Cristina Gomez (ESP) 2-0 [WC] Elise Romba (FRA) 11-1, 11-7 (18m)
Millie Tomlinson (ENG) 2-0 Saskia Beinhard (GER) 12-10, 11-7 (27m)
Very contrasting matches for that session, with Cristina not letting the French girl in the match at all in the first game, a bit more density in the second, but truly Spanish domination, while Millie was trading behind in the opener, clinching the first game, then managing to contain the always dangerous Saskia.
“I felt really comfortable on court. It is my first time playing the best-of-three format, so it was quite strange. I went 1-0 up, and then realised if I won the next game, I knew that was it,” Gomez admitted.
“The first match is always difficult. I know her game well, and she knows my game too. The first game, I dominated every point, but at times in the second, she was better than me! In the end, though, I won the game so I am really excited for tomorrow and to aim to keep going!”
I’m honestly just super happy to be here especially having Nantes as my first tournament, it’s nice a lovely city. Really happy to play in the event. Now, physically I’m fine but happy it’s BO3!
Obviously not in my best form but happy to get back on court, and I think I actually improved in the match just by playing. I found a better length, and started moving a bit better and I hope I’ll get better and better every match.