It’s finals night in San Francisco as the final four players compete for the Oracle NetSuite Open’s joint-highest ever prize fund in Embarcadero Plaza.
American fans will be hoping for a home winner, as the USA’s No.2 seed Amanda Sobhy takes on Egyptian No.6 seed Salma Hany at 19:15 (GMT-7). Should Sobhy emerge victorious, she would be the first American winner since she won in 2015.
At 20:00, in the men’s final, New Zealand’s No.4 seed Paul Coll is up against Egyptian World No.1 Ali Farag, as the pair meet for the third time in five weeks.
You can watch all the action live, as the tournament switches to best-of-five format, from San Francisco on SQUASHTV.
You can also keep up with the live scores from the event here.
Here's the Order of Play for tonight
(All times are local GMT-7)
Amanda Sobhy goes into tonight’s match well placed to recapture the tournament, six years after her 3-1 win over England’s Sarah-Jane Perry.
The World No.6 has been in excellent form of late. She made the semi finals in the Egyptian and British Opens and is yet to drop a game here at the Oracle NetSuite. She will take confidence, too, from her immaculate record against tonight’s opponent, having won all five of their previous meetings, with the most recent a 3-0 win in the Egyptian Open quarter final earlier this month.
Hany, though, will back herself to upset another higher-ranked opponent, having taken the prize scalps of top seed Nouran Gohar and No.5 seed Joelle King on her run to the final.
Sobhy goes into the match the fresher of the two. She has spent a combined total of 46 minutes on court, compared to 73 for Hany.
SquashLevels predict Sobhy will reclaim the title, making her the overwhelming favourite with a 79 percent chance of victory.
In what is sure to be a blockbuster encounter, Coll and Farag meet in a final for the fourth time.
World No.3 Coll has looked sharp since his 3-1 defeat to Farag in the Egyptian Open semi final earlier this month, beating No.5 seed Marwan ElShorbagy in the quarter final and top seed Mohamed ElShorbagy in the semi final.
Farag, though, is also in great form. Since his defeat to Coll in last month’s British Open final, Farag has won the Egyptian Open and cruised to tonight’s final having dropped just one game. Farag, too, boasts a far superior head-to-head record against Coll, winning 14 of their 16 previous matches.
SquashLevels predict another tight encounter between these two, with Farag given a 63 percent chance of victory and predicted to edge out Coll 3-2.