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Tennis aces have a ball

Tennis is a very popular sport in Hong Kong, with participation rates growing year by year. More children are taking part in junior tournaments run by the Hong Kong Tennis Association (HKTA).

Saturday, 28 April, 2012, 12:00am

Tennis legend serves up a few more aces at international art fair

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova was one of the main attractions at the Hong Kong International Art Fair's Wednesday night Vernissage - that's French for private viewing.

15 May 2009 - 12:00am

New champ

South African Coenie Van Wyk returns a forehand against Sean Cooper during yesterday's men's singles tennis final at the Hong Kong National Championships at Victoria Park. The 31-year-old Van Wyk, who arrived in March and once held an ATP ranking of 602, beat Cooper 6-7 (7-9), 6-3, 6-2.

21 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Bring it on - Classic title lifts Venus' Open outlook

Williams shrugs off mystery ailment to down Sharapova

After a little stretch of her left leg, Venus Williams walked out on to the Victoria Park centre court grinning. The world number eight knew the capacity crowd had become concerned she might be carrying an injury.

6 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Tennis ace reaches third round

Justin To impresses at the Junior Orange Bowl Tennis Championships in Miami

Justin To was the only Asian player to get into the third round at the 46th Junior Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships in Miami, Florida last month.

2 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Lu back from dead to take boys' title

TAIWANESE teenager Lu Yen-hsun engineered a great escape to win the Hong Kong Open Junior Tennis Championships at Victoria Park yesterday.

Lu saved two championship points as he made a stirring comeback to defeat Czech Michal Kokta 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-5) in a gripping boys' singles final.

10 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Rodney in the groove right away

CHAMPION tipster Vova Rodney started the new season as he finished the old - making punters happy.

Rodney led the way yet again with three winners on the first-day card but he really went to town on the ever-popular quinellas.

13 Sep 1993 - 12:00am

Chang still buoyant in face of Open exit

MICHAEL Chang will leave Hongkong with no Salem Open title but far from downcast as he looks forward to the clay-court season.

The 21-year-old American, who was blown off court by top seed Jim Courier in the first semi-final yesterday, said he was very happy with his form over his three-week Asian tour.

18 Apr 1993 - 12:00am

Chan claws way back to earn shot at top seed

HONGKONG'S teenage sensation Willy Chan Lee continued her remarkable start to her career on the professional circuit by reaching the semi-finals of the US$10,000 Brunei satellite yesterday.

The 15-year-old Hongkong number one saved a match point before wearing down South Korea's Kim Soo-mi, the number three seed, 5-7, 7-5, 6-3.

5 Feb 1993 - 12:00am