Sarah-Jane Perry beats World Champion at PSA World Series Finals

Sarah-Jane Perry, represented by internationalSPORTgroup, produced a sensational 9-11 11-9 11-4 victory over World Champion Nour El Sherbini on the opening day of the PSA Dubai World Series Finals in Dubai.
 
Sarah-Jane claimed her first ever win over the World Champion at the fifth attempt with a superlative performance from the 27-year-old seeing her fightback from a game down.
 
El Sherbini took the opener, but Perry - who qualified for the World Series Finals after the greatest season of her career saw her reach the final of the British Open three months ago - refused to be beaten and she came out fighting, taking the next two games to leave El Sherbini needing a win in her next match with Malaysia’s Nicol David.
 
"I’m feeling pretty amazing, I think this is the first time I’ve beaten Nour, but it’s also the first time that I’ve beaten the current World No.1," Perry said. "I’ve earned my place here, especially in the second half of the season and I want to be a contender. If I play well and move well on the day then I believe that I can beat anyone."
 
Sarah-Jane will today play defending champion and compatriot Laura Massaro.
 
The PSA Dubai World Series Finals takes place from 6th to 10th June 6-10 with the tournament match schedule to be announced on Monday 5th June.
 
All of the action will be shown live on SQUASHTV (rest of world) and Eurosport Player (Europe only).
 
For more information, visit: www.worldseriesfinals.com
 
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