Farag and El Tayeb Take Lead on PSA World Series
of their joint victory at last week's 2017 U.S. Open Presented by
Macquarie Investment Management, married couple Ali Farag and Nour
El Tayeb have taken a commanding lead atop the first PSA World
Series Standings after the first World Series tournament of the
Only the top eight players on the men’s and women’s World Series
Standings will qualify for a place at June’s lucrative PSA World
Series Finals - with players battling for crucial qualification
points at all eight World Series tournaments throughout the season -
and Farag and El Tayeb have made a strong start in their quest for
qualification after taking the maximum 100 points on offer at the
U.S. Open, when they became the first married couple in sporting
history ever to win the same major individual sports title on the
the World No.5 who lost out in the group stages of last season’s PSA
World Series Finals, defeated 2016/17 World Series Finals winner
Mohamed ElShorbagy in the final, while El Tayeb, who is yet to
appear at the showpiece tournament, overcame World No.2 Raneem El
Welily to join Farag in capturing their first World Series titles.
ElShorbagy and El Welily receive 65 points for their runner-up
finishes, while semi-finalists Nick Matthew, Omar Mosaad, Laura
Massaro and Joelle King all sit inside the top four.
Simon Rösner, Daryl Selby, Fares Dessouky and Diego Elias complete
the rest of the men’s top eight, while three-time World Series
Finals champion Gregory Gaultier and two-time winner Ramy Ashour are
yet to pick up a point after missing out on the U.S. Open through
injury, with World Champion Karim Abdel Gawad’s first round defeat
meaning that he too fails to feature in the top eight.
The women’s World Series Standings see World Champion Nour El
Sherbini, Annie Au, Nouran Gohar and Alison Waters sit inside the
top eight, with the likes of two-time winner Nicol David and Camille
Serme - who finished top on the the 2016/17 World Series Standings -
surprise absentees from the top eight after early exits in
Doha will host the next World Series tournament - the Qatar Classic
between October 29 - November 3 - when the battle for points for the
World Series Standings intensifies.
The 2017/18 PSA World Series Finals will take place in June, 2018.
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