2015 Women's World Open Squash Championship

The 2015 Women's World Open Squash Championship is the women's edition of the 2015 World Championships, which serves as the individual world championship for squash players.

Women's World Championship 2015
32nd PSA Women's World Squash Championship
Logo 2015 Women's World Squash Championship.png
LocationMalaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Date(s)April 25–30, 2016
CategoryWorld Championships
Prize money$ 185,000
Results
Gold medal world centered-2.svg ChampionEgypt Nour El Sherbini
Silver medal world centered-2.svg Runner-upEngland Laura Massaro
Bronze medal world centered-2.svg Semi-finalistsEgypt Raneem El Weleily
Egypt Nouran Gohar
← 2014 Egypt Egypt 2016 →

It was originally scheduled to take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from December 11 to 18, 2015;[1][2] with less than two weeks' notice, the event was deemed to have been cancelled after the event promoters allegedly cited "security fears" as justification for doing so.[3] In response, Minister of Youth and Sports Khairy Jamaluddin claimed the event's cancellation was down to the promoters' failure to attract sponsorship and accused them of attempting to blackmail the Malaysian government with a demand for event funding (including RM3.5 million ($850,000) for private security arrangements) as a result.[4][5]

Upon settling an agreement with the new event promoters, the PSA confirmed the tournament was rescheduled to take place at the National Squash Centre[6] between 25 and 30 April 2016 inclusive.[7] It is the second time in three editions the tournament has been held after its designated year.[8]

Nour El Sherbini won her first World Championship title, beating Laura Massaro in the final.

Prize money and ranking pointsEdit

For 2015, the prize purse was $185,000. The prize money and points breakdown is as follows:[9]

Prize Money World Championship (2015)
Event W F SF QF 2R 1R
Points (PSA) 5300 3630 2150 1150 575 330
Prize money $28,900 $17,680 $10,880 $6,460 $3,825 $2,250

SeedsEdit

  1.   Laura Massaro (Final)
  2.   Nicol David (Quarterfinals)
  3.   Raneem El Weleily (Semifinals)
  4.   Camille Serme (Quarterfinals)
  5.   Nour El Sherbini (Champion)
  6.   Omneya Abdel Kawy (Quarterfinals)
  7.   Amanda Sobhy (Quarterfinals)
  8.   Nouran Gohar (Semifinals)
  9.   Nour El Tayeb (Second Round)
  10.   Alison Waters (Second Round)
  11.   Annie Au (Second Round)
  12.   Joelle King (Second Round)
  13.   Sarah-Jane Perry (Second Round)
  14.   Joshna Chinappa (Second Round)
  15.   Delia Arnold (Second Round)
  16.   Jenny Duncalf (First Round)

Draw and resultsEdit

First round Second round Quarter finals Semi finals
1   Laura Massaro 9 13 11 11
Q   Samantha Terán 11 11 6 3 1   Laura Massaro 11 11 11
  Victoria Lust 8 3 5 14   Joshna Chinappa 3 6 3
14   Joshna Chinappa 11 11 11 1   Laura Massaro 11 10 11 11
15   Delia Arnold 12 10 12 11 6   O. Abdel Kawy 3 12 8 7
Q   Mariam Metwally 10 12 10 9 15   Delia Arnold 11 8 9 8
  Emily Whitlock 5 9 7 6   O. Abdel Kawy 9 11 11 11
6   Omneya Abdel Kawy 11 11 11 1   Laura Massaro 11 7 11 6 12
7   Amanda Sobhy 11 11 11 3   R. El Weleily 2 11 9 11 10
Q   Megan Craig 4 5 2 7   Amanda Sobhy 11 11 4 7 12
Q   Liu Tsz-Ling 6 7 3 9   Nour El Tayeb 0 7 11 11 10
9   Nour El Tayeb 11 11 11 7   Amanda Sobhy 5 11 10 7
12   Joelle King 11 11 11 3   R. El Weleily 11 5 12 11
WC   Low Wee Wern 9 6 7 12   Joelle King 9 5 10 Final
  Tesni Evans 5 2 6 3   R. El Weleily 11 11 12
3   Raneem El Weleily 11 11 11 1   Laura Massaro 11 11 3 5 8
4   Camille Serme 11 11 5 11 5   Nour El Sherbini 6 4 11 11 11
Q   Joey Chan 9 6 11 4 4   Camille Serme 11 11 11
Q   Olivia Blatchford 4 6 6 13   Sarah-Jane Perry 5 7 6
13   Sarah-Jane Perry 11 11 11 4   Camille Serme 7 10 11 11 8
16   Jenny Duncalf 6 7 9 8   Nouran Gohar 11 12 7 5 11
Q   Nadine Shahin 11 11 11 Q   Nadine Shahin 5 6 4
Q   Coline Aumard 12 6 5 7 8   Nouran Gohar 11 11 11
8   Nouran Gohar 10 11 11 11 8   Nouran Gohar 5 5 5
5   Nour El Sherbini 11 11 11 5   Nour El Sherbini 11 11 11
  Donna Urquhart 6 6 6 5   Nour El Sherbini 11 11 6 11
  Dipika Pallikal 8 9 11 11 7 11   Annie Au 5 6 11 3
11   Annie Au 11 11 6 6 11 5   Nour El Sherbini 14 4 11 11
10   Alison Waters 13 11 4 11 2   Nicol David 12 11 3 7
  Heba El Torky 11 7 11 7 10   Alison Waters 9 3 5
  Rachael Grinham 4 11 11 1 2 2   Nicol David 11 11 11
2   Nicol David 11 8 8 11 11

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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External linksEdit

Preceded by
Egypt (Cairo)
2014
Women's World Championship
Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)

2015
Succeeded by
Egypt (El Gouna)
2016