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Nour El Sherbini in action against Camille Serme in Chicago

Windy City Open SFs: How to Watch Live

The semi-finals of the Windy City Open 2020 presented by the Walter Family take place today at the University Club in Chicago as the finalists will be confirmed for this year's PSA Platinum event.

You can watch all the action live from the University Club of Chicago on SQUASHTV (Rest of World), Eurosport Player (Europe only), and the official Facebook page of the PSA World Tour (Indian Subcontinent only), with play kicking off at 17:30 (GMT-6).

Up first is an all-Egyptian battle between World No.1 Raneem El Welily and World No.2 Nouran Gohar at 17:30 local time (GMT-6).

The two Egyptians have faced each other 16 times previously on the PSA Tour, with El Welily winning 12 of those encounters, including the last meeting in the semi-finals of the PSA Women’s World Championship held in front of the Pyramids.

El Welily will be aiming to reach her fifth Windy City Open final after finishing runner-up in 2014 before going on to lift the coveted title three years in a row from 2015 – 2017.

Gohar, on the other hand, has never made it past the semi-finals of the tournament, but has shown good form on US soil this season, with her victory at the U.S. Open.

World No.2 Ali Farag and World Champion Tarek Momen follow in the first men’s match of the evening to see who will make the final.

Farag claimed a comprehensive victory over Peru’s Diego Elias last night to reach the last four, while Momen was pushed by Spanish veteran Borja Golan in an entertaining five-game clash.

Farag and Momen are no strangers to each other on tour, having faced each other ten times in the past, with Farag winning six of those. However, the last victory went in the favour of World No.3 Momen after he held off a comeback from the former World No.1 to reach the final of the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions in January.

Both players have never reached the final in Chicago, with the two Egyptians finishing as semi-finalists the last time the tournament took place in 2018.

England No.1 Sarah-Jane Perry and World Champion Nour El Sherbini collide for the second spot in the women’s final at 19:15 local time (GMT-6).

Perry had gotten the best of El Sherbini in the majority of their previous meetings, with three wins a row at the Hong Kong Open, British Open and World Tour Finals. However, El Sherbini made sure to get her revenge in the quarter finals of the Tournament of Champions earlier this year.

Both players enjoyed tough wins in the previous round with Perry battling past Egyptian youngster Rowan Elaraby, while El Sherbini came up against a tough Camille Serme of France.

Perry has never made it past the last four stage in Chicago, while El Sherbini has twice finished a runner-up at the Windy City Open in both 2016 and 2017.

The last match of the day will see former World No.1 Karim Abdel Gawad face off against New Zealand’s World No.5 Paul Coll.

Egypt’s Gawad prevailed in a tough five-game clash with Germany’s Simon Rösner to reach the last four, while Coll arguably claimed one of the biggest wins of his career as he ousted defending champion and World No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy from the tournament in his first win over the Egyptian.

Coll also comes up against a tough head-to-head record against Gawad this evening, with the Egyptian holding four victories to the Kiwi’s two.

Gawad took home the last victory in the semi-finals at the Channel VAS Championships at St. George’s Hill, which he went onto win.

Who makes the final? Find out at 17:30 local time tonight (GMT-6).

You can watch all the action live from the University Club of Chicago on SQUASHTV (Rest of World), Eurosport Player (Europe only), and the official Facebook page of the PSA World Tour (Indian Subcontinent only), with play kicking off at 17:30 (GMT-6).

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