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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Lisicki storms back against Pliskova to win Hong Kong Open title

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

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com German top seed takes advantage of Czech player's meltdown to overturn a 5-1 first-set deficit and secure her first WTA crown in three years Lisicki storms back to win HK Open title It was hot on Victoria Park' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1592600/lisicki-storms-back-against-pliskova-win-hong-kong-open-title
  5. 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

    ... to top of her sport is a tennis fairy tale and despite describing herself as a “simple” woman, those who have faced her on the court understand that she is something quite exceptional. “I don’t ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/article/1587709/18-going-19-serena-williams-looks-ahead-after-beating-caroline-wozniacki-us
  6. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Sabine Lisicki dashes hopes of Italian underdog Francesca Schiavone

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 11:16pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com German wild card sorts out serve to book final clash on Sunday with Czech Karolina Pliskova in fight for inaugural Hong Kong Open crown Lisicki dashes hopesof Italian underdog The Victoria Park crowd loves an underdog an ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1591934/sabine-lisicki-dashes-hopes-italian-underdog-francesca-schiavone
  7. 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

    ... on sporting terms and tennis terms. “Everybody who gets to this stage of this kind of a competition deserves to be there because they have put in the work and they hoped for the break ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/article/1587169/big-guns-spiked-kei-nishikori-sets-us-open-final-showdown-marin-cilic
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1590355/peng-shuai-still-has-soft-spot-doubles
  9. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Christina McHale's homecoming falls flat at Hong Kong Open

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 11:01pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com McHale's homecoming falls flat As if the mooncakes were not enough, the fans gorged on delicacies in the tournament village- which even boasted a couple of Michelin star chefs- but there was nothing but crumbs of di ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1588884/christina-mchales-homecoming-falls-flat-hong-kong-open
  10. Sport - TENNIS

    Czech twins' double act just proves too much for Hong Kong pair

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 09:56pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Czech twins' double act just proves too much Oh Karolina, am I really seeing double? A few perplexed fans not quite up to speed on court one at Victoria Park were mulling this as they watched the Pliskova sisters Karolina and Kristyna sh ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/article/1589566/czech-twins-double-act-just-proves-too-much-hong-kong-pair

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