David and Ashour maiden US Open Champions!

The US Open triumph marks the 25th title for Ramy Ashour as Nicol David takes a 63 WSA title record (photo: Steve Cubbins).The US Open triumph marks the 25th title for Ramy Ashour as Nicol David takes a 63 WSA title record (photo: Steve Cubbins).

Two new champions were crowned in Philadelphia as Nicol David and Ramy Ashour took their 1st US Open titles ever to put their names in the list of winners of the prestigious Championships.

It was Ashour’s 2nd attempt after losing the final in 2009 against Amr Shabana. The Egyptian was successful this time after beating Frenchman Greg Gaultier in straight games to take the 25th PSA title of his career.

Unbelievable but true: The US Open was the only major title that was missing from Nicol David’s trophy cabinet as she struggled the years before to make the semis. But this time David suceed with a 4-games victory against Raneem El Weleily to set a new record of WSA titles, moving one ahead of Sarah Fitz-Gerald to 63.