Nour El Sherbini advanced to the women's singles final ©PSA

World number one Nour El Sherbini booked her place in the women's singles final at the British Open squash by overcoming United States’ Amanda Sobhy in Hull.

The Egyptian star, sporting a bandage on her left leg due to an injury, impressed in the early stages of the semi-final at the University of Hull Sports Complex.

El Sherbini claimed the opener 11-7, but Sobhy hit back to edge the second game 11-9 to level the contest.

A dominant third game saw El Sherbini lose just two of the 13 points played, with the two-time winner ultimately claiming the fourth to seal an 11-7, 9-11, 11-2, 11-6 victory.

"I’ve been feeling it [abductor] since Chicago, as you know I’ve been away from home a long time," El Sherbini said after booking a place in the final.

"I’m trying to treat it as best I can and the physio is helping me this week, trying to finish the tournament good.

"It’s tough to play when you have an injury but I’m always trying to play better squash, so I don’t move a lot and help my body to recover more.

"Maybe playing with an injury helped me to play better squash, I’ll take it as an advantage.

"I’m in the final of the British Open, so it’s good until now."

The second semi-final saw defending champion Nouran Gohar triumph in impressive fashion.

The Egyptian secured a straight games 11-8, 11-5, 11-9 win over fourth seed and compatriot Hania El Hammamy.

World champion Ali Farag advanced to the men’s final for the second consecutive tournament.

The tournament top seed proved too strong for Colombia’s Miguel Rodriguez in their semi-final tie.

Farag eased to a 11-5, 11-4, 11-6 victory after 29 minutes of play.

A repeat of the 2019 final had been possible with reigning champion Mohamed ElShorbagy having the opportunity to renew acquaintances with Farag.

The Egyptian star suffered defeat to New Zealand’s Paul Coll in the second semi-final.

Coll produced an impressive display to triumph in straight games, 11-8, 11-7, 11-5.

Finals will take place tomorrow.