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Official Draw:

Men’s Singles Draw
1 (1) LU Yen-Hsun (TPE)
2 KONDO Hiroki (JPN)
3 SUWANDI Suwandi (INA)
4 MAZUR Dimitry (UZB)
5 IKRAMOV Sarvar (UZB)
6 KANG Sung Kyun (KOR)
7 LU Hao (CHN)
8 (6) KEDRIOUK Alexey (KAZ)
9 (4) BOPANNA Rohan (IND)
10 SALIMSAKOV Denis (UZB)
11 DO Minh Quan (VIE)
12 BAICHOROV Boris (KGZ)
13 YU Hiu-Ting (HKG)
14 WIJEMANNE Renouk (SRI)
15 ISAEV Denis (UZB)
16 (8) WIDHIYANTO Febi (INA)
17 (5) MANKAD Harsh (IND)
18 OH Seung Hoon (KOR)
19 AL GHAREEB Mohammed (KUW)
20 NORDIN Mohd Nor (MAS)
21 XU Yin (CHN)
22 SUKHBATAR Suhkjargal (MGL)
23 SHAHGHOLI Anoosha (IRI)
24 (3) KUTSENKO Vadim (UZB)
25 (7) QURESHI Aissam (PAK)
26 KOKURIN Anton (UZB)
27 OGORODOV Oleg (UZB)
28 DOSKARAEV Dias (KAZ)
29 SIPAEYA Sunil Kumar (IND)
30 INOYATOV Murad (UZB)
31 SIMPATIAJI Prima (INA)
32 (2) WANG Yeu-Tzuoo (TPE)

Women’s Singles Draw
1 (1) PRAKUSYA Wynne (INA)
2 Bye
3 WILAWAN Choptang (THA)
4 LAKHANI Isha (IND)
5 SITDJEMILEVA Eleonora (UZB)
6 EKSHIBAROVA Vlada (UZB)
7 Bye
8 (6) AMANMURADOVA Akgul (UZB)
9 (3) CHUANG Chia-Jung (TPE)
10 Bye
11 HUYNH Mai Huynh (VIE)
12 KIM Mi-Ok (KOR)
13 REZNIKOVA Julia (KAZ)
14 THIMJAPO Chattida (THA)
15 Bye
16 (5) OZAKI Maika (JPN)
17 (7) CHAN Chen-Wei (TPE)
18 Bye
19 RAKHMANOVA Nargiza (UZB)
20 ARUTYUNOVA Elina (UZB)
21 VAKHARA Megha (IND)
22 LAM Po Kuen (HKG)
23 Bye
24 (4) KHOO Chin Bee (MAS)
25 (8) CHOI Jin-Young (KOR)
26 Bye
27 BHAMBRI Ankita (IND)
28 ISROILOVA Ivanna (UZB)
29 SAWONDARI Wukirasih (INA)
30 TRAN Thi Kim (VIE)
31 Bye
32 (2) TONGSALEE Napaporn (THA)
 

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Schedule for day one of the Asian Championships – 22 September 2003

Court 2 – 1st Round: 10.00 am start
Men’s Singles
Yin XU (CHN) v Suhkjargal SUHKBAATAR (MGL)
Followed by
Mohamed AL GHAREEB (KUW) v Mohd Nor NORDIN (MAS)
Followed by (not before 4.00 PM)
Denis ISAEV (UZB) v (8) Febi WIDHIYANTO (INA)

Court 3 – 1st Round 10.00 am
Women’s Singles
Julia REZNIKOVA (KAZ) v Chattida THIMJAPO (THA)
Followed by
Men’s Singles
Minh Quan DO (VIE) v Boris BAICHOROV (UZB)
Followed by (not before 4 PM)
Sunil Kumar SAPAEYA (IND) v Murad INOYATOV (UZB)

Court 4 – 1st Round 10.00 am
Women’s Singles
Eleonora SITDJEMILEVA (UZB) v Vlada EKSHIBAROVA (UZB)
Followed by
Wukirasih SAWONDARI (INA) v Thi-Kim TRAN (VIE)

Court 5 – 1st Round 10.00 am
Women’s Singles
Mai Huynh HUYNH (VIE) v Mi-Ok KIM (KOR)
Followed by
Nargiza RAKHMANOVA (UZB) v Elina ARUTYUNOVA (UZB)
 

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UZBEKS DOMINATE QUALIFIERS
Tashkent, 21st September– Men’s Singles Qualifying
Aspirants from Uzbekistan swept all four places kept for qualifiers in the main draw of the Men’s Singles event of Asian Championships 2003 in Uzbekistan. Two rounds of qualifying rounds led to other hopefuls from Iran, Vietnam and Uzbekistan being eliminated. Leading the qualifiers were Oleg Ogorodov (509), who was last year’s top seed, followed by compatriots Dimitry Mazur (718), Anton Kokurin (826) and Denis Salimsakov.

Full Results for the Men’s Singles Qualifying Rounds – 21 September 2003

1st Round
(1) Oleg OGORODOV (UZB) bt Aziz ABDURAZAKOV (UZB) – 6/0, 6/3
Anton MAVRIN (UZB) bt Sergey TSAY (KAZ) – 6/2, 6/2
(2) Dimitry MAZUR (UZB) bt Denis KURMATOV (UZB) – 6/2, 6/1
(5) Eduard KHAN (UZB) bt Andrey KHLEBNIKOV (UZB) – 6/1, 7/5
(3) Anton KOKURIN (UZB) bt Marsel KHAMDAMOV (UZB) – 6/4, 6/1
Ashkan SHOKOFI (IRI) bt (7) Quoc Khanh LE (VIE) – 6/1, 6/3
(4) Vaja UZAKOV (UZB) bt Ivan KOKURIN (UZB) – 6/3, 6/2
Denis SALIMSAKOV (UZB) bt (6) Shahab HASSAN NAFEZ (IRI) – 7/6, 6/0

2nd Round
(1) Oleg OGORODOV (UZB) bt Anton MAVRIN (UZB) – 6/4, 2/6, 6/4
(2) Dimitry MAZUR (UZB) bt (5) Eduard KHAN (UZB) – 6/0, 7/5
(3) Anton KOKURIN (UZB) bt Ashkan SHOKOFI (IRI) – 3/6, 6/3, 6/4
Denis SALIMSAKOV (UZB) bt (4) Vaja UZAKOV (UZB) – 6/7, 6/3, 6/0
 

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The winner of this gets WC into Australian Open don't they?
 

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Thanks for the info Anvar :D
Keep posting the results for us :) Thanks
 

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You mean they allow players who aren't from the Pacific rim to play?!! :eek:


kidding aside, thanks for the info Anvar:yeah:
 

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Thanks for the info Anvar :D
Keep posting the results for us :) Thanks
Henry, if you want the results, you can look at them in the "Challenger / Other tournaments section".

I am receiving info from Tashkent as soon as it is officially available :) .
 

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Asian Chapmionship: Lucky loser grabs his chance
Lucky loser, Vaja Uzakov of Uzbekistan made the most of the opportunity extended to him by the non-appearance of Suhkjargal Suhkbaatar of Mongolia by beating Xu Yin of China in straight sets, 6/1, 6/4 in the first round of the Men’s Singles event of the Asian Championships being held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Uzakov had lost narrowly in the qualifying rounds to compatriot Denis Salimsakov in a close three-set match the day before. Being the highest ranked loser who had signed up proved to be a good decision on his part, Asian Tennis Federation reported.

The upset of the day however came in the match between Sunil Kumar Sipaeya of India, ranked 611, who was beaten by Uzbek wild card entrant, Murad Inoyatov, ranked at only 1004. Inoyatov took his chances well and covered much of the court to outpace much of his opponent’s groundstrokes to win 6/3, 6/1. Sipaeya was let down by his serves and lacked consistency. His second set, in particular, was riddled with several unforced errors.

Do Minh Quan of Vietnam had earlier in the day made a quick start to the next round. He easily beat Boris Baichorov of Kyrgyzstan 6/3, 6/0 to be the first player through to the second round. Do will next play the winner of the match between 4th seed Rohan Bopanna of India and Salimsakov.

One newcomer to the event who impressed the local crowd today was Kuwait’s Mohammed Al Ghareeb. Ranked 762 presently, he played good tennis to overcome debutant Mohd Nor Nordin of Malaysia, 6/3, 6/2. Febi Widhiyanto of Indonesia also showed his class, and his 8th seeding, when he easily overcame Denis Isaev of Uzbekistan, 6/2, 6/3.

In the first round of the Women’s Single’s Event, Indonesia’s Wukirasih Sawondari and Elina Arutyunova of Uzbekistan had easy wins over their respective opponents Tran Thi Kim of Vietnam and Nargiza Rakhmanova of Uzbekistan. Both won their matches with a score of 6/3, 6/1.

Vlada Ekshibarova of Uzbekistan however had a much tougher time overcoming compatriot Eleonora Sitdjemileva in a close match that took over two hours with a score, 4/6, 6/2, 6/3. Ekshibarova now has to face the tough challenge of playing local favorite Akgul Amanmuradova, who is presently ranked 357 and ranked 6th for the event.

Matches likely to draw crowd support on the second day of competition include those involving local favorites Vadim Kutsenko and Ivanna Isroilova. 6th ranked Alexey Kedriouk of Kazakhstan, who is presently ranked 424, will also make his appearance tomorrow. Kedriouk was a semi-finalist at last year’s championships.

The second day’s program will also incorporate the Official Opening Ceremony for the Championships which will be graced by the Khokim (Mayor) of Tashkent, the Honourable Shoabdurakhmanov Rustam Mavzurovich.


Full Results for 21 September 2003
Men’s Singles
Vaja UZAKOV (UZB) bt Yin XU (CHN) – 6/1, 6/4
Mohamed AL GHAREEB (KUW) bt Mohd Nor NORDIN (MAS) – 6/2, 6/2
(8) Febi WIDHIYANTO (INA) bt Denis ISAEV (UZB) – 6/2, 6/3
Minh Quan DO (VIE) bt Boris BAICHOROV (KGZ) – 6/3, 6/0
Murad INOYATOV (UZB) bt Sunil Kumar SAPAEYA (IND) – 6/3, 6/1

Women’s Singles
Chattida THIMJAPO (THA) bt Julia REZNIKOVA (KAZ) – 5/0, rtd
Vlada EKSHIBAROVA (UZB) bt Eleonora SITDJEMILEVA (UZB) – 4/6, 6/2, 6/3
Wukirasih SAWONDARI (INA) bt Thi-Kim TRAN (VIE) – 6/3, 6/1
Mi-Ok KIM (KOR) bt Mai Huynh HUYNH (VIE) – 6/4, 6/0
Elina ARUTYUNOVA (UZB) bt Nargiza RAKHMANOVA (UZB) – 6/3, 6/1
Schedule for day two – 23 September 2003
Court 2 – 1st Round: 10.00 am start
Women’s Singles
Choptang WILAWAN (THA) v Isha LAKHANI (IND)
Followed by
Men’s Singles
Suwandi SUWANDI (INA) v Dimitry MAZUR (UZB)
Followed by (not before 4.30 PM)
Anoosha SHAHGHOLI (IRI) v Vadim KUTSENKO (UZB)

Court 3 – 1st Round 10.00 am
Women’s Singles
Ankita BHAMBRI (IND) v Ivanna ISROILOVA (UZB)
Followed by
Men’s Singles
Oleg OGORODOV (UZB) v Dias DOSKARAEV (KAZ)

Court 5 – 1st Round 10.00 am
Men’s Singles
LU Hao (CHN) v Alexey KREDRIOUK (KAZ)
Women’s Singles
Megha VAKHARIA (IND) v LAM Po-Kuen (HKG)
 

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Ogodorov from 1 seed last year to Q this year :eek:
:wavey: Anvar
Yes, it is true. :( Ogorodov won one tourney, but in all season he did not play so good. Now Kutsenko is No. 1 of Uzbekistan.

I will try to post results as soon as possible. Unfortunatly my schedule for this week will not allow me to spend much time on PC.
 

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FINE WEATHER AND GOOD TENNIS IN TASHKENT DRAW THE CROWDS
The Asian Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan was officially opened today by the Khokim (Mayor) of Tashkent, the Honourable Shoabdurakhmanov Rustam Mavzurovich, in the presence of a packed Tashkent Tennis Centre whose special guests included Colonel Salvador Andrada, the President of the Asian Tennis Federation, and Tashkent’s Deputy Khokim (Mayor) on Social Issues, the Honourable Rustam Javadatovich Kurbanov,.

The fine weather enabled the event’s fixtures to run well on schedule. The women participants from India, unfortunately, did not have a fine morning as they lost all their matches in the Women’s Singles Event.

Ankita Bhambri forced crowd favorite Ivanna Isroilova of Uzbekistan to earn her a three-set victory, 1/6, 6/3, 6/1. A losing finalist last year, Isroilova who is presently ranked 507, got off to a poor start but picked up the pace and power in her play in the second and third sets to race away to victory. Isha Lakhani had the closest contested tie in her match against Thailand’s Choptang Wilawan and lost with a score of 7/6, 7/5. Megha Vakharia however was overwhelmed by Hong Kong’s Lam Po Kuen, 6/1, 6/4.

In the Men’s Singles Event, 6th seed Alexey Kedriouk of Kazakhstan overcame the spirited resistance of Lu Hao of China in straight sets, 6/1, 7/6. Indonesia’s Suwandi Suwandi fought hard against Dimitry Mazur of Uzbekistan but lost 7/6, 6/2 despite the resounding encouragement he received from the Indonesian community in Tashkent who turned up in force for the second day running to support their players.

Oleg Ogorodov of Uzbekistan had an easy match against Dias Doskaraev of Kazakhstan who retired after only three games as he was feeling unwell. Ogorodov will next play the winner of the match between 7th seed Aisam Qureshi of Pakistan and Anton Kokurin of Uzbekistan.

Total prize money of US$100,000 is at stake in the championships and the attractive reward of wild card entries to the 2004 Australian Open for the winners of the singles events. The championships have a full day of matches tomorrow and we will continue to bring you news of progress of the Asian Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Kedriouk and Qureshi are favorites for doubles crown
The sign-up for the Doubles Events in the Asian Championships in Tashkent closed at noon today and doubles partners Alexey Kedriouk of Kazakhstan and Aisam Qureshi of Pakistan were picked as the top seeds for the Men’s Doubles Event. Local favorites Vadim Kutsenko and Oleg Ogorodov are placed as 2nd seed while partners Hiroki Kondo of Japan and Wang Yeu-Tzuoo of Chinese Taipei are the 3rd seed. The pair of Febi Widhiyanto and Suwandi Suwandi of Indonesia are the 4th seed.

One round of qualifying matches for the Men’s Doubles were played immediately after the draw. These were followed by the first round of matches for the Women’s Doubles followed by matches for the first round of matches for the Men’s Doubles.

The closest contest match was between Do Minh Quan and Le Quoc Khanh of Vietnam against Mohammed Al Ghareeb of Kuwait partnering Prima Simpatiaji of India. Both sets went to tie-breaks and the Vietnamese players won the match narrowly to move to the second round. The other closely contested match was between Suwandi Suwandi and Febi Widhiyanto of Indonesia and Kang Sung Kyun and Oh Seung Hoon of Korea. Their match went to three sets and ended with a score of 6/7, 6/4, 6/4.

Men’s Doubles Draw1 (1) KEDRIOUK Alexey (KAZ)/QURESHI Aisam (PAK)2 BAICHOROV Boris (KGZ)/TSAY Sergey (KAZ)3 KOKURIN Anton (UZB)/SIPAEYA Sunil Kumar (IND)4 HASSAN NAFEZ Shahab (IRI)/WIJEMANNE Renouk (SRI)5 (4) SUWANDI Suwandi/WIDHIYANTO Febi (INA)6 KANG Sung Kyun/OH Seung Hoon (KOR)7 Qualifier8 SHAHGHOLI Anoosha/SHOKOFI Ashkan (IRI)9 DO Minh Quan/LE Quoc Khanh (VIE)10 AL GHAREEB Mohammed (KUW)/SIMPATIAJ Prima (INA)11 IKRAMOV Sarvar/ISAEV Denis (UZB)12 (3) KONDO Hiroki (JPN)/WANG Yeu-Tzuoo (TPE)13 KHAN Eduard/UZAKOV Vaja (UZB)14 INOYATOV Murad/MUZAR Dimitry (UZB)15 LU Hao/XU Yin (CHN)16 (2) KUTSENKO Vadim/OGORODOV Oleg (UZB) Women’s Doubles Draw1 (1) CHOI Jin-Young/KIM Mi-Ok (KOR)2 Bye3 IBRAGIMOVA Nargiza/RAKHMANOVA (UZB)4 NARZIKULOVA Diana/SUSLOVA Gelina (UZB)5 (3) CHUANG Chia-Jung/CHAN Chin-Wei (TPE)6 PRAKUSYA Wynne/SAWONDARI Wukirasih (INA)7 THIMJAPO Chattida/WILAWAN Choptang (THA)8 LAKHANI Isha/VAKHARIA Megha9 HUYNH Mai Huynh/TRAN Thi Kim (VIE)10 KOKURIN Aglaya/SOLODOVNIKOVA Kristina (UZB)11 ARUTYUNOVA Elina/EKSHIBAROVA (UZB12 (4) AMANMURADOVA Akgul/ISROILOVA Ivanna (UZB)13 BHAMBRI Ankita (IND)/LAM Po Kuen (HKG)14 SITDJEMILEVA Eleonara/SOROKOTYAGA Alexandra (UZB)15 Bye16 (2) KHOO Chin Bee (MAS)/TONGSALEE Napaporn (THA)
Full Results for 22 September 2003
Women’s Singles
Ivanna ISROILOVA (UZB) bt Ankita BHAMBRI (IND) – 1/6, 6/3, 6/1
Choptang WILAWAN (THA) bt Isha LAKHANI (IND) – 7/6, 7/5
LAM Po-Kuen (HKG) bt Megha VAKHARIA (IND) – 6/1, 6/4

Men’s Singles
Alexey KREDRIOUK (KAZ) bt LU Hao (CHN) – 6/1, 7/6
Oleg OGORODOV (UZB) bt Dias DOSKARAEV (KAZ) – 3/0, RET
Dimitry MAZUR (UZB) bt Suwandi SUWANDI (INA) – 7/6, 6/2
Vadim KUTSENKO (UZB) v Anoosha SHAHGHOLI (IRI) – 6/2, 6/1

Men’s Doubles – Qualifying (1st Round)
Ivan KOKURIN (UZB)/YU Hiu-Tung (HKG) bt Aziz ABDULRAZAKOV/Andrey KHLEBNIKOV (UZB) – 6/4, 4/6, 6/3
Anton MARVIN (UZB)/Mohd Nor NORDIN (MAS) bt Akmal SHARIPOV/Vladislav SHEGAY (UZB) – 6/2, 6/0

Men’s Doubles – 1st Round
Anton KOKURIN (UZB)/Sunil Kumar SIPAEYA (IND) v Shahab HASSAN NAFEZ (IRI)/Renouk WIJEMANNE (SRI) – 6/4, 6/2
Suwandi SUWANDI/Febi WIDHIYANTO (INA) v KANG Sung Kyun/OH Seung Hoon (KOR) – 6/7, 6/4, 6/4
DO Minh Quan/LE Quoc Khanh (VIE) v Mohd AL GHAREEB (KUW)/Prima SIMPATIAJI (INA) – 7/6, 7/6
Murad INOYATOV/Dimitry MAZUR (UZB) bt Eduard KHAN/Vaja UZAKOV (UZB) – 6/1, 6/3

Women’s Doubles – 1st Round
Akgul AMANMURADOVA/Ivanna ISROILOVA (UZB) bt Elina ARUTYUNOVA/Vlada EKSHIBAROVA (UZB) – 6/2, 6/3
Nargiza IBRAGIMOVA/Nargiza RAKHMANOVA (UZB) v Diana NARZIKULOVA/Gelina SUSLOVA (UZB) – 6/2, 6/1


Schedule for day two – 23 September 2003
Court 2 – 11.00 am start
Women’s Singles (2nd Round)
Vlada EKSHIBAROVA (UZB) v (6) Akgul AMANMURADOVA (UZB)
Followed by
Men’s Singles (1st Round)
(7) Aisam QURESHI (PAK) v Anton KOKURIN (UZB)
Followed by (not before 2.00 PM)
(1) Yen-Hsun LU (TPE) v Hiroki KONDO (JAP)
Followed by (not before 4.00 PM)
(4) Rohan BOPANNA (IND) v Denis SALIMSAKOV (UZB)
Followed by
(5) Harsh MANKAD (IND) v Seung Hoon OH (KOR)

Court 3 – 10.00 am
Women’s Singles (2nd Round)
(1) Wynne PRAKUSYA (IND) v Choptang WILAWAN (THA)
Followed by
Men’s Singles (1st Round)
Sarvar IKRAMOV (UZB) v Sung Kyun KANG (KOR)
Followed by (not before 1.00 PM)
Prima SIMPATIAJI (INA) v (2) Yeu-Tzuoo WANG (TPE)
Followed by (not before 4.00 PM)
Men’s Doubles (1st Round)
Hao LU/Yin XU (CHN) v Vadim KUTSENKO/Oleg OGORODOV (UZB)

Court 4 – 10.00 am
Women’s Singles (2nd Round)
Chia-Jung CHUANG (TPE) v Mi-Ok KIM (KOR)
Followed by
Men’s Singles (1st Round)
Hiu-Tung YU (HKG) v Renouk WIJEMANNE (SRI)
Followed by (not before 1.00 PM)
Women’s Doubles (1st Round)
Mai Hyunh HUYNH/Thi-Kim TRAN (VIE) v Aglaya KOKURINA/Kristina SOLODOVNIKOVA (UZB)
Followed by
Men’s Doubles (1st Round)
Alexey KEDRIOUK (KAZ)/Aisam Qureshi (PAK) v Boris Baichorov (KGZ)/Sergey TSAY (KAZ)
Followed by (not before 4.00 PM)
Qualifiers v Anoosha SHAHGHOLI/Ashkan SHOKOFI (IRI)

Court 5 - 10.00 am
Women’s Singles (2nd Round)
Chattida THIMJAPO (THA) v Maika OZAKI (JPN)
Followed by
Women’s Doubles (1st Round)
Ankita BHAMBRI (IND)/Po-Kuen LAM (HKG) v Eleonara SITDJEMILEVA/Alexandra SOROTYAGA (UZB)
Followed by (not before 1.00 PM)
Chattida THIMJAPO/Choptang WILAWAN (THA) v Isha LAKHANI/Megha VAKHARIA (IND)
Followed by
Chia-Jung CHUANG/Chin-Wei CHAN (TPE) v Wynne PRAKUSYA/Wukirasih SAWONDARI (INA)
Followed By (not before 4.00 PM)
Men’s Doubles (1st Round)
Sarvar IKRAMOV/Denis ISAEV (UZB) v Hiroki KONDO (JPN)/Yeu-Tzuoo WANG (TPE)
 

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BOPANNA IS OUT
On a day that started with a surprise announcement that the men’s top seed, Lu Yen-Hsun of Chinese Taipei, had withdrawn from the tournament for personal reasons, the Asian Championships in Tashkent saw the dramatic elimination of last year’s finalist, Rohan Bopanna of India, in straight sets by qualifier Denis Salimsakov of Uzbekistan.
4th seed Bopanna, presently ranked 344, lost to unranked but confident Salimsakov who was serving well and putting away winners. Bopanna, who was unwell with an upset stomach and fighting a headcold, refused to offer any excuses for his loss at the post-match interview. He said Salimsalov deserved the win with his good all round performance. Bopanna had only arrived the previous day after representing India in the Davis Cup tie in Holland on the weekend where he had played a four-and-a-half hour singles match and a three-hour doubles match.
Lu’s place in the event was taken by lucky loser, Eduard Khan of Uzbekistan, ranked at 1141. Eduard however was no match against Hiroki Kondo of Japan who beat him in straight sets, 6/1, 6/1. The new top seed, Wang Yeu-Tzuoo, ranked 211, dropped a set in his game against Indonesia’s Prima Simpatiaji, ranked 725. All other men’s seeds kept their form and went through easily. 5th seed Harsh Mankad of India and 7th seed Aisam Qureshi of Pakistan both won in straight sets.
In the Women’s Singles event, the championship saw the elimination of its first seed in the competition. 5th seed Maika Ozaki of Japan, ranked 330, was upset by a very determined Chattida Thimjapo of Thailand, ranked 662. Thimjapo raced away to a 6/0 lead in the first set before facing a spirited fight-back by Ozaki in the second, which ended in a tie-break set, 6/7. Thimjapo ensured her place in the quarterfinals, to meet 3rd seed Chuang Chia-Jung of Chinese Taipei, by closing the deciding set, 6/4. Chuang did not have an easy passage herself to the quarterfinals as she was made to play a closely contested three-set match against Kim Mi-Ok of Korea,
which ended 7/6, 5/7, 6/3.
The Asian Championships offer the winners of the singles events wild card entries to the 2004 Australian Open and has total prize money of US$100,000 at stake.





INDIAN PLAYERS MAKE UP FOR LOSSES IN SINGLES
The three women players from India who lost their singles matches yesterday made up for their loss by winning their doubles matches today. Isha Lakhani and Megha Vakharia beat Chattida Thimjapo and Choptang Wilawan of Thailand, 1/6, 6/2, 6/3. Ankita Bhambri partnered Lam Po-Kuen of Hong Kong to easily beat Eleonora Stidjemileva and Alexandra Sorotyaga of Uzbekistan in straight sets, 6/2, 6/1.
Top seed Alexey Kedriouk of Kazakhstan and Aisam Qureshi of Pakistan, and 2nd seed Vadim Kutsenko and Oleg Ogorodov of Uzbekistan had easy wins over their opponents in the first round of the Men’s Doubles event.
Full Results for 23 September 2003
Women’s Singles
(1) Wynne PRAKUSYA (IND) bt Choptang WILAWAN (THA) – 6/0, 6/2
(6) Akgul AMANMURADOVA (UZB) bt Vlada EKSHIBAROVA (UZB) – 6/4, 6/0
Chia-Jung CHUANG (TPE) bt Mi-Ok KIM (KOR) – 7/6, 5/7, 6/3
Chattida THIMJAPO (THA) bt Maika OZAKI (JPN) – 6/0, 6/7, 6/4
Men’s Singles
(2) Yeu-Tzuoo WANG (TPE) bt Prima SIMPATIAJI (INA) – 6/1, 2/6, 6/2
Denis SALIMSAKOV (UZB) bt (4) Rohan BOPANNA (IND) – 6/4, 6/4
(5) Harsh MANKAD (IND) v Seung Hoon OH (KOR) – 6/1, 6/2
(7) Aisam QURESHI (PAK) bt Anton KOKURIN (UZB) – 6/3, 6/4
Sung Kyun KANG (KOR) bt Sarvar IKRAMOV (UZB) – 4/6, 6/4, 6/1
Hiroki KONDO (JAP) bt Eduard KHAN (UZB) – 6/1, 6/1
Hiu-Tung YU (HKG) bt Renouk WIJEMANNE (SRI) – 6/2, 7/5
Men’s Doubles – Qualifying (2nd Round)
Ivan KOKURIN (UZB)/YU Hiu-Tung (HKG) bt Anton MAVRIN (UZB)/Mohd Nor NORDIN (MAS) – 6/4, 6/4



Men’s Doubles – 1st Round

(1) Alexey KEDRIOUK (KAZ)/Aisam Qureshi (PAK) bt Boris Baichorov (KGZ)/Sergey TSAY (KAZ) – 6/1, 6/1

(2) Vadim KUTSENKO/Oleg OGORODOV (UZB) bt Hao LU/Yin XU (CHN) – 6/0, 6/1

(3) Hiroki KONDO (JPN)/Yeu-Tzuoo WANG (TPE) bt Sarvar IKRAMOV/Denis ISAEV (UZB) – 6/3, 6/3

Ivan KOKURIN (UZB)/YU Hiu-Tung (HKG) v Anoosha SHAHGHOLI/Ashkan SHOKOFI (IRI) – 7/6, 7/6



Women’s Doubles – 1st Round
Ankita BHAMBRI (IND)/Po-Kuen LAM (HKG) bt Eleonara SITDJEMILEVA/Alexandra SOROTYAGA (UZB) – 6/2, 6/1

Chia-Jung CHUANG/Chin-Wei CHAN (TPE) v Wynne PRAKUSYA/Wukirasih SAWONDARI (INA) – 2/6, 6/2, 6/3

Mai Hyunh HUYNH/Thi-Kim TRAN (VIE) bt Aglaya KOKURINA/Kristina SOLODOVNIKOVA (UZB) – 6/1, 6/0

Chattida THIMJAPO/Choptang WILAWAN (THA) bt Isha LAKHANI/Megha VAKHARIA (IND) – 1/6, 6/2, 6/3

Schedule for day two – 23 September 2003

Court 2 – 11.00 AM start
Men’s Singles (2nd Round)

Vaja UZAKOV (UZB) v (3) Vadim KUTSENKO

Followed by
Murad INOYATOV (UZB) v (2) Yeu-Tzuoo WANG (TPE)

Followed by (not before 2.00 PM)
Women’s Singles (2nd Round)
(8) Jin-Young CHOI (KOR) v Ivanna Isroilova (UZB)

Followed by (not before 4.00 PM)

Men’s Singles (2nd Round)

(5) Harsh Mankad (IND) v Seung Hoon OH (KOR)

Followed by
Women’s Singles (2nd Round)
Wukirasih SAWONDARI (INA) v (2) Napapron THONGSALEE (THA)


Court 3 – 10.00 AM
Men’s Singles (2nd Round)
(7) Aisam QURESHI (PAK) v Oleg OGORODOV (UZB)

Followed by

Women’s Singles (2nd Round)
Chen Wei CHAN (TPE) v Elina ARUTYUNOVA (UZB)

Followed by (not before 1.00 PM)

Po-Kuen LAM (HKG) v (4) Chin Bee KHOO (MAS)
Followed by

Men’s Doubles (2nd Round)

Murad INOYATOV/Dimitry MAZUR (UZB) v (2) Vadim KUTSENKO/Oleg OGORODOV (UZB)

Followed by (not before 4.00 PM)

Men’s Doubles (2nd Round)

Mai Huynh HUYNH/Thi-Kim TRAN (VIE) v (4) Akgul AMANMURADOVA/Ivanna ISROILOVA (UZB)



Court 4 – 10.00 AM
Men’s Singles (2nd Round)
Sung Kyun KANG (KOR) v (6) Alexey KEDRIOUK (KAZ)

Followed by

Hiroki KONDO (JPN) v Dimitry MAZUR (UZB)

Followed by (not before 1.00 PM)

Men’s Doubles (2nd Round)

(4) Suwandi SUWANDI/Febi WIDHIYANTO (INA) v Ivan KOKURIN (UZB)/YU Hiu-TUNG (HKG)

Followed by

Women’s Doubles (2nd Round)
Chia-Jung CHUANG/Chin-Wei CHAN (TPE) v Isha LAKHANI/Megha VAKHARIA (IND)

Followed by (not before 4.00 PM)

Ankita BHAMBRI (IND)/Po-Kuen LAM (HKG) v (2) Chin Bee KHOO (MAS)/Napaporn THONGSALEE (THA)


Court 5 - 10.00 AM
Men’s Singles (2nd Round)

Hiu-Tung YU (HKG) v (8) Febi WIDHIYANTO (INA)

Followed by

Denis SALIMSAKOV (UZB) v Minh Quan DO (VIE)

Followed by (not before 1.00 PM)

Men’s Doubles (2nd Round)

(1) Alexey KEDRIOUK (KAZ)/Aisam QURESHI (PAK) v Anton KOKURIN (UZB)/Sunil Kumar SIPAEYA (IND)

Followed by

Minh Quan DO/Quoc Khanh LE (VIE) v (3) Hiroki KONDO (JAP)/Yeu-Tzuoo WANG (TPE)

Followed by (not before 4.00 PM)

Women’s Doubles (2nd Round)

(1) Jin-Young CHOI/Mi-Ok KIM (KOR) v Nargiza IBRAGIMOVA/Nargiza RAKHMANOVA
 
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