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 D


Hong Kong bt Germany: 3-0

Tong Tsz Wing bt Franziska Hennes: 3-0 (11-2, 11-3, 11-6) – in 27 min


Joey Chan bt Sharon Cyra Sinclair: 3-0 (11-9, 11-7, 11-4) – in 27 min

Annie Au bt Sina Wall: 3-0 (11-7, 11-4, 11-5) – in 20 min

Japan bt Spain: 2-1

This fixture was the first one so far that went to a decider! After getting a sensational win last night in the late shift at Jeu de Paume against Hong-Kong Liu Tsz-Ling, Cristina Gomez backed up today against Satomi Watanabe. In the last match, Xisela Aranda got close to creating a big upset: she had an opportunity to go 2-0 up in a very entertaining second game but could not convert it. She kept fighting after that but her much higher ranked opponent Misaki Kobayashi had the upper hand from there and closed the match in 4. Heartbreaking for Spain who got close to a very big win this morning in Saint-Cloud.

Risa Sugimoto bt Marina De Juan: 3-0 (11-8, 11-4, 11-8) – in 32 min

Cristina Gomez bt Satomi Watanabe: 3-1 (11-7, 11-5, 4-11, 11-3) – in 41 min


Misaki Kobayashi bt Xisela Aranda: 3-1 (4-11, 13-11, 11-6, 11-6) in 42 mns