by Ian Marshall, Editor
Both Liu Yangzi and Qin Xiaoce caused major upsets. Following success in opposition to Spain’s Ana Pedregosa (11-4, 11-3, 11-5, 11-1), Liu Yangzi beat India’s Prapti Sen, the no.3 seed (11-4, 11-9, 11-8, 11-3); similarly Qin Xiaoce accounted for the host nation’s Celia Silva, the no.4 seed, having in the opening round, ousted Sofia Ray of France (11-7, 11-4, 14-12, 11-5).
Notable wins, it was the same from Han Feier. She accounted for India’s Suhana Saini, the no.11 seed (11-3, 11-6, 9-11, 11-9, 11-5) and then followed with success in opposition to Emine Ernst of the Netherlands, the no.30 seed (11-7, 11-3, 11-6, 11-7). Good form maintained; it was very much in the same mode from Anna Hursey, the no.29 seed; a direct entry to the second round, she ended the hopes of Sweden’s Hannah Holgersson, the no.23 seed (11-4, 11-9, 11-8, 11-3).
Surprises, in the remaining second round contests it was progress as predicted. India’s Selena Selvakumar, the top seed, accounted for Bernice Marteau of France, the no.14 seed (14-12, 11-9, 11-7, 11-6); colleague Swastika Ghosh, the no.2 seed, overcame China’s Xin Chenglin (11-13, 11-6, 9-11, 11-6, 12-10, 11-5).
Similarly, not to be overshadowed, Sweden’s Jennie Edvinsson, the no.8 seed, reserved her last eight place, courtesy of success in opposition to colleague Nomin Bassan, the no.21 seed (13-11, 11-6, 11-5, 11-5).
At the quarter-final stage, Selena Selvakumar meets Jennie Edvinsson, Anna Hursey confronts Liu Yanzi; in the opposite half of the draw Qin Xiaoce faces Han Feier, Alma Roose plays Swastika Ghosh.
The Junior Girls’ Singles event concludes on Wednesday 28th November.