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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Kei Nishikori wants to take over from Li Na as Asia's new tennis role model

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 06:30am by Kevin Kung

    ... Kevin Kung kevin.kung@scmp.com Japanese ace praises China's retired two-time grand slam winner and wants to replace her as the sport's new role model for Asian youngsters Show ... highest-earning female athlete. WTA chairman Stacey Allaster said Li was a "pioneer who opened doors to tennis for hundreds of millions of people throughout China and Asia". Nishikori said Li ...

  2. Sport - China - TENNIS

    Mentally stronger Peng Shuai still has soft spot for doubles

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 11:39pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Despite a dream run in the US Open singles, the Chinese star won't suddenly change tack and is eyeing success at the Rio Olympics Peng still has a soft spot for doubles With the 2016 Rio Olympics as a target, China sensation Peng Shuai won't give up playing doubles even though her dream run at the US Open last week- where she reached ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Hong Kong can bring top-class men's tennis event back, but needs an ATP licence

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 12:35am by Alvin Sallay

    ... and Marlboro ending their title sponsorship of major tournaments in Hong Kong. The last Salem Open was held in 2002 after which the promoter who held the ATP licence moved to the mainland as he eyed the possibility of a tennis boom in China with the 2008 Beijing Olympics coming up. It has been difficult to get back to those heady days for a number of reasons- the main ones being money and the rarity ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Fans vent anger as new WTA event starts with a whimper

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 10:42pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... this event as much help as it could to boost the profile of its circuit. That hardly seemed to be the case. The tournament was hit on Saturday when top drawcard Eugenie Bouchard informed organisers ... not draw the same interest as Bouchard, but that is the best the Hong Kong Open will serve this week especially after the other drawcard Peng Shuai withdrew, also citing fatigue. But China ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    New tennis stadium on the cards, says senior official

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 01:06am by Alvin Sallay

    ... of China's Zheng Jie 6-1, 6-3, but had some headaches as she was forced off many times due to rain interruptions. Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck beat Jarmila Gajdosova of Australia 6-4, 6-2, setting up a semi-final clash with Pliskova. Top seed Sabine Lisicki of Germany reached the semi-finals after beating China's Zheng Saisai 6-4, 6-3. Lisicki will face former French Open champion Francesca ...

  6. Sport - TENNIS

    Experience tells as Daniela Hantuchova knocks out Zhang Ling in Hong Kong Open

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 06:43pm

    ... at such a high level in tournaments normally. I usually have more time to play my shots, but it is not the case when facing the elite. This match let me know what I need to improve to reach ...

  7. Sport - TENNIS

    No mercy between friends in US Open final clash between Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 02:26pm by AFP

    ... friends had been eyeing the possibility of a title showdown ever since they were drawn in opposite halves. “We were saying when the tournament started, ‘We’re in separate sides of the draw, so ...

  8. Sport - TENNIS

    Eugenie Bouchard and Peng Shuai out of Hong Kong Open

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 02:40pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Top drawcards Eugenie Bouchard and Peng Shuai have pulled out of the inaugural Hong Kong Open after both suffered heat strokes in their final matches at the US Open. Canada’s world number eight, Bouchard, lost in the fourth round on September 1, while China’s Peng capitulated midway through her semi-final encounter against Caroline Wozniacki ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Organisers lay into Bouchard no-show

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 12:45am by Alvin Sallay

    ... The tournament's other top drawcard China's Peng Shuai has also withdrawn from the tournament, but she will still turn up in Hong Kong to meet her commitments said local organisers. Peng, suffering ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Eugenie Bouchard's US Open progress delights Hong Kong organisers

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 08:16pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Bouchard progress delights HK chiefs Delighted with the progress of Eugenie Bouchard and Peng Shuai at the US Open, organisers of the Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open said on Sunday they will do everything possible to make sure their marquee players will have time to reach Victoria Park in case they make it into the finals in New York. ...




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