R2: Tinne 3-2 SJ

Tinne Gilis (Bel) 3-2 [6] Sarah-Jane Perry (Eng) 11-7, 11-13, 7-11, 11-2, 11-7 (64m)


To be fair, I thought I was in control, in the first game, and also in the second, 10/7. I had a few “bad decisions”, it was maybe in my head, it was my fault because I let it affect me. And I ended up losing that game. And as you know, 2/0 or 1/1 is completely different.

Then I slipped in the 3rd, that was something also that was in my head, and SJ was playing very well. I was down in the last two games, I knew what I had to do, it was all about executing it and staying calm.

I’m happy I had Greg (Gaultier) in my corner, so happy he is here, he was following both Nour and myself at the same time, I think he lost nearly all his hair watching both of us going to 5 today…

But thank God we finally got the job done.

The day after, against Farida, I heard a lot of talking but it was at the same time than my match, so I don’t know what happened. I’ve played her a couple of times, I’ll have to focus on myself, my squash , stay calm and hopefully more than today!