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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Guessing game continues over Bouchard's appearance in Hong Kong Open

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 10:50pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... to play in the WTA US$250,000 Prudential Hong Kong Open at Victoria Park next week. "Julie Bouchard, Eugenie's mum, told us that Eugenie hasn't decided whether or not to play [in Hong Kong]. "We will not know until Sunday if she will turn up or not but I'm very hopeful and think that she will come," Herbert Chow Siu-lung, president of the Hong Kong Tennis ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Future looks bright for Hong Kong teenagers

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

    ... 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 ... in Singapore next month. Leong won the under-14 and Ng the under-16 competitions in the Hong Kong edition of the WTA Future Stars tournament, and will join other regional qualifiers in the finals ...

  3. Sport - TENNIS

    Experience tells as Daniela Hantuchova knocks out Zhang Ling in Hong Kong Open

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 06:43pm

    ... of the Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open on Wednesday. After losing the first set 6-1, wild card Zhang, 24, took a 3-0 lead in the second against the Slovakian second seed, ranked 57th in the world. A third ... was a great experience for her and might encourage other Hong Kong players. “I train with them and they can see it is not that far to [the top level]. I hope if they come watch other matches and see ...

  4. Sport - TENNIS

    Eugenie Bouchard and Peng Shuai out of Hong Kong Open

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 02:40pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... an absence of more than a decade. In a statement released by organisers, Bouchard said: “I am really disappointed not to be able to play the Prudential Hong Kong Open this year. I had been very much ... the tournament every success especially in its first year and look forward to playing for the great fans of Hong Kong in the future.” Her appearance had been widely publicised in Hong Kong with her face ...

  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

    ... the other way around," said Telscher, who has set a target of Hong Kong players competing in grand slam events in "six to 10 years' time". Wong, 16, the oldest and the only one ... 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, ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Lisicki storms back against Pliskova to win Hong Kong Open title

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

    ... three years. "This is absolutely unbelievable, especially since I made up my mind to come to Hong Kong at the very last minute. It was a spontaneous decision and I'm thankful to Hong ... for Karolina Pliskova in the final of the inaugural Prudential Hong Kong Open. Sabine Lisicki, the top seed and the last player to confirm for the tournament was also the last one standing as she ...

  7. 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 ... and the Hong Kong Tennis Association are actively pursuing the idea of bringing back a men's event to a town which once used to be the playground of the stars like Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, ...

  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

    ... "My run to the US Open final can make them believe they can do it," said Nishikori, who was in Hong Kong yesterday before heading to Kuala Lumpur for the Malaysian Open, followed ... on Friday. The 24-year-old sensation, who is at his career high eighth in the world, is ready to become the face of Asia after Li gave in to long-term knee injuries. "I was shocked. It is sad ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Christina McHale's homecoming falls flat at Hong Kong Open

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

    ... a couple of Michelin star chefs- but there was nothing but crumbs of disappointment for Christina McHale to savour after she lost in the opening round of the Hong Kong Open last night. ... I wanted to do well here in Hong Kong. But she played steady and I was too up and down," said McHale. "But I will stay here for a couple more days practising of course before continuing ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Former Hong Kong resident Christina McHale hoping for perfect homecoming

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 09:56pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... as a fully fledged professional and wants to crown her first visit in 14 years with a march to the title. It is great to be back, I have a lot of good memories of Hong Kong and although most of my ... still identify with this city," said the 22-year-old American who is accompanied by her mum, Margarita. "When I heard that Hong Kong was having a WTA tournament, I told my agent ...




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