El Tayeb wins Squash Player’s Player of the Month award
Nour El Tayeb is Squash Player’s Women’s Player of the Month for
November after winning the first PSA World Series event of her career at
the U.S. Open in October.
The 10th seed upset the rankings to beat world no.1 Nour El Sherbini in
the quarter-finals, world no.4 Laura Massaro in the semi-finals and
world no.3 Raneem El Welily in the final.
“I’ve been dreaming about it and working really hard for the last two
and half years,” said El Tayeb after the fifth PSA Tour success of her
“I’ve been improving every single tournament – it feels amazing to back
up wins against top four athletes –and I hope this is just the start.”
The 24-year-old attributed her outstanding results in Philadelphia down
to hard work and patience.
“Everyone works hard obviously, but for the past 12 months I’ve been
seeing the improvement in performance but not in the result,” she said.
“However, my coaches and husband assured me the result was going to
It certainly did and El Tayeb is now eager to become more consistent.