As if she does not have enough problems on her plate right now, leading Hong Kong badminton hope Wang Chen received the worst possible news when she flew into Athens yesterday - that she was drawn to meet world champion Zhang Ning in the quarter-finals of the women's singles. Wang, who is currently taking medication to combat hyper thyroidism, will meet Peruvian Lorena Blanco in the first round, and then will meet the winner of the match between Yao Jie of the Netherlands and Jiang Yanmei of Singapore in the second round. If she gets past that hurdle, Wang will come up against Zhang, 29, winner of the World Championship and also the Hong Kong Open last year. It is hard luck for Wang. Seeded fifth, she would have hoped for an easier passage until the medal rounds. Currently not in the best health - an over-producing thyroid gland has left her less than a 100 per cent fit - Wang will face a tough and highly improbable task in attempting to defeat China's world champion. China won an impressive four out of five gold medals at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, and eight out of a possible 15 medals. Although the elder stateswoman of the side, Zhang was not in that team, and she will be hoping to make amends at her first Olympics. Hong Kong's other representative in the women's singles, Ling Wan-ting, will meet Taiwan's Cheng Shao-chieh in the opening round. If she wins, she will most likely meet sixth-seeded Jun Jae-youn of Korea. Ling is in the same half of the draw as top seed Gong Ruina of China. In the men's singles, Ng Wei was drawn to meet fast-rising Malaysian Lee Chong Wei. The winner will come up against China's former world number one and second seed Chen Hong. Hong Kong's combination in the women's doubles, Louisa Koon Wai-chee and Li Wing-mui, will face British pair Gail Emms and Donna Kellogg in the first round. Then the going gets tough with Chinese fourth seeds Zhao Tingting and Wei Yili waiting to pounce on the winners. All in all a tough draw for Hong Kong.