Leonel Cardenas (MEX) 2-0  Omar Mosaad (EGY) 11-8, 11-9 (30m)
Nardine Garas (EGY) 2-1  Lucy Turmel (ENG) 13-11, 3-11, 11-5 (35m)
Salma Eltayeb (EGY) 2-0  Cindy Merlo (SUI) 11-5, 11-4 (13m)
A remarkable performance from the young Egyptian, 18 years old and WR76 against up and coming England Lucy Turmel, 22, WR 27. The second game was dominated by the English girl 8/3 when the two girls accidentally collided and Nardine hit the backwall with her knee.
She received treatment for a few minutes, and came back with a no let decision, losing the game in 12m, 11/3, after having taken the first one in 11m.
Last game, a complete domination from the Egyptian, 8/2, 10/4, 11/5 in 8m.
I’m training with Nasr Magdy and my fitness coach is Ahmed Faraghallah. I’ve been working with them for three, four years, and they improved every aspect of my game, physically, technically, mentally.
Today, I was very nervous, I only knew I was in the tournament on Friday! It went sooo fast!!!
I just kept attacking, trying to get rid of my nerves, it’s my first bronze event, my first time in Nantes, my first time playing best of 3my first match in the event, and my first interview with you! It’s my first everything!!!
“I am just excited to play another round here, I’m so happy! I knew I had to be ready, warming up an hour before because best-of-three is intense.
“Since I saw the venue for the glass court, I knew I really wanted to play there! It will be like a dream come true to play on that court.”
“After yesterday, I was a bit sore. I am happy I got the win against Cindy. She beat me last time we played so I am happy I held my game. She is a top 50 player, and that is my aim to be playing amongst the top girls,” she explained.
“She [Nele Gilis] is the No.1 seed, so it will be good to play her. I want to play my best and hopefully playing my best will give me the chance to win the match.”