Nour El Sherbini: seven-time World Squash Champion

September 01 2023

World No.1 Nour El Sherbini boasts a remarkable record at the Professional Squash Association (PSA) World Squash Championships, having clinched the Women's World Squash Championship title an impressive seven times. Nicknamed as the 'The Warrior Princess', Nour El Sherbini has dominated women’s squash in recent years and is second only to the legendary Nicol David who has won the PSA World Championships a remarkable eight times. reviews Nour El Sherbini's World Squash Championship victories, each one marking a significant milestone in her illustrious career.

2015/16 PSA World Squash Championship:
In 2015, Nour El Sherbini etched her name in history as the youngest-ever women's World Squash Champion and the first Egyptian to claim this prestigious title. She exhibited remarkable resilience by coming from two games down to defeat World No.1 Laura Massaro in the final. Her victory avenged her loss to Laura Massaro in the same final two years earlier.

On her journey to her first PSA World Champion title, the fifth seeded Nour El Sherbini also had to conquer the defending champion, Nicol David, in four thrilling games.

2016/17 PSA World Squash Championship:
Nour El Sherbini continued her championship winning streak by securing her second successive PSA World Squash Championship title in El Gouna, Egypt. Her unwavering dominance, dropping only one game on her path to victory, culminated in victory over Raneem El Welily in the final.

2018/2019 PSA World Squash Championship:
After finishing as the runner-up at the 2017/18 PSA World Squash Championships, Nour El Sherbini reclaimed the title for the third time in Chicago after a hard-fought campaign. Her determination and resilience were on full display as she battled through gruelling matches, including a memorable five-game clash with Amanda Sobhy in the third round.

In the final, Nour El Sherbini faced compatriot Nour El Tayeb which saw her clinched the title after a fiercely contested match.

2019/20 PSA World Squash Championship:
Celebrating her 24th birthday, Nour El Sherbini achieved an unprecedented feat by becoming the youngest squash player to secure four World Squash Championship titles. This victory was particularly impressive as it marked her return to the court after a lengthy knee injury. Nour El Sherbini defied her World No.4 ranking and powered her way to the final, ultimately defeating World No.1 El Welily to capture the title. Her historic win also made her the first woman to be crowned PSA World Squash Champion in front of the Pyramids in Cairo, Egypt.

2020/21 PSA World Squash Championship:
Nour El Sherbini's dominance continued as she clinched her fifth PSA World Championship title, becoming only the third woman to achieve this feat. She exhibited ruthless efficiency throughout the event, with her matches typically lasting just three games. In addition to retaining her World No.1 spot, she secured her third successive World Championship crown with victory over compatriot Nouran Gohar.

2021/22 PSA World Squash Championship:
Nour El Sherbini added another title to her collection by defeating Nouran Gohar in a repeat of the previous year's final, a victory in which she showed her trademark power and experience to come back from a game down in the final.

2022/23 PSA World Squash Championship:
In her most recent triumph, Nour El Sherbini secured her fourth consecutive PSA World Squash Championship crown, bringing her total tally to seven. She defeated World No.2 Nouran Gohar in the final with a comprehensive straight-game which emphasised her continued dominance in the sport.

Her current winning streak of five consecutive World Squash Championship titles is matched only by Nicol David in the women's game.