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Four out of Five of the World's Top Squash Players are Egyptian Women

Egyptian women are killing it on the squash court worldwide.

Four Egyptian women hold the top ranking on the list of the Professional Squash Association (PSA) world tour, reported Egypt Independent on Wednesday.

Heading the list is Nour El Sherbini, who has held first place for 24 consecutive months. Sherbini won the title of third Egyptian woman to rank world number one following Heba Al-Torky and Raneem Al-Weleily, who held the title in 2008 and 2015, respectively. The 21-year old is recognized as the youngest world champion in the sport, having previously won the title at the World Junior Squash Championships. Ranking second on the PSA list in April, Al-Weleily won the World Junior Championship twice, in 2005 and 2007. Her win at the Heliopolis Egypt in 2009, helped her make it into into the world's top 20, following which she made it into the Malaysian Open semi-finals and was catapulted into the top 10.  

Following the two champions are Nour Al-Tayeb and Nouran Gohar, who were ranked third and fifth respectively. Al-Tayeb made it to the world's top 20 in 2010 while Gohar made it to the world's top 10 in 2015. 

This year's seventh edition of El Gouna International Squash Open is taking place from 20-17 April. 

Main photo from Egypt Independent.