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  1. Sport - Tennis - US Open

    Li Na beaten by British teenager Laura Robson at US Open

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Li Na needs break after shock defeat Li Na will take a break from tennis otherwise the sport will "kill" her after she was sent packing by British teenager Laura Robson. Ninth seed Li was beaten in the third round 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2 by 18-year-old Robson, the world number 89, who had also defeated triple US Open champion Kim Clijsters ...

  2. Badminton legend Li Lingwei wins IOC seat

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa in London kinwa.chan@scmp.com Former badminton world champion Li Lingwei of China never had the chance to compete at the Games during her playing career, but yesterday she won ... Tsun-ting. 'Li was a very famous athlete in her younger days and has served sports for many years,' said Fok. 'She has gained vast popularity in her sport and we are happy to see her ...

  3. Wembley Arena feels like home, says Li

    Posted Jul 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa in London kinwa.chan@scmp.com Wembley Arena might seem a world away from Beijing, but China badminton head coach Li Yongbo feels right at 'home' as his charges prepare for their London Games campaign this week. Completing their first training session at the north-west London venue yesterday after their arrival on Monday, the team are ready to defend ...

  4. Li Na paid price for being honest

    Posted Mar 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... or her feet to appear gracious in victory or defeat and avoid controversy. Ask French open champion Li Na, who has been pilloried online by compatriots for a lack of patriotism after reported comments at a press conference at a tournament in California. In saying she competed as an individual and not as a representative of China, Li was stating a fact of the circuit. But she has paid ...

  5. Li Na points way for sports reform

    Posted Jun 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... But there is some publicity money cannot buy- not even the vast amounts Beijing pours into its state sport system to produce Olympic champions. We are of course talking about the recognition generated by Li Na's feat in becoming the first Chinese to win a grand slam tennis title in the French Open tournament. What sets Li apart is that she is not a product of the system, having long since become ...

  6. Li Na's singles success fires ambitions of HK youngsters

    Posted Jun 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... playing tennis. Twenty-two years later, China's Li Na, 29, won the women's title at this month's French Open to become her nation's first grand-slam singles champion. Her ... Two of Hong Kong's top junior players, Leung Lok-sze and Kelvin Lam Siu-fai, told Young Post they have been inspired by Li's achievement. 'Li Na has taught me that we need ...

  7. Li must win to retain Merit title

    Posted Oct 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Li Chao refused to build up his slim hopes of retaining his Omega Order of Merit title, which rests on the big-hitting 28-year-old winning this week's #1 million yuan ... Hotspring Golf Club. Li, with eight wins and two merit titles, lies third in the money list with 215,500 yuan and is the only player who can leapfrog leader Liao Guiming, (360,750 yuan). ...

  8. athlete of the week

    Posted Jan 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Kung Name Teresa Chung Yan-ting School Diocesan Girls' School Grade Form Six Sport Swimming Achievements Teresa, 18, competes as a backstroke and freestyle swimmer for Hong Kong. In 2009, she was fifth in the 200m backstroke final for girls age ...

  9. Li Weifeng set for Lunar Cup

    Posted Jan 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa Former China national team captain Li Weifeng (pictured) will come to Hong Kong for the Lunar New Year Cup after his move to Korean giants Suwon Bluewings from controversial China Super League side Wuhan Guanggu. The defender's agent confirmed yesterday the player will reunite with Cha Bum-kun, Li's coach at Shenzhen in the 1990s. The reigning Korean ...

  10. Heroine honours fans

    Posted Aug 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peter Simpson Wuhan's favourite daughter, Li Na, is preparing to honour her loyal home fans with a two-day tennis extravaganza. She has invited other international stars, including ... people and rewarded the 29-year-old with a 600,000 yuan (US$92,000) cheque. 'I truly feel that my success belongs not to myself but to the country,' says Li, who pocketed US$1.65 ...




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