R1: Hania El Hammamy 3-0 Lucy Turmel

[2] Hania El Hammamy (EGY) 3-0 Lucy Turmel (ENG)  11-4, 11-6, 11-5 (45m)

Next opponent: Melissa Alves

Hania : “It was a very tough match for me. Having not played El Gouna and my last match being a month ago in London losing in five and getting through an injury, it’s definitely not an easy day for me but I tried to prepare myself as much as I can. There were definitely some nerves and I’m happy to get through in three.

“I played against Lucy before but I can’t remember when, so you never know what to expect from someone you’ve not played from such a long time ago. She’s improved a lot since then and I’m happy to get through.

“I’m really excited to be back on court, it wasn’t easy. It’s the first time I’ve missed a Platinum tournament, I’ve never pulled out of one before. It was a new experience for me and a challenging one. I’m glad it was a short time and I was able to recover fast thanks to my team and I’m back on court for the most important event.”