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  1. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Amputee US veteran inspires as ballboy at US Open

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 01:41am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse From a routine patrol crossing a muddy ditch in Afghanistan, where a land mine blast changed his life in a split-second, to the hothouse of the US Open, American ... But with a wife and a son to support, and another child on the way, McIntosh has refused to surrender to his disability and when he tried out with 600 other hopefuls to become a ballboy at the US Open, he ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Ivanovic targeted for Hong Kong Open

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 10:06pm by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... like ours." Cheng admitted there were difficulties in securing some of the players this year because the US$250,000 tournament event is to be held right after the US Open, but added ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Organisers looking to secure 'top-10' player to build September event's prestige Ivanovic targeted for Hong Kong Open Glamorous Serbian ...

  3. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Ferrer in last eight after seven-hour on-off epic

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 09:37am by Agence France-Presse in New York

    ... with his five titles second only to the six won this year by Roger Federer. Kohlschreiber was facing another night-time battle having equalled the US Open record for a late finish when he completed ... in Memphis last year. Roddick announced earlier in the tournament that he would retire once this US Open ends. His 2003 victory in New York remains was the last time an American man won a Grand Slam ...

  4. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Andy Roddick takes final bow after US Open defeat to Juan Martin del Potro

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 01:08am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse More than an hour after hitting one last shot as a professional tennis player, then delivering one last, voice-wavering speech to an adoring US Open audience, Andy ... and tossed the equipment in the back of a waiting van. Serenaded by choruses of "Let's go, Andy!"  through Arthur Ashe Stadium in the closing moments of his career, 2003 US Open ...

  5. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Serb Novak Djokovic ready to face David Ferrer in semi-final at US Open

    Posted Sep 08th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Djokovic- the last king standing Defending champion Novak Djokovic tackles Spanish bulldozer David Ferrer for a US Open final spot today determined to preserve the grand slam stranglehold ... survivor of the golden generation at Flushing Meadows. The Serb has certainly looked the part, reaching a sixth successive US Open semi-final- and 10th in a row at all grand slams- without dropping ...

  6. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Federer revival continues but Sharapova admits she must improve

    Posted Jan 18th 2014, 02:26pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... and in the last 16 at the US Open, raising doubt about his ability to win more major titles. But the Swiss, who said he was comfortable with his new, bigger racquet and  with Swedish great Stefan Edberg ... James  Duckworth, Blaz Kavcic and now Gabashvili without losing a set. “I didn’t have the best of Wimbledon and US Opens last year, and I didn’t  want to get ahead of myself,” the four-time ...

  7. Sport - China - TENNIS

    Li Na cruises through all-Chinese clash at Madrid Open

    Posted May 06th 2014, 10:48pm by AFP

    ... games to set up a meeting with Spain's Garbine Muguruza or 2011 US Open champion Sam Stosur in the last 16.   ... World No 2 overwhelms her compatriot, Zheng Jie, to book her place in the third round World number two Li Na secured her place in the third round of the Madrid Open on Tuesday ...

  8. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Serena Williams and Li Na cruise into US Open quarters

    Posted Sep 02nd 2013, 11:06am

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York 'Maybe today was the best match of my whole life,' says Chinese ace Defending champion Serena Williams won her much-anticipated US Open showdown ... and Russian 24th seed Ekaterina Makarova, who upset Polish third seed Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 6-4. Li, the 2011 French Open champion, matched her best US Open result by reaching the last eight. ...

  9. Sport - China - TENNIS

    Zheng Jie loses to Coco Vandeweghe in Den Bosch Open final

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 12:35am

    ... Associated Press China’s Zheng Jie hopes of adding to her career titles were dashed when she lost to American Coco Vandeweghe in the Den Bosch Open final in the Netherlands on Saturday. Vandeweghe landed her first her first WTA title, beating Zheng 6-2, 6-4. The 22-year-old American entered the tourna ment as a qualifier and was playing in just her second final. Zheng, a grass ...

  10. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Bernard Tomic’s US Open exit branded ‘disgraceful’ by Pat Rafter

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 02:36am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Australian Davis Cup captain Pat Rafter lashed out at Bernard Tomic’s “disgraceful” performance at the Open, saying the 19-year-old star needs to “pull his socks up”. Tomic made a tame second-round exit  at the hands of Andy Roddick 6-3, 6-4, 6-0, prompting allegations from John McEnroe that he was not trying in the final set. Tomic, long touted as the next ...




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