LOCAL squash ace Rebecca Chiu Wing-yin has admitted that she does not have high hopes for next month's Cathay Pacific Credit Suisse Privilege World Open in Hong Kong. Chiu, ranked 16 in the world, said she was being realistic about her chances in the prestigious event. She would be facing the best players in the world including number one, Rachael Grinham of Australia, and number two, Vanessa Atkinson of the Netherlands. The competition will be held from November 27 to December 4 at the Hong Kong Squash Centre, with the semi-finals and finals at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre's open area near the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront. This year's event combines the World Men's Open with the World Women's Open for the first time. Chiu will be competing in the World Women's Open for the fifth time. 'I've never got past the first round of the main draw,' said Chiu, who will turn 27 three days before the tournament starts. 'I am not expecting too much. I just want to take it match by match,' she said. Chiu will be joined by Christina Mak (number 52) and Elise Ng (number 62) in the women's competition. The men's draw will be led by world number one Thierry Lincou (France), number two Jonathon Power (Canada) and number three David Palmer (Australia). The SAR will be represented by Wong Wai-hang (number 100), Dick Lau (number 164) and Roger Ngan (number 178). The players will be competing for prize money to the tune of $1.6 million. Admission is free for the qualifying rounds on November 27-28. Tickets are $70-$120 from the first round (main draw) to the quarter-finals from November 29-December 2. For the semi-finals and finals on December 3-4 at the Cultural Centre piazza, tickets are $150-$250, on sale from November 1 at the Hong Kong Squash office, Cotton Tree Drive, Admiralty. For details, call 2523 2225.