Luk­sika suc­cumbs to Wang

The Nation - - SPORT -

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

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