Nouran Gohar (Egy) 2-1  Joelle King (Nzl) 11-2, 10-12, 11-6 (46m)
To be honest, I didn’t see Nouran play that well for a long time in the first game. She just outplayed Joelle in all departments, 8/0, 10/1, 11/2 in 8m, the power coming from the racquet of the Terminator absolutely blustering.
All credit to Joelle to come back as she did in the second, not a point between them from 2/2 to the end of the game, 9/9. A huge scream from the Kiwi as she scored a splendid kill drive, 10/9 game ball. The first one was not enough, she needed a second one, 11/10, that she took on a stroke, confirmed, 12/10. 20m game.
Nour gave away 5 points in the game (2 errors, 3 strokes). Joelle, only 3 (3 strokes as well).
The Kiwi looked very good at the start of the third, 3/0. Nouran found the same power in the racquet she had in the first game, and it was nail bitting till 6/6, not a point between them.
Joelle, truly unhappy with Nour’s movement, telling the ref she was blocking her, and even finding herself on the floor after a vigorous contact! From 6/6, it was all about Nouran though – at 9/6, another heavy contact from Nouran’s raquet to Joelle, and an error at 10/6, match to Nouran 11/6, last game 16m.
Well… I’m not sure those two will go and spend their summer holiday together… In other words, no love lost on there tonight….
It was tricky here and it is my first time through to the final here at the World Tour Finals, so I am very happy to be through. I am glad I won today, for sure,”
I felt very comfortable and I knew it was very important to win the first game so I was very focused from the very beginning and I was really happy with the way I dealt with it.
Even in the second game, there were some decisions that didn’t go my way but I am just happy with the way I dealt with it in the third, kept my focus and I am happy to be through.