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David and Willstrop new Hong Kong Champions!

It’s Malaysian World Champion Nicol David (pic le) and English World No3 James Willstrop (pic ri) who took the Hong Kong crown this year. As Nicol David beat Egyptian Ranem El Weleily 11-5, 11-4, 11-9 in just 30 minutes, she took her 6th Hong Kong ...

James and Karim for the 1st time in Hong Kong final!

Eyptian 2nd seed Karim Darwish made his 1st Hong Kong final as he beats Malaysian Azlan Iskandar in straight games 11-3, 11-8, 11-2 after just 37 minutes of play. Darwish’s final opponent England’s World No3 James Willstrop profited of the physical ...

Hong Kong: It’s Nicol and Raneem!

World No1 and 5-times Hong Kong Open winner Nicol David ended the run of Hong Kong’s Annie Au after dropping the 1st game with a 9-11, 11-2, 11-4, 11-6 victory to reach her 6th consecutive final. Her opponent, the Egyptian Raneem El Weleily ...

Gaultier and Iskandar against all odds!

As the all-English match between James Willstrop and Peter Barker had a quick end, while Barker had to concede the match after 27 minutes (11-3, 11-8, 3-0 ret.) Frenchman Greg Gaultier (pic le) had to fight for 90 minutes to get Nick Matthew’s ...

Annie Au kept Hong Kong hopes alive!

Only women’s Hong Kong quarter-final match, which does not end in the 5th game was Nicol David’s (MAS) 4-games-victory against English Laura Massaro (11-5, 11-8, 6-11, 11-6). All others had to go the full distance to claim a place into the semis ...

Iskandar downs Shorbagy in Hong Kong!

As world No1 Nick Matthew had to fight for 65 minutes to beat English compatriot Daryl Selby 12-10, 11-7, 11-8, most other seeded players have gone to the quarters. Only 7th seed Egyptian Mohamed El Shorbagy (pic back) did not make it ...

Chan, Wern and Weleily won in Hong Kong!

8 matches and 3 major upset were produced in the 2nd round of the women’s Hong Kong open as 15th seed Joey Chan (HKG) overcame 6th seed Kasey Brown (AUS) 11-8, 11-5, 11-5 and 10th seed Raneem El Weleily (EGY) beat the 4th seed Madeline Perry ...

Beddoes beat Kippax in Hong Kong Open!

In the women’s 1st round action in the Hong Kong Open, it was Emma Beddoes (pic le) who produced the only upset as she beat English compatriot 14th seed Sarah Kippax (pic ri)11-6, 11-6, 2-11, 11-5. 2nd round line up: [1] Nicol David (MAS) v [11] ...
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