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  1. 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

    ... Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi, to name a few. The days when Michael Chang-mania swept through screaming fans at Victoria Park are still remembered by Lee who used to live here just before ... followed by Connors and Ivan Lendl. Can the good old days return? Lee is hopeful. "Hong Kong is a great city and it is a shame that the ATP tournament licence that was here, moved to another ...

  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

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Already missing its top two stars, the first WTA tournament held in the city this century falls short in promoting its remaining attractions Hong Kong ... to change her mind- welcome to the inaugural Prudential Hong Kong Open, the city's first major internationally sanctioned tournament in more than a decade which got off ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    New tennis stadium on the cards, says senior official

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

    ... to the city. The US$250,000 Women's Tennis Association tournament at Victoria Park is the first time a world-sanctioned event is being held since 2002. "It is good to hear the government ... 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 ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Former Hong Kong resident Christina McHale hoping for perfect homecoming

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

    ... Alvin Sallay American, who spent her early years in the city, is seeded fourth at this week's tournament McHale hoping for sweetest homecoming It has already been a sweet homecoming for Christina McHale, but the fourth seed at the Prudential Hong Kong Open, which gets under way today at Victoria Park, is hoping it will be even sweeter by Sunday as she aims for victory ...

  5. 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 and Francesca Schiavone fitted the bill perfectly as she faced top seed Sabine Lisicki in the second semi-final on Saturday. ...

  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

    ... 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's centre court, at least five degrees higher than the 33 recorded on Sunday in Causeway Bay- and it resulted in a meltdown ...

  7. 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 shred the hopes of Hong Kong's Venise Chan and Tiffany Wu Ho-ching in the first round of the doubles at the Hong Kong Open. "Are ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Christina McHale's homecoming falls flat at Hong Kong Open

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

    ... The long-awaited professionally-sanctioned tournament finally hit its straps as a festive and holiday crowd wandered around Victoria Park enjoying the sight of evergreen Japanese star Kimiko Date-Krumm ...

  9. Sport - TENNIS

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

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 06:43pm

    ... Hantuchova said her form was affected by the heat, describing the match played at the outdoor centre court in Victoria Park in temperatures reaching 33 degrees Celsius as “the worst conditions” she ...

  10. Sport - China - TENNIS

    Mentally stronger Peng Shuai still has soft spot for doubles

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 11:39pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... rest after heatstroke felled her in her US Open semi-final against Dane Caroline Wozniacki. On Thursday, she turned up at Victoria Park and all the media attention was on her ...




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