Reigning world champions Egypt made the perfect start to their title defence as they swept Switzerland aside 3-0.
World No.1 Nouran Gohar got the side off to a perfect start with a 3-0 win in just 18 minutes against Switzerland’s Cindy Merlo, before Nour El Tayeb and Hania El Hammamy finished the job with 3-0 wins of their own.
A  EGYPT 3-0 SWITZERLAND C12
Nouran Gohar 3-0 Cindy Merlo 11-4, 11-2, 11-3 (18m)
Nour El Tayeb 3-0 Ambre Allinckx 11-1, 11-2, 11-2 (20m)
Hania Hammamy 3-0 Nadia Pfister 11-8, 11-9, 11-5 (24m)
Nouran Gohar said afterwards:
“I’m so happy with my performance and my teammates.
“It’s always great to play the World Teams, especially after we missed it for four years! Now we’re back in Egypt and it’s very special to us. We hope we can make everyone here proud.
“It’s a nice venue here. The organisation has been great, the opening ceremony was very special and everything is really good. I’m happy with this, for sure.”