Hania El Hammamy
Hania El Hammamy has already made her name known around the squash world, after winning the 2020 CIB Black Ball Women’s Open at the tender age of just 19, and she has already gone on to amass a number of major titles and reach the world’s top three. In 2015, she became the first person born this century to win a world tour title, which came at the 42nd Geneva Open in 2015 with a shock win over Fiona Moverley in the final. In the last event before the suspension of the tour due to the Covid-19 pandemic in early 2020, El Hammamy wrote her name into the history books of the sport, becoming a major winner for the first time at the age of just 19-years-old. She downed Camille Serme, before overcoming tough challenges from Amanda Sobhy, Sarah-Jane Perry and Nour El Sherbini to win the Black Ball Open. She was awarded the Young Player of the Year for the 2019/20 season. A series of strong results in 2021 saw her climb into the top three in the world rankings for the start of 2022, reaching that mark for the first time in her career. She also made the final of the Windy City Open in her first appearance in 2022, before then winning the Allam British Open, beating world No.1 Gohar in the final. El Hammamy also defeated the world’s best player in the final of the El Gouna International with victory after an incredible 90-minute battle.