World No.3 Camille Serme is through to the quarter finals of her home tournament, the Open de France – Nantes, after defeating fellow Frenchwoman Coline Aumard in the second round.
In the first match at this brand new venue at the Chateau des ducs de Bretagne, the pair put on a good show for the paying French crowd, who had come to see their countrywomen play well.
Despite a quick start for Aumard, the World No.3 took control through the middle part of the first game, and she was able to go to take it 11-6.
The second was slightly easier for the 2019 British Open and World Tour Finals finalist, as she allowed her compatriot to score just four points, wrapping up the victory in 22 minutes.
Serme will now face England’s Millie Tomlinson in the last eight of the event, with the pair facing off on the glass court on Wednesday evening.
“Yesterday, I saw her play against Melissa [Alves], and she was volleying a lot, so I tried to prevent that, and also, made sure I played deep on her forehand, as yesterday, she was so good on the backhand,” Serme said.
“Also, just wanted to play my shots, relax, and take the opportunity when it presented itself. It was not easy today, as I was pretty nervous, especially when I entered the arena because I have never seen that many people for my first match of a tournament before.”
“It is full! Everyone told me about this tournament and to play here at home. I just want to be able to play all week and hopefully I can keep up the momentum for the rest of the week.”
Result – Women’s Second Round: Open de France – Nantes
 Camille Serme (FRA) bt Coline Aumard (FRA) 2-0: 11-6, 11-4 (22m)