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Windy City Open SFs: Sherbini Into Final After Downing Perry

World No.4 Nour El Sherbini is through to the final of the Windy City Open presented by the Walter Family after a convincing victory over English No.1 Sarah-Jane Perry a the stunning University Club of Chicago.

The pair had met on the PSA World Tour ten times prior to this clash in Chicago, with El Sherbini holding the 6-4 advantage, including winning their last meeting, in the quarter-finals of the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions in January.

She might have been struggling with knee pain and illness, but the ‘Warrior Princess’ showed absolutely no signs of struggle throughout the match, as she needed just 31 minutes to take the victory.

The Egyptian seemed in complete control across the entire clash, as she did not allow Perry to put her stamp on the match. She won out 11-7, 11-4, 11-8 to book her place in the final against World No.1 Raneem El Welily on Wednesday evening, aiming to lift the only major title she is yet to win.

“I have been struggling against her a few times, but I was making sure that every time I play her that I have a gameplan and I stick to it,” El Sherbini admitted.

“For sure, she would have struggled from the past two matches and I think she felt it a little bit today, but I am glad to be through to the final!

“To be honest, it is not one of the best weeks for me, but I am glad that I won and I am in the final. Whatever is happening, I just have to keep winning, that is it! I just have one more match, one more day to live and I hope it is going to be a good one.”

[2] Nour El Sherbini (EGY) bt [8] Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG) 3-0: 11-7, 11-4, 11-8 (31m)

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