Hong Kong suffered a rout on day three of the Volkswagen Open in Changchun, but chose some elite names to lose to. Some of the superstars of the sport accounted for the SAR's challenge, including current world number one Wang Liqin, European star Timo Boll and double Athens gold medallist Zhang Yining. Germany's Boll did the most damage to the Hong Kong men's hopes, defeating Leung Chu-yan in the singles and doubles. Cheung was beaten 4-3 in the round of 16 and 4-2 with Cheung Yuk in the quarter-finals of the doubles. Boll and his new partner Cristian Suss later defeated South Korea's Choi Hyun-jin and Lee Jung-woo to reach the final. There their opponents will be Kong Linghui and Wang Hao, who finally ended the winning run of Olympic gold medallists and last week's China Open champions Ma Lin and Chen Qi. Ko Lai-chak claimed an impressive scalp, defeating China's world number 14 Hao Shuai, a player ranked 16 places above him, 4-2 in the round of 16, but Ma Lin, who had seen off Li Ching 4-2 in the previous round, swept Ko aside 4-0 in the quarter-finals as China claimed all four semi-final berths. Cheung Yuk found the mighty Wang Liqin too much to handle in a 4-0 loss in the round of 16. In the women's singles, Zhang Yining cut a swathe through Hong Kong's hopes, defeating Song Ah-sim and Tie Yana in successive rounds without conceding a game. The ladies might consider that they missed a chance of glory in the doubles where they were in the half of the draw that avoided the mighty mainlanders. However, North Korea's Kim Hyang-mi and Kim Hyong-hui beat Song and Tie 4-2 in the quarter-finals and Lau Siu-fei and Zhang Rui 4-3 in the semis.