Thursday, November 16, 2017

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At $140K Women's Hong Kong Open 2017, Hong Kong China

[R1] (11) Joshna Chinappa (IND,14) bt (Q) Hollie Naughton (CAN,32) 11-5, 8-11, 11-5, 8-11, 11-6 (46m)
[R1] Dipika Pallikal Karthik (IND,20) l (13) Nour El Tayeb (EGY,8) 4-11, 4-11, 8-11 (17m)

[R2] (11) Joshna Chinappa (IND,14) l Nouran Gohar (EGY,5) 8-11, 11-7, 8-11, 11-9, 1-11 (50m)

Joshna stretched WR #5 Nouran Gohar to five games in the second round ... Before that, she needed five games to beat Canadian qualifier ... Dipika failed to challenge El Tayeb in a one-sided loss.

At $165K Men's Hong Kong Open 2017, Hong Kong China

[Q1] Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu (IND,69) bt (4) Karim Ali Fathi (EGY,33) 18-16, 11-5, 11-3 (51m)
[Q2] Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu (IND,69) bt Youssef Soliman (EGY,56) 11-8, 11-8, 3-11, 11-5 (59m)

[R1] (Q) Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu (IND,69) l Paul Coll (NZL,9) 11-9, 3-11, 5-11, 1-11 (44m)
[R1] Saurav Ghosal (IND,21) l (Q) Declan James (ENG,35) 9-11, 6-11,9-11 (49m)

I expected a better result from Saurav with his recent form but he lost in the straight games against British qualifier ... Harry qualified for the main draw with back to back upset wins over higher ranked Egyptian players and in the main draw he took WR #9 Paul Coll to four games.

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