How the Story Unfolds Day by Day

05 May, 2016

Day 1 - Session 1: Playing conditions give a good image but players on courts one and three having trouble with the ends at the doorways on VIP side. Results get to the press room in record time but a lot of the statistics are useless because they do not give any impression of the matches. It was a happy 36th birthday for Denyse Julien who celebrated with a 11-3, 11-0 win over the other left-hander Debra O'Connor in 15 minutes. Most of the matches were under 20 minutes but Peter Knowles beat Kevin Han in a mini­ marathon of 41 minutes by 2-15, 15-10, 15-7. It prepared spectators for the marathon 80-minute clash which saw Thomas Wapp edge out Mario Carulla Schultz 15-8, 10-15, 15-11. Ticket sales - 2,124