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Five of World’s Top Ten Women Headline Forty-Sixth Carol Weymuller

(l-r): 2018 champion Nour El Tayeb, tournament director Linda Elriani, 2018 finalist Sarah-Jane Perry

The 2020 Carol Weymuller Open, one of the PSA World Tour’s long-established events, returns for its forty-six edition this week as five of the world’s top ranked women headline the $51,250 draw, January 22-27, at the Heights Casino in Brooklyn, New York.

Matches are live streaming throughout the weekend here. For more tournament information and coverage follow @CarolWeymuller on Twitter and visit carolweymulleropen.com.

Last year, Egypt’s world No. 4 Nour El Tayeb won her first Weymuller title in her fifth tournament appearance since 2010. El Tayeb returns to defend her title as the tournament’s two seed but will need to fend off four other top-ten-ranked players to retain the title. 2019 FS Investments U.S. Open champion and world No. 3 Nouran Gohar leads the draw as the top seed in her Brooklyn debut, just one week after reaching the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions semifinals in Grand Central Terminal.

One week after winning her second ToC title, France’s world No. 5 Camille Serme enters the draw as the three seed with a potential semifinal against Gohar in what would be a ToC semifinal rematch. The 2013 Carol Weymuller finalist returns to Brooklyn for the first time since 2016 in search of her first title at the Heights Casino.

Team USA’s world No. 7 Amanda Sobhy enters the bottom half of the draw with a second round match against Malaysia’s Low Wee Wern to Open up her tournament. A win could see her take on El Tayeb in Saturday’s quarterfinals. ToC semifinalist and world No. 6 Joelle King also enters the bottom half of the draw as the four seed. King reached two Carol Weymuller finals in 2017 and 2015 and will aim for her first title this weekend.

Watch a tournament preview with tournament director Linda Elriani below.

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