World Junior Champion Nouran Gohar was one of the breakthrough stars of the 2015/16 season and emerged as a genuine contender for the sport’s biggest titles at the tender age of 18.
After beginning the season on a high with a stunning upset of eight-time World Champion Nicol David at the China Open, Gohar rapidly developed into one of the world’s leading players. A final appearance in May’s Allam British Open and a semi-final berth at the Naza PSA Women’s World Championship were just rewards for a fine season – a campaign that has also seen her claim a place amongst the world’s elite at the season-ending Dubai PSA World Series Finals.
Speaking to SquashXtra, the official publication of the PSA World Tour, Gohar discussed the past 12 months on Tour, her improvement and the difficulty of balancing a professional playing career with university studies.
Gohar's interview as it appears in the latest issue of SquashXtra
Gohar will be pitted against David, World No.2 Laura Massaro and United States No.1 Amanda Sobhy in Group A of the World Series Finals, which will be played in a round robin best-of-three format, where the top two will qualify for the semi-finals.
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