Doubles Day One

After the conclusion of the Singles, it’s on to the Doubles with the first of three days of Pool matches. You can keep up with the action on the Draws & Results page, follow progress on the Daily Live Scores, and we’ll have a quick roundups here with a full report at the end of the day.

Today’s matches saw play in all three categories – 16 morning, 14 evening matches and one walkover – with the seeded players victorious in all but one case.

WD: Malaysian youngsters stun Kiwi World Champs

We might have been reporting on the fact that defending Women’s champions Joshna Chinappa & Dipika Karthik surprisingly lost their opening game before recovering strongly in the next two …

… but that one upset was a big one as Women’s top seeds and


World Champions Joelle King & Amanda Landers-Murphy lost out 11-10, 11-10 to young Malaysian pairing Rachel Arnold and Sivasangari Subramaniam.

That means that the Kiwis need to beat Aussie rivals Sarah Cardwell & Christine Nunn tomorrow afternoon (on the glass court) to avoid an ignominious early exit.

In Pool D Aussies Rachael Grinham & Donna Urquhart wrapped things up with two wins, but Pools B and C aren’t settled yet.

XD: Indians wrap up Pool E

No upsets in the Mixed, but seven of the eight pools are still open, only India’s Dipika Pallikal Karthik & Saurav Ghosal, with two wins, are sure of a playoff place so far

.MD: Top seeds win openers

With the eight Men’s seeds all playing the third-ranked pair in their group, it was plain sailing today – tomorrow they face the second ranked pairings, so watch out for some close tussles there.

Day One Results

Top two pairs in each pool progress to the knockout phase