Nour El Tayeb, pictured, joined husband Ali Farag in winning her semi-final at the US Open today ©PSA

Egyptians Ali Farag and Nour El Tayeb have become the first married pair ever to reach the finals at the Professional Squash Association (PSA) World Series US Open today.

The Cairo-based pair, married last year, formed part of an Egyptian quartet who completed a clean sweep on semi-finals day at Philadelphia's Drexel University.

Just over a year since their wedding day the pair produced similar performances to defeat their last four opposition.

El Tayeb defeated England's Laura Massaro in a repeat of the 2015 US Open final, which the Egyptian lost 3-2, and claimed a comfortable 11-6, 12-10, 9-11, 11-3 win.

"I’m very pleased with my performance," said 24-year-old El Tayeb.

"Laura and I played a few years ago in the final here and I was so nervous that time - so today I was telling myself that it’s just a regular match and to go out there and enjoy it, which I did.

"She doesn’t give up and she keeps going - she takes advantage of any loss of concentration from any of her opponents.

"That’s something I learned from her and it’s unbelievable to beat her in such an occasion."

Egypt's Mohamed Elshorbagy defeated Nick Matthew to reach the final ©PSA
Egypt's Mohamed Elshorbagy defeated Nick Matthew to reach the final ©PSA

She is now due to go up against 2012 US Open runner-up Raneem El Welily, the current world number three.

El Welily halted the charge of New Zealand's Joelle King by winning 11-8, 6-11, 11-6, 11-6.

In the men's competition, Farag overcame fellow Egyptian Omar Mosaad to reach the final.

The 11-6, 14-12, 11-6 win secured Farag's place in a World Series final for the first time in his career.

He is now scheduled to play defending champion Mohamed Elshorbagy.

The Egyptian brushed aside England's Nick Matthew 13-11, 11-6, 11-8 in a repeat of last year's final.

"Every single point was very important today," said Elshorbagy.

"The level of squash we have played so far, I think we are playing even better than last year but sometimes it’s the luck of the draw and we both had to deal with it as professionals."