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Team China led by Lin Dan Arrived for the Hong Kong Open Li Xuerui Set Her Target to Regain Women’s Single Title

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Team China led by Lin Dan Arrived for the Hong Kong Open Li Xuerui Set Her Target to Regain Women’s Single Title
2015-11-16

Team China led by Lin Dan Arrived for the Hong Kong Open Li Xuerui Set Her Target to Regain Women’s Single Title

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YONEX-SUNRISE Hong Kong Open Badminton Championships 2015 will be unveiled tomorrow by the qualifying rounds of matches while the main draw which will be started on Wednesday. The badminton powerhouse China arrived Hong Kong today (16 November) at noon with a squad of 44 people after attending the China Open.

Star players Li Xuerui were greeted by local fans with hot drinks upon arrival and admitted her target to regain the Women’s Single title in Hong Kong Open. Lin Dan who arrived by the same flight with Li, were playing low key and refused to talk about the upcoming matches after losing to Lee Chong Wei in the semi-final of China Open.

Li Xuerui said,’ I wish I can play better and better. After a year of injury, I still haven’t recovered and reached my top shape. I was not performing well in the early stage of the Olympic qualification competitions this year.’ Suffered by fracture, Li didn’t participate in the Hong Kong Open last year.

The London Olympic Women’s Single Gold Medalist is aiming for the qualification of the Rio Games. She would like to sweep the gold in Hong Kong Open as she did in China Open.

The Men’s Single player Chen Long who lost to Lee Chong Wei in the final of China Open said he will concentrate on the competition. Although he has just lost to Lee, he will not be nervous about the upcoming matches.

YONEX-SUNRISE Hong Kong Open Badminton Championships 2015 will be held from 17th to 22nd November at Hong Kong Coliseum. Tickets are on sale at URBTIX outlets and website. Enquiry hotline: 2333 1686(to 22nd November).

Main Draw matches will start from 18th November. Highlights are shown as below:

Time Event Player/Team 1 Player/Team 2
3:50 PM MS Chen Long (CHN) Ajay Jayaram(IND)
4:35 PM WS Carolina Marin(ESP) Venkata Sindhu Sindhu(INA)
5:20 PM MS Wei Nan(HKG) (Qualification – Q4)
7:15 PM XD Lee Chun Hei Reginald/Chau Hoi Wah(HKG) Lia Min Chun/Chen Hsiao Huan (TPE)
7:15 PM MD Lee Yong Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong(KOR) Cai Yun/Lu Kai (CHN)
7:15 PM MS Tommy Sugiarto(INA) Lee Chong Wei(MAS)
8:00 PM MS Lin Dan(CHN) MUSTOFA Ihsan Maulana (INA)
8:00 PM WD Poon Lok Yan/Tse Ying Suet(HKG) Chang Ye Na/Lee So Hee(KOR)
9:30 PM MS Chou Tien Chen(TPE) Wong Wing Ki Vincent(HKG)

Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei will play on the following schedule:

7:15 PM MS Tommy Sugiarto(INA) Lee Chong Wei(MAS)
8:00 PM MS Lin Dan(CHN) MUSTOFA Ihsan Maulana (INA)