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Round One of The Hong Kong Open

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Meanwhile, Chan booked her round two berth courtesy of a 3-1 victory against South Africa’s Alexandra Fuller, winning 11-7, 10-12, 11-2, 11-7 in 38 minutes. Chan’s reward is a second round match against Egypt’s Salma Hany, who received a bye into the second round.
Chan’s was almost joined in the next round by compatriot Liu Tsz-Ling, who took World No.31 Nele Gilis to five, but the Belgian came out on top in the decider to set up a second round match with World No.1 and defending champion Nour El Sherbini.
"I feel relieved,” Gilis said afterwards.
“The last two times we have played was last season and I lost both times. I knew playing her today that it would be tough, it’s her home court and her home crowd so I knew she was going to be strong. I felt edgy through the match and I mentally had to push hard and that helped in the end."
The biggest upset in the women’s draw saw England’s Julianne Courtice overturn a two-game deficit to defeat World No.22 Mariam Metwally on her Hong Kong Open debut.
Courtice, the Manchester-based World No.42, found herself staring down the barrel of defeat after some controlled squash from her Egyptian counterpart. However, she came back to take the third, before fighting back from 8-5 down in the fourth to draw level. The fifth game proved to be a tight battle, but Courtice clinched it on the tie-break to set up a second round fixture with Wales’ World No.9 Tesni Evans.
“It’s my first time in Hong Kong and playing on that centre court, so I was really excited to get on,” said the 27-year-old.
“I had a close first game and first half of the second but it ran away quickly from me. In the third, I just thought I have nothing to lose so might as well just go out and give it my all and then just kept going. I feel like this is a bonus match against Tesni and it’s great to play one of the top 10 players in the world.”
United States No.1 Amanda Sobhy swept past Amanda Landers-Murphy in just 20 minutes  and she will play Hong Kong No.1 Annie Au for a place in round three. England’s Millie Tomlinson is also through to the last 32 after beating Egypt’s Nada Abbas in straight games and she will go up against 10-time winner Nicol David in the next round.
World No.41 Danielle Letourneau was also a surprise winner on day one as the Canadian beat World No.29 Nadine Shahin and her reward is a round two matchup with England’s World No.11 Alison Waters.
The second round begins on Tuesday November 20 when defending champions Mohamed ElShorbagy and El Sherbini begin their tournaments. Matches from centre court will be shown live on SQUASHTV (Rest of World) and Eurosport Player (Europe only) from 12:00 local time (GMT+8).
Result - Women’s First Round: 2018 Everbright Sun Hung Kai Hong Kong Squash Open
Nele Gilis (BEL) bt Liu Tsz-Ling (HKG) 3-2: 8-11, 11-8, 11-8, 8-11, 11-6 (64m)
Amanda Sobhy (USA) bt Amanda Landers-Murphy (NZL) 3-0: 11-4, 11-8, 11-2 (20m)
Julianne Courtice (ENG) bt Mariam Metwally (EGY) 3-2: 11-13, 5-11, 11-8, 11-9, 12-10 (56m)
Zeina Mickawy (EGY) bt Low Wee Wern (MAS) 3-1: 11-9, 12-14, 11-4, 11-7 (44m)
Hania El Hammamy (EGY) bt Sivasangari Subramaniam (MAS) 3-1: 11-9, 10-12, 11-7, 11-8 (43m)
Mayar Hany (EGY) bt Ho Tze-Lok (HKG) 3-2: 15-13, 11-7, 10-12, 8-11, 11-9 (51m)
Milou van der Heijden (NED) bt [WC] Lee Ka Yi (HKG) 3-1: 11-5, 9-11, 11-7, 11-7 (32m)
Fiona Moverley (ENG) bt Tong Tsz-Wing (HKG) 3-1: 11-9, 11-5, 7-11, 11-7 (37m)
Rachael Grinham (AUS) bt Tinne Gilis (BEL) 3-1: 11-7, 8-11, 14-12, 11-5 (37m)
Millie Tomlinson (ENG) bt Nada Abbas (EGY) 3-1: 11-7, 3-11, 11-7, 11-8 (38m)
Danielle Letourneau (CAN) bt Nadine Shahin (EGY) 3-0: 11-5, 11-3, 11-6 (23m)
Emily Whitlock (ENG) bt [WC] Vanessa Chu (HKG) 3-0: 11-6, 12-10, 11-6 (31m)
Yathreb Adel (EGY) bt Haley Mendez (USA) 3-1: 6-11, 11-1, 11-4, 11-6 (25m)
Joey Chan (HKG) bt Alexandra Fuller (RSA) 3-1: 11-7, 10-12, 11-2, 11-7 (38m)
Hollie Naughton (CAN) bt Coline Aumard (FRA) 3-0: 12-10, 6-2 ret. (15m)
Rowan Elaraby (EGY) bt Rachel Arnold (MAS)11-9, 12-10, 12-14, 9-11, 11-3 (53m)
Draw - (Top Half): To Be Played November 20
[1] Nour El Sherbini (EGY) v Nele Gilis (BEL)
Amanda Sobhy (USA) v [10] Annie Au (HKG)
[12] Tesni Evans (WAL) v Julianne Courtice (ENG)
Zeina Mickawy (EGY) v [8] Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG)
[5] Joelle King (NZL) v Mayar Hany (EGY)
Hania El Hammamy (EGY) v [16] Olivia Blatchford Clyne (USA)
[14] Joshna Chinappa (IND) v Milou van der Heijden (NED)
Fiona Moverley (ENG) v [3] Nour El Tayeb (EGY)
[4] Camille Serme (FRA) v Rachael Grinham (AUS)
Millie Tomlinson (ENG) v [11] Nicol David (MAS)
[9] Alison Waters (ENG) v Danielle Letourneau (CAN)
Emily Whitlock (ENG) v [7] Nouran Gohar (EGY)
[6] Laura Massaro (ENG) v Yathreb Adel (EGY)
Joey Chan (HKG) v [15] Salma Hany (EGY)
[13] Victoria Lust (ENG) v Hollie Naughton (CAN)
Rowan Elaraby (EGY) v [2] Raneem El Welily (EGY)
Draw - (Top Half): To Be Played November 21
[4] Camille Serme (FRA) v Rachael Grinham (AUS)
Millie Tomlinson (ENG) v [11] Nicol David (MAS)
[9] Alison Waters (ENG) v Danielle Letourneau (CAN)
Emily Whitlock (ENG) v [7] Nouran Gohar (EGY)
[6] Laura Massaro (ENG) v Yathreb Adel (EGY)
Joey Chan (HKG) v [15] Salma Hany (EGY)
[13] Victoria Lust (ENG) v Hollie Naughton (CAN)
Rowan Elaraby (EGY) v [2] Raneem El Welily (EGY)
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