Who Is The World’s No. 1 Female Squash Player?
Squash could be less popular among the masses but its players, especially female players aren’t. A female squash player is like a celebrity. Squash is played in 185 countries and there are over 20 million squash players in the world. But here we will talk only about women in squash and players who rank high in fitness and games.
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Nour El Sherbini (Egypt)
Nour El Sherbini is the seven-time world champion including the present 2022-23 edition. Also, she became the youngest female squash player to win the Women’s World Championship in 2015. Nour displayed the traits of being a sportswomen at a very young age. Born on 1 November 1995 in Egypt, Nour started playing squash at the tender age of 6 and started participating in tournaments before eight years of age.
Nouran Gohar (Egypt)
Born on 30 September 1997 in Egypt, Nouran Gohar shot to fame after becoming the world’s no. 1 female squash player in 2020. But it wasn’t the first time that she stunned the world with her game. She was only 16 years of age at the time of winning her first Tour title at the 2013 Prague Open games. She also won the prestigious British Junior Open thrice in 2012. 2015, and 2016. She was a two-time World Junior Squash champion in 2015 and 2016.
Hania El Hammamy (Egypt)
Born on 1 September 2000 in Egypt, Hania is a professional squash player with great potential to become the world’s no. 1 female squash player. Also, the world recognized her capabilities when she became a top seed in women’s junior squash rankings and she was only 16 then. In 2022, she became the world’s No. 3 in women’s squash. Hania was a gymnast before turning to squash. Also, she is a student of marketing at The American University in Cairo.
Female Squash Player Nele Gilis (Belgium)
Born on 20 February 1996 in Belgium, Nele Gilis is a promising squash player with the potential to achieve the highest rank in the game. She also reached her career-high of world’s no. 4 female squash player in 2023. Nele Gilis has the advantage of being from a family of sportspersons. Her younger sister Tinne Gilis is also a squash player and her brother Jo Gilis is a football player. Nele Gilis was well-established at the international level at a young age.
Amanda Sobhy (United States)
Born on 29 June 1993 in the US, Amanda Sobhy earned a big name in squash. She was a five-time champion and the first US female squash player to reach the top five in the Professional Squash Association (PSA) world rankings. In 2021, she was the world’s no. 3 in the world squash ranking. A born sportsperson, Amanda Sobhy also played volleyball and softball in college but later turned to squash and achieved a high rank in this game.
Georgina Kennedy (England)
Born on 3 April 1997 in London, Georgia Kennedy was the first female squash player to win a Commonwealth Games squash singles title. In 2023, her world ranking was no. 6 but she is determined to increase her rankings in the coming days. Her winning spree started in 2015 with the European under-19 squash championships in Prague. She was a sportsperson throughout her career. Before playing squash, she was the number 1 athlete in 1500 meters at U12 level in England.
Nour El Tayeb (Egypt)
Born on 8 March 1993 in Cairo, Nour El Tayeb married Ali Farag who is also a professional squash player. Also, the squash couple made the world record. They became the first married couple of squash players to both win a major title on the same day they won the US Open in 2017. Also, she has been a high-ranking female squash player throughout her career. But she put her racket down in 2020 soon after announcing her pregnancy.
Tinne Gilis (Belgium)
Born on 29 October 1997 in Belgium, Tinne Gilis is the world’s no. 8 female squash player. It is to be noted that she is the younger sister of Nele Gilis who also plays squash for Belgium. Just like her elder sister Tinne Gilis is also a promising player. Considering her overall performance in the PSA World Tour, it won’t be an exaggeration to say that she has just started her professional career and the day isn’t far when she will be the world’s no. 1 female squash player.
Joelle King (New Zeland)
Born on 30 September 1988 in Cambridge, New Zealand, Joelle King has been winning one medal after another since her start. In 2014, she achieved her career-high when she became the world’s no. 4 female squash player. In 2009, King won the Australian Women’s Open title, and the next year, she won one gold and one silver medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. At the 2014 Commonwealth Games, she won a bronze and a gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Olivia Weaver (United States)
Born on 15 September 1995 in New York, Olivia Weaver is the world’s no. 7 female squash player. Her world ranking could be lower in comparison to others but if you go through her overall performance, you will find that she has improved a lot. In 2018, she won the Rhode Island Open professional tournament and was selected for the United States team in 2022. She also helped the US team reach the final of the 2022 Women’s World Team Squash Championships.
Q: Which Female Squash Player Is The World Champion?
A: Nour El Sherbini
Q: Which Female Squash Player Was A Gymnast?
A: Hania El Hammamy
Q: Which Female Squash Player Made A World Record With Her Husband?
A: Nour El Tayeb
Q: Which Female Squash Player Is Competing With Her Sibling?
A: Nele Gilis
Q: Who Is The First English Female Squash Player To Win A Title At Commonwealth Games?
A: Georgina Kennedy