Gohar downs Perry in U.S. Open opener!

"I'm delighted with my result today to make the 2nd round. I love the US Open. It's a great event", Nouran Gohar said after the victory.

Most of the game on the opening day of action in the Women’s Delaware Investments U.S. Open at Drexel University in Philadelphia have ended in favour of the higher ranked players.

The biggest upset was made by the unseeded Egyptian teenager Nouran Gohar defeated seasoned campaigner Madeline Perry, the 37-year-old 9th seed from Ireland, 11-2, 11-6, 11-9. The 17-year-old from Cairo will celebrate her 1st appearance in the event’s second round by taking on Waters.

1st round (top half of draw):
[1] Nicol David (MAS) bt [Q] Samantha Teran (MEX) 11-6, 11-5, 11-4 (32m)
[12] Rachael Grinham (AUS) bt [Q] Habiba Mohamed Ahmed (EGY) 11-3, 11-9, 3-11, 11-7 (37m)
[16] Nicolette Fernandes (GUY) bt [Q] Aisling Blake (IRL) 11-5, 12-10, 11-5 (34m)
[6] Low Wee Wern (MAS) bt Joey Chan (HKG) 11-5, 14-12, 7-11, 11-6 (46m)
[3] Raneem El Welily (EGY) bt [Q] Samantha Cornett (CAN) 11-7, 7-11, 12-10, 11-7 (41m)
[10] Omneya Abdel Kawy (EGY) bt Emily Whitlock (ENG) 12-14, 11-6, 11-9, 13-11 (60m)
Nouran Gohar (EGY) bt [9] Madeline Perry (IRL) 11-2, 11-6, 11-9 (31m)
[5] Alison Waters (ENG) bt [Q] Salma Hany Ibrahim (EGY) 11-9, 11-8, 11-3 (29m)