Germany takes the lead early (1-0)
Shan Xiaona and Petrissa Solja took the initiative for Germany when they beat Lee Ho Ching and Doo Hoi Kem of Hong Kong, China 3-1 in their first double game. The Hong Kongers took early control when they won the first game 11-8. But that joy lasted only seven minutes when Shan and Solja returned the lead to Germany and won the second game 11-5 before ending the first game with wins in the next two games 11-7 and 15-13.
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