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  1. News - China Insider - TENNIS

    New York Times apologises to tennis superstar Li Na for steroid use allegation

    Posted Aug 30th 2013, 07:19pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Jeremy Blum jeremy.blum@scmp.com In an August 22 report, the Times mistakenly said that Li had taken 'steroid pills' The New York Times has issued an apology to Chinese ... after The New York Times piece was published, and after looking into the matter, officials from the Tennis Management Centre of China’s State General Administration of Sports denied that Li had ...

  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

    ... she would not be turning up in Hong Kong, citing fatigue. Hours after she sent that e-mail, the Canadian pin-up was tweeting from a New York Yankees baseball game. It is understood angry fans ... to a less-than-spectacular start at Victoria Park yesterday. The last time a professionally sanctioned tournament was held in Hong Kong was in 2002- the Salem Open, an ATP event, that folded after its licence holder ...

  3. 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 ... the brace completes my tennis look, the knee problems have at times overtaken my life," she said. "After four knee surgeries and hundreds of shots injected into my knee weekly to alleviate ...

  4. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Federer embraces routine win in New York

    Posted Aug 30th 2013, 09:02am by Reuters in New York

    ... Reuters in New York Roger Federer enjoyed a routine 6-3 6-2 6-1 win over Argentina’s Carlos Berlocq in the second round of the US Open on Thursday to stay on track for a mouthwatering early clash with Rafa Nadal. ‘Routine’ was greeted positively by Federer, the all-time leading grand slam singles winner with 17 titles, who is seeded seventh after slipping in the rankings ...

  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- ...

  6. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Roger Federer sets up a blockbuster

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York Swiss ace cruises into his 10th US Open quarter-final in the last 11 years, heading for a showdown with the eccentric French star Gael Monfils Federer sets up a blockbuster Five-time champion Roger Federer set up a US Open quarter-final blockbuster against eccentric French star Gael Monfils as the hugely-hyped new generation once again flopped. ...

  7. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Eugenie Bouchard's US Open progress delights Hong Kong organisers

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 08:16pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Kong Tennis Open said on Sunday they will do everything possible to make sure their marquee players will have time to reach Victoria Park in case they make it into the finals in New York. The Hong Kong tournament begins on September 8, the day after the US Open women's final in New York. We are very happy that both Eugenie and Peng are still in contention at the US Open and we ...

  8. Sport - China - TENNIS

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

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

    ... The two-time Grand Slam winner made her first public remarks since she announced her shock retirement via social media on Friday. When I was making this decision, I asked myself, ‘If I retire, ... Centre, which hosts the China Open later this month. “I feel this is the best time for me to retire. I don’t feel sorry or have any regrets about retiring. When I was making this decision, I asked ...

  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 ... absorbed what they had just witnessed, 14th seeded Cilic sent a new round of tremors across the US National Tennis Centre by sweeping past 17-time grand slam champion Federer in snappy one hour, 45 ...

  10. Sport - TENNIS

    Bravery not enough as heat fells Peng Shuai in US Open

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 03:04pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York   Suffering from heat illness and cramps, a brave Peng Shuai ignored doctor’s advice and returned to a baking court determined to complete her US Open semi-final ... she received treatment. I said, ‘No, no, no, I don’t want to give up. I want to try one more time’ Peng Shuai A valiant Peng, playing in her first career grand slam singles semi-final, refused ...




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