An impressive performance from Camille Serme in the final of the
2016 Cleveland Classic, PSA W50, tournament saw the Frenchwoman down
Englandís Alison Waters 3-1 to collect the 10th PSA World Tour title
of her career.
The 2015 Allam British Open winner, who will hoping to successfully
defend her only PSA World Series title next month, lived up to her
billing as the number one seed in Cleveland as she came through the
draw unscathed, beating Delia Arnold, Joshna Chinappa and Sarah-Jane
Perry to set up a title-decider with number two seed Waters.
Waters had secured her place in the final courtesy of a hard-fought
3-2 win over top ranked American Amanda Sobhy but started off
strongly to take the opening game of the final 11-7. However Serme
managed to up her levels and controlled proceedings from that point
onwards, taking the next three games in succession to storm to
ďI felt flat and tied from yesterday and I didnít feel like I could
do it today,Ē she said.
ďAlison is very strong so I had to stay with my strategy and play
focused, attacking her backhand. I tried hard to never give up and
to stay positive and Iím happy it paid off.Ē
Perry Punishes Au In
World No.12 Sarah-Jane Perry overturned a 2-1 deficit in the
quarter-final of the Cleveland Classic, PSA W50 event to secure a
hard-fought victory over Hong Kongís Annie Au and reach the last
The Englishwoman found herself a game down to third seed Au and,
despite fighting back to level things up thanks to a win on the the
tie-break, was soon staring down the barrel of defeat after an
impressive Au powered to victory in game three.
However, a fourth game revival saw Perry bring things level once
more and she continued her upturn in form to wrap up an 8-11, 12-10,
3-11, 11-3, 11-7 victory.
The number five seed has a difficult semi-final fixture in store
next against title favourite Camille Serme. The World No.5 was in
fine fettle against Joshna Chinappa and, a second game defeat aside,
prevailed in a fairly routine win.
Elsewhere, Alison Waters and Amanda Sobhy have set up a repeat of
their recent J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions quarter-final clash
after they rose to respective wins over Dipika Pallikal and Olivia
Blatchford. Sobhy won the pairís last meeting in New York and, after
overtaking Waters in this monthís world rankings, will be hoping for
a similar result in Pepper Pike.