Newsbreak reports that France squash star, Camille Serme, on Tuesday announced her immediate retirement from the game.
Serme is the most successful female French player of all-time and enjoyed an eight-and-a-half-year unbroken spell in the top 10 between October 2013 and April 2022, reaching a career-high of World No.2 in February 2017.
The 33-year-old has captured multiple major PSA titles, with her breakthrough coming at the 2015 Allam British Open in Hull where she downed England’s Laura Massaro to become the first Frenchwoman to win the prestigious trophy.
Further notable success came at the U.S. Open in 2016 and the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions in 2017, before she became a two-time ‘ToC’ champion in 2020, beating reigning World Champion Nour El Sherbini under the chandeliers of the iconic Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall.
Like the British Open, Serme broke new ground at both the U.S. Open and Tournament of Champions, becoming the first female French player to win either title.
Serme made her PSA debut in 2005 and captured 15 titles from 26 finals, while she won 308 of 460 matches on the PSA Tour. Serme’s first triumph came at the 2007 Santiago Open, while her final title came at the 2020 Tournament of Champions.