CIB News: Gohar & El Tayeb lead the Weymuller Draw

CIB World No.3 Terminator Nouran Gohar and  CIB World No.4 CatWoman Nour El Tayeb are seeded to face each other in the final of the Carol Weymuller Bronze event after the main draw was released today.

The tournament will take place at The Heights Casino in Brooklyn, New York between January 22-27 and will feature a strong female line-up battling for the title.

Nouran is the top seed and has enjoyed a strong season on American soil so far with victory at the first Platinum event of the season, the U.S. Open, where she defeated compatriot El Tayeb in the final after coming from championship ball down.

Gohar, along with the other top eight seeds, receives a bye into the second round where she will face either Finland’s Emilia Soini or France’s Melissa Alves.

The World No.3 is seeded on the same side of the draw as the likes of France’s World No.5 Camille Serme, England’s former World No.3 Alison Waters and CIB No.14 Glamour Salma Hany.

At the opposite of the draw is defending Carol Weymuller Open champion El Tayeb, who is seeded on the same side of the draw as New Zealand’s World No.6 Joelle King, USA No.1 Amanda Sobhy and India’s Joshna Chinappa.

El Tayeb defeated England’s World No.7 Sarah-Jane Perry in the final of last season’s tournament and will be looking to keep her hands on the title as she takes on either South Africa’s Alexandra Fuller or Egypt’s Farida Mohamed in round two.