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China Open

I can be beaten, says China Open champ Serena

Serena Williams holds up the trophy after beating Jelena Jankovic at the China Open. Photo: Xinhua

World number one Serena Williams denied there is a widening gulf between her and the other leading players after she claimed her tenth title of the year at the China Open.

Monday, 7 October, 2013, 12:49pm

It's Rumford at the double in Tianjin

Chinese teenager Dou Zecheng hit a respectable 73. Photo: AP

Brett Rumford romped to his second title in as many weeks at the Volvo China Open yesterday in a tournament where the mainland's teenage golf stars staked a claim on future trophies.

6 May 2013 - 3:52am

Stewart aims for China Open berth

James Stewart. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Hong Kong's James Stewart is hoping to kick off the Year of the Snake on a positive note with a berth in this year's US$3.2 million Volvo China Open.

24 Feb 2013 - 3:42am

Tennis star Li Na targets new Hong Kong Open next year

Li Na

The Hong Kong Open will be staged from September 8 next year, a week after the US Open finishes in New York - a fact that will increase the chances of local fans seeing Li in action. The Hong Kong event has been given "International" 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.

1 Feb 2013 - 2:45am

Tennis guru Peter Burwash says future of the game is in Asia

Peter Burwash at the Aberdeen Marina Club. The former tennis star and CEO of the world's largest tennis-management company was in Hong Kong this week as part of a whirlwind Asian tour. Photo: May Tse

Coming to Asia always excites Peter Burwash. Not because he's flying the best airlines or staying in the best hotels or enjoying the best food, but because he knows Asia is entering "a great new era" in world tennis.

14 Oct 2012 - 2:36am

Li Na puts retirement on hold thanks to new coach revitalising her career

Chinese tennis star Li Na has insisted "age is nothing" and put retirement talk on hold as she eyes next season with rising confidence after a resurgence she credits to her new coach, Carlos Rodriguez.

"I am excited for next season. I think I will be more positive," Li, who will be 31 in February, said.

10 Oct 2012 - 3:29am

‘Age is nothing’, says China’s resurgent Li Na

Li Na, who will be 31 in February, has struggled with consistency since becoming Asia’s first Grand Slam-winner at the French Open last year. Photo: Xinhua

Chinese tennis star Li Na has insisted “age is nothing” and put retirement talk on hold as she eyes next season with rising confidence after a resurgence she credits to her new coach, Carlos Rodriguez.

“I am excited for next season. I think I will be more positive,” Li, who will be 31 in February, said at the China Open.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Sport Digest, October 8, 2012

HK badminton pair's run ends in final defeat

8 Oct 2012 - 2:36am

Djokovic beats Tsonga to win third China Open title

Novak Djokovic wins his third China Open title.  Photo: AFP

World number two Novak Djokovic overcame Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France in straight sets on Sunday to win the China Open for a third time.

The 25-year-old Serb defeated the world number seven 7-6 (7/4), 6-2 to maintain his unbeaten record at the ATP 500 tournament in Beijing and take the the winner’s prize of $530,570.

7 Oct 2012 - 7:03pm

Zhang's fairytale run in Beijing comes to an end

Zhang Ze returns to Germany's Florian Mayer at the China Open. Photo: AFP

Wildcard Zhang Ze’s fairytale run at the China Open came to an end on Friday when he suffered a straight-sets defeat to Germany’s Florian Mayer in the quarter-finals.

5 Oct 2012 - 4:35pm

Zhang Ze causes upset with defeat of Richard Gasquet at China Open

Zhang Ze will face Florian Mayer in the quarter-finals. Photo: AFP

China's unheralded Zhang Ze yesterday celebrated the biggest win of his career, handing fifth seed Richard Gasquet of France a shock second-round defeat at the China Open.

Zhang, 22, overcame world number 11 Gasquet 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, to set up a quarter-final tie against Germany's Florian Mayer.

5 Oct 2012 - 1:27am

Sharapova eases through to China Open quarter-finals

Russia's Maria Sharapova returns to Polona Hercog of Slovenia in the third round of the China Open in Beijing on Thursday. Photo: EPA

World number two Maria Sharapova enjoyed her third consecutive straight-sets win in Beijing on Thursday as she reached the last eight of the China Open in style.

The Russian, second in the WTA rankings behind Victoria Azarenka, defeated Slovenian qualifier Polona Hercog, ranked 90th in the world, 6-0, 6-2 at the capital’s National Tennis Stadium.

4 Oct 2012 - 3:47pm

Djokovic struggles to China win, Azarenka storms through

Novak Djokovic returns to Michael Berrer at the China Open in Beijing. Photo: AFP

Novak Djokovic made a rusty return to action at the China Open as women’s world number one Victoria Azarenka stormed into the third round.

3 Oct 2012 - 9:08am

Li Na makes it into last 16 of China Open

Li Na serves to Nadia Petrova of Russia during their match at the China Open on Tuesday.

Chinese star Li Na brushed aside on-form Nadia Petrova of Russia in straight sets on Tuesday to progress to the last 16 of the China Open in Beijing.

Asia’s top women’s player, who needs a strong showing this week to qualify for the WTA Championships in Istanbul later this month, won the match convincingly at a packed National Tennis Stadium 6-1, 6-2.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Li says she has learned from China Open mistakes

China's Li Na was a relieved woman after beating Francesca Schiavone in the Beijing tournament’s first round. Photo: AFP

Asia’s top women’s player Li Na has said she has learned from the mistakes of her disastrous China Open last year and no longer feels the pressure of playing in her home tournament.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am