Camille Serme (FRA) bt Joey Chan (HKG) 3-0: 11-6, 11-5, 11-2 (28m)
Fresh from winning the Cleveland Classic earlier this month, her first PSA World Series title since she lifted the biggest title of her career at the British Open almost a year ago, Camille Serme stormed into the quarter-finals of the Windy City Open courtesy of a comprehensive victory over Joey Chan.
Serme was in complete control throughout proceedings, hitting with intent and finding her lines from the opening exchanges, to leave Chan powerless to put up any real form of resistance as the Frenchwoman soared into the last eight in impressive fashion to set up a mouthwatering match up with Amanda Sobhy.
“I’m happy to be in the quarters and pleased with how I played. My shorts were sharp and think I hit my lines and marks well. I was a bit weary of Joey because she beat Wee Wern in the previous round and also last year I struggled in the British Open against her in the first round.
“I think the fact she was playing for the first time on the glass court played its part.
“The next round will be very tough against Amanda – she’s been playing well. Last time I played her was in Qatar and I won 11-9 in the 5th so I’m expecting a big battle.”