R1: Olivia Fiechter (Usa) 3-0 Menna Nasser (Egy) 11-4, 11-6, 11-6 (21m)
A solid win for USA’s Olivia Fiechter to deny the hosts their first winner …
“It felt great.”
“All of us are feeling some nerves after three months off of not playing events. I just wanted to get out there and enjoy it, enjoy competing again and I’m really happy I was able to put together a good performance.
“I moved back to Philadelphia during quarantine, I was in New York before training with my coach Peter Nicol but now, I’m back home with the parents which is fun – sometimes! I’m training with Graeme Williams there as well and I just have an awesome team around me, I’m very lucky. It’s been great, we’ve mainly been open, there was a period around Christmas when we were closed. We’ve been playing in masks so it’s really great to get out and compete without a mask on.
“Menna is a great player and has great skills with the racket, I really just wanted to get out there and put pressure on her, play at a fast pace. I’m feeling good, moving well and ready for the next round.”
🗣 "I just wanted to get out there and enjoy it, enjoy competing. I am really happy I was able to put together a good performance."@OliviaFiechter1 made her way through to the second round after spending just 22 minutes on court!#BlackBallOpen #squash pic.twitter.com/ZfJ8qLHnj0
— PSA World Tour (@PSAWorldTour) March 12, 2021