2023 Reports 2023 Round One

R1: WC Lauren impresses against Sabrina

Sabrina Sobhy (USA) 3-0 [WC] Lauren Baltayan (FRA) 13-11, 11-3, 11-2 (23m)


“Maybe there were nerves for her at the start but then she got comfortable with the glass court and the crowd and started playing some outrageous shots.

“I wasn’t necessarily expecting that at the beginning and all credit to her, she played how any wildcard should play, she was fearless and went for it. She did a great job with it.

“I tried to think about my game a little bit more and I had to step up my intensity a bit, which I was lacking at the beginning of the first. That was about it really, I was just trying to get myself a bit more energised and up for the match.

“I absolutely love Black Ball, it’s always a treat to come here and the players get treated so well. It’s always a comfortable experience, that’s why I keep coming back.”