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Li Na

Sports Digest, January 8, 2013

Li Na beats heat and McHale in Sydney

Tuesday, 8 January, 2013, 3:04am

Li Na struggles through to victory in Shenzhen Open

Li Na

Top-seeded Li Na survived a mid-match meltdown to overcome Czech Klara Zakopalova 6-3, 1-6, 7-5 in the final of the inaugural Shenzhen Open yesterday, earning the Chinese No 1 a seventh career title and a timely boost ahead of next week's Australian Open.

6 Jan 2013 - 2:41am

Sports Digest, January 5, 2013

Li Na cruised into the final of the Shenzhen Open with a straight-sets victory in her semi-final tennis match yesterday, putting her in pole position to claim her seventh WTA singles title.

5 Jan 2013 - 3:09am

Sports Digest, January 2, 2013

Hong Kong's Jamies McKee shields the ball. Photo: Xinhua

Cricket commentator loses cancer battle

2 Jan 2013 - 3:09am

Short Sport, December 30, 2012

A penalty scored by captain Yin Hongbo in injury-time gave Guangdong a 1-0 victory in the first leg of the 35th Guangdong-Hong Kong Cup soccer tournament in Huizhou yesterday.

30 Dec 2012 - 4:58am

China tennis champion Li Na confirms Hong Kong match

Li Na returns a shot to Victoria Azarenka during their match on the fourth day of the WTA championship in Istanbul on October 26. Photo: Xinhua

Li Na, China’s first grand slam champion, will take on former world number one Caroline Wozniacki in the BNP Paribas Showdown at Hong Kong’s AsiaWorld-Arena next March 4.

The new event, which coincides with World Tennis Day, will also feature great rivals, eight-time grand slam champion Ivan Lendl and seven-time grand slam winner John McEnroe.

21 Nov 2012 - 6:02pm

Li hoping coach continues partnership

Li Na of China. Photo: Xinhua

Li Na, China’s first superstar tennis player, is unsure whether she will continue the coaching partnership which has triggered her surge towards the end of the this year season.

The 30-year-old would like to prolong her association with Carlos Rodriguez, the Belgian coach who famously guided Justine Henin to seven Grand Slam titles, but does not know whether he feels likewise.

27 Oct 2012 - 7:49pm

Short Sport, October 26, 2012

Stoner's top corner now Stoner Corner

26 Oct 2012 - 12:20am

Who said it?

Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen (left)

Some lawmakers, they show up only for sexy things and walk away for the not-so-sexy ones

Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen criticises some Legislative Council colleagues

 

You have to either laugh or cry at how embarrassing it was. I've decided to laugh

10 Oct 2012 - 3:41am

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

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

Li Na thrashes Italian Schiavone on home soil to advance at China Open

Li Na

China's Li Na thrashed Italy's Francesca Schiavone in the first round of the China Open - a year after a humiliating defeat on the same stage.

Asia's top women's player, who needs a strong showing in Beijing to qualify for the WTA Championships in Istanbul this month, dominated the match to win 6-2, 6-3 yesterday.

1 Oct 2012 - 4:40am

Li Na denies added pressure of playing at home

Li Na says she is still looking to make the Championships.  Photo: AFP

Home favourite Li Na on Friday denied she felt added pressure going into the China Open – an event she has never won – as the first round draw handed her the toughest of starts.

29 Sep 2012 - 1:39pm

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