TABLE TENNIS Preview: Local favorites Ho and Wong look for second Hong Kong Open title

The ITTF World Tour is in Queen Elizabeth Stadium in Hong Kong this week for the second edition of the Hong Kong Open. The fields are quite good, as shown by the world rankings of the top-seed Singles entries:

Men’s Singles:
1. Gaoyuan Lin (CHN: 2)
2. Tomokazu Harimoto (JPN: 4)
3. Jingkun Liang (CHN: 6)

Men’s Doubles:
1. Kwan Kit Ho/Chun Ting Wong (HKG)
2. Cheng-Ting Liao/Yun-Ju Lin (TPE)
3. Woojin Jang/Jonghoon Lim (KOR)

Women’s Singles:
1. Kasumi Ishikawa (JPN: 6)
2. Mima Ito (JPN: 7)
3. I-Ching Cheng (TPE: 8)

Women’s Doubles:
1. Hoi Kem Doo/Ho-Ching Lee (HKG)
2. Wing Nam Ng/Wai Yam Minnie Soo (HKG)
3. Barbora Balazova (SVK)/Hana Matelova (CZE)

Mixed Doubles:
1. Chun Ting Wong/Hoi Kem Doo (HKG)
2. Lubomir Pistej/Barbora Balazova (SVK)
3. Woojin Jang/Jihee Jeon (KOR)

Only one defending champion is back from the inaugural edition of the tournament in 2018, Hong Kong men’s Doubles stars Kwan Kit Ho and Chun Ting Wong, and they are top seeded.

Look for results here.