Nouran Gohar

Nouran Ahmed Gohar (Arabic: نوران أحمد جوهر‎; born September 30, 1997 in Egypt) is a world-class squash player who represents Egypt. She reached a career-high world ranking of No. 1 in July 2020.

Nouran Gohar
Full nameNouran Ahmed Gohar
Country Egypt
ResidenceCairo, Egypt
Born (1997-09-30) September 30, 1997 (age 23)
Height167 cm (5 ft 6 in)
Weight59 kg (130 lb)
RetiredActive
PlaysRight Handed
Coached byOmar Abd El Aziz, Karim Darwish
Racquet usedTechnifibre
Women's singles
Highest rankingNo. 1 (October 2020)
Current rankingNo. 2 (November 2020)
World OpenSF (2015, 2016, 2019-2020)
Last updated on: May, 2019.

She lifted her first Tour title at the Prague Open in December 2013 at 16 years of age, where she played to her seeding to see off Lucie Fialová to triumph.

Gohar earned another title the following year at the Irish Open before her victory over Omneya Abdel Kawy in the final of the Monte Carlo Classic elevated her into the world's top 20 for the first time.

A quarter-final finish at the Texas Open in April 2015 ensured that Gohar would breach the top 15 in the world.[1]

Junior careerEdit

Nouran Gohar won the prestigious British Junior Open three times: in 2012, 2015, and 2016. She also was a two time World Junior Squash champion, winning two back to back titles in 2015 and 2016.

Major World Series final appearancesEdit

British Open: 2 final (1 title, 1 runner-up)Edit

Outcome Year Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 2016   Nour El Sherbini 7-11, 11-9, 11-7, 6-11, 8-11
Winner 2019   Camille Serme 11-3, 11-8, 11-3

Hong Kong Open: 1 final (1 title, 0 runner-up)Edit

Outcome Year Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 2016   Amanda Sobhy 6–11, 12–10, 11–7, 11–8

El Gouna International: 1 finals (0 title, 1 runner-up)Edit

Outcome Year Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 2019   Raneem El Weleily 8-11, 11-7, 10-12, 6-11

United States Open: 1 final (1 title, 0 runner-up)Edit

Outcome Year Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 2019   Nour El Tayeb 3–11, 8-11, 14–12, 11–8, 11–7

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Professional Squash Association Official Biography".

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Raneem El Weleily
World No. 1
July 2020 – Present
Succeeded by
Current Holder