Hong Kong Wild Card Trio Lose in Opening Round

January 5, 2016: Hong Kong wild cards Ng Kwan Yau, Ki Yan-tung and Eudice Chong were all shown the exit door in the first roun of the US$25,000, ITF Pro Circuit tournament at Victoria Park.

Third seeded Japanese Riza Ozaki knocked out Ng 6-0, 6-1 while Chong went down 6-3, 6-0 to China’s Liu Fangzhou. Ki put up sterner resistance taking her favoured opponent Mayo Hibi of Japan to a tie-break in the secnd set before bowing out 6-1, 7-6(4).

The top seed in Hong Kong is Czech Kristyna Pliskova who is hoping to earn valuable WTA points as she seeks to boost her rankings and join twin sister Karolina in the bid to challenge the top stars in the world. Kristyna is currently ranked 117th in the world and is strongly fancied to win the Hong Kong tournament.

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