by Simon Daish
Farah Abdel-Aziz and Reem El-Eraky will take on Yousra Helmy and Dina Meshref for the honour of taking home the Women’s Doubles trophy, after both Egyptian partnerships secured semi-final victories on day five in Agadir.
Tunisia’s Abir Haj Salah and Safi Saidani were the opposition for Abdel-Aziz and El-Eraky in the penultimate round of the category, and despite the Egyptian duo dropping two games it was they who went on to take a 2-4 win (9-11, 11-7, 11-7, 7-11, 8-11, 4-11).
Awaiting Abdel-Aziz and El-Eraky in the final is the combination of Yousra Helmy and Dina Meshref, following their success against Aida Rahmo (EGY) and Amira Yousra (EGY).
Helmy and Meshref made a positive start to the semi-final encounter, taking the opening two games but Rahmo and Yousra began to find their feet in the tie and managed to lower the games difference to 2-1.
Game four turned out to be arguably the most crucial moment in the match as a victory in deuce for Helmy and Meshref gave them confidence to move forward and complete the win (11-8, 11-4, 7-11, 12-10, 11-2) booking their place in the final.