Semi-Finals Decided in Cairo
It was the fourth and final day of Group matches at the Mall of Arabia, with five remaining semi-final places to be decided.
First up it was two straight shootouts, with Joelle King and Karim Abdel Gawad beating Nouran Gohar and Simon Rosner, both in two games, to reach the semis from the A Groups.
Hania El Hammamy qualified from Women’s Group B when she took the first game against Nour El Tayeb, but Tayeb took the win and was left hoping Camille Serme didn’t win.
In the event, already-out Amanda Sobhy turned in a blinding performance to beat Serme and Tayeb was through.
Second seeded Tayen now meets top seed Nour El Sherbini in the semis.
In Men’s Group B, already-out Tarek Momen beat already-qualified Marwan ElShorbagy, and Joel Makin won the shootout with Paul Coll to claim the final spot in the semis.
THU 1st OCT, Day FOUR
R3 WA  Joelle King (Nzl) 2-0  Nouran Gohar (Egy) 12-10, 11-7 (28m)
R3 MA  Karim Abdel Gawad (Egy) 2-0  Simon Rosner (Ger) 13-11,11-8 (41m)
R3 WB  Nour El Tayeb (Egy) 2-1  Hania El Hammamy (Egy) 8-11, 11-3, 11-7 (40m)
R3 MB  Tarek Momen (Egy) 2-0  Marwan ElShorbagy (Egy) 11-8, 11-3 (14m)
R3 WB  Amanda Sobhy (Usa) 2-0  Camille Serme (Fra) 11-9, 11-5 (25m)
R3 MB  Joel Makin (Wal) 2-0  Paul Coll (Nzl) 11-3, 11-5 (34m)
SEMI-FINALS, FRI 2nd Oct from 18.30
 Nour El Sherbini (Egy) v  Nour El Tayeb (Egy)
 Karim Abdel Gawad (Egy) v  Joel Makin (Wal)
 Hania El Hammmy (Egy) v  Joelle King (Nzl)
 Marwan ElShorbagy (Egy) v  Ali Farag (Egy)