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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

    ... must go on, saysconfident Nishikori Japanese star Kei Nishikori says he wants to become the man who "leads Asian tennis" after Chinese trailblazer Li Na announced her retirement on Friday. The 24-year-old sensation, who is at his career high eighth in the world, is ready to become the face of Asia after Li gave in to long-term knee injuries. "I was shocked. It is sad ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1596312/kei-nishikori-wants-take-over-li-na-asias-new-tennis-role-model
  2. Sport - Tennis

    Reaction to Li Na's retirement

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:52pm

    ... on Instagram (Instagram) "Li Na, one of the funniest and nicest players on tour! A great competitor and a role model both on and off the court! You will be missed!! An exciting new chapter starts today!"- Former world No.1 Caroline Wozniacki “It’s hard to be a household name in a nation with 1.4 billion people, but that’s what Li is.” – WTA Chairman Stacey Allaster. “Li Na another ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/tennis/article/1596108/reaction-li-nas-retirement
  3. Sport - Tennis - PROFILE

    How Li Na went from a badminton-playing kid in Wuhan to one of China's global icons

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:22pm

    ... Reuters Double grand slam winner changed the face of tennis in the mainland A typical “neighbourhood kid” toting a badminton racquet in the Yangtze river port of Wuhan, eight-year-old Li ... badminton, Li was soon diverted into a tennis programme after coaches found her stroke-making too lusty for the genteel sport played on street-sides across the country. Read the full text of Li ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/tennis/article/1596073/how-li-na-went-badminton-playing-kid-wuhan-one-chinas-global-icons
  4. Sport - China

    Full text of Li Na's farewell letter

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 12:33pm

    ... Reuters The Chinese star announced her retirement on Friday Full transcript of letter from China’s two-time grand slam winner Li Na, announcing her retirement from tennis on Friday. My ... injuries will never again let me be the tennis player that I can be. Li Na Most people in the tennis world know that my career has been marked by my troubled right knee. The black brace I wear over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/china/article/1595929/full-text-li-nas-farewell-letter
  5. Sport - China

    'My body is begging me to stop': Li Na confirms retirement because of recurring knee injuries

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 02:42pm

    ... Agence France-Presse Two-time grand slam winner 'listens to her body' after latest surgery takes its toll Li Na, the two-time grand slam champion from China who took tennis in Asia to a new level, has announced her retirement. The 32-year-old Li posted the news on her microblog Friday, citing a recurring knee problem. “Most people in the tennis world know that my ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/tennis/article/1595355/li-na-set-retire-friday-says-cctv
  6. Sport - China - BADMINTON

    Spain's Carolina Marin stuns Li Xuerui to win women's singles title at world championships

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 11:37pm

    ... Marin pulled off a monumental upset as she beat Chinese world number one Li Xuerui to win the women’s singles title at the World Championships in Copenhagen on Sunday. The 21-year-old ninth seed ... and I did that.” Li had rarely looked in trouble during her run to the final and she again looked at ease with her terrific stroke play proving too much for the tenacious Marin in the opening game. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1582550/spains-carolina-marin-stuns-li-xuerui-win-womens-singles-title
  7. Sport - Tennis

    The rise of China's women

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 07:20pm

    ... Reuters 2004 August: Sun Tiantian and Li Ting win China’s first Olympic gold medal in the sport in the women’s doubles at the Athens Games. October: Li Na is the first Chinese to win a WTA ... doubles at the Australian Open. May: Zheng wins the first all-Chinese final at a WTA event when Li withdraws injured from the Estoril final. June: Li becomes the first Chinese player to reach ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/tennis/article/1596186/rise-chinas-women
  8. Sport - Tennis - US Open

    Peng Shuai stars in Li Na's absence at US Open

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 09:58am

    ... Reuters Doubles specialist flies the flag for China by knocking out fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska With Li Na on the sidelines, Peng Shuai picked up the Chinese torch and set the US Open ablaze, scorching fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland to storm into the third round at Flushing Meadows. Long before Li, the current world number three, left her mark on women’s tennis ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/tennis/article/1581380/peng-shuai-stars-li-nas-absence-us-open
  9. Sport - Rugby

    Experienced Wright back in the frame for sevens at Asian Games

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 10:18pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Wright. Hong Kong women’s sevens squad Nam Ka-man, Royce Chan Leong-sze (captain), Sham Wai-sum, Christy Cheng Ka-chi, Melody Li Nim-yan, Ivy Kwong Sau-yan, Lai Pou-fan, Rose Fong Siu-la, Candy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/sevens/article/1592601/experienced-wright-back-frame-sevens-asian-games
  10. Sport - China - TENNIS

    Mentally stronger Peng Shuai still has soft spot for doubles

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

    ... The experience, though, seems to have given the China No 2- behind Li Na- a boost. "I feel mentally stronger now. In the past I would feel shaky and afraid, but at the US Open I felt as if I had more courage. This was a big step up for me and it helped my game." But is she ready to step out of the shadow of Li Na? "Everyone asked me [at the US Open] if I was ready to step out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1590355/peng-shuai-still-has-soft-spot-doubles

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