R2: Yathreb back from the dead to deny Nada

[15] Yathreb Adel (Egy) 3-2 [32] Nada Abbas (Egy) 7-11, 11-13, 13-11, 13-11, 11-9 (67m)

“Nada is a very talented player and I knew that she would go for it,”

“She has got good results in the last few tournaments. The first two games I couldn’t really find my length and I was just giving her shots around the ‘T’ area and that’s her strength because she could just attack it. I think there were some bad calls and it got a bit physical and I wasn’t concentrating on my game, I was focusing on the decisions and that started to affect me.

“I realised in the third game that I had to be focused and no matter what give my best because it’s the World Championship and you don’t get an opportunity to be playing in front of the Pyramids every day. I just tried to be mentally strong and I just kept it one point at a time and I’m glad to close it out in the end.

“I was a bit nervous today because I wanted to play in front of the Pyramids so much to the point that I stressed myself out. I think one of the motives was to win to play there and that fired me up in the end to do it and I’m so happy I made it.”