Jessica Li got her 2022 Commonwealth Games campaign off to a great start with a comprehensive win in her opening match.
Up against Zambia’s Elizabeth Chipeleme in the round of 64 in the women’s singles event at the NEC in Birmingham, the 24-year-old produced an excellent performance in front of a large contingent of Isle of Man fans.
She raced into an early 2-0 lead against Chipeleme and, despite the Zambian hitting back in the middle of the contest, Li won the opener 21-15 to settle any nerves.
And the multiple former Island Games gold medallist went even better in the second and final game by running out a dominant 21-8 winner to book her place in the next round.
Jessica’s round of 32 clash against Sabrina Charllene Scott of Barbados is set to take place at 4.30pm on Thursday afternoon.
More in this week’s Isle of Man Courier.