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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Lisicki storms back against Pliskova to win Hong Kong Open title

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 11:04pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... storms back to win HK Open title It was hot on Victoria Park's centre court, at least five degrees higher than the 33 recorded on Sunday in Causeway Bay- and it resulted in a meltdown ... Kong for inviting me," a delighted Lisicki told a packed centre-court crowd after she fell to her knees in joy having delivered the coup de grace, a forehand passing shot that left ...

  2. Sport - TENNIS

    Czech twins' double act just proves too much for Hong Kong pair

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 09:56pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Czech twins' double act just proves too much Oh Karolina, am I really seeing double? A few perplexed fans not quite up to speed on court one at Victoria Park were mulling ... to win 6-3, 6-4. When we were young, people couldn't make out who was who, but on court it's easy Karolina Pliskova "We have the same sponsors so we wear the same clothes when we ...

  3. Sport - TENNIS

    Hantuchova turns the heat on Zhang Ling

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 09:45pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... that rejuvenated her as she turned things around to finish with a 6-1, 6-4 victory to march into the second round. It was hot enough to fry an egg on centre court at Victoria Park yesterday afternoon ... time,' Hantuchova said. "It was impossible to stay on court. My dress was heavy and one metre longer and I was feeling uncomfortable. I had to change," added Hantuchova. Her decision ...

  4. Sport - China - TENNIS

    Mentally stronger Peng Shuai still has soft spot for doubles

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

    ... and not on the centre-court action where compatriots Zheng Jie and Zhang Kailin battled it out in a second-round match. I will continue to play doubles. I had a surprise result [at the US Open] but this will not mean ... and I felt my energy go. The doctor told me not to continue but I told her, 'Give me one more chance'," Peng recalled. "I wanted to give my maximum on court." She hobbled ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Future looks bright for Hong Kong teenagers

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 12:36am by Alvin Sallay

    ... to be played at the Kallang Tennis Centre in Singapore from October 17-20. The finals of each competition will be played on Centre court at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, the venue of the WTA Finals. ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Christina McHale's homecoming falls flat at Hong Kong Open

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 11:01pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... winning on an outside court or seeing double with Czech twins Karolina and Kristyna Pliskova in separate action while nibbling on tender strips of Wagyu beef, washed down by flutes of sweet ... my Asian swing." The showpiece match on the first full day of action at the Prudential Hong Kong Open on centre court was one filled with mouth-watering action with the added flavour ...

  7. Sport - TENNIS

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

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 06:43pm

    ... from delivering my game plan on court today.” Zhang will participate in the women’s singles, doubles and team events at the Asian Games in Incheon this month and she is aiming at a singles ... Hantuchova said her form was affected by the heat, describing the match played at the outdoor centre court in Victoria Park in temperatures reaching 33 degrees Celsius as “the worst conditions” she ...

  8. Sport - TENNIS

    18 going on 19 – Serena Williams looks ahead after beating Caroline Wozniacki to US Open title

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 11:29am by Reuters

    ... 19, is the next target but just ahead sits Steffi Graf on 22 and just ahead her is the great Margaret Court who tops the list with 24. Until Sunday it did not look as if Williams would add ... capping off her run to the title with a ruthless 75-minute demolition of her one of her best friends to the delight of her fans who packed Arthur Ashe Stadium court. “I just could never have ...

  9. Sport - TENNIS

    Big guns spiked as Kei Nishikori sets up US Open final showdown with Marin Cilic

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 02:36pm by Reuters

    ... a fifth straight trip to the US Open final when he toppled the world number one 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 on a sweltering Arthur Ashe Stadium court. Then, before a disbelieving crowd had fully ... to be a part of the history. It’s going to be definitely huge emotions on the court. “We have different game styles. “I think I’m going to have to just focus on my game...and to try to serve well. ...

  10. Sport - TENNIS

    Bravery not enough as heat fells Peng Shuai in US Open

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 03:04pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York   Suffering from heat illness and cramps, a brave Peng Shuai ignored doctor’s advice and returned to a baking court determined to complete her US Open semi-final ... to the back wall of Arthur Ashe Stadium court with severe cramping. In obvious distress, the Chinese doubles specialist was eventually helped off the court and disappeared into the locker rooms where ...




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