R1: Yathreb 3/0 Lisa

[15] Yathreb Adel (Egy) 3-0 Lisa Aitken (Sco)  11-5, 11-3, 11-6 (21m)

“I’m very happy to start with a strong win,”

“It means so much that we are having the World Championship here in Egypt. I get to see my parents watching me and to be playing again at the amazing venue by the Pyramids would be the best thing ever.
“It’s overwhelming, all of us Egyptians when we were younger used to go and watch Barada used to play at that venue and I always thought that one day I would grow up and play there, so it’s a dream coming true. I’m taking it one step at a time and hopefully I can do well at this tournament.

“There have been ups and downs so far, but it’s good to get going and the more you play, the more you train it keeps you focused. There is stuff I need to be working on, but I’m happy with how it’s going so far.”