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  1. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Venus Williams denied new record for world’s fastest serve

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 01:57pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Venus Williams was denied a new record for the world’s fastest serve on Friday after tennis chiefs said a bullet delivery clocked at 209 kilometres an hour ... Open and on her way to winning Wimbledon in 2008- still stands as the fastest of all time.  The seven-time Grand Slam singles champion, whose ranking has slumped to 63rd in the world after two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/tennis/article/1319006/venus-williams-denied-new-record-worlds-fastest-serve
  2. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Fans vent anger as new WTA event starts with a whimper

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 10:42pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... organisers could do was to "give us a refund for we bought the ticket thinking we could get to see this new sensation of world tennis". It is believed local organisers had spent more than ... further to find out when a WTA event was last held in this town- 1993. With such a long break, one might have expected the world-governing body, the WTA, to pull out all the stops and give ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1588063/hong-kong-open-low-key-start
  3. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Kvitova tames Kerber to win Pan Pacific Open

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 04:57pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... singles title. “I really want to qualify for the end of season championships but I want to enjoy this feeling first,” said Kvitova, projected to rise from 11th to seventh in the new world rankings ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/tennis/article/1319983/kvitova-tames-kerber-win-pan-pacific-open
  4. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Roger Federer overcomes Gilles Simon for year's fourth title

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 12:38am by AFP

    ... as he moves up one place to world No 2, displacing Rafael Nadal, in the new rankings released this week. Simon will return to the top 20 on the back of reaching only his second Masters final. ... the 81st title of his career and fourth for the year. The 17-time grand slam winner had blown away world number one Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals, but he found a stubborn final opponent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/tennis/article/1615301/roger-federer-overcomes-gilles-simon-years-fourth-title
  5. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    New tennis stadium on the cards, says senior official

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 01:06am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Home affairs deputy secretary reveals site has been earmarked for purpose-built venue with a roof to prevent washout of tournaments New stadium on the cards, says official A new purpose-built tennis stadium that can seat 6,000 spectators- and avoid rain delays like at yesterday's quarter-finals at the Prudential Hong Kong Open- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1591189/new-tennis-stadium-cards-says-senior-official
  6. Sport - Tennis - 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

    ... Kevin Kung kevin.kung@scmp.com Japanese ace praises China's retired two-time grand slam winner and wants to replace her as the sport's new role model for Asian youngsters Show ... 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
  7. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Return of elite men's tennis event on the cards for Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 07th 2014, 12:55am by Alvin Sallay

    ... in the "international region" (Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Middle East, Russia and Africa) and can only be sold or relocated within the region. Chow refused to reveal the size of the Hong Kong bid. ... time," said McKinley, deputy secretary for Home Affairs. The ATP is expected to make a decision after its season-ending ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena in London next week. In September, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1633709/return-elite-mens-tennis-event-cards-hong-kong
  8. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Li Na and Peng Shuai breaking new ground for China

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 09:30pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Li and Peng breaking new ground for China Li Na moved to an Asian-record world number two and Peng Shuai was rated the top women's doubles player in a big boost for Chinese tennis in the new rankings released on Monday. Li, who won her second grand slam title at last month's Australian Open, underlined her status as the best ever Asian women's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/tennis/article/1429788/li-na-and-peng-shuai-breaking-new-ground-china
  9. 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

    ... Reuters in New York Japan’s Kei Nishikori and Croatia’s Marin Cilic rocked the tennis world with stunning back-to-back US Open semi-final upsets on Saturday, sending two all-time greats ... a fifth straight trip to the US Open final when he toppled the world number one 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 on a sweltering Arthur Ashe Stadium court. Then, before a disbelieving crowd had fully ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/article/1587169/big-guns-spiked-kei-nishikori-sets-us-open-final-showdown-marin-cilic
  10. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Hong Kong youngsters aim to serve surprise in Junior Davis Cup finals

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 12:32am by Kevin Kung

    ... Kevin Kung kevin.kung@scmp.com City is ready to take on the world having beaten Australia on their way to a strong third-place finish in Malaysia Youngsters aimto serve treatin sunny Mexico Having beaten the best juniors Australia had to offer, Hong Kong's young tennis players are looking to make a name for themselves on the world stage at the Junior Davis Cup finals ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1597092/hong-kong-youngsters-aim-serve-surprise-junior-davis-cup-finals

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