PSA 2017: Nicol David vs Nour El Sherbini showdown?

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Malaysia’s squash queen Nicol Ann David is still gushing over the trophy she won in Colombia, as seen on her official Twitter account @NicolDavid.

Nicol David ended her 18-month title drought to secure her most recent PSA World Tour title. The 33-year-old won the inaugural Ciudad de Floridablanca Women’s Squash Open title in Colombia last week.

PSA Women’s World Squash Championships is back!

Fresh from her victory, Nicol David will now gear up for the British Open which will take place in Hull from the 19th of March until 26th of March.

Right after that, she will be in action at the 2017 PSA Women’s World Squash Championships, which will be held at the Egyptian Red Sea Resort of El Gouna in Egypt from 5th of April until 14th of April.

Nicol has also received a favourable draw for the tournament, she will be going up against India’s Dipika Pllikal Karthik in the opening round. The match will take place on the 7th of April in El Gouna, Egypt.

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If she makes it through, she could face one of her tough rivals, Nour El Tayeb of Egypt in the second round.

Nicol v El Sherbini? Yes please. 

But the real challenge for the eight-time world champion will come from her arch-rival and top seed Nour El-Sherbini, also from Egypt.

Nour El Sherbini, who won the tournament last year and became the youngest ever squash player to do so, will be putting up a tough fight to defend her title. Nicol has not beaten Nour El Sherbini in their last two meetings, so it is bound to be an action-packed fixture.

Nicol has won the world title eight times; in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014, and we hope she wins again this year!