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HKFC International 2015 (Women)

HKFC International 2015
Women's Draw
25-30 May
Happy Valley, Hong Kong, $25k
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Round One
26 May
28 May
29 May
30 May
[1] Annie Au (Hkg)
11/1, 11/4, 11/5 (23m)
[wc] Carmen Lee (Hkg)
Annie Au
11/5, 6/11, 11/8, 11/9 (43m)
Joey Chan
Annie Au
9/11, 12/10, 11/6, 11/9 (48m)
Joshana Chinappa
Annie Au
11-7, 8-11, 9-11,
11-4, 11-8 (63m)
Habiba Mohamed
[5] Joey Chan (Hkg)
 12/10, 11/2, 11/4 (19m)
[Q] Choi Uen Shan (Hkg)
[7] Delia Arnold (Mas)
12/10, 11/2, 11/4 (24m)
Liu Tsz-Ling (Hkg)
Delia Arnold
11/5, 11/7, 11/8 (37m)
Joshana Chinappa
[4] Joshana Chinappa (Ind) 
9/11, 11/8, 11/3, 11/7 (37m)
Deon Saffery (Wal)
[Q] Latasha Khan (Usa)
11/4, 12/10, 11/2 (25m)
[3] Jenny Duncalf (Eng)
Jenny Duncalf
11/8, 11/6, 11/8 (38m)
Milou van der Heijden
Jenny Duncalf
11/9, 11/9, 11/3 (32m)
Habiba Mohamed
Milou van der Heijden (Ned)
 6/11, 13/11, 11/3, 4/11, 11/7 (50m)
[8] Misaki Kobayashi (Jpn)
[Q] Ho Tze-Lok (Hkg)
 12/10, 11/6, 11/8 (29m)
[6] Habiba Mohamed (Egy)
Habiba Mohamed
11/7, 12/10, 11/7 (32m)
Rachael Grinham
[Q] Chloe Mesic (Fra)
11/7, 11/6, 11/8 (23m)
[2] Rachael Grinham (Aus)

Women's HKFC International 25, Happy Valley, Hong Kong
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Qualifying Finals:
[1] Latasha Khan (Usa) 3-0 Li Sum Yin (Hkg) 11-4, 11-2, 11-2 (14m)
[3] Chloe Mesic (Fra) 3-1 Ho Ka-Wing (Hkg) 11/3, 11/9, 13/15, 11/0 (35m)
Ho Tze-Lok (Hkg) 3-0 [4] Siti Munirah Jusoh (Mas) 11/5, 11/3, 11/1 (18m)
Choi Uen Shan (Hkg) 3-0 Cheng Nga Ching (Hkg) 11/4, 11/1, 11/7

Qualifying Round One:
[1] Latasha Khan (Usa) Bye
Li Sum Yin (Hkg) 3-1 Jannis Lam (Hkg) 3-11, 11-8, 11-9, 11-3
Ho Ka-Wing (Hkg) 3-1 Tang Yan Yi (Hkg) 11-7, 11-6, 8-11, 11-7
[3] Chloe Mesic (Fra) 3-1 Lui Hiu Lam (Hkg) 11-7, 9-11, 11-4, 11-2
[4] Siti Munirah Jusoh (Mas) 3-1 Tin Yan Lau (Hkg)  11-5, 11-6, 10-12, 18-16
Ho Tze-Lok (Hkg) 3-0 [han Ho-Ching (Hkg) 11-5, 11-5, 11-5
Choi Uen Shan (Hkg) 3-0 Ho Ka Po (Hkg) 11-5, 11-6, 11-4
Cheng Nga Ching (Hkg) 3-0 [2] Zulhijjah Binti Azan (Mas) 11-5, 11-6, 11-5

Annie Gets Her Home Run

Hong Kong squash star Annie Au fulfilled her top billing in the Women's HKFC International 25 - and delighted the home crowd at Hong Kong Football Club in Happy Valley when she held off the challenge of Egyptian teenager Habiba Mohamed in today's final of the WSA International 25 event to win the biggest WSA World Tour title of her career.

Mohamed, the No.6 seed who celebrated her 16th birthday during the event this week, pulled off mighty upsets against second seed Rachael Grinham and third seed Jenny Duncalf to claim her unexpected place in the final.

And the teenager looked on course to carve out a third successive giant-killing act when she led world No.11 Au, the top seed, 2/1.

But, spurred on by the home crowd, the calm left-hander dropped just four points in the fourth to draw level - then maintained the upper hand through the decider to win 11-7, 8-11, 9-11, 11-4, 11-8 after 63 minutes.

The triumph makes Au the first home winner of the HKFC title - and takes her career Tour title haul to 11.

Annie On Course For Home Hong Kong Title

Local star Annie Au is on course to become the first home winner of the Women's HKFC International 25 after seeing off Asian rival Joshana Chinappa in today's semi-finals of the WSA International 25 squash event at Hong Kong Football Club in Happy Valley, Hong Kong.

Left-hander Au, the top seed, defeated the fourth seed from India 9-11, 12-10, 11-6, 11-9 in 48 minutes to reach her first Tour final of the year, but the 19th of her career.

"The last time we played was in the HK Open in 2013 and Joshana beat me in five games, so I was expecting a very tough match," said Au later. "The match could have gone either way, I was pretty lucky at crucial times tonight, and especially happy with my concentration.

"I'm now going to watch the second semi-final before going home for some rest and some good food, and to prepare for tomorrow. I'm very pleased to have won today with Joshana playing so well in recent months."

The 26-year-old world No.11 will now face surprise opponent Habiba Mohamed, the sixth seed from Egypt who celebrated her 16th birthday today.

The Alexandria teenager continued her giant-killing run in the event by dismissing experienced No.3 seed Jenny Duncalf, the former world No.2 from England, in straight games.

Mohamed stunned second seed Rachael Grinham, the former world champion from Australia, in the opening round.

Mohamed, now in her fifth Tour final, will line up against Au for the first time in the final.

Milou Masters Misaki In HKFC Upset

Unseeded Dutch player Milou van der Heijden produced the only upset in today's first round of the Women's HKFC International 25 when she defeated eighth seed Misaki Kobayashi to secure an unexpected place in the quarter-finals of the WSA International 25 squash event at Hong Kong Football Club in Happy Valley, Hong Kong.

Ranked three places ahead of the reigning Dutch champion, Japanese number one Kobayashi opened up a one-game lead over van der Heijden.

But the world No.40 from Eindhoven fought back to establish a 2/1 lead - then recovered from losing the fourth to close out the match 6-11, 13-11, 11-3, 4-11, 11-7 in 50 minutes.

"Beat Misaki Kobayashi (Jap) in the first round today," the victorious 24-year-old told her Twitter followers. "Happy to win in five. Tomorrow I play former world no. 2 Jenny Duncalf (Eng) in the quarterfinal!"

Duncalf, the third seed denied 42-year-old Latasha Khan a place in the last eight when she beat the US qualifier 11-4, 12-10, 11-2.

Local stars Annie Au and Joey Chan will meet in the next round to ensure Hong Kong interest in the semi-finals. Top seed Au beat compatriot Carmen Lee 11-1, 11-4, 11-5, while Chan, the fifth seed, also took out a fellow countrywoman in a 12-10, 11-2, 11-4 defeat of qualifier Choi Uen Shan.