R2: Hania El Hammamy 3-0 Melissa Alves

[2] Hania El Hammamy (EGY) 3-0 Melissa Alves (FRA) 11-3, 11-4, 11-7 (29m)

Next opponent: Sivasangari Subramaniam

Hania : “I’m very happy to get through in three. It’s always tough playing against Melissa – she’s a very attacking player, and she hunts the volley a lot. I had to try and keep the ball away from that area, and I tried to pick up balls as much as I could, making it hard for her and playing some rallies. I’m glad I managed to get through in three.

“I watch my opponents before, and you’ve got to have a good game plan. Any player would like to take the middle, so taking position is vital as a squash player. I tried to take the middle as much as I could, as she likes to volley. It was probably a battle of who was going to take the middle better.

“I lost that final [London Classic] against Siva and all credit to her, she was unbelievable all tournament. She deserved that win, but I’m definitely prepared and I know what to expect of the best coming out of her so I know how to prepare myself better than last time. I’m going to watch the match and see what mistakes I made and hopefully in two days’ time I can perform better than last time.”