Welsh giant-killer Tesni Evans had upset World No.5 Joelle King and World No.8 Sarah-Jane Perry to become the first ever Welsh U.S. Open semi-finalist.
Evans played some incredible squash throughout the 64-minute final and took the first game as she kept the nerves at bay to unsettle the World No.2. But despite a tenacious display from the 25-year-old, El Welily was able to claim victories in each of the next three games to book her place in the final at Evans’ expense.
“Tesni played really well and all credit to her for pushing me all the way and fighting,” said El Welily.
Welily will play Nour (also Egyptian) for the 19th time on the PSA Tour, with the current head-to-head record locked at nine wins apiece. The pair met in six finals last season, with El Sherbini claiming four wins to El Welily’s two.
Both the men’s and women’s winner will claim $22,800 in prize money and will qualify for the season-ending PSA World Tour Finals.
The finals of the U.S. Open will begin at 17:00 local time (GMT-4) on Saturday October 13 and both matches will be broadcast live on SQUASHTV (Rest of World), Eurosport Player (Europe only), and other major broadcast channels, including BT Sport, beIN Sports, Fox Sports Australia and Astro.
Results – Men’s Semi-Finals: 2018 FS Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships
 Mohamed ElShorbagy (EGY) bt  Paul Coll (NZL) 3-1: 7-11, 11-8, 11-4, 11-6 (78m)
 Simon Rösner (GER) bt  Ali Farag (EGY) 3-1: 4-11, 11-8, 11-3, 11-6 (54m)
Draw – Men’s Final: To Be Played October 13
 Mohamed ElShorbagy (EGY) v  Simon Rösner (GER)
Results – Women’s Semi-Finals: 2018 FS Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships
 Nour El Sherbini (EGY) bt  Camille Serme (FRA) 3-1: 10-12, 11-7, 12-10, 11-8 (62m)
 Raneem El Welily (EGY) bt  Tesni Evans (WAL) 3-1: 12-14, 11-7, 14-12, 13-11 (64m)