Mohamed 3-0 Merlo

Farida Mohamed (EGY) 3-0 Cindy Merlo (SUI) 11-5, 11-8, 11-5 (25m)

I feel that Farida picked up the game where she left off: full of self-confidence and power. Cindy never ever stopped trying, the score doesn’t tell the whole story, as often…

Today, Cindy was patient, she didn’t give me any easy points, she kept on trying, and she never stopped. Even 10/2 down in the third, match ball, she came back to 5/10…

I was happy with my concentration today. I don’t think the Corona affected me too much because I used that time to work on things I was not comfortable with. I worked on my fitness, and getting stronger, on playing more winning shots, and also to be more patient, and constructing rallies.

Thanks to my coaches Tameem El Welily, Ahmed Shohayeb, Yousef Hamed, and my fitness coach, Akram El Sobky.