Paul Coll, right, beat Mohamed El Shorbagy after the Egyptian was penalised for dissent ©PSA

Egypt's Nouran Gohar, Hania El Hammamy, Mostafa Asal and Paul Coll of New Zealand progressed into the singles finals of the El Gouna International on home court following a captivating day of semi-final action at the El Gouna Conference and Cultural Centre.

World number one Gohar made her third consecutive women's singles El Gouna International final after she beat tenacious compatriot Nour El Tayeb 3-1.

El Tayeb started well but allowed mistakes to creep in giving Gohar the momentum to pull away and take an 11-7 win in the first game.

She seemed to have found the perfect response with a 5-1 lead in game two but Gohar began to dominate the centre and reeled her back in to level it at 6-6 before taking it 13-11.

El Tayeb made the stronger start again in game three and this time was able to push on for an 11-4 win but Gohar annihilated her countrywoman 11-1 in the fourth to seal victory.

"It was quite a different feeling getting into this match," said Gohar.

"For some reason, I felt I was the underdog even though I’m the number one seed and the world number one.

"Nour, since I was a junior, has been a role model for us and she’s one of the best and she keeps on being the example, having a baby and playing like this! 

"I think, not just me but the whole tour thinks she’s playing better than before."

In the other women's semi-final, world number three Hania El Hammamy got the better of defending champion and world number two Nour El Sherbini 3-1 to reach her first El Gouna International final.

Coll avenged his defeat to Egypt's Mohamed El Shorbagy a fortnight ago in the World Championship in strange circumstances as the Kiwi won 3-2 in a match that ended by with conduct strokes against El Shorbagy for dissent.

The match went back-and-forth and was taken to a fifth-game decider.

El Shorbagy disagreed vehemently with a video referee stroke decision, with his continued protestations seeing a first and then, as he continued to argue with referee Andrea Santamaria, a second conduct stroke awarded against the Egyptian, handing what up until then had been an entertaining match to Coll.

Coll is set to face Egypt's Mostafa Asal, who beat compatriot Ali Farag 3-1 in the other semi-final.