R2: Tesni 2-0 Cristina – Iker 2-0 Lucas

[3] Tesni Evans (WAL) 2-0 Cristina Gomez (ESP)  11-6, 11-2 (18m)
[6] Iker Pajares Bernabeu (ESP) 2-0 Lucas Serme (FRA)  11-8, 11-5 (39m)


I’ve been injured for four months, I injured myself at the end of the Windy City Open in Chicago, I pulled my Achille’s and that took that long to recover, after I was told it would take one month. So mentally, it was pretty hard.

I only started playing 3 weeks ago, I’ve been pushing hard, and to be honest today, my goal was to finish the match! I was very nervous, I hadn’t been on court for all that time, and I was very tired at the end of the first game.

Chuffed to win in 2, I wasn’t expecting that, as I played a few practice matches, I lost all of them, I was feeling very slow. But today, I was moving very well, and I’m so happy as my aim to manage to play injury free, which was not the case up to now: yes no yes no…

Today I managed to play pain free, and I got to finish the match, and win! Amazing.

Tomorrow, glasscourt, late match, 10pm, so plenty of time  to recover!


“First time I have ever played her I think, I have seen her at the Europeans [Individuals and Teams Championships]. She is a tricky opponent, good hands and makes it really tough because she moves the ball around well.

“It has been a hard summer! A lot of us are in the same boat, I took a short break after the Commonwealth Games and then straight back into a few weeks of training. I am feeling pretty good and hoping for a better season than last year.

“I have heard so much about this event, so this year I knew I had to play here. The people are so nice and the venue looks awesome. I went down last night to have a little watch, and that gave me motivation to get through. They are exposing squash to another level, the fans love it, and the atmosphere is something I love. They’re doing great things for the game and I can’t wait to get out there!”