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  1. Sport - China - TENNIS

    Li Na hailed as driving force of women's tennis

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... is obviously taking all those pillars of the business strategy and dialling them up because women's tennis is getting noticed and she is inspiring the ones that are right behind her. 'If Li ... Reuters in Singapore WTA chief points to China star's massive impact as they seek to expand further in Asia Li hailed as driving force of women's game Women's Tennis ...

  2. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    40 years on, women's tennis still fights for credibility

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... the discrepancies in prize money offered to men and women by the tour bodies in the 1970s. For her and other top players, it was an embarrassing relic in an era when the women's rights push ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Billie Jean King led the way, but there are still plenty who do not believe her cause was just Forty years on, women's game still has doubters On June ...

  3. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Singapore likely to be host city for women's tennis

    Posted May 08th 2013, 12:33pm by Reuters in Singapore

    ... Reuters in Singapore Singapore looks set to be unveiled later on Wednesday as the host city for the glittering annual finale of the women’s tennis season. The south-east Asian city-state has been vying with Tianjin in China and Monterrey, Mexico, for the right to stage the US$6 million WTA Championships next year and beyond. The sports events and marketing agency which managed ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    HKTA lands professional women's tennis event with US$2m grant

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... be the first step towards the city boasting a bigger venue to host major tournaments, a top official said as Hong Kong bought its way back on to the world circuit by tying up with the Women's ... to the Hong Kong Tennis Association, which has struck a deal with the world governing body of women's tennis to stage a WTA Tier III tournament the week after next year's US Open. ...

  5. 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 ... "We did have some discussions about getting an ATP event, but the issue was the cost, which was three times that of buying into a women's event at entry level," McKinley said. ...

  6. Sport - TENNIS

    Hantuchova turns the heat on Zhang Ling

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 09:45pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... the oldest player on the women's circuit, Japan's Kimiko Date-Krumm, couldn't handle it- bowing out with an injury to former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone. The Italian ... was very hot out there and the most difficult conditions I have played in and I started to struggle. When you struggle you tend to lose focus and you don't play the right shots at the right ...

  7. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Future looks bright for Hong Kong teenagers

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

    ... to this WTA tournament and getting the chance to see and meet the Top WTA players, is so thrilling." The world governing body for women's professional tennis, the WTA, introduced the Future 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 ...

  8. Sport - China - TENNIS

    Li Na 'most influential player of the decade', says former great Chris Evert

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 11:50pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Singapore Winner of 18 grand slam titles says the China star has had a huge global impact in boosting the game Li Na 'most influential women's player of decade' ... for the end of year championships in Singapore and women's tennis in Asia. Something would be wrong if she didn't get into the tennis Hall of Fame Chris Evert  "Yeah, I'd vote ...

  9. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Singapore seals record deal to host WTA event

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... executive of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA), said. "It's a record breaker." The season-ending event features the top eight women's players and from next year, the eight leading women's doubles pairs. Former winners include current champion Serena Williams, Martina Navratilova and Maria Sharapova. It is also a major addition to the portfolio of sports ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Tennis star Li Na targets new Hong Kong Open next year

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... status by the Women's Tennis Association, which places it one rung below the organisation's top-level "Premier" events, which in turn sit below the grand slams. The WTA has ...




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