Metwally 3-1 Bunyan

Mariam Metwally (EGY) 3-1 Nicole Bunyan (CAN) 7-11, 11-5, 11-6, 11-9 (37m)


I got surgery on my knee in April, but because of the lockdown, I didn’t start my rehabilitation before July, which was a bit late. The process was slower than normal. I only started to be a few shots in August, I’m working with Andrew Wagih. I didn’t have any kind of real matches coming here so I wasn’t sure I should play, I was aiming to play in December, but my sponsor told me come on, it’s a competition in your country, you cannot miss the opportunity.

So I came here, with no expectation, and when we started playing I saw how fit and fast on my shots she was, and I thought, ah, this is not going to be easy! My head is not completely at the right place at the moment, and I can tell you my family, my fitness coach, are probably very surprised I was able to hold it together physically today!

I’m not the feeling the game yet, I think it’s a lack of matches. But I managed to play at my own pace, and took my shots. It was more of a mental battle than a physical one today, but I managed to do what I wanted to do.