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Qualifying begins at HKFC

 TODAY at the Hong Kong Open - Daily Reports
21-Aug, Day ONE:
Qualifying begins at HKFC
just two home wins and one upset ...


A busy opening day, with four courts in use for eight sessions. Plenty of home interest, with 9 HK players in each qualifying draw.

There was a good start for the home players as Tong Tsz Wing beat 9th seed Christine Nunn in the opening match, with Liu Tsz-Ling following shortly afterwards as she won the first 15 points of the match on the way to beating Egypt's Mena Nasser.

Those were to be the only two Hong Players to progress though, and the only upset, as for the rest of the day the higher-ranked players all asserted their authority.

Other notable matches included Bubble Liu playing well to take the first game off Amina Yousry, and Low Wee Wern coming through a tough four games against Misaki Kobayashi in a repeat of their clash here in May.

The last women's match of the day was the longest as Milou van der Heijden finally saw off Vanessa Chu - who had a great run in qualifying here last year - in five games, much to her own relief her opponent's dismay.

There were no upsets at all - and no home players progressing either- in the men's draw.

As usual there were a mixture of comfortable wins for the seasoned pros against young locals, some tougher wins against some of those Hong Kong players who have played in the draw in a few times, and a couple of pro-v-pro encounters that were much, much tougher.

Among that last group was Nicolas Mueller's win over India's Harinderpal Sandhu, the Swiss needing all five games to progress, and Lucas Serme's tough four games against James Huang, the newly-married Frenchman adding to the list of tough Hong Kong draws for the Taipei number one.

Women's Results


Men's Results

20-Aug, Day Zero:
Ready for the off in Hong Kong


The 2016/17 season kicks off with a bang as qualifying for the Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong Kong Open gets under way at Hong Kong Football Club.

There will be two days of qualifying on HKFC's unique all-glass courts, three days of main draw rounds one at two at Hong Kong Squash Centre, and three days of Quarters/Semis/Finals at Hong Kong Park Sports Centre (joined to the Squash Centre, same venue as the last two years) at the end of which we'll have our first major winners of the new season.
 

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