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  1. Sport - China - TENNIS

    Third time lucky for Li Na

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 12:04am by AP

    ... Third time's the charm for Li Na Seven months after giving retirement serious thought, Li Na made it third time lucky in an Australian Open final with a 7-6 (7-3), 6-0 win over Dominika ... lucky to find me Li Na on her husband Shan Jiang "So thanks for him giving up everything, just travelling with me to be my hitting partner, fix the drinks, fix the racket. So thanks a lot, ...

  2. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    No mercy for Andy Murray from clay king Rafa Nadal

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 01:11am by AFP

    ... to defending his Wimbledon crown. It was his worst loss to Nadal in nine grand slam match-ups between the two, surpassing the nine games he managed in the 2008 Wimbledon quarter-finals. "I think ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    WTA event organisers hope to bring Li Na to HK tournament

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 09:33pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... nine ranking points from the event to climb above the Belarussian in the rankings. The Hong Kong event can only field one player from the world's top 10 from the 2013 year-end rankings (Li ...

  4. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Federer revival continues but Sharapova admits she must improve

    Posted Jan 18th 2014, 02:26pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Martin Klizan in what was the  first third-round grand slam clash between two ’lucky losers’- who failed to  come through qualifying, but earned their spots due to withdrawals- in 41  years. ...

  5. Sport - China - TENNIS

    Li Na 'most influential player of the decade', says former great Chris Evert

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 11:50pm by Reuters

    ... Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic before finding her feet. Li, the winner of nine WTA titles, then dropped only 18 games in her four subsequent matches to leave Evert predicting the Chinese ...

  6. Sport - China - TENNIS

    Li Na says media criticism nearly forced her to quit

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 10:26pm by Reuters AFP

    ... with serve to a tense tiebreak with Li drawing on her experience to survive. "I think I was lucky, you know, because at least they put me in the first [session]. So I could finish the match ...

  7. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Nadal's 8th French Open title sweeps aside lingering doubts over knee injury

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... tournament when he beat fellow Spaniard David Ferrer in the final 6-3, 6-2, 6-3. Since his return, he has won seven titles in nine tournaments, with losses only to Zeballos and top-ranked Novak ... asked about his troublesome knees, he managed a smile. "My knee, not knees. I am lucky it is not both. It's only one," he said. "Some weeks I didn't feel well, ...

  8. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Maria Sharapova is 'bothered' by match with nemesis Serena Williams

    Posted Jun 08th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Paris Russian has the odds stacked against her as she faces in-form nemesis Williams in today's final Sharapova seeks a lucky break Maria Sharapova was not even an adult the last time she beat Serena Williams, it was that long ago. It was at the WTA Championships and Sharapova was 17. Nearly nine years later, she now finds herself playing to deny Williams ...

  9. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Federer and Serena enjoy Sunday strolls at French Open

    Posted May 27th 2013, 10:42am by Reuters

    ... in the fifth set but an attack of nerves almost let veteran Aussie Hewitt steal victory. “I’m just sad that it takes me one hour to feel good on the court,” Simon told reporters. “Today I got lucky ... last nine grand slam first rounds. Two women’s seeds fell, most notably fading force Venus Williams who suffered only her fifth first round defeat in 59 grand slam tournaments when she ...

  10. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Serena Williams secures world No 1 year-end crown for third time

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 02:27pm by Reuters in Mumbai

    ... Reuters in Mumbai Serena Williams has clinched the year-end women’s world number one ranking for the third time in her career after winning two grand slam titles during an excellent this year. The American has compiled a 67-4 record this season and won nine singles titles on the WTA Tour, including the French Open and the US Open crowns. The 32-year-old, who became the oldest ...




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