R1: Joshna 3/1 Haley

[12] Joshna Chinappa (IND) 3-2 Haley Mendez (USA)  9-11, 12-10, 8-11, 11-6, 11-6 (49m)


“I think I was a bit nervous in the beginning and Haley played really well.

“That’s probably one of the best I’ve seen her play. Everything went well for her, and today it was just about hanging in and taking it point by point. I think I was a little lucky towards the end.

“This is one of the biggest tournaments in our calendar and everyone is looking to play their best over here and me as well. I probably thought a little bit too much about it, but I calmed down in the fourth and the fifth and found my game after that.

“I’m very excited to play in front of the Pyramids. It’s one of the best venues in the world to play at. Luckily I have a rest day so I can recover and I’ll start thinking about the match tomorrow.”