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Adel Celebrates Historic WISPA Win In Kuwait

10 Oct 2011

Egypt's 15-year-old Yathreb Adel has made history by becoming the youngest winner of two WISPA World Tour titles after clinching the Women's Sheikha Al Saad Squash Open at the Qadsia Sporting Club in Hawally, Kuwait.

Incredibly, it was only two weeks ago that compatriot Nour El Sherbini set the record. Two months before her 16th birthday, El Sherbini despatched all-comers to win the Alexandria International Open, her second Tour title.

But, after lifting the Swiss Open crown in March, Adel swept through the WISPA World Tour 8 field at the Sheikha Al Saad Open, beating top seed Emma Beddoes en-route to the final where she defeated England's higher-ranked Lauren Selby 11-5, 8-11, 11-9, 11-9 in 45 minutes - a feat she achieved aged just 15 years and seven months!

Final:
[7] Yathreb Adel (EGY) bt [4] Lauren Selby (ENG)