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  1. Zhou moves closer to clash with Wang

    Posted Aug 01st 2003, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... medal, the 2002 Asian Championships and the 2003 All England title in successive tournaments, lost the opening game against Japan's Yuki Shimada before recovering to triumph 9-11, 11-5, ... consider herself a truly world class player. The two will meet today, providing neither suffer an upset in their third round ties - Zhou against Japan's Kaori Mori and Wang against ...

  2. Ko's hopes shattered by Ma again

    Posted Sep 20th 2003, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... Hong Kong's leading doubles exponents Li Ching and Ko Lai-chak found the world's best singles exponents too much of a handful in the second round of the Japan Open in Kobe. Ko, ... the last two games by the same 12-10 scoreline. It's the third week in a row that Ma has ended Ko's Pro Tour ambitions. The world number three and second seed in Japan, who won ...

  3. East Asian championship schedule hits snag

    Posted Jul 16th 2003, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... for the Asian rounds of the World Cup qualifying competition. Representatives from the four finalists - Hong Kong, China, South Korea and the hosts Japan, met in Kuala Lumpur hoping to agree ... Thailand, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan] to prepare for Japan, South Korea and China,' said Kwok Ka-ming, the head of the technical department of the Hong Kong Football Association. ...

  4. N'Galani's on track for glory

    Posted Aug 16th 2003, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... Japan Open in Tokyo that he will soon become the best fighter on the planet. 'I think Alain will be a world champion in 11/2 or two years' time. I was a world champion and I know what ... early for us. We're planning on the Japan Open next year and then the World Championships which might be in Russia, although we're still trying to get them staged here in Hong ...


    Posted Jul 29th 2003, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... the 14th seed, plays Japan's Shinya Ohtsuka. In the women's singles, Ling Wan-ting faces Aparna Popat of India, while Louisa Koon Wai-chi faces Grace Daniel of Nigeria. Hong Kong's ...

  6. Young Guo comes of age in style

    Posted Sep 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... Chinese teenager Guo Yue became the youngest ever winner of a Pro Tour singles title when she defeated fellow-mainlander Guo Yan in the final of the Japan Open in Kobe. The 15-year-old cruised to a comfortable 11-9, 11-7, 12-10 11-5 victory having defeated her doubles partner Niu Jianfeng, earlier in the day. 'This is a very big surprise for me. Guo Yan was the big ...

  7. Top Chinese duo send Ko and Li packing again

    Posted Sep 21st 2003, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... For the third week in a row the hottest men's doubles pair in the world - China's Ma Lin and Chen Qi - killed the hopes of Hong Kong's Asian champions Ko Lai-chak and Li Ching, this time in the semi-finals of the Japan Open in Kobe. Ma and Chen, who defeated Ko and Li in the final of the Korea Open and knocked them out of the China Open, comprehensively outplayed ...

  8. Teenager Law powers HK into world semi-finals

    Posted Aug 28th 2003, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... of the season in Lucerne, Switzerland. The 19-year-old's achievement is highlighted by the fact that the only other Asian nations still with an interest in the championships are China and Japan ...

  9. Hong Kong coach expects stars to soar

    Posted Jul 25th 2003, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... tournaments in Australasia with victories. 'Our men's team have improved a lot. Agus and Ng Wei reached the quarter-finals of the Japan and Korea Opens earlier this year. These are our best ...


    Posted Jul 20th 2003, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... preparation. I don't know why they've done this again. We've no chance against Japan, Korea and China.' The shift in policy has resulted in Hong Kong being placed in the same ...




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