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  1. Sport - China - TENNIS

    Zheng works overtime before ousting Wozniacki

    Posted May 24th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Brussels Chinese ace sees off tournament's top seed after backlog of matches due to rain Zheng works overtime before ousting Wozniacki Zheng Jie knocked top ... thrived in the tough conditions, defeating American qualifier Mallory Burdette 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 in the first round. Four hours later, she was back on court to beat former world No1 Wozniacki. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/china/article/1244360/tennis-star-zheng-jie-beats-top-seed-wozniacki-brussels-open
  2. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Nadal wins Brazil Open doubles

    Posted Feb 13th 2013, 12:21pm by Agence France-Presse in Sao Paulo

    ... for Spain and defend his title at the London Olympics. “My long-term objective is to be in Brazil in 2016 (for the Rio Summer Olympics). I am going to work to arrive in good conditions at what ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/tennis/article/1149307/nadal-wins-brazil-open-doubles
  3. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Delay to Davis Cup clash in Indonesia could benefit Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 09:40pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... up newly eligible David Velasco into the squad. "The postponement of the tie due to general elections in Indonesia might end up working in our favour as David has just become eligible ... Kong won promotion from Group Three last year. "While we will be able to include David in the team, the delay means playing later in April, which also means the conditions will be hotter ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1462657/delay-davis-cup-clash-indonesia-could-benefit-hong-kong
  4. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Hong Kong win back Davis Cup group II status in Dubai tournament

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... the move worked as the team lost only to Vietnam in the week-long tournament. "It was a new side and both our singles players were a class above most of the opposition," Hong Kong team ... champion, and Kolev did the bulk of the work as Hong Kong finished unbeaten in the pool competition with wins over Malaysia (3-0), Oman (2-1) and Iran (2-1). They then beat Cambodia 2-1 to book ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1316915/hong-kong-win-back-davis-cup-group-ii-status-dubai-tournament
  5. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    India’s Devvarman dethrones defending champ

    Posted Jul 31st 2013, 11:20am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... in the second set. I was serving well. It kept me in the match. I gave myself looks on his serve. It was just confidence.” Devvarman, who went to India after Wimbledon to work with a Chennai-based ... Tomic said. “Very tough conditions. Very difficult to play 100 per cent on these courts because it’s so hot and so humid.” Two other Aussies won as well, with wildcard James Duckworth downing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/tennis/article/1293288/indias-devvarman-dethrones-defending-champ
  6. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Federer cruises, top women advance at US Open

    Posted Aug 28th 2013, 09:55am by Reuters in New York

    ... Wozniacki had to dig deep to beat Chinese qualifier Duan Yingying 6-2 7-5 on an action-packed second day at the US National Tennis Center. Kvitova, the 2011 Wimbledon champion, also had to work ... control in her match against Duan, racing through the opening set in just 35 minutes before the Danish sixth seed lost her way in the blustery conditions. The match looked to be heading ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/tennis/article/1300003/federer-cruises-top-women-advance-us-open
  7. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Nadal out of Brazil Open doubles over 'knee overuse'

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 10:40am by AFP

    ... and the two agreed not to play the doubles. It was a joint decision.” Nalbandian told reporters the conditions were “very difficult”. “The court is not in the best condition and the ball is very ... was not possible at this time, Nadal added: “I think that the ATP has to work to think of how to lengthen tennis players’ careers.” “Can you imagine football players playing on cement?” he asked. “I am ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/tennis/article/1149963/nadal-out-brazil-open-doubles-over-knee-overuse
  8. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Djokovic cruises into Shanghai Masters quarter-finals

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... it has been working very well for me. It has been giving me a lot of free points, a lot of confidence into the matches." US Open champion Murray, 25, proved far too strong for Ukraine's ... a walkover into the third round. The top eight seeds received a first-round bye. "I think I did a decent job," said Murray. "It's very, very different conditions to last week. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/tennis/article/1058925/djokovic-cruises-shanghai-masters-quarter-finals
  9. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams on fire ahead of French Open

    Posted May 21st 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... disappointment was palpable. But the Swiss, whose sole win in Paris came in 2009, said it was only logical his rival had returned to the sport in prime condition. "He is not going to come back 20 ... It has to be," she said. "I was feeling excellent last year and didn't do great. This year I'm more cautious. "I want to work hard and stay focused and win every point ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/tennis/article/1242139/rafael-nadal-and-serena-williams-fire-ahead-french-open

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