18-Nov, Day Seven, SEMI-FINALS:
 Nour El Sherbini (Egy) 3-2  Laura Massaro (Eng)
11/7, 5/11, 5/11,
11/8, 11/3 (56m)
 Mohamed Elshorbagy 3-0  Marwan Elshorbagy
11/5, 12/10 (47m
 Raneem El Welily (Egy) 3-2  Camille Serme (Fra)
11/7, 11/6, 6/11, 11/6 (56m)
 Ali Farag (Egy) 3-1
 Karim Abdel Gawad (Egy)
11/9, 6/11, 11/7 (55m)
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WHAT THEY SAID
It's two all-Egyptian finals in Hong Kong
Double title success for Egypt is guaranteed after today's
semi-finals at Hong Kong Park Sports Centre, which saw
Mohamed Elshorbagy, Ali Farag, Nour El Sherbini
and Raneem El Welily win through to tomorrow's finals.
First up was world #1 Sherbini against England's Laura Massaro.
The pair have contested two World Championship finals, each
winning one of them 3-2 so it was no surprise that this match
went the distance too.
Sherbini started strongly but Massaro fought back to take the
lead and was close to the finishing line in the fourth before
Sherbini accelerated away to level. The fifth was over quickly
as Sherbini, in just her second appearance here, reached a first
Welily, aiming to reach a third HK final, faced France's Camille
Serme, and this too went the distance as Serme took the lead as
Welily found the tin too many times, but the Egyptian found her
range to take the next two games and the lead.
Serme stepped up again to level, but it was El Welily who found
the necessary extra from the middle of the fifth to reach that
The men's semi-finals were both all-Egyptian, starting with the
latest match between the Elshorbagy brothers. Marwan took the
early lead in the first, but Mohamed determinedly fought back,
saved a couple of game balls and took the lead 13-11.
The elder brother doubled his advantage 11-5, then again
recovered from a deficit in the third, saved a game ball before
taking the match on his first match ball 12-10 with a roar of
Not only is that a third Hong Kong final for the two-time
champion here, it's also a remarkable sixth PSA final in a row!
In that final he'll face Ali Farag for the fourth time in as
many weeks after the in-form world #4 got the better of world
champion and second seed Karim Abdel Gawad in four fast,
entertaining games. Farag is in the final in just his second
appearance in Hong Kong.
WHAT THEY SAID