Nouran Gohar beat New Zealand's Joelle King to reach her first-ever Black Ball Open final ©PSA

World number one Nour El Sherbini is set to face world number two Nouran Gohar in the Black Ball Open squash final in Cairo.

Gohar, who will take over as world number one next month, reached her first-ever Black Ball Open final after beating New Zealand's Joelle King 5-11, 11-8, 14-12, 11-5 while Sherbini got the better Egypt’s Rowan Elaraby 11-6, 16-14, 11-4.

King took the first game 11-5 by outhitting the Egyptian’s powerful shots.

However, Gohar bounced back in the second game to level the tie.

The third game saw both players squander opportunities to take the lead before Gohar finally Gohar took the game.

That gave her the confidence to seal the deal with a 11-5 win in the last game.

"It’s one of those matches where you’re tested and you need to prove that you deserve to be at the top," Gohar said after the match.

"Without this crowd, I wouldn’t be able to do it.

"I’m not saying cliches or anything, but if I was playing this tournament anywhere else, not in Egypt and without my family and friends, I wouldn’t have been able to win this one, for sure.

"I live three minutes away from here, but I wouldn’t say I performed my best here.

"But I love the club [and] I love training here. I can’t really complain about this year, it’s started really well and I hope it is the same for the rest of the year."