Agnieszka Radwańska

Wozniacki among stars serving volleys of humour

Caroline Wozniacki shares a light moment with fans at the BNP Paribas Tennis Showdown at the AsiaWorld-Expo. Photo: Felix Wong

Hong Kong was served a madcap appetiser to the city's re-entry into the world of professional tennis next year, as two starlets, Agnieszka Radwanska and Caroline Wozniacki last night entertained fans with more than just a match at the BNP Paribas Showdown at AsiaWorld-Expo.

Tuesday, 5 March, 2013, 5:30am

Li Na floors Radwanska to reach Australian Open semis

China's Li Na hits a forehand to Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska at the Australian Open. Photo: EPA

China’s Li Na stormed into the Australian Open semi-finals on Tuesday with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska, who suffered her first defeat of the year.

Li became the first player to take a set off Radwanska this season when she edged a tight first set which saw seven breaks of serve, but she then lost the first two games of the second set to love.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Sharapova into Australian Open quarters after losing just five games

Russia's Maria Sharapova is in the form of her life. Photo: AFP

Maria Sharapova enjoyed the smoothest passage to the Australian Open quarter-finals in history yesterday as Agnieszka Radwanska and Li Na also stormed through.

The irresistible world No 2 clocked up her fifth 6-0 set score of the first week as she blitzed Kirsten Flipkens 6-1, 6-0. She has lost just five games en route, smashing the tournament record.

21 Jan 2013 - 3:54am

Tennis stars sweat out matches in Sydney International 'sauna'

Caroline Wozniacki cools off during a match. Photo: Reuters

World No 4 Agnieszka Radwanska said it was "too hot to play tennis" and China's Li Na said it was like a sauna as the Sydney International was hit by a searing heatwave yesterday.

Poland's Radwanska, who reached last year's Wimbledon final, battled fearsome temperatures topping 40 degrees Celsius to brush past Japanese veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm 6-4, 6-3.

9 Jan 2013 - 3:04am