Serme takes Texas Open title!

Camille Serme (FRA) took her 7th WSA title after beating Joelle King (NZL) 11-5, 9-11, 11-8, 11-9 in the final of the Texas Open 2012 (photo: Steve Cubbins, SquashSite)Camille Serme (FRA) took her 7th WSA title after beating Joelle King (NZL) 11-5, 9-11, 11-8, 11-9 in the final of the Texas Open 2012 (photo: Steve Cubbins, SquashSite)

Top seed Camille Serme won her 7th WSA World Tour title after beating Joelle King in the Texas Open final at the previous weekend.

After making short work of Maria Toor Pakay (PAK) and local hope Latasha Khan in the early rounds, the young Frenchwoman beat 3rd seed Samantha Teran of Mexico in the semis to assure her place in the final.

Her final opponent Joelle King of New Zealand, a former Texas Open champion, had similarly quick opening rounds against Deon Saffrey (WAL) and Lucie Fialova (CZE), before claiming a straight-games win over 2nd seed Annie Au of Hong Kong in the semi final.

Just two world ranking places separate the 23-year-old finalists, but it was Serme who took the early initiative in the final and beat King 11-5, 9-11, 11-8, 11-9.

Serme’s seventh WSA World Tour title is her first of the season and will help strengthen her position in the world’s top 10.

Final:
[1] Camille Serme (FRA) bt [4] Joelle King (NZL) 11-5, 9-11, 11-8, 11-9

Semi-finals:
[1] Camille Serme (FRA) bt [3] Samantha Teran (MEX) 11-6, 8-11, 11-9, 11-7
[4] Joelle King (NZL) bt [2] Annie Au (HKG) 16-14, 11-9, 11-7

Quarter-finals:
[1] Camille Serme (FRA) bt [7] Latasha Khan (USA) 13-11, 11-5, 11-4
[3] Samantha Teran (MEX) bt [5] Donna Urquhart (AUS) 11-7, 9-11, 8-11, 11-8, 12-10
[4] Joelle King (NZL) bt Lucie Fialova (CZE) 11-5, 11-1, 11-1
[2] Annie Au (HKG) bt [8] Melody Francis (AUS) 11-2, 11-4, 11-4

1st round:
[1] Camille Serme (FRA) bt [Q] Maria Toor Pakay (PAK) 11-0, 11-3, 11-3
[7] Latasha Khan (USA) bt Victoria Lust (ENG) 11-7, 11-3, 8-11, 11-7
[3] Samantha Teran (MEX) bt Larissa Stephenson (NZL) 11-3, 11-8, 11-7
[5] Donna Urquhart (AUS) bt [Q] Lisa Aitken (SCO) 11-9, 11-6, 11-5
Lucie Fialova (CZE) bt [6] Sarah Kippax (ENG) 11-7, 7-11, 3-11, 11-5, 11-5
[4] Joelle King (NZL) bt [Q] Deon Saffery (WAL) 11-2, 11-3, 11-0
[8] Melody Francis (AUS) bt Olivia Blatchford (USA) 11-8, 11-3, 11-8
[2] Annie Au (HKG) bt [Q] Kristen Lange (USA) 11-6, 11-5, 11-6