Hong Kong hope Rebecca Chiu Wing-yin failed to make her birthday wish come true when she was beaten 3-0 by England's Linda Elriani in the second round of the Qatar Classic. The 17th-ranked Chiu, who turned 27, had eliminated Pakistani Carla Khan 3-0 in the first round in Doha, but was beaten 9-3, 9-7, 9-0 by world number six Elriani. Her coach, Tony Choi Yuk-kwan, said the result was not unexpected and he looked forward to Chiu's performances at the upcoming World Open, which will be held in Hong Kong from Sunday to December 4. 'Chiu was playing an opponent whose world ranking is higher than hers. It means her defeat is not totally a surprise,' he said. Choi said he would review the match with Chiu when she returns to Hong Kong today. 'She will start preparing immediately upon arriving. I expect her to play better in front of the home crowd at the World Open. She is quite fit and her performances are stable too,' he said. Chiu is expected to have an easy passage in the first round as she will play a qualifier on Tuesday. However, it is likely she will face world number one Rachael Grinham in the next round. On the men's side, local ace Wong Wai-hang will play the 8th-ranked James Willstrop from England in the first round on Wednesday. The competition will mainly be held in the Hong Kong Squash Centre with the semi-finals and finals staged in the open area near Hong Kong Cultural Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui.