2024 Reports Round One

R1: Fayrouz Aboelkheir 3-0 Emilia Soini

Fayrouz Aboelkheir (Egy) 3-0 Emilia Soini (Fin) 11-2, 11-5, 11-8 (21m)

Home favourite Fayrouz Aboelkheir cruised through the opening match of her campaign against Emilia Soini to set up a tie with top seed Nouran Gohar.

Aboelkheir, 18, raced out of the blocks in her first appearance at the Black Ball Open and never looked back, sealing victory through an 11-2, 11-5, 11-8 scoreline in just 21 minutes of action.


“It was a good game and I’m enjoying my game these days. I’m just trying to give my all on court.

“Yes of course [playing on home soil]. It’s my ninth event so I feel it’s easier for me not to catch another flight! It’s great having my family here with me.

“It’s not just about today, it’s about having something different every day that might not work. Also you might have stuff that is working on court, you never know. I just need to focus on everything as I’m playing the former World No.1 tomorrow so I need to give it my all and make everything perfect on court.”