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BritOpen Update: El Sherbini is First Semi-Finalist after Beating Sobhy

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Egypt’s Nour El Sherbini booked her place in the semi-final of the Women’s 2016 Allam British Open with a dominant performance over Amanda Sobhy in the Hull as she continues her quest to win her first title at the prestigious PSA World Series tournament.

The pair’s last meeting saw Sobhy lose out to El Sherbini in the final of January’s J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions and it was the latter who started the better of the pair again as she dropped just four points in a straightforward opening game triumph.

El Sherbini will face either the woman who beat her in the showpiece finale four years ago, Malaysian superstar Nicol David, or compatriot and roommate Omneya Abdel Kawy for a place in a second British Open final.

“It’s better when you start the match and you know that you beat your opponent last time. You get more confident.”

Result – Quarter-Final: Women’s Allam British Open 2016
[4] Nour El Sherbini (EGY) bt [7] Amanda Sobhy (USA) 3-0: 11-4, 11-7, 14-12 (34m)

By James Hall

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