Hong Kong ITF Women’s Circuit 2015 Week 1 Final Results

Hong Kong duo Jacqueline LAM and Alvina LAI ended their doubles campaign as they were beaten by Chinese pairing KANG Jia Qi and YU Yuanyi  7-6(5) 6-1 in the 2nd round. At the same time Hong Kong’s remaining hope Tiffany WU,  together with her Japanese partner Mihoki MIYAHARA  also experienced a 2nd round exit as they lost to eventual runners-up Emma LAINE and Yukina SAIGO  6-2 6-2.

The doubles trophies belong to 3rd seed HAN Sung Hee and KIM Na Ri of Korea as they recovered from a first set deficit and went on to defeat Emma and Yukina 3-6 6-3 [10-8] in the final.

On the singles side, TIAN Ran triumphed convincingly without dropping a set throughout her campaign. Being seeded 7th in the draw, the Chinese player outlasted 2nd seed Tori KINARD from USA in the semi final by 6-0 6-2, and then managed to defeat Finnish qualifier Emma LAINE 6-2 6-3 in the final. Ran has been one of the favorites of the tournament as she had lifted both the singles and doubles trophies in Hong Kong 2 years ago.

The 2nd week of the Hong Kong ITF Women’s Circuit 2015 starts on 14th Dec.

Written by Raymond Lui

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