It all comes down to this – the finals of both the CIB PSA Women’s World Championship and CIB Egyptian Squash Open take place today in front of the iconic Great Pyramid of Giza.
It’s an all-Egyptian line-up in both finals with action live on SQUASHTV (rest of world), Eurosport Player (Europe only) and the official Facebook page of the PSA World Tour starting at 19:00 local time (GMT+2).
Unable to watch? you can keep up with the live scores from the event here.
Glass Court Schedule
All times are local (GMT+2)
Ali Farag v Karim Abdel Gawad
World No.1 Ali Farag and World No.4 Karim Abdel Gawad will clash in the final of the CIB Egyptian Squash Open, with the action starting at 19:00 local time (GMT+2).
The two players famously met the last time a tournament was held in front of the Pyramids, with Gawad taking the victory on that occassion back in 2016.
Farag will be looking to make amends for that as he looks to claim his second Platinum title of the season after winning the U.S. Open last month. Meanwhile, for Gawad, this is his first final of the season, but the former World No.1 has strong form on home soil after claiming both the Black Ball Open and World Tour Finals titles last season – beating Farag en route to the title in both.
This will be the 17th meeting between the Egyptian duo on the PSA Tour, with both players claiming eight wins apiece. Six of those meetings have been in finals, with Gawad holding the advantage with four wins over his compatriot in the last stages of tournaments.
Farag is the man to beat at the moment, however, after reaching two finals already this season as he looks to maintain his stronghold on the World No.1 spot.
Raneem El Welily v Nour El Sherbini
World No.1 Raneem El Welily and reigning World Champion Nour El Sherbini will go head-to-head for the third time in a World Championship final.
The two players last met in a World Championship final back in 2017 when El Welily famously secured her first Worlds title in Manchester. However, El Sherbini is the current holder after defeating compatriot Nour El Tayeb in the final last season in Chicago to win her third Worlds title.
El Sherbini, who turns 24 today, is making her first appearance of the season after battling with a knee injury that has kept her out of action. Meanwhile, El Welily, has picked up where she left off last season – reaching two finals at the China Squash Open and Oracle NetSuite Open – and claiming victory in the latter.
The last time the two players met in front of the Pyramids was back in 2016 at the Al Ahram tournament in which El Welily became the first female player to win a title at the iconic location and she will be looking to continue that feat when she takes to the court today.
The two players have met a total of 22 times throughout their careers, with the last 12 all being finals of tournaments. Remarkably, both players have claimed six wins each in those finals with El Welily getting the better of El Sherbini in their last meeting in the final of the DPD Open.
Will El Sherbini be able to keep hold of her crown, or will we see El Welily claim her second World Championship title? Tune in to find out…
The action begins at 19:00 local time (GMT+2) and will be live on SQUASHTV (rest of world), Eurosport Player (Europe only) and the official Facebook page of the PSA World Tour .