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Nouran Gohar (left) in action against Camille Serme in the semis of the Carol Weymuller Open

Carol Weymuller Open: Gohar & El Tayeb To Contest Final

The Egyptian duo of Nouran Gohar and Nour El Tayeb will meet in the final of the Carol Weymuller Open in Brooklyn, after the pair won their respective semi-final clashes on Sunday afternoon.

World No.3 Gohar faced off against Camille Serme, the new J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions winner, after he victory in New York, where she had defeated the Egyptian en route to the title.

However, this time round it was ‘The Terminator’ that took the victory in this one, getting revenge on the Frenchwoman, with a straight games victory over Serme at the PSA World Tour Bronze event.

The first game was tight, with Gohar taking it 11-8, but the World No.5 fought back at the start of the second. She led 4-1, but it would be the Egyptian that came back to win it and double her advantage in the match.

It was not to be a second successive final for Serme, with the World No.3 winning out 11-8, 11-8, 11-7 in 34 minutes, booking her place in the final, where she will face the defending champion.

El Tayeb won this event in October 2018, and 15 months later, she will have the chance to defend her title in Brooklyn, after she got the better of New Zealand No.1 Joelle King, in a rematch of last season’s final.

The Egyptian needed just 33 minutes to secure the victory, as she advanced through to the final, as she played some of her best squash to dominate the World No.6.

She won out 11-6, 11-5, 11-8 to seal her place against compatriot Gohar in Monday’s final, with the pair meeting for the 12th time on the PSA World Tour, having already faced each other twice this season.

Photographs taken by Jean Ervasti at the Carol Weymuller Open.

Results – Semi-Finals: Carol Weymuller Open
[1] Nouran Gohar (EGY) bt [3] Camille Serme (FRA) 3-0: 11-8, 11-8, 11-7 (34m)
[2] Nour El Tayeb (EGY) bt [4] Joelle King (NZL) 3-0: 11-6, 11-5, 11-8 (33m)

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