Live from Squash-Club Saint-Cloud, Jérôme Elhaïk, Romuald Flandrin and Paul Orlovic reporting (no matches in Jeu de Paume this morning)

Tuesday’s order of play: 3-2-1


Pool C


Malaysia v Australia: 3-0

This awaited fixture started with a very entertaining match between debutant Sivasangari Subramaniam – Asian Junior Champion – and Christine Nunn. It was a great battle all the way through but the 17-year old showed great composure in the crucial moments. The next match was a clash of styles between Delia Arnold’s pace and the tricks of veteran Rachael Grinham. The first two were close and the Malaysian number 2 will certainly be glad to win in 3. Malaysia had therefore already won and Nicol David finished the job with a great display against Donna Urquhart.

Sivasangari Subramaniam bt Christine Nunn: 3-1 (12-10, 9-11, 15-13, 11-8) – in 51 min


Delia Arnold bt Rachael Grinham: 3-0 (11-9, 11-9, 11-7) – in 36 min

Nicol David bt Donna Urquhart: 3-0 (11-8, 11-4, 11-5) – in 25 min

Peter Genever (Malaysia’s coach): “Very happy with the way the girls played today. Beating the Aussies 3-0 is a great result. Sivasangari handled the pressure very well. (One to watch for the future?) Of course, she’s already showing some good signs. Delighted with Delia’s match as well, we wouldn’t necessarily think she’d win 3-0 because Rachael Grinham is such a tricky player. She kept the pace up and got her tactics right. We have Austria tomorrow so I am not thinking about the quarter finals yet. But I might catch some of the Hong Kong v France tie (their two future potential opponents) if time allows.

Netherlands bt Austria: 3-0


Tessa Ter Sluis bt Sabrina Rehman: 3-0 (11-5, 12-10, 11-6) – in 21 min

Milou van Der Heijden bt Sandra Polak: 3-0 (11-2, 11-6, 11-3) – in 18 min

Natalie Grinham bt Birgit Coufal: 3-0 (11-2, 11-5, 11-3) in 15 min

Natalie Grinham: “The first two days went as we expected. Milou played very well yesterday (against Delia Arnold), she could have won this match. Yes I think it’s showing she’s going in the right direction, I hope so anyway! (she is not only her coach in the national team but also in her individual career). I like being the team manager as well as a player. Of course I get the final say but we make the decisions together and I always listen to the girls.

In Squash Jeu de Paume:



Pool A

Egypt bt New Zealand: 3-0

Omneya Abdel Kawy bt Emma Millar: 3-0 (11-9, 11-9, 11-7) – in 21 min

Raneem El Welily bt Amanda Landers-Murphy: 3-0 (11-5, 11-8, 11-2) – in 39 min

Nour El Sherbini bt Megan Craig: 3-0 (11-6, 12-10, 11-3) – in 22 min

India bt Mexico: 3-0

Sunayna Kunuvilla bt Dina Anguiano : 3-0 (11-9, 11-9, 11-7) – in 21 min

Dipika Pallikal Karthik bt Sarah Lopez: 3-0 (11-4, 11-7, 11-7) – in 22 min

Joshna Chinappa bt Diana Garcia: 3-0 (11-7, 11-8, 11-8) – in 25 min