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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Hong Kong Tennis Association seeks HK$1m from next BNP Paribas Showdown

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com HKTA seeks HK$1m from Showdown Unhappy Hong Kong Tennis Association officials have asked the organisers of last month's BNP Paribas Showdown ... to support and enhance tennis in Hong Kong. Included in this is the site for the 2014 BNP Paribas Showdown," said Jerry Solomon, chief executive of StarGames. "We are also working ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Wozniacki among stars serving volleys of humour

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... than just a match at the BNP Paribas Showdown at AsiaWorld-Expo. But next September's WTA tournament will be a far cry from last night's antics for the pair had the 4,869 fans ...

  3. Sport - Tennis - BNP Paribas Showdown

    Wozniacki wants critics to eat humble pie

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... for the BNP Paribas Showdown exhibition against Li Na in eight days. Falling from No 1 to 10 might be interpreted as a disaster but Wozniacki was quick to shoot that suggestion down in an interview ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Beware wolf at the HKTA door

    Posted May 12th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Officials must keep control of the city's WTA event, rather than subcontracting the work to private interests Beware wolf at HKTA door The BNP Paribas Showdown in March featured two legends - John McEnroe and Ivan Lendl - as well as Caroline Wozniacki and Agnieszka Radwanska for a night of exhibition showmanship. Organisers promised ...

  5. Sport - Tennis - BNP Paribas Showdown

    Ivan the terribly nice guy

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... and a gentleman, he simply said, "No worries", and called back the next day. Not many sportspeople, let alone superstars, would be so gracious. Miscommunication from the PR team of the BNP ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Thaw in icy relations as Hong Kong Tennis Association receives fee

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 12:01am by Alvin Sallay

    ... block in relations between organisers of the BNP Paribas Showdown and the Hong Kong Tennis Association has been cleared after organisers of the exhibition event paid money owed to the local ... the ITF and the HKTA. Tickets range from HK$450 to HK$2,500. A total of 3,000 seats are available at the velodrome. "We want to show our wholehearted support for sponsor BNP Paribas who ...

  7. Sport - China

    Li Na knocked out in Indian Wells semi-finals by Flavia Pennetta

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 03:03pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Indian Wells, California Double faults cost Li Na dearly Flavia Pennetta shocked Li Na in the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells on Friday, beating the Australian Open champion 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 to set up a title clash with Agnieszka Radwanska. Li, the Chinese world number two who was the top seed in the elite WTA premier event, had pounded winners ...

  8. Sport - Tennis - BNP Paribas Open

    Defending champions Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova both stunned in Indian Wells

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 10:23am

    ... Reuters Big two make early exits from top hard-court tournament Rafa Nadal and Maria Sharapova were both knocked out of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells after stunning upsets at one of the world’s biggest tournaments outside the four grand slams. Nadal was sent packing by Ukraine’s Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5) after Sharapova fell to Italian qualifier Camila Giorgi 6-3, ...

  9. Sport - Tennis

    Fourth-seeded Berdych falls in Indian Wells

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 10:51pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Indian Wells, California Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut knocked out Tomas Berdych in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament in Indian Wells, California, beating the fourth-seeded Czech player 4-6, 6-2, 6-4. Berdych had won 11 matches in a row in February and is 16-4 this year. “He really handled the tough situation today really well,” ...

  10. Sport - Tennis

    Novak Djokovic sends Rafael Nadal packing to claim fourth Sony Open title

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 02:22pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Miami Djokovic downs Nadal to claim fourth Sony Open title Novak Djokovic tamed world number one Rafa Nadal 6-3, 6-3 to claim his fourth Sony Open title on Sunday, denying the Spaniard a maiden win on the Miami hardcourts. The win was the second straight Masters series title for the second-ranked Serb, who defeated Roger Federer in the BNP Paribas Open two weeks ago ...




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