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PSA World Champs - Day Two: As It Happens

Round two of the 2018-2019 PSA World Championships presented by the Walter Family takes place today as the battle continues in Chicago.

There's plenty of action throughout the day to enjoy, with all round two matches distributed between three venues in Chicago – Union Station, MetroSquash and the University Club of Chicago.

Matches from the glass court inside Union Station will be live on SQUASHTV (rest of world), Eurosport Player (Europe only) and Facebook (excluding Europe and Japan).

There will also be live streams from both courts at MetroSquash and you can follow the live scores from the University Club of Chicago and all venues.

Union Station Schedule

MetroSquash – Court 2
12:00 [7] Laura Massaro (ENG) v Coline Aumard (FRA)
12:45 [L] Youssef Ibrahim (EGY) v [14] Ryan Cuskelly (AUS)
14:00 [26] Nadine Shahin (EGY) v [9] Alison Waters (ENG)
14:45 Campbell Grayson (NZL) v Leo Au (HKG)
17:00 [18] Joey Chan (HKG) v [14] Joshna Chinappa (IND)
17:45 [7] Paul Coll (NZL) v Cameron Pilley (AUS)
19:00 Borja Golan (ESP) v Ben Coleman (ENG)

MetroSquash – Court 5
12:00 [30] Rowan Elaraby (EGY) v [12] Annie Au (HKG)
12:45 [9] Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY) v Chris Simpson (ENG)
14:00 [15] Victoria Lust (ENG) v [21] Emily Whitlock (ENG)
14:45 [8] Marwan ElShorbagy (EGY) v Gregoire Marche (FRA)
17:00 [6] Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG) v [20] Yathreb Adel (EGY)
17:45 Joel Makin (WAL) v Youssef Soliman (EGY)
19:00 Liu Tsz-Ling (HKG) v [10] Tesni Evans (WAL)
19:45 Adrian Waller (ENG) v Mazen Hesham (EGY)

University Club of Chicago – Schedule
12:00 [16] Salma Hany (EGY) v [L] Melissa Alves (FRA)
12:45 Alan Clyne (SCO) v [6] Miguel Rodriguez (COL)
14:00 [25] Fiona Moverley (ENG) v [8] Nouran Gohar (EGY)
14:45 [16] James Willstrop (ENG) v [L] Victor Crouin (FRA)
17:00 [4] Joelle King (NZL) v [23] Mayar Hany (EGY)
17:45 Mohamed Reda (EGY) v [13] Fares Dessouky (EGY)
19:00 Lisa Aitken (SCO) v [5] Camille Serme (FRA)
19:45 [11] Saurav Ghosal (IND) v Lucas Serme (FRA)

Massaro and Au set up round three clash

Laura Massaro eased through to the third round of the PSA World Championships presented by the Walter family, after she defeated Frenchwoman Coline Aumard in straight games.

After a tight first game, the World No.7 was able to pull away in the latter stages to take the early lead. She then won the first seven points of the second game, maintaining her advantage to move 2-0 in front.

The third was much the same to start with, as the Preston-based Massaro did most of the early running. However, Aumard fought back to tie the game at 8-8. Massaro went on to win the third 11-9 to advance through to the third round.

On the other court at MetroSquash, the match between Rowan Elaraby and Annie Au went all the way to a fifth and deciding game.

The Egyptian, who still wears goggles on court due to being a junior, took the lead in the match twice, at 1-0 and 2-1.

However, the No.12 seed was able to fight back, and took the final two games with ease, winning both 11-1, to advance through to the third round.

Au and Massaro will be first on the glass court on Day 3 of the World Championships, starting at 12pm.

[7] Laura Massaro (ENG) bt Coline Aumard (FRA) 3-0: 11-6, 11-2, 11-9 (26m)
[12] Annie Au (HKG) bt [30] Rowan Elaraby (EGY) 3-2: 7-11, 11-5, 4-11, 11-1, 11-1 (42m)

El Tayeb Dominant Against Mickawy

Egypt’s World No.4 Nour El Tayeb was in dominant form as she eased past compatriot Zeina Mickawy to reach the last 16 of the PSA World Championships.

Number three seed El Tayeb has strong form in Chicago, after clinching the Windy City Open title here last season, and the Egyptian showed no signs of slowing down as she comfortably put World No.28 Mickawy to the sword in 23 minutes.

The World No.4 took nine points without reply to get off to a rapid start, eventually taking the first game for the loss of just two points. From then on it was all El Tayeb as she closed out an 11-2, 11-6, 11-4 win.

El Tayeb will now face French qualifier Melissa Alves after she claimed a huge win over Egypt’s Salma Hany to advance in Chicago.

“I felt good,” said 25-year-old El Tayeb.

“I like the court. I feel like it hits the ball well – it’s not too bouncy or too dead and obviously I had a bit of an advantage because I played here yesterday, Zeina didn’t. So, obviously that plays a bit part, but I thought I played well and I felt sharp throughout the whole match.

“Starting tomorrow all of the players have glass court experience and I don’t think in the later stages, I don’t care about that. I’m in the third round, I’m playing well and I’m very happy.”

[3] Nour El Tayeb (EGY) bt [31] @ZeinaMickawy (EGY) 3-0: 11-2, 11-6, 11-4 (23m)

Alves Claims Big Win Over Hany

French qualifier Melissa Alves secured the biggest win of her career after taking out Egypt’s World No.13 Salma Hany to reach round three in Chicago.

Alves – who qualified for the tournament after winning the Val de Marne in December – has enjoyed a formidable week in Chicago at her first PSA World Championships and added to that by scalping Hany 11-7, 9-11, 11-6, 11-7 at the University Club of Chicago.

The French player will take to the glass court inside Union Station for the first time tomorrow when she takes on El Tayeb for a place in the quarter-finals.

“It was my best performance on Tour and it’s good that it happened in my first World Championships,” said the 25-year-old.

“I was feeling good today, it was a great match with Salma and of course she is a top player. I was just feeling it today, my shots were going in and I was feeling good. My coach and teammates were there and it was just the perfect day for me today.

“I only really started to tour this season in September and I’ve been working really hard with my coach back home and I’ve had a good few weeks. I lost in the final at Nationals to Camille [Serme] and then I’ve reached the third round here in Chicago, so it’s great.

“I hope I keep playing well, I’ll be on the glass court for the first time tomorrow against Nour El Tayeb, the number three seed, and I couldn’t wish for anything better than this it has been a great week so far.”

[L] Melissa Alves (FRA) bt [16] Salma Hany (EGY) 3-1: 11-7, 9-11, 11-6, 11-7 (38m)

Momen Advances in Chicago

Egypt’s World No.3 Tarek Momen advanced through to the last 16 in Chicago’s Union Station after defeating England’s Tom Richards by an 8-11, 11-2, 11-4, 11-9 scoreline.

World No.21 Richards – who defeated Spain’s Edmon Lopez in RD1 – got off to an impressive start to take the first game, with Momen producing some uncharacteristic errors.

However, the Egyptian soon showed why he is ranked No.3 in the world as he battled back in the second, in a complete shift of momentum, to draw level. From then on, Momen continued to put pressure on the Englishman and was able to close out an 8-11, 11-2, 11-4, 11-9 hard-fought victory.

“It was a mixture of him playing really well at the beginning and I was a bit flat I think,” said the 31-year-old following his victory.
“I hit eight or nine tins which is unbelievable, he had me work for most of them but there were a few easy ones and I had to regroup in the second.

“I had a discussion with my coach, and we felt like I needed to up the pace a bit and my ‘T’ position, so I could control the middle of the court and I felt like I did that pretty well in the second and third.

“In the fourth I started to feel it a bit and I was very happy to push through with the last few points and squeeze a few errors and get the win in the end.

“I’m very happy with the way I have been performing so far this season. I have had consistent results and a few tournament wins, which has been missing for a few years, and I am at my highest ranking – No.3 so I have a lot to be proud of. I’m always looking to win one big title, so when I am in big tournaments, like this, that is my aim now.”

[4] Tarek Momen (EGY) bt Tom Richards (ENG) 3-1: 8-11, 11-2, 11-4, 11-9 (42m)

Abouelghar, Cuskelly and Rodriguez all book their round three place

The first two men’s games at MetroSquash went all the way to five, with both lasting more than 70 minutes.

Mohamed Abouelghar was pushed all the way by Chris Simpson, but the World No.9 was able to get over the line in the fifth.

The Englishman took the first game 13-11, only for Abouelghar to bounce back and take a 2-1 lead. Simpson levelled the match by winning the fourth, but the Egyptian took the fifth game at a canter to win the match 3-2, advancing to the third round.

Also on at the same time were Youssef Ibrahim and Ryan Cuskelly, a match which also went the distance, after a first game tie-break.

Ibrahim took the first 15-13, but Cuskelly turned the match around to lead 2-1. The Egyptian then won the fourth as the match started to get heated.

It would be the Aussie that took the victory, though, battling through a tough fifth game to book his place in the third round.

At the University Club of Chicago, Miguel Rodriguez moved into the third round with a dominant display of squash over Scotsman Alan Clyne.

The Colombian won all three games to win the match, and book his place on the glass court.

“I knew it was going to be a tough match. He is very tough physically and I think he gave his best to beat me today but I was really focussed and I am very happy with my performance,” Rodriguez said after winning.

“I have seen the glass court in pictures and it looks terrific. I can not wait to be there, it looks amazing. Being in that court is going to be spectacular for me and it is something special for the players to perform at this venue.”

[9] Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY) bt Chris Simpson (ENG) 3-2: 11-13, 13-11, 11-8, 8-11, 11-5 (71m)
[14] Ryan Cuskelly (AUS) bt [L] Youssef Ibrahim (EGY) 3-2: 13-15, 11-9, 11-6, 8-11, 11-9 (84m)
[6] Miguel Rodriguez (COL) bt Alan Clyne (SCO) 3-0: 11-7, 11-7, 11-5 (47m)

Waters and Lust fly through to third round

Englishwomen Alison Waters and Victoria Lust both won their second round matches in straight games to move through to the last 16.

Waters came up against Nadine Shahin, but only needed 20 minutes to beat the Egyptian.

The World No.9 got into her stride early in the match, and conceded just six points over the course of the first two games.

The third game was closer, going all the way to 9-9 before Waters broke clear to take it, and win the match.

Fellow Englishwoman Victoria Lust is through to the third round as well, after she beat compatriot Emily Whitlock.

Lust took just over half an hour to complete the job, winning in straight games over the No.21 seed.

At the University Club, Nouran Gohar eased to victory over Fiona Moverley in less than half an hour.

The Egyptian, who is the World No.8, beat the No.25 seed in straight games, winning 12-10, 11-4, 11-4.

“Fiona is a very talented player, and if she volleys everything, she is going to put it in a place where it is hard to retrieve,” Gohar said after winning.

“I think I played her once, two years ago in Chicago. I am happy with my performance and it was a tricky one for sure.

“When I saw the pictures, I got very jealous that I was not playing on it. The glass court was real motivation for me to win my match, and I cannot wait for tomorrow’s match in the beautiful venue.”

[9] Alison Waters (ENG) bt [26] Nadine Shahin (EGY) 3-0: 11-4, 11-2, 11-9 (20m)
[15] Victoria Lust (ENG) bt [21] Emily Whitlock (ENG) 3-0: 11-5, 11-7, 11-7 (31m)
[8] Nouran Gohar (EGY) bt [25] Fiona Moverley (ENG) 3-0: 12-10, 11-4, 11-4 (28m)

Reigning World Champion Raneem El Welily powered past compatriot Hania El Hammamy in straight-games in round two at the glass court inside Chicago’s Union Station.

It was the first meeting between the pair on the PSA Tour and it was World No.1 El Welily who found her range quickest to rattle off the points and take an early lead against her younger compatriot, who defeated Lee Ka Yi yesterday.

El Welily continued to impress as she booked her place in the last 16 where she will take on England’s Alison Waters for a place in the quarter-finals.

“That’s the first time I have played Hania,” said El Welily following her win.

“We play together a lot back home because we train together with the same coach, Haitham Effat, so we play a lot, but never on Tour and how different being at a tournament.

“She’s a fantastic player, she’s got a great future ahead of her and I’m just happy to be through in three today.

“I was trying to move her around, but she was reading everything so well, so I had to stick to the back a bit more before finding my shots at the front again, but all credit to her for playing so well.”

[1] Raneem El Welily (EGY) bt [17] Hania El Hammamy (EGY) 3-0: 11-5, 11-7, 11-9 (35m)

ElShorbagy, Willstrop and Au advance to third round

Leo Au came through against Campbell Grayson in straight games at MetroSquash, to advance to the third round of the World Championships.

The New Zealander took Au to tiebreaks in the first two games, but the man from Hong Kong was able to see them out in the first two points of each.

The third game was much easier for Au, who only allowed Grayson two points in the game, taking it to win the match 3-0 and book his place in the third round.

Marwan ElShorbagy overcame Gregoire Marche in a tussle lasting just under an hour.

The Frenchman took the opening game, but ElShorbagy bounced back to level the match after two games.

The World No.8 then went on to win both the third and fourth games to take the victory, and advance to the glass court in the third round.

James Willstrop overcame young Frenchman Victor Crouin down at the University Club.

After the former World No.1 took the opening game, the junior battled back to make it 1-1.

However, from there, the Englishman was able to take the match away from Crouin, winning it in under an hour to book his place in the last 16.

Leo Au (HKG) bt Campbell Grayson (NZL) 3-0: 12-10, 12-10, 11-2 (45m)
[8] Marwan ElShorbagy (EGY) bt Gregoire Marche (FRA) 3-1: 4-11, 11-8, 11-8, 11-6 (56m)
[16] James Willstrop (ENG) bt [L] Victor Crouin (FRA) 3-1: 11-6, 9-11, 11-5, 11-3 (52m)

ElShorbagy Title Defence Continues

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World No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy ensured his title defence continued at the PSA World Championships with a 3-1 win over Mexico’s Cesar Salazar.

The Mexican – who defeated twin brother, Arturo, yesterday – got off to the perfect start against the defending World Champion as he denied ElShorbagy two opportunities to take the lead.

However, the momentum swung in the favour of the Egyptian in the second with ElShorbagy levelling the scores by an 11-4 scoreline, as Salazar seemed to lack the intensity he held in the first game.

The match soon became a tighter affair once again, however, as ElShorbagy was made to work hard to close out the match, eventually taking it by a 10-12, 11-4, 11-8, 11-8 scoreline.

“He has beaten me once before,” said the 28-year-old.

“So, he’s obviously someone who knows how to beat me and I knew it was going to be tough from the first point. He had a very good start in the first game and I played catch up and I thought we played a high-quality four games. It could have gone either way, but luckily it went my way and I’m really happy to be through.

“Yesterday I was following some of the scores and seeing the seeded players go out and it just makes all of the higher seeded players more nervous the day after.

“Anything can happen and I knew with Cesar today that since he beat me before that my turn could have been today. I felt sharper than yesterday and sometimes when you get harder matches at the start of the tournament then it can make you sharper.”

[1] Mohamed ElShorbagy (EGY) bt Cesar Salazar (MEX) 3-1: 10-12, 11-4, 11-8, 11-8 (55m)

El Sherbini Eases Past Nunn

Egypt’s World No.2 Nour El Sherbini was in formidable form to ease past Australia’s Christine Nunn and reach the third round of the PSA World Championships.

There was no stopping a rampant El Sherbini – who has two World Championship titles to her name – as she comfortably despatched the Australian – who defeated Egypt’s Mariam Metwally yesterday – by an 11-2, 11-4, 11-6 scoreline in 24 minutes.

El Sherbini will now face either Amanda Sobhy or Olivia Blatchford Clyne for a place in the quarter-finals.

“It’s my first time ever playing against Christine,” said the two-time World Champion.

“She had a good win yesterday, so today I’m sure she wanted to come and play well and do the same. I needed to make sure that I played my game and got used to the court more.

“We’re playing in a new venue, so you try to get used to everything. It’s a new experience when there’s train announcements while playing and it’s important for me to prepare with a good game plan and get better match after match.”

[2] Nour El Sherbini (EGY) bt Christine Nunn (AUS) 3-0: 11-2, 11-4, 11-6 (24m)

Perry pushes past Adel, Chan and King also through

Sarah-Jane Perry continued her winning return to the court, with a four-game victory over Yathreb Adel.

The World No.6 lost the first game on a tiebreak, and had to battle back to level the game with a tiebreak victory of her own.

She then won the third and fourth game to beat the Egyptian and book her place in the third round of the World Championships.

Also at MetroSquash, Joey Chan knocked out the No.14 seed Joshna Chinappa in the second round, beating the Indian in straight games.

The Hong Kong player came flying out of the traps, and eventually took the first game on a tiebreak.

The second and third games were more routine for Chan, who won both 11-7, to secure her spot in the last 16.

At the University Club, Joelle King battled for over an hour against Mayar Hany, eventually winning the match in five.

The New Zealander lost the first game on a tiebreak, before bouncing back to conformably win the second and level the match.

She then went 2-1, before losing out on another tiebreak, as Hany levelled the match. King went on a wonderful run of points in the final game to take it away from the Egyptian, with the World No.4 advancing to the third round.

“Tough match, coming through it in five against Mayar. She is one of the up and coming players who I have already had some tough battles with over the years,” King said.

“I play my best when I am relaxed and I think I let all the nervous energy go away from my body, so that helped to put a bit more pressure back on her.

“I haven’t actually seen it in person yet, but it looks amazing. Locations like this and TOC, I am always really excited to get out there and play.”

[6] Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG) bt [20] Yathreb Adel (EGY) 3-1: 12-14, 12-10, 11-6, 12-10 (49m)
[18] Joey Chan (HKG) bt [14] Joshna Chinappa (IND) 3-0: 12-10, 11-7, 11-7 (28m)
[4] Joelle King (NZL) bt [23] Mayar Hany (EGY) 3-2: 12-14, 11-2, 15-13, 12-14, 11-3 (65m)

Farag Moves Past Asal

Egypt’s soon-to-be World No.1 Ali Farag made light work of compatriot and World Junior Champion Mostafa Asal to book his place in round three of the PSA World Championships.

Farag is aiming to get his hands on the prestigious trophy for the first time in his career and showed that he was in strong form in Chicago as he eased past Asal in straight-games.

The young Egyptian and Farag played out a tough battle in Cairo at the Black Ball Squash Open in December, but this time around the experience of Farag on the big stage proved to be too much for Asal.

Farag will now face either England’s Adrian Waller or compatriot Mazen Hesham for a place in the quarter-finals.

“He’s the World Junior Champion for a reason,” said the 26-year-old.

“He’s playing with a lot of confidence coming off the back of the British Junior Open and I had to be on my metal from the first point. We played in Cairo and it was not easy at all, especially in the second game – he had multiple game balls, so I knew what to expect and I had to be solid from the very beginning. I’m very happy with my performance and the result.”

[2] Ali Farag (EGY) bt Mostafa Asal (EGY) 3-0: 11-1, 11-4, 11-2 (26m)

Coll beats Pilley, Dessouky and Makin also through to third round

Paul Coll came away with a victory from his second round class over Oceanic rival Cameron Pilley.

The Kiwi won the game in just under 50 minutes, taking victory in straight games over Pilley.

Coll, the World No.6, has booked his place in the third round, and will play on the glass court on Tuesday afternoon.

On the other MetroSquash court, Welshman Joel Makin came through a titanic battle against Youssef Soliman.

Makin, who had to retire from the Tournament of Champions in January, won the first game, before being pegged back by the Egyptian.

He also won the third, with Soliman then winning the fourth game to level it at 2-2. There was a stoppage in the fifth, for a blood injury to the Egyptian’s left elbow, but it did not disrupt the flow of Makin, who secured victory to advance to the last 16.

As he continues his return from injury, Fares Dessouky has moved through to the third round of the world Championships.

The Egyptian, who spent 14 months on the sidelines, overcame compatriot Mohamed Reda at the University Club of Chicago.

He went one game down, after Reda won the first on a tiebreak, but Dessouky then reeled off three straight games to win the match and secure his passage to the last 16.

“I haven’t been there yet, but watching it on TV, it looks amazing, so I hope to go there quickly and to play my best,” Dessouky said of Union Station.

“I was a bit nervous today, but actually he played really well. It was a tough match but I am really happy that I won in the end. I started enjoying my squash more on court.”

[7] Paul Coll (NZL) bt Cameron Pilley (AUS) 3-0: 11-6, 11-9, 11-5 (48m)
Joel Makin (WAL) bt Youssef Soliman (EGY) 3-2: 11-6, 7-11, 11-8, 9-11, 11-7 (82m)
[13] Fares Dessouky (EGY) bt Mohamed Reda (EGY) 3-1: 10-12, 11-4, 11-3, 11-7 (44m)

Sobhy Beats Compatriot Blatchford Clyne

World No.10 Amanda Sobhy came out on top in the battle of the Americans against compatriot Olivia Blatchford Clyne to book her place in round three in Chicago.

The American duo have faced each other have faced each other six times previously on Tour, with Sobhy claiming five of those victories. However, it was Blatchford Clyne who started the brighter out of the pair to take the first game.

An evenly matched second game went in the favour of New York-born Sobhy to level the scores, before the American No.1 fully hit her stride in game three to take the lead by the loss of just a single point.

Sobhy was then able to wrap up the encounter courtesy of a 6-11, 11-7, 11-1, 11-6 scoreline in 34 minutes.

She will now face two-time World Champion Nour El Sherbini for a place in the quarter-finals.

“It’s never easy playing your teammate,” said 25-year-old Sobhy.

“64 players in the draw and of course you draw your teammate. We’ve grown up playing against each other and it’s never easy. She had no pressure on her and I probably had a bit more pressure on me and she came out firing.

“It was a bit more dead tonight then it was last night, I think the temperature has dropped quite a bit, so it was a bit of a lob-drop game and not very many long rallies, but I’m really happy to get through and make it through to the next round.

“I was rallying it too much down her forehand side, where she is deadly so I tried to play to my strengths and fortunately I did that and it worked.”

[11] Amanda Sobhy (USA) bt [19] Olivia Blatchford Clyne (USA) 3-1: 6-11, 11-7, 11-1, 11-6 (34m)

Serme sails through, Evans excels and Golan advances

World No.5 Camille Serme booked her place in the third round in Chicago, after comprehensively beating Lisa Aitken.

The Frenchwoman was in complete control throughout, giving away just 15 points in the match.

She took an 11-2, 11-5, 11-7 victory, and she will feature on the glass court on Tuesday afternoon.

“Very happy to win in three. I have known Lisa for a long time and I know she is in good form. She has been playing really well, so I was looking for a big match,” Serme said of her win.

“I am super excited to be playing on the glass court. I am going to enjoy the venue as a spectator first tomorrow, and then get ready for Tuesday.”

Tesni Evans is through to the third round of the World Championships, after beating Liu Tsz-Ling in the last 32.

The current British Nationals Champion fell behind early on, as Liu won the first game on a tiebreak, 10-12.

From there, though, Evans reigned supreme. The No.10 seed won the next three games, dropping just 13 points, to advance to the third round.

Spaniard Borja Golan also made it through to the last 16 of the World Championship this evening.

He overcame a tricky challenge from Ben Coleman, beating the Englishman in four games.

Golan took a 2-0 lead, before Coleman took victory in the third game. The Spaniard won the fourth, though, to advance through to the third round.

[5] Camille Serme (FRA) bt Lisa Aitken (SCO) 3-0: 11-2, 11-5, 11-7 (29m)
[10] Tesni Evans (WAL) bt Liu Tsz-Ling (HKG) 3-1: 10-12, 11-4, 11-3, 11-6
Borja Golan (ESP) bt Ben Coleman (ENG) 3-1: 11-5, 11-6, 4-11, 11-7 (53m)

David’s farewell dream lives on

Malaysia’s eight-time World Champion Nicol David was in formidable form as she downed England’s Millie Tomlinson in straight-games to reach the last 16 in Chicago.

The former World No.1 announced last week that she would retire at the end of this season and David made sure that she made her final World Championships last as she comfortably put Tomlinson to the sword in 28-minutes.

The last time the two players met saw Tomlinson claim a shock win over the Malaysian icon in Hong Kong last year, however, David made sure that lightening didn’t strike twice as she found her range quickly to dispel the Englishwoman by an 11-5, 11-4, 11-7 margin.

She will now face France’s Camille Serme for a place in the quarter-finals.

“Millie played well in the last one,” said the 35-year-old.

“I knew she was going to come out strong, so I had to step up my game and be more consistent and stay focused and I really played well today to beat Millie in three. I was really pleased with that match.

“You just know in your gut that you need to find that time and now it’s about enjoying these moments in a great venue and being at a $1 million prize event is huge for me too.

“After playing the way I played, I just want to be happy and fresh and anything goes when you step on that court and I’m just hoping for the best.”

[13] Nicol David (MAS) bt [24] Millie Tomlinson (ENG) 3-0: 11-5, 11-4, 11-7 (28m)

Ghosal and Hesham advance to the third round

Saurav Ghosal is through to the third round of the World Championships, after he beat Lucas Serme.

The Frenchman took the World No.11 to a tiebreak in the first game, but Ghosal was able to win out 13-11.

The second and third games were easier for the Indian to put his stamp on, and he advances to the third round on the glass court on Tuesday.

After beating Diego Elias in the first round, Adrian Waller was unable to recreate the heroics in his second round match.

He lost out to Egypt’s Mazen Hesham, who battled back from going a game down to win the match.

Waller won the first game 11-7, but the Egyptian won the next three games to take victory, and move through to the third round of the tournament.

[11] Saurav Ghosal (IND) bt Lucas Serme (FRA) 3-0: 13-11, 11-6, 11-8 (48m)
Mazen Hesham (EGY) bt Adrian Waller (ENG) 3-1: 7-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-4 (49m)

Rösner Secures RD3 Berth

Germany’s World No.4 Simon Rösner secured his place in the last 16 of the PSA World Championships courtesy of a straight-games win over England’s Richie Fallows.

Rösner was in dominant form to take the first two games, before holding off a fightback from Fallows in the third to close out the victory by an 11-3, 11-5, 11-9 margin.

The German will now face Spain’s Borja Golan for a place in the quarter-finals.

“It’s not easy to play so late,” said the 31-year-old.

“You have to keep the tension in your body all day compared to if you play in the afternoon, but you just have to get on with it and make the best of it.

“I think I did well and I’m happy with the crowd that stayed to watch. I think I have played both rounds well so far. It just got a bit edgy at the end of the third game, he just seemed to find his rhythm at the end, and I’m glad to get off in three.”

[3] Simon Rösner (GER) bt Richie Fallows (ENG) 3-0: 11-3, 11-5, 11-9 (38m)