Nour El Sherbini of Egypt earned her fourth world title ©PSA

Nour El Sherbini overcame fellow Egyptian Raneem El Welily to claim her fourth Professional Squash Association (PSA) Women's World Championship title in Cairo.

Second seed El Sherbini beat top seed El Welily 11-4, 9-11, 11-5, 11-6 at the foot of the iconic Great Pyramid of Giza.

The victor managed to retain her title despite being out of action since March due to a knee injury.

She takes home $61,000 (£47,100/€54,500) in prize money and also qualifies for the season-ending PSA World Tour Finals, which will take place in June in Cairo once again. 

"The last couple of months for me have been really hard," El Sherbini said.

"I didn’t know what I was going to do… but I took the risk and took the decision that I wanted to play this tournament badly, and I wanted to come and try and see how it goes. 

"I was getting better every match and I’m very grateful and happy to be standing here right now."

El Welily was aiming to reclaim the title she earned in 2017, but had to settle for runner-up.