WSA Macau Open (16-21 Oct’12)
Oct 20, 2012 Leave a comment
Top seeds Joelle King claimed the Macau Open title winning in 5 games against Egyptian Omneya Abdel Kawy, the eighth seed.
The highest-ranked Indian player, Dipika Pallikal, seeded 2, went past beat Liu Kwai Chi of Macao 11-3, 11-2, 11-1 in the first round before going down fighting to Omneya Abdel Kawy. The
Egyptian, who is also on a comeback trail, edged out Dipika in the Quarter Finals 9-11, 11-5, 6-11, 14-12, 11-7.
Joshna Chinappa made a strong impact in the event reaching the semi-finals.Joshna Chinappa after qualifying for the event defeated higher ranked Samantha Teran from Mexico in 4 games. In the quarter final Joshana defeated Japneese Misaki Kobayashi in a close 5 game encounter before bowing out to the eventual winner Joelle King in straight games.
Joelle King (NZL) bt Omneya Abdel Kawy (EGY) 11-5, 11-1, 9-11, 6-11, 11-6
Joelle King (NZL) bt Joshna Chinappa (IND) 11-7, 11-2, 11-3
Joshna Chinappa (IND) bt Misaki Kobayashi (JPN) 11-9, 9-11, 13-11, 9-11, 11-6
Omneya Abdel Kawy (EGY) bt Dipika Pallikal (IND) 9-11, 11-5, 6-11, 14-12, 11-7
Joshna Chinappa (IND) bt Samantha Teran (MEX) 11-9, 8-11, 11-8, 11-8
Dipika Pallikal (IND) bt Liu Kwai Chi (MAC) 11-3, 11-2, 11-1
Joshna Chinappa (IND) bt Ho Ka Po (HKG) 11-2, 11-6, 11-4