.[4] She retired on December 7, 2020, on announcing her first pregnancy.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ WISPA Player Profile
  2. ^ SquashInfo Player Profile
  3. ^ World Squash Awards
  4. ^ "US Open: Ali Farag and Nour El Tayeb win titles on same day". BBC Sport.
  5. ^ "Egyptian squash player Nour El-Tayeb announces retirement". 7 December 2020.

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by WISPA Young Player of the Year
2010-2011
Succeeded by