The first round in Hong Kong always used to be played on one day, and what a busy day that was. These days it’s split, offering players, spectators (and us!) a more relaxing experience – until the actually get on court, that is.
After no upsets but a couple of scares yesterday it’s the turn of the players in the bottom half of the draw to see if they can make the last sixteen.
On the men’s side six of the eight qualifying slots were in the bottom half, so any upsets today are likely to be big ones, while in the women’s draw the HK crowd will have three of their players to cheer on.
Men’s Round One (bottom):
13.30 CC Hisham Ashour (Egy) v Ong Beng Hee (Mas)
14.15 CC  Amr Shabana (Egy) v [Q] Nafiizwan Adnan (Mas)r
16.30 CC Azlan Iskandar (Mas) v [Q] Gregoire Marche (Fra)r
17.15 CC  Mohamed El Shorbagy (Egy) v [Q] Alan Clyne (Sco)
18.00 C9  Thierry Lincou (Fra) v Stewart Boswell (Aus)
18.45 C9 Tom Richards (Eng) v [Q] Mathieu Castagnet (Fra)
19.30 CC Nicolas Mueller (Sui) v [Q] Tarek Momen (Egy)
20.15 CC  Karim Darwish (Egy) v [Q] Ivan Yuen (Mas)
Women’s Round One (bottom):
15.00 CC  Jenny Duncalf (Eng) v [Q] Lee Ka Yi (Hkg)
15.45 CC  Low Wee Wern (Mas) v [Q] Kylie Lindsay (Nzl)
16.30 C9  Camille Serme (Fra) v Liu Tsz Ling (Hkg)
17.15 C9  Sarah Kippax (Eng) v Emma Beddoes (Eng)
18.00 CC  Raneem El Weleily (Egy) v [Q] Sina Wall (Ger)
18.45 CC  Madeline Perry (Irl) v Dipika Pallikal (Ind)
19.30 C9  Joey Chan (Hkg) v Aisling Blake (Irl)
20.15 C9  Kasey Brown (Aus) v Melody Francis (Aus)
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