Mendez 3-1 Courtice

Haley Mendez (USA) 3-1 Julianne Courtice (ENG)  11-8, 4-11, 13-11, 11-9 (50m)


I just spent 6 weeks in the UK, so I don’t have any problem with the jetlag…

Julianne and I play for the Gloucestershire League, so we played each other a couple of times I think but not in PSA.

I am really happy to be honest, after everything that has been going on, I realised that there was much more to life than squash, and it allowed me to relax and enjoy the moment whereas before, I would have put a lot of pressure on myself, trying to perform and get the win in those platinum events. It hurt my game, whereas now, I try not to take the match too seriously, and I just enjoy it. Which is nice.

I have been working very hard physically those past months, I feel confident playing a match on a glassback in Egypt! I’m not afraid to play one of more shot, and make her go for her shots, which is her natural game anyway.

Just very grateful to be here really.