R1: Raneem 3/0 Sana

[1] Raneem El Welily (Egy) 3-0 [wc] Sana Ibrahim (Egy)   11-4, 11-6, 11-4


“It’s the first match of the tournament, I’m always nervous with that one, I’m trying to get the emotions sorted and get used to the vibe and the atmosphere.

“I was a bit up and down, but I’m getting here hopefully. I’m very pleased with the way I managed things around me today and hopefully tomorrow I can keep up the momentum.

“Sometimes there are nerves, sometimes I’m more motivated. It’s an emotional feeling [playing a World Champs on home soil] but I’m trying to keep positive and energised.

“These are exciting times from squash in Egypt, so I’m happy to be home.

“I’m looking forward to that [appearing in front of the Pyramids] but I’m just here now thinking about what I just did and what I should be doing to get to tomorrow’s match and hopefully I get through.”