Egypt's Nouran El Torky celebrated her fourth successive
appearance in a WSA World Tour final in the best possible way
- by picking up her second title in a row at the Women's JSW WSA
Indian Circuit No2 in Mumbai.
India's first professional squash circuit is proving to be a happy
hunting ground for the 21-year-old from Cairo.
Winner of the first event in Jaipur, world No64 El Torky came
into event No2, a WSA Tour 5 championship at Juhu Ville
Parle Gymkhana Club, as the fifth seed - but battled her way
into the final after upsets over Cheyna Tucker, the third
seed from South Africa, then the higher-ranked Laura Pomportes,
the top seed from France.
This was El Torky's sixth WSA final - but her opponent Chloe
Mesic was celebrating her maiden appearance. The 23-year-old No4
seed from France made her breakthrough in the semis, recovering from
2/1 down to upset second-seeded Austrian Birgit Coufal in
"El Torky made quick work of Mesic and didn't even look to be
straining," reported Circuit Director Liesl Goecker. "Though
Mesic, playing her first WSA final, did trouble her a bit with drop
shots to the corners."
Torky wrapped up the third title of her career - and established a
new 7-match unbeaten Tour run - with an 11-3, 11-5, 11-6 victory in
"From the beginning I was a little bit worried about the finals
because it's the finals," said the jubilant Egyptian (pictured
above with men's champion Mahesh Mangaonkar) later.
"Thanks to all the supporters, organizers and the tournament
director. Thanks to Matias (Tuomi), Birgit (Coufal), and Valentino
(Bon Jovi Bong) for their help from the beginning of the tournament.
was moving a lot better than in Jaipur and I was concentrating a bit
more than the last tournament. I think Chloe was a little bit tired
from yesterday's match."