R1: Rachael 3/0 Sarah

[24] Rachael Grinham (AUS) 3-0 Sarah Cardwell (AUS) 11-8, 11-9, 11-6 (25m)

Rachael does it again. At 42, it’s her 300th PSA event… She made her debut in the worlds 25 years ago… And she is STILL KICKING ASS… She is my hero. I have no other words to describe it…

I think I just like the strategy of squash… Nowadays, I cannot, wouldn’t dream of competing with the players who are all half my age! I couldn’t win those physical battles.

But I guess that’s why I love squash. You can win with a powerful game, or with a fast game, or with a clever game. I just like the challenge. I like to beat my players strategically. You look at the strength and weaknesses, and you limit their strength, and hit their weakness.

I think all the time, trying to take advantage of every single shot I play, and playing my game….

Last time I played at the pyramids was the last time we were here, 2016, I played Sherbini. That was tough. The conditions were difficult, dusty, not that it would have made ANY difference to be honest! Still I enjoyed every minute of it…