Luksika succumbs to Wang
China’s Wang Qiang won her sixth straight match against Thai No 1 Luksika Kumkhum, this time in the second round of the US$500,000 WTA Hong Kong Open yesterday.
Despite impressive form that led to her big upset win over world No 19 Elena Vesnina of Russia on Tuesday, Luksika was nowhere near her best against her 48th-ranked opponent as she succumbed to a slew of unforced errors before losing 4-6 4-6. The Thai, however, hopes to make amends in the doubles where she and Peangtarn Plipuech will take on Wang and JiaJing Lu in the quarter-finals. – The Nation