January - WOMEN'S PLAYER OF THE MONTH
Adel wins Squash Player’s Player of the Month award
Egyptian Yathreb Adel has won Squash Player’s Women’s Player of the
Month award for winning the biggest event of her career in December at
the $18,000 Pakistan Open.
The 22-year-old, ranked as low as 231st in the world in June 2017,
entered the top 20 for the first time on New Year’s Day as a result of
the ninth PSA Tour title from just 13 finals.
She fully justified her no.1 seeding in Karachi by beating compatriot
Nadine Shahin 3/0 in just 21 minutes to collect her first trophy since
winning the Salt Lake City Open in the USA in March.
Afterwards Adel tweeted: “Couldn’t be any happier for winning the title
and reaching my highest world ranking no.22 this month! The best end for
2018! A very positive week.”
Her next event is the $180,000 Tournament of Champions in New York,
which starts on January 18. Her first-round opponent is England’s
Julianne Courtice, whom she beat in Salt Lake in their only previous