While there were no further upsets in the semi-finals of the CIMB Nicol David KL Open WSA World Series event, Malaysia’s seven-time title holder Nicol David was made to work hard before seeing off the challenge of Egypt’s Raneem El Weleily in four tough games.
In the men’s PSA $50 event hopes of home interest in both finals were dashed as another Egyptian, third seed Omar Mosaad, beat Ong Beng Hee 3/1 to advance to the final where he’ll face fourth seeded Englishman Adrian Grant who scored a sensational upset, coming from a game down to beat top seed Karim Darwish 3/1 after 80 minutes.
A delighted Grant tweeted: “Won a battle against Darwish today, thanks to @hollyeddleston little chat. 1 more day, 1 more push, 1 more match … final tomo.”
PSA $50k CIMB Nicol David KL Open
 Adrian Grant (Eng) bt  Karim Darwish (Egy) 12/14, 11/8, 13/11, 11/9 (80m)
 Omar Mosaad (Egy) bt Ong Beng Hee (Mas) 11/6, 11/7, 8/11, 11/7
WSA $70k CIMB Nicol David KL Open
Annie Au (Hkg) bt [Q] Nour El Sherbini (Egy) 9/11, 11/9, 11/8, 11/8 (43m)
 Nicol David (Mas) bt  Raneem El Weleily (Egy) 15/13, 12/14, 11/6, 11/7