France’s No.1 Camille Serme is into the semi finals of the Oracle NetSuite Open in San Francisco after beating Wales No.1 Tesni Evans in straight games.
The World No.3 had never lost to the Welshwoman on the PSA World Tour prior to this clash, having been successful in all ten of their previous meetings.
Once again in this one, it was the Frenchwoman that started the strong of the two, as she raced out into a 9-4 lead in the first, as the players both got used to the colder court conditions at Embarcadero Plaza.
However, Evans then won the next six points to lead 10-9. Both women then had to save game balls, as it went deep into a tie-break situation.
Serme took it 15-13, but once again, it was the World No.9 that got the advantage in the second, leading 8-5 at one point. However, the Frenchwoman came fighting back to win it 11-9, booking her place in the semi finals.
She will face Egypt’s Nour El Tayeb in the last four, who progressed following the withdrawal of US No.1 Amanda Sobhy due to an adductor injury.
“To be honest, it is cold right now. Event hough we have been running around. I know it is the same conditions for all the players, but it is tough. It is not easy to get your targets in the back,” Serme admitted.
“As I said, we are running but I am still cold. I was just trying to stay positive despite the conditions. If you find a good shot, it is pretty hard to get it back.
“She had some amazing shots that, even though, I felt good with my legs, I could not get to it because it is so dead on court. I was a bit lucky with some bounces as well, but I am glad to be through.
“I am very excited to be through. Last year I did not make it to the glass court, so I am happy to have made it this year. I have added another round on that as well which is a positive so I am looking forward to tomorrow.”
Result – Women’s Quarter Final: Oracle NetSuite Open
 Camille Serme (FRA) bt  Tesni Evans (WAL) 2-0: 15-13, 11-9 (31m)