R3: Tinne Gilis 3-0 Sarah-Jane Perry

[7] Tinne Gilis (BEL) 3-0 [15] Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG)  11-7, 11-7, 11-3 (26m)

Next opponent: Nour El Sherbini

Belgium’s Tinne Gilis stormed into the last eight of the PSA World Championships for the first time following a comfortable victory over England’s Sarah-Jane Perry.

Gilis’s next opponent will be defending champion Nour El Sherbini after her 11-7, 11-7, 11-3 win over World No.17 Perry.

The majority of the early rallies were quick-fire in nature, with either winners or errors flowing freely from the rackets of both players on a cold court which didn’t offer much bounce on the ball.

Once Gilis started to put some physicality into Perry’s legs, she ran away with the match and she will now go toe-to-toe with the World No.1 as she bids to reach her maiden World Champs semi.

Tinne : “I thought it was going to be more bouncy than it was, so I was prepared for that, but it felt pretty dead. But we’ve learned to adapt to the conditions and that’s what I did. I’m just very happy with the 3-0 victory today for sure.

“If I play Nour, Greg [Gaultier, Gilis and El Sherbini’s coach] will just stay in the middle and not favour either of us. It was the same circumstances in El Gouna and I guess it will be the same in the next round.”