Salma Hany
Salma Hany is another of the young crop of talented Egyptians ascending the path to the top of the rankings. She drew a lot of admirers in 2012 and 2013 for a number of performances as she captured three tour titles over that period. Despite suffering something of a trophy drought in the next two years, a number of consistent performances ensured that she would break into the world’s top 20 for the first time. She finished runner-up at the 2018 Macau Open, losing to Nouran Gohar in the final. She then made the semis of the Carol Weymuller once again, before a last eight appearance in the 2019 Tournament of Champions. Hany started 2021 by reaching the semi-finals of the CIB PSA Black Ball Open and followed that up with quarter-final results at the El Gouna International and the World Championships. Towards the end of the calendar year, she reached the final of both the Oracle NetSuite Open and the Malaysian Open Championships. In her first appearance of 2022, the Egyptian made it into the quarter-finals of the Windy City Open, before also reaching the semi-finals of the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions in New York City.