R3: Nouran 3-0 Tinne, Nour El Sherbini 3-0 Jasmine

[1] Nouran Gohar (EGY) 3-0 Tinne Gilis (BEL)  11-4, 11-5, 11-8 (36m)
[2] Nour El Sherbini (EGY) 3-0 Jasmine Hutton (ENG)  11-6, 11-3, 11-7 (25m)

A pretty straight forward performance from Nouran, on fire tonight I thought. If Tinne was trying her best, Nouran was always at the front, killing the ball as much humanly possible…. 4/3 7/3, 11/4 in 6m.

The heavy legs Tinne must be feeling after her week in Nantes became a bit lighter once she started moving and getting used to the court. If the score doesn’t say much, those two battled out 13m, and Nouran was starting to feel a bit the pressure.

The third is the closest, with the Belgium giving it a big push,from 5/1, 8/3 down, she clawed back to 7/9, before the Egyptian closed the game and match, 11/8 in her second attempt, 13m last game.

Very very little errors from both girls, just Tinne on the last two points….


“I’m really happy with this performance today. Tinne is obviously a very dangerous player, I had to be up for it and I’m glad about the way I played. It’s always good to spend less time on court and keep the body fresher!

“The Pyramids is my favourite venue and I always like to go back there. It inspires me in a way and I get the best squash out of me at the Pyramids so I’m really excited for it.”


“It was a good win. I’m just trying to get back into the mood of matches, It was my first time playing Jasmine and it’s hard to expect anything. She’s just won the British Nationals, but I tried to be ready and I’m happy with the way I played.

“Playing another quarter-final after winning 3-0 is something good to make me feel fresh and ready. I can’t wait to see what’s going to happen for the rest of the tournament.

“The Pyramids is one of the most amazing venues to ever play on and it’s the biggest tournament for us and the best so I’m definitely excited to be playing there.”