R2: Nour El Tayeb 3-0 Mariam Metwally

[5] Nour El Tayeb (EGY) 3-0 Mariam Metwally (EGY)  13-11, 11-4, 11-2 (26m)

Next opponent: Satomi Watanabe

A little scare for Nour at the end of the first game, she received treatment from PSA physio Derek Ryan, for a little twitch in her right glute but nothing bad, “it’s age Fram,” she smiled…

Nour : “Mariam fires the ball in all the time and it takes time to adjust and accept that I’m going to be outplayed often. Luckily I won the first game and it gave me a lot of confidence.

“Farida [El Tayeb’s daughter] loves the attention if I’m winning. I don’t win as much as Ali recently, so I was trying to get all the attention I can get from her.

“It’s nice to have Farida watching at the front if she’s staying quiet. To look back and see family gives me bigger meaning and it’s okay to lose points. It’s been nice the last couple of days, and hopefully, I can get onto the glass court next.

“Satomi is playing well. I’m excited to play her. She’s extremely fair. I think she’s too fair, but that’s good, and I hope she stays fair. It’s going to be a good match. I think the court will be good for both of us.”