06 Oct 2018

Proceedings underway in the Indonesian capital city of Jakarta on Saturday 6th October in the Women’s Singles events at the 2018 Asian Games, for the defending champions that were called to action on the initial day of play, there was success.

Korea Republic’s Lee Migyu made trouble free start to her campaign as did China’s Zhou Ying and Hong Kong’s Wong Ka Man.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

Competing in Women’s Singles Class 1-3, as opposed to four years ago in Incheon when she won the Class 3 title, Lee Migyu accounted for Iran’s Elham Chazanisharahi in her opening contest (11-7, 13-11, 11-5), an event in which she is not listed amongst the top names.

In the same group as Lee Migyu, China’s Li Qian, the no.2 seed, overcame India’s Sonalben Patel (11-3, 11-7, 11-7); somewhat similarly in the counterpart group, it was the same from colleague, Xue Juan, the top seed and Rio 2016 Paralympic Games gold medallists. She opened her account by overcoming Thailand’s Chilchitaryak Bootswansirina (11-5, 11-2, 11-4).

Similarly for Zhou Ying, the top seed in Women’s Singles Class 4, there was a positive start as there was for Wong Ka Man in Women’s Singles Class 11.

Zhou Ying, the top seed, beat Jordan’s Faten Elelimat (11-6, 11-5, 11-3) in her initial contest; Wong Ka Man, the no.3 seed, overcame the host nation’s Lola Amalia (11-1, 11-7, 8-11, 11-4).

Also in Class 11, the latter’s colleague, Ana Widyasari, the top seed, made a positive start to her campaign but she was tested; she needed the full five games to beat Hong Kong’s Li Hiu Tung (12-10, 9-11, 11-6, 11-13, 11-5). A test for Ana Widyasari, for Ng Miu Wui, like Wong Ka Man from Hong Kong, life was more comfortable; she accounted for Thailand’s Wanna Sayeyang in three straight games (11-6, 11-5, 12-10).

Play in the initial phase of the Women’s Singles events continues on Sunday 7th October.

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