Open de France 2019 : SEMI-FINALS

[1] Camille Serme (Fra) 3-0 [5] Hania El Hammamy (Egy)              11-4, 11-7, 11-8 (35m)
[3] Amanda Sobhy (Usa) 3-1 [2] Sarah-Jane Perry (Eng)     15-13, 11-5, 5-11, 11-6 (46m)

[3] Joel Makin (Wal) 3-2 [6] Gregoire Marche (Fra)       8-11, 6-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-7 (95m)
[2] Paul Coll (Nzl) 3-0 [5] Zahed Salem (Egy)                                  11-9, 11-5, 11-8 (40m)

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SEMI-FINALS : Serme through to home soil final

France’s Camille Serme is through to the final of the Open de France after she beat Egypt’s Hania El Hammamy in a convincing three-game performance at the Chateau des ducs de Bretagne, taking the victory in 35 minutes, to the rapturous applause of the partisan crowd.

Serme will play United States No.1 Amanda Sobhy in the final after the American overcame England No.1 Sarah-Jane Perry in a four-game battle at the Chateau.

In the men’s draw, Welshman Joel Makin made it through to the final after coming from two games down to beat home favourite and three-time champion Gregoire Marche in a 95 minute marathon.

Makin will play New Zealand’s Paul Coll in the final after the World No.6 got the better of Egypt’s Zahed Salem in the last match of the night.

Semi-Final Match Reports

Paul too solid for a Zahed in full progression…

Paul too solid for a Zahed in full progression…

One of those matches where the score doesn't reflect the match, with Paul under a heck of a pressure from a truly impressive Zahed... ...
Amanda closes it in 4 against SJ…

Amanda closes it in 4 against SJ…

In their last encounter in Weymuller, Amanda was up 2/0 and lost it, so today, she made sure she closed it before a decider... ...
Grégoire just couldn’t sustain Joel’s pace at the end..

Grégoire just couldn’t sustain Joel’s pace at the end..

A huge match and a second heartbreak for the French crowd in two days, as Marche bows 3/2 while being 2/0 up.... ...
The Panthere didn’t give the Gazelle a chance….

The Panthere didn’t give the Gazelle a chance….

Camille Serme never let a nervous Hania El Hammamy a chance to get into the match and eases into the final.... ...