Nour El Sherbini (Egy) 3-2 Melissa Alves (Fra) 5-11, 11-2, 11-3, 2-11, 11-4 (38m)
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“It was an unexpected match for me! It was a bit tough and winning it in five was tricky, but I’m really glad I won this one. It’s tough, Melissa surprised me and I’m happy I’m through.
“It was a bit hard playing on the traditional court and this court is a bit bouncy and a bit dead at the same time. She played yesterday on the same court so she’s used to it more than me. I’m not a big fan of playing the first round on a traditional court. I’m happy I won it, I can close this page and look ahead to the next one.
“She’s a very skilful player and she has good hands. Her short game was very good and, as I said, the court was a bit dead so the short shots don’t bounce back. It was very effective for her.”