R1: Aifa 3/2 Joey

[L] Aifa Azman (MAS) 3-2 [16] Joey Chan (HKG) 14-12, 7-11, 11-6, 7-11, 11-8 (48m)

I’m very happy with my performance today. I was 2-1 up, in the fourth she just came again. I played the same game in the fifth and it’s the biggest upset for me. I knew she was World No.16 and there was no pressure on me, so I think that’s what really helped my game today.

“Playing in the World Juniors, I played against Jana Shiha in the semi-finals and I felt a lot of pressure and I couldn’t play well.

“It’s my first time playing in the worlds and I just wanted to play my best whether I won or lost and I think I played really well today.”