Sarah-Jane Perry denied place in Hong Kong Open final

Sarah-Jane Perry was unable to progress beyond New Zealand’s Joelle King in the semi-finals of the Everbright Sun Hung Kai Hong Kong Squash Open after being beaten in straight games by the Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist in the Professional Squash Association (PSA) PSA World Tour Platinum event.

World No.7 King will appear in the second PSA World Tour Platinum of her career after she recorded an impressive 11-7 11-3 11-7 victory over World No.6 Sarah-Jane Perry to follow up her win over the Englishwoman in April’s Commonwealth Games singles final.

“I felt like I played well,” said 30-year-old King afterwards. “SJ has had an amazing week and two really tough matches. I just had to think about making it hard for her at the start and try to not let her back in.

“We have had some epic battles over the years, today it was 3-0 but it is always mentally so tough against her. This is the closest tournament to New Zealand, so it’s like playing at home a little bit. I’ve been coming for eight or 10 years and let’s hope that I can make it a win tomorrow.”

Egypt’s Raneem El Welily awaits King in the women’s final after the came through a challenging five-game test against 2016 champion Nouran Gohar.

Results - Men’s Semi-Finals: 2018 Everbright Sun Hung Kai Hong Kong Squash Open
[1] Mohamed ElShorbagy (EGY) bt [3] Tarek Momen (EGY) 3-0: 11-9, 11-5, 11-6 (36m)
[2] Ali Farag (EGY) bt [4] Simon Rösner (GER) 3-0: 12-10, 11-7, 11-3 (44m)

Draw - Men’s Final: To Be Played November 25th
[1] Mohamed ElShorbagy (1) v [2] Ali Farag (EGY)

Results - Women’s Semi-Finals: 2018 Everbright Sun Hung Kai Hong Kong Squash Open
[5] Joelle King (NZL) bt [8] Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG) 3-0: 11-7, 11-3, 11-7 (34m)
[2] Raneem El Welily (EGY) bt [7] Nouran Gohar (EGY) 3-2: 13-11, 10-12, 11-8, 9-11, 11-7 (66m)

Draw - Women’s Final: To Be Played November 25th
[5] Joelle King (NZL) v [2] Raneem El Welily (EGY)

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