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  1. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Serena Williams hits back at 'brothers' jibe made by Russian Federation chief

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 10:03pm by AP

    ... in his position and all the responsibilities that he has not just in sport, but being part of the Olympic committee," she said. Tarpischev has been chairman of the Kremlin Cup, Russia's ... President Boris Yeltsin and served as his adviser on sports matters. He made his comments during an appearance on a Russian talk show this month alongside former Olympic singles champion Elena ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/tennis/article/1620039/serena-williams-hits-back-brothers-jibe-made-russian-federation-chief
  2. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Andy Murray aims to keep ATP World Tour Finals bid on track in Valencia

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 09:34pm by AFP

    ... Agence France Presse in Canning, Valencia Fresh from victory in Austria, the Scot is looking for more success in Valencia Murray keen to maintain finals bid Two-time grand slam winner Andy Murray continues his bid to reach the ATP World Tour Finals next m ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/tennis/article/1620796/andy-murray-aims-keep-atp-world-tour-finals-bid-track-valencia
  3. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Roger Federer overcomes Gilles Simon for year's fourth title

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Shanghai Fed downs stubborn Simon in Shanghai Roger Federer edged a resilient Gilles Simon 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-2) yesterday to win the Shanghai Masters and claim the 81st title of his career and fourth for the year. The 17-time grand ...

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

    'No regrets': Li Na signs off on tennis career before tearful Chinese journalists

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 04:49pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Tennis star says she is grateful for the state sport system and looks forward in retirement to helping children with disabilities Pioneering tennis star Li ... said. The next Li Na may arrive “at any moment”, she added. “Just keep an eye out,” she said. “The next player will be even better than me.” Li became a sporting pioneer in China when she ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/china/article/1597433/no-regrets-li-na-signs-brilliant-tennis-career-crowd-tearful-journalists
  5. 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

    ... this team event won't get me any ranking points, it is still be a valuable learning opportunity," he said. Wong devoted himself fully to the sport after completing Form Three last year. He hopes the lucrative funding the sport will receive after rejoining the elite category at the Hong Kong Sports Institute next year will enable him to play in more tournaments outside Asia. Tang, ...

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

    Novak Djokovic cruises past Andy Murray to stay perfect

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 12:50am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Serb is still undefeated in Chinese capital as he overpowers Scot to set up final with Berdych; Kvitova is on course for second straight title in China Djokovic cruises past Murray to stay perfect World number one Novak Djo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/tennis/article/1609811/novak-djokovic-cruises-past-andy-murray-stay-perfect
  7. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Future looks bright for Hong Kong teenagers

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 12:36am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Stars tournament to encourage young girls throughout the Asia-Pacific region to take up the sport. "Women's tennis in Asia is in a golden age and the future looks extremely ... from all over Asia pushing through to be the next household names." Leong and Ng, who were the cream of the crop at the age-group competitions held at the Hong Kong Sports Institute ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1591905/future-looks-bright-hong-kong-teenagers
  8. 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 ... to the decision that my chronic injuries will never again let me be the tennis player I can be. Walking away from the sport, effective immediately, is the right decision for me and my family. "Most ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1596312/kei-nishikori-wants-take-over-li-na-asias-new-tennis-role-model
  9. 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

    ... of an ATP licence. But the former obstacle is no more with the government now behind the sport. Its grant of US$2 million is what made the WTA International Series tournament, which reaches a climax ... to start and one of the sport's hottest stars coming from the region- Japan's US Open finalist Kei Nishikori- there is hope that one day Hong Kong will be part of it. Lee said: "The ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1591906/hong-kong-can-bring-top-class-mens-event-back-needs-atp-licence
  10. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    New tennis stadium on the cards, says senior official

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

    ... is on the drawing board, says Jonathan McKinley, a senior government official in charge of sport. McKinley said a new venue at Moreton Terrace opposite Victoria Park had been identified as a possible site ... Hong Kong hosting two top professional tournaments at a new venue," McKinley said. "Tennis has always been a sport popular with the public. Having two big international events ...

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

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