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  1. Sport - China - TENNIS

    Mentally stronger Peng Shuai still has soft spot for doubles

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

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Despite a dream run in the US Open singles, the Chinese star won't suddenly change tack and is eyeing success at the Rio Olympics Peng still has a soft spot for doubles With the 2016 Rio Olympics as a target, China sensation Peng Shuai won't give up playing doubles even though her dream run at the US Open last week- where she reached ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Lisicki storms back against Pliskova to win Hong Kong Open title

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 11:04pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... answer. Pliskova had played most of her matches in her run to the final during the day while Lisicki, the marquee player at the tournament, had it better with evening encounters. Organisers had ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Hong Kong can bring top-class men's tennis event back, but needs an ATP licence

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 12:35am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com The will and the money are there, but the elusive last barrier is securing rights to stage professional tournament return? Winning Hong Kong would be most welcome to once again host a tournament on the men's professional circuit, top ATP official Alison Lee said. Now that a WTA tournament is up and running, both the government ...

  4. Sport - TENNIS

    18 going on 19 – Serena Williams looks ahead after beating Caroline Wozniacki to US Open title

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 11:29am by Reuters

    ... capping off her run to the title with a ruthless 75-minute demolition of her one of her best friends to the delight of her fans who packed Arthur Ashe Stadium court. “I just could never have ...

  5. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Roger Federer sets up a blockbuster

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 10:01pm by AFP

    ... "It's my first ever win on the Ashe stadium which is great," said Monfils, who turned 28 on Monday and whose best performance at a major remains his run to the semi-finals at the 2008 ...

  6. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    John Isner overpowers Dudi Sela to defend Atlanta title

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 10:16pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Atlanta, Georgia American fires 15 aces to end run of diminutive Israeli who was trying to win for his countrymen Isner overpowers Sela to defend Atlanta title Top seed John Isner claimed the Atlanta Open title for the second successive year with a 6-3, 6-4 defeat of Israel's Dudi Sela. The towering world number 12 cracked down 15 aces to end the run ...

  7. Sport - China - TENNIS

    Li Na defeats Czech to stay in running for grand slam crown

    Posted Jul 01st 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Chinese sixth seed promises to 'fight like crazy' to keep alive her bid to win a second grand slam Li in buoyant mood despite scrappy victory Li Na vowed to "fight like crazy" to keep alive her bid to win a second ...

  8. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Time running out for next generation of tennis stars

    Posted May 25th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris The players tipped to dominate after Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Murray are already out of their teens and may have missed the boat Time running out on next ... his career often makes the front as well as the back pages with a succession of run-ins with the law often accompanying under-whelming performances on court. Sections of the Australian media ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    ATP Challenger Tour event perfect build-up for Asian Games

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 09:52pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... event," said Herbert Chow Siu-lung, HKTA president. We want to show the government we are capable of organising and running both a women's and men's event Herbert Chow  "Our ... received the green light." "We want to show the government we are capable of organising and running both a women's and men's event." The Hong Kong Tennis Open ...

  10. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Murray ends Chardy’s run to storm into semis

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 03:56pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Melbourne Andy Murray produced his best performance of the tournament against Jeremy Chardy to reach the Australian Open semi-finals for the fourth consecutive year on Wednesday. The British third seed was too strong for the unseed ...




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