Raneem El Welily
(Egy) 3-1 [Q] Line Hansen (Den)
Raneem struggles through
"Line played a lot
better than last time we met, and she really put me under pressure
and made me work hard to fight back.
Dipika Pallikal 3-2
Camille seemed a bit short
physically at the end of the second, that seemed to confirm itself
in the 3rd where she relaxed for a second and let Joey right back in
the match again. Long rallies, intense, and truly a good match to
Last year I lost in
the first round, 3/2 against Tesni, and this is the most prestigious
event of the calendar, so I want to do really well here. I have been
training really hard back home to be ready. But I also changed a few
things in my game, and that will take a little while to get into
"No, I was not tired
from the season! Since Chicago, we had only the Europeans.
[Q] Delia Arnold (Mas)
3-0  Alison Waters (Eng)
Huge upset for Delia
I’m happy to finally,
finally get through this year!
 Nour El Sherbini
(Egy) 3-2 Heba El Torky (Egy)
Sherbini Survives, Siyoli Shocks
you play the top girls, they are so good at being consistent and
imposing their game plan while you are waving and out. And Jenny is
not only a very experienced player, but also so good at mixing her
 Tarek Momen (Egy)
3-1 [wc] Adrian Waller (Eng)
Tarek works it out
"He took me by
surprise in the beginning. He was picking up the pace which I didn't
expect, and it was a real battle for two games, and at the start of
the third, I'm just happy to be able to get through that."
"If I was to play a
normal basic game, Cameron would kill me in 15 minutes. So we
basically we both trying to do the opposite. I was trying to pick up
the pace, play short while he was trying to play more basic squash
to get control of the middle. It was more of a tactical game than a
Karim Abdel Gawad 3-2
Gawad gets through
Joelle King 3/0 [Q]
So nice to see Joelle smacking the ball around and finding those little ridiculously close to the tin volley drop shots… She is fit, she is strong, she is hungry… Lookout Hull, here she comes…
I was just excited
today, no pressure or nerves today, just excited to be back on court
competing with the top girls, that’s why I do that job, it’s to
compete with the best players in the world.
Vicktoria Lust 3-0
Omneya Abdel Kawy
Gouna, Omneya’s Dad passed away suddenly, and I guess the Egyptian
lady didn’t have much the heart to train or play squash.
I felt good out there,
I had a basic game plan, but actually, I thought best to just play
"It wasn't so much the
ourt, I just couldn't get the pace at the start. She came out
so fast, I couldn't get into what I wanted to do, I was just hanging
around the back wall for the first two games!
 Laura Massaro
(Eng) 3-1 Joshana Chinappa
David and Massaro tested
Nouran Gohar 3-1
Today I was a bit
nervous, I was the favourite on paper, and it was my first time
playing Sam, I didn’t know how to play her really, a bit of a
[Q] Donna Urquhart
(Aus) 3-2  Nour El Tayeb (Egy)
End of the season flatness for Nour El Tayeb, who today just didn’t have the energy to counteract a very hungry Donna, back from surgery a few months back…
It took a lot of hard
work to come back from last year’s surgery. You take so long to get
back where you were before even thinking of improving your game! I
got a lot of help from my coach David Palmer, and it was such a fast
track to have him helping me instead of me doing it on my own.
Did you see how well
he played??? He really played the perfect game to p… frustrate me.
He was playing so tight, I couldn’t attack, he made me play the
shots he wanted me to play. And you cannot believe that somebody
like him, not the tallest player on the tour, can volley that well.
He just volley with the end of the racquet, to perfection!
Mazen Hesham (Egy) 3-2
[Q] Leo Au (Hkg)
A remarkable performance from Leo
Au, I never saw him play not only that well, but such a great
squash. It was such an entertaining match, where the HK boy truly
played the game to frustrate Mazen, who as we all never NEVER ever
gets nervous, tense or excited!!!
[Q] Tom Richards (Eng)
3-1 Daryl Selby (Eng)
This was horrible. I
hated every second of it. He was on one leg, and was fighting with
such determination. I don’t think I played badly the first two
games. But I only clinched the first game, and lost the second.
Anybody else, I would have thought, make it hard for him, and that
will do the trick. But I have seen him being injured, and still beat
good players whereas he was truly struggling.