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England Suffer In World Championship Upsets

22 Jul 2005

A series of upsets in the third round of the Women's World Junior Championship in Herentals, Belgium, will leave the last sixteen of the biennial tournament devoid of any English representation for the first time in the event's 24-year history.

Malaysia's unseeded Siti Munirah Jusoh removed 9/16 seed Rachel Willmott, the England U19 number one, 1-9 9-1 9-5 9-7 to set up a fourth round meeting with India's top seed Joshna Chinappa.

Jusoh's compatriot Wee Wern Low also pulled off a significant upset when she despatched Hong Kong's 5/8 seed Annie Au 9-4 9-5 9-6. However, Hong Kong will be represented by three further players in the next round - with unseeded Shin Nga Leung being the most unexpected of the trio after beating England's Emma Chorley 10-9 4-9 9-7 9-1.

The only match to go to five games saw another England collapse when Egypt's unseeded Heba Ahmed claimed a surprise place in the last sixteen with a 9-7 7-9 0-9 10-8 9-1 win over Fiona Moverley.

3rd round:
[1] Joshna Chinappa (IND) bt [17/32] Kirsten Lange (USA) 9-2, 9-6, 9-3
Siti Munirah Jusoh (MAS) bt [9/16] Rachel Willmott (ENG) 1-9, 9-1, 9-5, 9-7
Shin Nga Leung (HKG) bt Emma Chorley (ENG) 10-9, 4-9, 9-7, 9-1
[9/16] Joey Chan (HKG) bt [17/32] Kerry Wickett (NZL) 9-5, 9-4, 9-0
[9/16] Joelle King (NZL) bt [17/32] Soraya Renai (FRA) 9-5, 4-9, 9-3, 9-4
[5/8] Sara Badr (EGY) bt Amanda Siebert (USA) 9-3, 9-0, 9-1
Heba Ahmed (EGY) bt [17/32] Fiona Moverley (ENG) 9-7, 7-9, 0-9, 10-8, 9-1
[3] Charlie de Rycke (BEL) bt [17/32] Samantha Davies (AUS) 9-2, 9-2, 9-0
[4] Tenille Swartz (RSA) bt [17/32] Sandra Krueger (GER) 9-1, 9-2, 9-0
[9/16] Camille Serme (FRA) bt [17/32] Ashley Clackson (CAN) 9-6, 9-6, 9-7
[17/32] Wee Wern Low (MAS) bt [5/8] Annie Au (HKG) 9-4, 9-5, 9-6
[9/16] Nehal Yehia (EGY) bt Suzannah King (ENG) 9-3, 8-10, 9-1, 9-5
[9/16] Sally Looi (MAS) bt Misaki Kobayashi (JPN) 10-8, 9-1, 9-2
[5/8] Lily Lorentzen (USA) bt Alia Magdy Balbaa (EGY) 9-1, 9-0, 9-0
[9/16] Ka Kei Chiu (HKG) bt [17/32] Deon Saffery (ENG) 9-4, 9-2, 9-1
[2] Raneem El Weleily (EGY) bt Jessica Bevan (WAL) 9-6, 9-2, 9-2