Annie Au has been
firmly placed in the world's top twenty for the last five years.
Annie’s first WSA
World Tour title came in 2007, when the No3 seed won the NSC Satellite No1 in
Malaysia. She then followed her first
win with positive semi-final and runner-up finishes in the other NSC events
that year. Her next titles would come
the following year as she claimed the Chennai Open from fourth seed, the
Australian Open from seventh seed and the Taiwan Open from fifth seed.
She claimed a further
four WSA World Titles in 2010, a year in which she also became Hong Kong's
highest ever ranked player as her successes saw her hit a career high of 14 in
Victories in the Al
Sabah International in Kuwait, followed by the Des Pyramides Open in France,
Crocodile Challenge Cup in her native Hong Kong and Seoul Open in South Korea,
all made up for a great year for Annie and her assault of the top level of the
Annie’s results evened
out in 2011, but she managed to win the Buler Challenge Cup against Donna
Urquhart in April. She finished runner-up in the Monte Carlo Classic in October
and made it to the semi finals of the Hong Kong Open.
Au showed further
promises in the early stages of 2012, reaching the quarter-finals of the Cleveland
Classic in February and finished runner-up as a non-seed in the KL Open. Annie
then struggled to play to her seeding, only reaching second round of the
Australian Open, and losing the first round of the US Open & even the Hong
Kong Open on her home turf.
2013 began where 2012
left off for the Hong Kong international, as Au failed to progress from the
opening round of the Greenwich Open where she held No.4 seeding. In February
she found some form in playing to her ranking to reach the quarter-finals of
the Cleveland Classic to maintain her Top 10 spot. Annie reached the second
round in the CIMB KL Open and the second round of the Allam British Open. In
May she won the Asian Championships for the first time, beating Wee Wern Low in
the final. She reached another tour final in July at the Buler Challenge Cup
but unfortunately had to withdraw from her final against Amanda Sobhy due to
sickness. Annie finished 2013 on a high note as she reached the semi-final of
the Hong Kong Open.
2014 has seen mixed
results for Annie. She reached the final of the Cleveland Classic, taking out
English trio Duncalf, Massaro and Waters on her way to the final but recently
suffered two first round losses at the Texas Open and the World Championship in