Tesni Evans, in background, found France's world No 4 Camille Serme too strong in Egypt.

Tesni Beaten On Glass In Egypt After Polished French Display From Serme

Tesni Evans saw her El Gouna International Open challenge ended with a third round defeat to world No 4 Camille Serme.

The double British champ, who had lost her previous seven meetings with the Frenchwoman, was beaten in straight games 11-5, 11-6, 11-9 in 37 minutes.

Evans did lead 6-2 in the third game after a couple of interruptions for a lost ball and then for Serme to change racket when a string broke while warming-up the second ball.

But Serme battled back to take a tight third game against world No 9 Evans who was seeded 10 for this event and playing her first match on the glass court at the Abu Tig Marina.

“I am pretty happy,” said the 30-year-old after booking her quarter-final spot against England’s Sarah-Jane Perry.

“I think I managed to find a better length, and maybe having one more match on the glass court compared to Tesni helped me a little bit,” Serme said.

“In the third, I lost my focus a bit. Tesni played better, she hit the ball harder and found a better length as well, but I lost my focus a little bit.

“I am just very happy that I came back to win in three.”


One thought on “Tesni Beaten On Glass In Egypt After Polished French Display From Serme

  1. Tesni to SquashSite after the match (you might want to check the official site for the event?)

    Camille played well, while I was a bit slow off to adapt to the court as I just come from the back courts.

    I sort of started to get into it in the 3rd, but it was a bit too late at that point against a player of the quality of Camille.

    She outplayed me today, now it’s up to me to go back and understand why and see what I need to do to do better….

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