Sarah-Jane Perry beats Joelle King to reach NetSuite Open semi-finals

Defending champion Sarah-Jane Perry defeated Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist and second seed Joelle King of New Zealand 7-11 12-10 11-7 11-6 in 42 minutes to progress to the quarter-finals of the 2018 Oracle NetSuite Open in San Francisco, USA.

Joelle King, New Zealand’s World No.4, was on fire during the opener, leaving Perry searching for a way to counter the momentum, and looked to be en route to doubling her lead before Perry mounted a huge comeback late in the second game, saving multiple game balls to overturn the momentum to level the scores.As the third game progressed King’s movement began to falter and Perry made the most of the opportunity to power through and complete a 3-1 win.

“I was being very predictable in the first game,” said Perry. “I’ve never beaten her before but I tried to put that out of my mind before the match. I really enjoy playing here in San Francisco. I’ve done amazingly well here and the title last year was the biggest of my career.  I haven’t looked past this match in the draw, it was a huge match against Joelle. I’d love to do really well again but it’s one match at a time for now and I’m excited for another semi-final now.”

Sarah-Jane Perry will play Annie Au of Hong Kong in the semi-finals of the Professional Squash Association (PSA) World Tour event.

Results - 2018 Oracle NetSuite Open: Women’s Quarter-Finals
[1] Raneem El Welily (EGY) bt [7] Alison Waters (ENG) 3-0: 11-3, 11-6, 12-10 (30m)
[4] Laura Massaro (ENG) bt [6] Nicol David (MAS) 3-1: 9-11, 11-9, 11-9, 11-7 (49m)
[8] Annie Au (HKG) bt [3] Camille Serme (FRA) 3-2: 5-11, 11-8, 9-11, 11-7, 11-6 (55m)
[5] Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG) bt [2] Joelle King (NZL) 3-1: 7-11, 12-10, 11-7, 11-6 (42m)

Draw - Women’s Semi-Finals
[1] Raneem El Welily (EGY) v [4] Laura Massaro (ENG)
[8] Annie Au (HKG) v [5] Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG)

Results - 2018 Oracle NetSuite Open: Men’s Quarter-Finals
[1] Mohamed ElShorbagy (EGY) bt [5] Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL) 3-0: 11-7, 11-7, 11-8 (45m)
[7] Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) bt [3] Tarek Momen (EGY) 3-1: 7-11, 11-6, 11-6, 13-11 (74m)
[4] Simon Rösner (GER) v [6] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) - To be played September 30
[8] Diego Elias (PER) v [2] Ali Farag (EGY) - To be played September 30

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