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Camille Serme

U.S. Open RD2: Serme Powers Past Wildcard Sobhy

France’s World No.4 Camille Serme produced a polished performance to power past American wildcard Sabrina Sobhy in straight games and reach the last 16 of the FS Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships.

The Frenchwoman, who picked up her first title of the season at the Open de France in September, showcased her credentials as she eased past the younger Sobhy sister, who defeated Egypt’s Mayar Hany yesterday.

Serme’s victory never looked in doubt as she proved to be too strong and never allowed Sobhy to settle into her game to claim an 11-5, 11-7, 11-4 win in 26 minutes and will now face Hong Kong’s Annie Au in the next round.

“It was a really good match,” said 2016 U.S. Open winner Serme.

“I’ve played Sabrina a few times before and we always have some really good rallies. Even though it was 3-0 it was a good match and I felt really ready for it.

“It’s special here. It’s funny because a lot of players have different memories here, some good and some bad and I think that’s the same for me. One time I win it and another time I lost in the second round, so a lot of emotions. I’m just happy to be back, I love this city and the crowd and so I’m really happy to be here.

“It’s the same draw as last year, second round against Annie [Au], I’m looking forward to a good rest day and some time with my physio and get ready for the match.”

[2] Camille Serme (FRA) bt [WC] Sabrina Sobhy (USA) 3-0: 11-5, 11-7, 11-4 (26m)

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