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Sarah-Jane Perry v Hania El Hammamy

CIB Black Ball Open Final: Preview & How to Watch Live

It's the final day of action for the women at the CIB Black Ball Open in Cairo, Egypt as defending champion Hania El Hammamy lines up against England's No.1 Sarah-Jane Perry for the title.

Tonight's PSA World Tour Gold final starts at 21:00 local time (GMT+2) at the Black Ball Sporting Club.

You can catch all the action live from the Black Ball Sporting Club on SquashTV, the official Facebook page of the PSA World Tour (Indian sub-continent only) and multiple broadcasters around the world.

You can also keep up with the live scores from the event here.

Here's the Order of Play
(All times are local – GMT+2)

Hania El Hammamy v Sarah-Jane Perry

It all comes down to this.

World No.5 El Hammamy and World No.6 Perry will go to battle for the PSA World Tour Gold title this evening.

Check out their head-to-head record below.

The two players have only faced each other twice before in their history on the PSA Tour.

Perry took the first victory back in 2018 at the Allam British Open, before El Hammamy claimed the next at this tournament back in March in the semi-finals on her way to claiming her maiden Platinum title.

It's a big a strong season for the 20-year-old Egyptian with her coming from two games down against World No.3 Nour El Tayeb to win the CIB PSA World Tour Finals trophy on her debut. She has already reached the semi-finals of her other two events, losing out to Camille Serme and Nouran Gohar in Manchester and at the CIB Egyptian Open, respectively.

Perry, on the other hand, has suffered a more frustrating season so far by her high standards. The Englishwoman also reached the semi-finals of the Manchester Open before losing out to eventual winner El Tayeb. But early exits at the CIB World Tour Finals (group stage) and the CIB Egyptian Open (last 32) caused a slight dip in her form.

Both players have spent almost the exact time on court this week, with El Hammamy racking up 209 minutes and Perry just ahead on 210 minutes.

El Hammamy has played the longest match of the tournament so far with her 89-minute battle against Belgium's Nele Gilis putting them at the top of the list. While Perry's longest match came in last night's semi-final against New Zealand's Joelle King.

For Perry, she will be targeting her first PSA title since the 2018 Oracle NetSuite Open – which was also her last Gold tier title. El Hammamy, meanwhile, is looking for her second of the season and third of 2020.

Will El Hammamy keep her hands on the prize or will Perry cause an upset?

SquashLevels

Our friends at SquashLevels believe this one is going all the way to five in Cairo.

Following a tough five-game battle yesterday, Perry’s power rating stays at No.8, while El Hammamy’s rating rises to No.3 following her 3-0 win over USA’s No.1 Amanda Sobhy last night.

The algorithm predicts that defending champion El Hammamy is going to come out on top in their battle tonight with a 71% chance of winning.

But can Perry cause an upset?

Anything can happen! Tune in tonight at 21:00 local time (GMT+2) to find out.