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  1. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Clay king Nadal braced for new Wimbledon roller coaster

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 09:35am

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Rafael Nadal is bracing himself for another Wimbledon letdown as he prepares to rekindle his love-hate relationship with the All England Club. The 28-year ... In 2010, he was Wimbledon champion for a second time before finishing runner-up to Djokovic the following year. I am healthy, that’s the most important thing. I hope my knee will have a positive ...

  2. Infographics - Sport - TENNIS

    INFOGRAPHIC: In men's tennis, how big are the Big Four?

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 06:50pm by Cedric Sam, Pearl Law

    ... graphic takes a look back at 15 years of tennis through the Grand Slam matches of four greats. View the interactive graphic in a new window ... Cedric Sam and Pearl Law Roger Federer won his first Grand Slam tournament 11 years ago at Wimbledon, beating Mark Philippoussis in straight sets. Since then, Federer and three other ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Ivanovic targeted for Hong Kong Open

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 10:06pm by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... Simona Halep 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 to reach the final of the women's singles at Wimbledon. Ivanovic proved hugely popular when she visited Hong Kong in 2008- the same year she won her first and only grand slam title and reached the world number one spot. Although her career has seen some extended dips of form since her French Open triumph, the 26-year-old right-hander has returned ...

  4. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Young guns Raonic and Dimitrov threaten game's status quo

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 09:46pm by AFP

    ... a 4-0 career lead over Raonic, the first Canadian man in the semi-finals in 106 years. But despite his desire to lift what would be a record eighth title, the Swiss insists he is happy to see a new breed coming through, even of they are already edging towards their mid-20s. "It's hard breaking through. The points, you fetch them from semis on, not really quarters anymore ...

  5. Sport - China - TENNIS

    Li Na and Carlos Rodriguez part ways

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 10:00pm

    ... Associated Press Argentinian intends to commit more time to his tennis academy in Beijing Two-time major champion Li Na and coach Carlos Rodriguez are parting ways after nearly two years ... seven-time grand slam title winner Justine Henin- In August 2012. The Argentinian helped Li win this year’s Australian Open, which she added to 2011 French Ope title. She is the only tennis player ...

  6. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Eugenie Bouchard is craving to be crowned Wimbledon queen

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 09:13pm by AFP

    ... royalty-obsessed mother named the 20-year-old Canadian after the younger daughter of Britain's Prince Andrew, Queen Elizabeth's second son, while her sister is named after Beatrice, Andrew's ... stage of both the Australian and French Opens this year, Bouchard- who is booked to play in the inaugural Prudential Hong Kong Open at Victoria Park in September- could have been forgiven ...

  7. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Eugenie Bouchard overcomes jitters to reach Wimbledon final

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 12:46am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London The 20-year-old World No 13 pounds Romanian Simona Halep to become first Canadian woman to make a grand slam singles showdown Bouchard overcomes jitters ... 2011 champion Petra Kvitova, who beat her fellow Czech and close friend Lucie Safarova 7-6 (8/6), 6-1. The 20-year-old world number 13, who is the top player coming to the Hong Kong Open ...

  8. Sport - China - TENNIS

    Li Na admits Wimbledon blunder as she crashes out in the third round

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 01:52am by AFP

    ... round. The 32-year-old Chinese superstar went down to a shock 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-5) defeat to Czech world number 43 Barbora Zahlavova Strycova in the third round with the loss coming on the back ... It was the wrong decision. Li Na "I always play Eastbourne every year, but it's always raining and windy. So I said, OK, I cannot practice in that," she said. "I made a decision. I said ...

  9. Sport - China - TENNIS

    Zheng Jie loses to Coco Vandeweghe in Den Bosch Open final

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 12:35am

    ... Vandeweghe landed her first her first WTA title, beating Zheng 6-2, 6-4. The 22-year-old American entered the tourna ment as a qualifier and was playing in just her second final. Zheng, a grass ... in Auckland, New Zealand, in 2012, for her fourth career title. Meanwhile, Madison Keys won her first title as she beat experienced German fifth seed Angelique Kerber 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 to win ...

  10. Sport - China - TENNIS

    Zhang Shuai causes upset to reach semi-finals at Aegon Classic in England

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 11:39pm

    ... The 21-year-old Stephens gradually became prey to her own frustrations as Zhang’s tenacious consistency increasingly lured her opponent into committing errors. I said that I would never play well on grass ... grass her least favourite surface. Now, though, she has a chance of emulating Li Na, China's No 1, who won this title  four years ago. “I think today because I was on centre court I felt ...




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