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Camille Serme (left) Yathreb Adel (right)

Women's Worlds: Serme Books Quarters Place

France’s World No.4 Camille Serme ensured a safe passage through to the quarter finals of the Women’s World Championship after she overcame Egypt’s World No.16 Yathreb Adel in straight-games in Cairo, Egypt.

Serme was at her clinical best in the first two games to comfortably build up a two-game lead. Adel, who came through a brutal round two encounter with compatriot Nada Abbas over the weekend, began to come back at Serme in the third but she comfortably dealt with it to secure a place in the quarter final of the event for the seventh successive season.

Serme will now take on Egypt’s World No.11 Hania El Hammamy for a place in the semi-finals.

“I think I was more more precise today than the first match,” said 30-year-old Serme afterwards.

“I found good targets and better rhythm as well, so I’m happy with my performance tonight.

“I’m looking forward to facing Hania. I played her in France in Nantes not so long ago and it was a really good match, so I’m ready for a battle.”

Adel added: “I’m working on a few things at the moment, but I’m finding it difficult to find the right balance on my attacks. For a while I was overdoing it but now I feel I’m becoming too passive.

“I’m at the moment of change where I don’t know how to do what I used to do, and I don’t know how to do the new things yet – it’s rather frustrating.”

Result:
[3] Camille Serme (FRA) bt [15] Yathreb Adel (EGY) 3-0: 11-6, 11-2, 11-6 (28m)

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