Former world No 1 Kim Clijsters celebrated the end of her sparkling tennis career with a victory in an exhibition match against American rival Venus Williams on Wednesday.Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am
Disappointed but content, Kim Clijsters signed off her singles career with a second-round defeat at the US Open on Wednesday, beaten but unbowed and with the praise of her peers ringing in her ears.30 Aug 2012 - 11:32am
Maria Sharapova and Andy Murray led a torrent of praise for Kim Clijsters as the three-time US Open champion prepared for the final tournament of her storied career.27 Aug 2012 - 5:28am
Though she lost a grand slam final to a superior player, Li Na had many reasons to leave the Australian Open with a smile and a few parting jokes as well.
First of all, she became the first Chinese woman ever to reach a grand slam singles final, and won US$1.1 million, a third of her career earnings; Kim Clijsters' victory cheque was US$2.2 million.30 Jan 2011 - 12:00am
Soccer is a world sport where China does not have the kind of impact that reflects its size and the power of state sponsorship. Tennis is another. That could be about to change, thanks - ironically - to a woman who has openly bucked the state system and its conformity.28 Jan 2011 - 12:00am
With one of her childhood goals already in the bag, grand slams are now the order of the day this year for Caroline Wozniacki, the understated world number one.4 Jan 2011 - 12:00am
Local junior tennis star Abigail Chiu has earned an opportunity to watch this year's French Open after winning a tournament for up-and-coming tennis players. Abigail won the Longines Look Out for Future Tennis Champions - Hong Kong Selection on Sunday at the Hong Kong Tennis Association (HKTA) centre in Kowloon Tsai.13 Apr 2010 - 12:00am
When Caroline Wozniacki first came to Hong Kong in 2007 she brought her parents along to handle her affairs and arrived with the sort of wide-eyed expectations that usually accompany a player ranked 231st in the world.
At 16 years old, then, the Dane had the world before her, a talent untested on the senior tour but a young lady who was ready to throw herself into the fray.3 Jan 2010 - 12:00am
Williams faces Sharapova in final but fitness a concern ahead of Australian Open
Venus Williams walked away from Victoria Park a winner last night but faced a long night of worry after tweaking a hamstring during her semi-final victory over Elena Dementieva in the semi-finals of the JB Group Classic.5 Jan 2008 - 12:00am
Sharapova to meet Venus for title after making short work of Chakvetadze
There's one in every crowd.
As scores of press photographers flashed and whirred with every move Maria Sharapova made at the JB Group Classic last night, one brave soul kept his focus firmly on her opponent, Anna Chakvetadze.5 Jan 2008 - 12:00am