Kenilworth's Sarah-Jane Perry beats Emily Whitlock to set up all-English Commonwealth Games semi-final

By James Smith

1st Aug 2022 | Squash

Sarah-Jane Perry has won all three of her games 3-0 so far (image by James Smith)
Sarah-Jane Perry has won all three of her games 3-0 so far (image by James Smith)

Kenilworth's Sarah-Jane Perry has taken another step forward in her pursuit of Commonwealth Games gold, after beating Wales' Emily Whitlock to reach the semi-finals.

The 31-year-old showed her class yet again to claim a third consecutive 3-0 victory at the Birmingham 2022 games tonight (August 1).

A silver medalist at Gold Coast in 2018, Perry won her quarter final match over Whitlock 11-6, 11-6 and 11-6, rounding the tie off in 28 minutes.

She had already beaten Malaysia's Yiwen Chan and Jade Pitcairn to reach the last eight.

Perry, who is yet to lose a single game at the tournament, will face Team England teammate Georgina Kennedy in the semi finals at the University of Birmingham Squash Centre tomorrow night (August 2).

According to the Professional Squash Association World Tour website, world number six Perry has never beaten Kennedy, with the world number eight winning both of their previous encounters.

Kennedy came out on top 3-1 when the two met in the final of the final of the Cleveland Classic at the end of January this year.

The two will take to the show court at 5.45pm on Tuesday.

A watch party is set to be hosted at Kenilworth Tennis, Squash & Croquet Club during the game.


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