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Cleveland Classic Update: Serme and Waters Set Up Final Clash


The 2017 Cleveland Classic, PSA W50 tournament will see top seeds Camille Serme and Alison Waters line-up in a repeat of the 2016 final after both players powered through the field to set up a title decider.

Defending champion Serme, 27, has reinforced her credentials as one of the world’s leading players in recent months, with her J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions and Delaware Investments U.S. Open title wins seeing her surge back into the world’s top five after a six-month hiatus.

The World No.2’s red-hot form shows no signs of abating at present as she failed to drop a game en route to the final, with a routine win over Egyptian qualifier Nadine Shahin leading on to a superb straight games victory over World No.21 Tesni Evans.

Tournament of Champions semi-finalist Sarah-Jane Perry awaited Serme in the last four, but the Frenchwoman prevailed by narrow margins in all three games to vanquish her in-form opponent

Waters, meanwhile, will look to avenge her defeat to Serme in the final of last year’s tournament, with the 32-year-old World No.10 claiming wins over home hope Olivia Blatchford, World No.13 Nour El Tayeb and England’s Emily Whitlock to reach the final.

Waters did win the last meeting between the pair, coming out on top during a five-game battle in the semi-final stage of October’s Carol Weymuller Open.

Results – First Round: 2017 Cleveland Classic
[1] Camille Serme (FRA) bt [Q] Nadine Shahin (EGY) 3-0: 11-7, 11-5, 11-4 (20m)
[8] Tesni Evans (WAL) bt [Q] Fiona Moverley (ENG) 3-2: 11-13, 11-8, 11-5, 6-11, 11-5 (61m)
[7] Victoria Lust (ENG) bt Liu Tsz-Ling (HKG) 3-0: 11-8, 11-5, 12-10 (23m)
[3] Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG) bt Mariam Metwally (EGY) 3-0: 11-8, 11-5, 11-7 (24m)
[4] Joshna Chinappa (IND) bt [Q] Hollie Naughton (CAN) 3-0: 11-9, 11-4, 11-5 (26m)
[5] Emily Whitlock (ENG) bt Line Hansen (DEN) 3-1: 11-7, 9-11, 11-5, 11-2 (39m)
[6] Nour El Tayeb (EGY) bt [Q] Hania El Hammamy (EGY) 3-0: 11-8, 11-6, 11-3 (28m)
[2] Alison Waters (ENG) bt Olivia Blatchford (USA) 3-0: 11-6, 11-9, 11-2 (29m)

Quarter-Final Results
[1] Camille Serme (FRA) bt [8] Tesni Evans (WAL) 3-0: 11-4, 16-14, 11-6
[3] Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG) bt [7] Victoria Lust (ENG) 3-0: 11-4, 11-8, 11-6
[5] Emily Whitlock (ENG) bt [4] Joshna Chinappa (IND) 3-0: 11-8, 11-5, 11-5
[2] Alison Waters (ENG) bt [6] Nour El Tayeb (EGY) 3-1: 13-11, 7-11, 11-9, 11-5

Semi-Final Results
[1] Camille Serme (FRA) bt [3] Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG) 3-0: 13-11, 11-9, 12-10
[2] Alison Waters (ENG) bt [5] Emily Whitlock (ENG) 3-0: 11-6, 11-8, 11-6

Draw – Final
18:30 [1] Camille Serme (FRA) v [2] Alison Waters (ENG)

You can watch the final LIVE from 18:30 local time (GMT-5)!

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