Egypt’s Nour El Sherbini produced a superb performance to eliminate World No.4 Camille Serme in the quarter-final of the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions after a brutal five-game battle.
El Sherbini looked to be heading to a comfortable win after dominating the early parts of the fixture to rise into a two-game lead but a resilient Serme dug in to bring the match back to all square. The World No.5 held on though and eventually prevailed with an 11-4, 11-9, 8-11, 8-11, 11-8 victory to move on to the next round.
It was the Frenchwoman though who dictated the tempo in the early part of the third game with her accurate shot placement causing all sorts of problems for El Sherbini and she clawed a game before levelling things up in the next game to send the match into a dramatic finale.
Both players played out a nail-biting conclusion to the match and dipped into their repertoires to hit a range of spectacular winners that elicited numerous excited gasps from the gathered crowd inside New York’s Grand Central Terminal. El Sherbini remained composed to edge out the win and set up a semi-final clash with either 2014 winner Nicol David or compatriot Omneya Abdel Kawy.
Result – Quarter-Final: Women’s J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions 2016
 Nour El Sherbini (EGY) bt  Camille Serme (FRA) 3-2: 11-4, 11-9, 8-11, 8-11, 11-8 (74m)
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