Nour El Sherbini, left, and Ali Farag, right, provided a double success for Egypt at the British Open ©PSA

Egyptian duo Nour El Sherbini and Ali Farag were victorious at squash's prestigious British Open, held in Birmingham.

World number three El Sherbini lifted the trophy for the fourth time on the women's side, recording a straight games victory over compatriot and world number one Nouran Gohar in the final.

El Sherbini made it back-to-back Professional Squash Association (PSA) World Tour Platinum wins, following on from the Tournament of Champions in January in which she also beat Gohar in the final.

She edged the first game 11-9 and the second 11-7 despite requiring treatment after rolling her left ankle.

El Sherbini then dominated the third game 11-1 to clinch a superb victory at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

"It’s amazing," the winner said.

"The British Open is a dream for every player to put their name on it and I’ve done it four times, which is something I’m really proud of. It’s an achievement I will always remember."

Nour El Sherbini of Egypt made it back-to-back PSA World Tour Platinum wins in Birmingham, and earned her fourth British Open title ©PSA
Nour El Sherbini of Egypt made it back-to-back PSA World Tour Platinum wins in Birmingham, and earned her fourth British Open title ©PSA

El Sherbini had earlier beaten Japan's Satomi Watanabe 15-13, 11-4, 11-8, and came from behind to defeat the United States' Sabrina Sobhy 9-11, 11-8, 11-8, 11-2 in the third-round.

The quarter-final brought a dramatic 9-11, 11-5, 11-4, 9-11, 11-4 win against England's Georgina Kennedy, with all eight of the seeded players reaching that stage of the tournament.

El Sherbini's semi-final was also a five-game match, settled 4-11, 11-5, 11-2, 9-11, 11-6 in her favour against the US' Amanda Sobhy.

In the men's event, Farag finally put his name among the British Open winners after three successive defeats in the final.

He overcame the top seed Diego Elias of Peru 13-11, 5-11, 11-8, 11-9 to win a closely-fought final.

"So many great emotions at the time winning the 'Wimbledon of Squash'," Farag said.

"This is something that has been eluding me for the past few years and I’ve been trying very hard to do it.

"I came up short against some great champions in the past, and I was up against another great champion today."

Farag eased past compatriot Karim El Hammamy 11-6, 11-1, 11-2 in his first match, then beat another Egyptian player in Mohamed El Sherbini 11-4, 8-11, 12-10, 11-4.

Sixth seed Tarek Momen was his third Egyptian opponent in the quarter-finals, ending in an 11-6, 7-11, 11-8, 11-8 win, followed by a semi-final victory 11-4, 11-4, 8-11, 11-2 over another compatriot in Mazen Hesham.

Back-to-back defending champion Paul Coll of New Zealand was beaten 11-4, 11-3, 2-11, 11-1 in the semi-finals.

The next major tournament on the World Tour is set to be the PSA World Championships in Chicago in the US, scheduled from May 3 to 11.