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Nour El Sherbini in action against Hania El Hammamy

Women's Worlds: El Sherbini Reaches Sixth World Championship Final

Egypt’s World No.2 Nour El Sherbini advanced to her sixth World Championship final after she overcame compatriot and World No.11 Hania El Hammamy 3-0 in front of the Pyramids in Egypt.

El Hammamy claimed the biggest win of her career in the last round when she came from two games down against World No.4 Camille Serme to reach her first World Championship semi-final. However, the 19-year-old was unable to repeat that feat today as she fell victim to three-time World Champion El Sherbini.

El Sherbini, who celebrates her 24th birthday tomorrow, will feature in her fifth consecutive World Championship final as she aims to defend her title against World No.1 Raneem El Welily tomorrow after a clinical performance saw her down El Hammamy by an 11-6, 11-2, 11-5 scoreline.

El Sherbini, who has not dropped a game throughout the tournament, and El Welily will face off for the second time in front of the Pyramids after the latter claimed the Al Ahram title back in 2016.

“Hania is an amazing player, she is only 19 and is playing in the semi-final of the World Championship,” said El Sherbini afterwards.

“She got a huge win yesterday and I’m sure that it is still in her mind. I wanted to start from the first point in the match and just to keep going as much as I could.

“I’m really grateful that I’m standing here right now and I’m playing this tournament. I’m in the final, so I’m really grateful and hopefully not losing a game will give me a good advantage tomorrow.”

[2] Nour El Sherbini (EGY) bt [14] Hania El Hammamy (EGY) 3-0: 11-6, 11-2, 11-5 (33m)

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