Raneem El Welily

Elshorbagy and El Welily triumph in Chicago!

As Raneem El Welily won her 2nd Windy City Open title, Mohamed Elshorbagy took his maiden one (pic: Steve Line)
Egyptian duo Mohamed Elshorbagy, the men's World No.1, and Women's World No.3 Raneem El Welily triumphed in their respective title-deciders at the 2016 Windy City Open in Chicago.

Sobhy downs defending champion El Welily!

“I was nervous when we played here last year, which was the only time I took a game off her, but I wasn’t nervous tonight,” said the 22-year-old Sobhy who currently trains under the guidance of former Men’s World No.1 Thierry Lincou.
Team USA's 2015 triple-PanAm Games Gold medal winning hero Amanda Sobhy (ri) pulled off the biggest win of her career, and arguably one of the most significant triumphs in the history of US Squash, as she eliminated defending champion and World No.2 Raneem El Welily (le) 11-5, 6-11, 11-5, 11-6 in the 2nd round of the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions – taking place in her home city of New York.

David, Massaro and Welily in from at ToC!

“It’s great to be back here in New York in what is one of the most amazing places in the world to play squash,” said Nicol David.
On the opening day of Women’s action at the 2016 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions, which for the 1st time in tournament history is offering equal prize money across both the Men’s and Women’s draws, title favourites Nicol David, Laura Massaro and Raneem El Welily, the defending champion, signalled their intentions to triumph on the sport’s grandest stage with a trio of dominant first round performances.

El Welily Downs David – Matthew stops Shorbagy!

“I guess I’m in the twilight of my career – the end is closer than the beginning – but I managed to take my change tonight against someone who has been in incredible form recently", Matthew said (pic Marian Kraus)
Egypt's world No.2 Raneem El Welily claimed the biggest WSA World Tour squash title of her career when she upset Malaysian favourite Nicol David 14-16, 12-10, 11-7, 11-7 in the final of the Windy City Open in Chicago.

David and El Welily in Windy City climax!

Raneem El Welily (le) made her 24th WSA Tour final, after defeating French star Camille Serme at the Windy City Open (pic: Jordan Mansfield)
The world's top 2 squash players will contest the women’s final of the Windy City Open after Malaysia's World No.1 Nicol David and Egypt's Raneem El Welily (le), the World No.2, prevailed in contrasting semi-finals in Chicago.

El Tayeb downs Sherbini in Windy quarters!

"Nour and I are very good friends, we are even sharing a room here at this tournament, so we'll put the match behind us now and go out for some food," El Tayeb said (pic: Marian Kraus).
Egypt's Nour El Tayeb (ri) was able to produce the biggest upset in the women’s quarter-finals of the Windy City Open when she downed compatriot Nour El Sherbini (le), the World No.4 in straight games in Chicago, USA.

El Welily and Elshorbagy secured Egyptian double at NYC!

Raneem El Welily and Mohamed Elshorbagy, both won the Tournament of Champions title the 1st time after both lost in World Championship finals even though both had match balls (pic: Steve Line).
26-year-old Raneem El Welily and Egyptian 24-year-old compatriot Mohamed Elshorbagy completed a memorable night for Egyptian squash in the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions.

Waters and El Welily set up surprise TOC final!

"I thought we both played really good squash. But at the end, on those match balls, I was actually relaxed while I think Nour may have got just a little bit tight," said Londoner Waters after the match (pic: Steve Line).
3rd seed Raneem El Welily and 5th seed Alison Waters (ri) stunned higher-seeded opponents in the semi-finals of the Women's J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions to set up a surprise final at Grand Central Terminal in New York.
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