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Camille Serme

U.S. Open QF: Serme Powers Past Home Hope Sobhy

France’s World No.4 Camille Serme put on a masterclass to down United States’ World No.8 Amanda Sobhy in 24 minutes and reach the semi-finals of the FS Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships.

The two players last met in the final of the Open de France where Serme took the victory on home turf to pick up her first title of the season and the World No.4 made sure she continued her winning form against the American.

2016 U.S. Open champion Serme took full advantage of an out-of-sorts Sobhy, who has been struggling with an adductor injury since the Oracle NetSuite Open two weeks ago as she booked her place in the last four courtesy of an 11-2, 11-4, 11-5 victory.

She will now face Egypt’s World No.5 Nouran Gohar for a place in the final after she defeated Welshwoman Tesni Evans.

“I’m very happy,” said Creteil-born Serme.

“I know Amanda has been struggling a little bit with her leg, it’s not easy to know that and play your best. I’m happy with the performance I did today.

“It was a great battle in France, she played really well. She’s very strong physically and I always try and play on that with Amanda to make the rallies really long and make it as long as I can even if she is going to win the point, I try to make it hard for her.

“I haven’t played Nouran since June at the World Tour Finals, so I’m really looking forward to this match. It will be a tough match and I’m very happy to be back in the semis of this tournament.”

[2] Camille Serme (FRA) bt [7] Amanda Sobhy (USA) 3-0: 11-2, 11-4, 11-5 (24m)

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