Annie Au Wing-Chi

Nicol David too strong for Annie Au in Cleveland final

Annie Au. Photo: SCMP

Qualifier Annie Au Wing-chi's amazing run all the way to the final of the Cleveland Classic came up against a brick wall in the shape of world number one Nicol David today.

Wednesday, 5 February, 2014, 11:08am

Annie Au reaches final of Cleveland Classic

Annie Au in action in Cleveland. Photo: Hong Kong Squash

Annie Au Wing-chi continued her promising start to 2014 after reaching the final of the Tub O’Towels Cleveland Classic in the United States.

A qualifier in the Women’s Squash Association Gold 50 tournament featuring the world’s best players, Au made all the way through after upsetting three top English players. She takes on world number one Nicol David of Malaysia in the final.

4 Feb 2014 - 12:24pm

Hong Kong's Annie Au shrugs off plunge in world squash rankings

Annie Au Wing-chi

Hong Kong number one Annie Au Wing-chi played down her plunge in the world rankings, saying she believed she had every quality to haul herself back into the world's top 10.

7 Jun 2013 - 5:40am

Talking points

Workers down tools for May Day

Workers down tools for May Day

1 May 2013 - 2:32am

Annie Au Wing-chi loses in Hong Kong Open squash

Joshana Chinappa reaches for a ball at the tin as Annie Au looks on during her shock loss. Photo: Xinhua

What a difference a year makes. Last year, Annie Au Wing-chi became the first home player to reach the semi-finals of the Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong Kong Open. Yesterday, she crashed out in the opening round.

Au suffered one of her worst results in recent times when she lost to Indian qualifier Joshana Chinappa in five games at the Hong Kong Squash Centre.

29 Nov 2012 - 2:48am

Local squash ace Annie Au eyes top four finish at Hong Kong Open

Annie Au stretches to make a shot at last year's Hong Kong Open. Photo: May Tse

Annie Au Wing-chi will be hoping that history repeats itself this week as she targets a last-four spot - and then maybe a place in the final - in the women's singles at the Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong Kong Open.

26 Nov 2012 - 3:53am

Top-10 player excels at numbers game

Squash star Annie Au Wing-chi is often doing calculations - both on and off court. She is famous for knowing when to cleverly change the pace of a match or select a different type of shot to win a point.

16 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Au breaks into top 10

Annie Au Wing-chi has become the first player from Hong Kong to break into the world's top 10 after the latest rankings were released yesterday. She moved up from the 11th place to 10th following her victory over Donna Urquhart of Australia in the final of the Buler Challenge Cup last month.

6 May 2011 - 12:00am

Annie holds Hong Kong flag high

Teenage squash star wins silver medal at the British Open

Annie Au Wing-chi did Hong Kong proud earlier this month when she clinched a silver medal at the British Junior Open, which is regarded as the Grand Prix of international junior squash tournaments.

This is the highest achievement by a Hong Kong individual at the British Junior Open.

21 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Au prefers to play down talk of winning title

Two years ago, once the final ball had been hit, Annie Au Wing-chi wasn't sure what to think.

'Oh, she won,' Au said of her Hong Kong teammate. But then a moment later, Au realised Chiu Ka-kei's victory meant Hong Kong had won the team event at the World Junior Women's Championship.

2 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Annie crowned junior champion

Annie Au Wing-chi was crowned the new girls' singles champion at the Asian Junior Squash Championships 2007 at the Hong Kong Squash Centre on Tuesday.

She won the title, beating classmate Joey Chan Ho-ling 6-9, 10-8, 9-3, 9-2 in a gripping 45-minute final.

Joey took the first set, but Annie increased the tempo to turn the game around.

8 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Squash stars aim to make it two-in-a-row

Annie Au Wing-chi and Chan Kai-chi have set themselves up to achieve a unique feat in next weekend's finals of the Hong Kong and Kowloon inter-school squash tournament.

15 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Joey Chan reclaims her squash ranking

Joey Chan Ho-ling re-established herself as the top ranked female under-19 player, cruising to a 3-0 victory over defending champion Annie Au Wing-chi in the final of the Hong Kong Junior Squash Open.

Joey took only 31 minutes to clinch the title on Saturday. She won the first rubber against the top seed 9-1, took the second 10-9 and ended powerfully to clinch the third 9-4.

16 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Chan downs top seed to regain title

Joey Chan Ho-ling regained her Hong Kong Junior Squash Open title yesterday by trouncing defending champion Annie Au Wing-chi 3-0 at the Hong Kong Sports Institute.

Competing in the under-19 category, Chan took only 31 minutes to dispatch her Hong Kong team comrade Au, the top seed.

14 Aug 2005 - 12:00am