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  1. Sport - China - TENNIS

    'No regrets': Li Na signs off on tennis career before tearful Chinese journalists

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 04:49pm by AFP

    ... and focused instead on the positive aspects of her time within the state system. “I actually don’t like the phrase ‘fly alone’. It’s a term made up by the media,” she said. “Personally, I prefer ...

  2. Sport - China - TENNIS

    Mentally stronger Peng Shuai still has soft spot for doubles

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

    ... the semi-finals- has encouraged her to focus more on singles. Peng, 28, was due to play in the singles main draw at the Prudential Hong Kong Open, but pulled out after doctors told her to take a two-week ... competition at the WTA Finals last year. This year the pair have played "12 or 13 tournaments together" and will defend their WTA Finals crown in Singapore next month. The focus has been ...

  3. Sport - TENNIS

    Hantuchova turns the heat on Zhang Ling

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

    ... was very hot out there and the most difficult conditions I have played in and I started to struggle. When you struggle you tend to lose focus and you don't play the right shots at the right ...

  4. 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

    ... 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. ...

  5. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Australian Open king Novak Djokovic focuses on Davis Cup, French Open

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in Melbourne Djokovic jets off to prepare for Davis Cup and French Open challenges after securing record-breaking third consecutive Australian Open title King of Melbourne stays focused In years past, Novak Djokovic marked his victories at the Australian Open with rowdy late-night celebrations, followed by bleary-eyed photo shoots the next morning. ...

  6. Sport - China - TENNIS

    China’s Li Na turns momentum her way after ousting Samantha Stosur in Italy

    Posted May 15th 2014, 10:05pm by Agence France-Presse in Rome

    ... I’m just trying to focus now on every match I play Li Na But China’s top female athlete made inroads against Stosur’s one-way scoreline with her first victory, achieved in 68 minutes with five breaks of the 30-year-old Australian. “In the last six matches I tried to control the ball, but she was able to get a lot of chances,” said 32-year-old Li. “I’m just trying to focus now on every ...

  7. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    David Sofaer to step into Phillip King's shoes for Incheon

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 09:40pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... is the SAR's highest-ranked women's player on 276. "[That will be our best chance] as other countries might focus less on this event," Lai said. "The competition will be tough ...

  8. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Rafael Nadal takes Rio Open title on comeback tournament from back injury

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 09:49am by Associated Press

    ... declined to talk about his back, focusing instead on the victory. “Clearly, it was important for me to get back and win after what happened in the final in Australia,” Nadal said. He said the heat, ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Hong Kong's Zhang Ling loses out in doubles final

    Posted Jan 04th 2014, 12:09am by Staff Reporter

    ... have. Zarina was still a little bit tired from her singles match earlier and I just couldn't really focus as well as I did in our earlier games." "Over the week, I am happy though. This is only the fourth tournament I have paired with [Diyas] and this is the first tournament we have won a match. It has given us more confidence. We focus more on singles than doubles, ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Phillip King turns attention to Davis Cup after Fed Cup success

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 10:10pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com After Fed success, King turns focus to Davis Cup Having engineered Hong Kong's rise to Group One in the Fed Cup Asia/Oceania Zone, Phillip King will have his hands full again in his next assignment- leading the men's Davis Cup campaign against favourites Thailand in Phuket this weekend. King, who is the number one singles player ...




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