Semis & Finals

[2] Nour El Sherbini 3-0 [1] Nouran Gohar   11-9, 11-7, 11-1 (42m)
[2] Ali Farag  3-1 [1] Diego Elias (PER)  13-11, 5-11, 11-8, 11-9 (59m)


[1] Nouran Gohar  3-0 [4] Joelle King (Nzl) 11-3, 11-9, 11-1 (33m)
[2] Ali Farag 3-1 [7] Mazen Hesham    11-4, 11-4, 8-11, 11-2 (42m)
[2] Nour El Sherbini3-2 [5] Amanda Sobhy (Usa)  4-11, 11-5, 11-2, 9-11, 11-6 (59m)


Ali said

“It was a tough one to navigate, especially against Mazen. We played a couple of weeks ago and he was hitting better lengths than I was and he was dominating the ‘T’ area for most of the five games.

“I had to get that on point today and I tried to stand in front of him because he’s one of the most skilful on tour. If you give him any easy shot, you’re going to be wiggling and you’re going to be guessing! So I tried to take that away from him, but to be fair maybe he wasn’t at his best in the first two. I’d like to think I played well but that contributed to it.”


“I wanted to win anyway, even if it had nothing to do with the ranking. I wanted to get into a fifth British Open final, which is big for me. My goal is to win it and I’m just taking it a match at a time.

“All credit to Joelle – she’s played amazing squash this week and I had to be on my toes to bring something higher than an ‘A’ game and be ready for everything she was going to throw at me. She’s had her whole team here so it gives her a lot of support and in my mind, I was ready for a fight.”


“I am really happy that I won this one! Amanda beat me last time in five and she is playing unbelievably amazing squash. Beating Hania 3-0 yesterday defines how good she is playing.

“I was a bit lucky at the end to have the strokes coming my way. Sometimes it ends like this with a long match, but I was happy it was on my side.”