Hania El Hammamy
became the first squash player born this Millennium to win a Tour
title when she stormed to victory in the Women's Geneva Open,
clinching her maiden title without dropping a game in the WSA
Challenger 5 squash event in Geneva, Switzerland.
The 14-year-old Egyptian - the second youngest women's title winner
of all-time - had already survived two rounds of qualifying when she
took her place in the first round of the 42nd staging of the popular
event at Geneva Squash Club.
Straight games victories over sixth seed Sina Wall, Czech
Republic's Anna Klimundova and then second-seeded French
opponent Laura Pomportes took El Hammamy into her first Tour
final - against Fiona Moverley, the 28-year-old No.8 seed
But despite being just half her opponent's age, qualifier El Hammamy
rallied to an 11-8, 11-9, 12-10 triumph over Moverley - the world
No.18 celebrating her second Tour final of the year.
Cairo-based El Hammamy, born in September 2000, misses out on
becoming the youngest ever WSA Tour title winner by just a month.
Egyptian compatriot Habiba Mohamed was 14 years and 5 months
old when she set the record in November 2013 after winning the
Malaysian Tour Grand Final.