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Wed 12th April, Quarter-Finals (bottom)
Semi-Finalists decided on weather interrupted evening
in El Gouna


Raneem El Welily won the first match of the evening as she came from a game down to beat Laura Massaro, ending a run of four defeats against the Englishwoman.

The third was crucial, Welily trailing all game before sneaking it on her way to a win in 46 minutes.

Fares Dessouki made it to the semis for the second time in a row in a rain-interrupted match against Diego Elias.

After the first two games were shared, rain, thunder and lightning struck - the first time it's rained here since last October - so the matches were moved to the Complex.

In front of a packed and noisy crowd Dessouki took the next two games - both fiercely contested and somewhat contentions - 12/10, 12/10 to progress.

Camille Serme claimed the last place in the women's semis - which will be contested by the top four seeds - as she came through a five-setter against Joshna Chinappa, taking the decider 11/2.

World Champion Karim Abdel Gawad concluded the quarter-finals as he beat Simon Rosner in four.


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Tue 11th April, Quarter-Finals (top)
Sherbini through as Marwan topples Mohamed
and Gohar sets up all-Egyptian semi

It was back to the top halves of the draws as the quarter-finals commence with both top seeds and defending champions in early action.

Top seed and defending champion Nour El Sherbini was first through to the semis as she beat Sarah-Jane Perry in straight games. Sherbini was on top for the first two games to lead 11/6, 11/3, but had to save a game ball before taking the third 12/10.

Nouran Gohar made sure of an Egyptian finalist as she beat  eight-time champion Nicol David 11/6, 11/5, 11/9, closing out the match on a stroke on her fifth match ball.

A new men's champion was assured when Marwan Elshorbagy beat top seed and defending champion Mohamed three-nil in just under half an hour 11/5, 11/2, 11/4.

World #1 Gregory Gaultier advanced to the semis with a 3-1 over Paul Coll. Gaultier controlled the first two games 11/6, 11/6 but Coll saved a match ball in the third to extend the match 13/11. The Frenchman reasserted in the fourth to take the match 11/6.
 

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