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Australian Open: 5 things you need to know about Zheng Qinwen, the Chinese tennis star too shy to speak to Rafael Nadal

Zheng Qinwen picked up her first grand slam win in dramatic fashion on Monday, grinding out a win over Aliaksandra Sasnovich.

Zheng Qinwen picked up her first grand slam win in dramatic fashion on Monday, grinding out a win over Aliaksandra Sasnovich.

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Sony Open: Matsuyama chasing down Henley, as Li Haotong rues wayward finish to third round in Hawaii

Hideki Matsuyama’s flying 7-under leaves him two shots off leader Russell Henley. Li was in touch with the leaders during the third round of Sony Open until a double-bogey 6 on 16 left him in share for third.

Hideki Matsuyama’s flying 7-under leaves him two shots off leader Russell Henley. Li was in touch with the leaders during the third round of Sony Open until a double-bogey 6 on 16 left him in share for third.

16 Jan 2022 - 4:44PM
Australian Open: Emma Raducanu shows off her Mandarin skills, and pokes fun at Tennis Channel host’s outfit

The 19-year-old British star shows off her Mandarin skills and pokes fun at Tennis Channel host’s outfit in interview.

The 19-year-old British star shows off her Mandarin skills and pokes fun at Tennis Channel host’s outfit in interview.

15 Jan 2022 - 6:11PM
Chinese golfer Li Haotong moves into second at Sony Open as Japan’s rising amateur star Keita Nakajima lies fifth after impressive 64

Li, once a top-50 player, is aiming to bounce back after falling to 460th and is 12 under after two rounds, three behind Russell Henley.

Li, once a top-50 player, is aiming to bounce back after falling to 460th and is 12 under after two rounds, three behind Russell Henley.

16 Jan 2022 - 1:19PM
Naomi Osaka says she feels sorry for Novak Djokovic, who is called out for his ‘play by the rules’ advice to Japanese star at French Open

Social media influencer Rex Chapman says: “Remember when Novak Djokovic called out Naomi Osaka for not following the rules?”.

Social media influencer Rex Chapman says: “Remember when Novak Djokovic called out Naomi Osaka for not following the rules?”.

15 Jan 2022 - 5:22PM
Novak Djokovic’s case sent to federal court after tennis star was given emergency hearing to appeal visa cancellation by immigration minister Alex Hawke

Federal Immigration Minister Alex Hawke says it was in the public’s interest to cancel the nine-time Australian Open champion’s visa.

Federal Immigration Minister Alex Hawke says it was in the public’s interest to cancel the nine-time Australian Open champion’s visa.

14 Jan 2022 - 9:21PM
Chinese Super League: Beijing Guoan appoint Xie Feng as new head coach to succeed Slaven Bilic

Xie Feng, a former Beijing Guoan player and assistant coach, is returning to the Chinese Super League team to take on the head coach role.

Xie Feng, a former Beijing Guoan player and assistant coach, is returning to the Chinese Super League team to take on the head coach role.

14 Jan 2022 - 3:04PM
Asian Tour: Joshi makes early running as wind batters golfers at Singapore International

Indian professional claims early two-shot lead as Asian Tour returns at Tanah Merah Country Club.

Indian professional claims early two-shot lead as Asian Tour returns at Tanah Merah Country Club.

13 Jan 2022 - 8:24PM
China’s Li Haotong targeting solid Sony Open showing as way to relaunch career after slipping down world rankings

Once in the top 50 in the world, the Chinese golfer has fallen to 460th after a run of poor form. But runner-up finishes at the National Games and Volvo China Open hint at better times ahead.

Once in the top 50 in the world, the Chinese golfer has fallen to 460th after a run of poor form. But runner-up finishes at the National Games and Volvo China Open hint at better times ahead.

13 Jan 2022 - 4:30PM
Novak Djokovic included in Australian Open draw, but uncertainty remains as minister considers deportation order

World No 1 has been drawn against fellow countryman Miomir Kecmanovic in the first round, but Australia could still cancel his visa.

World No 1 has been drawn against fellow countryman Miomir Kecmanovic in the first round, but Australia could still cancel his visa.

13 Jan 2022 - 2:51PM
Beijing 2022: IOC still waiting on word from China as to whether fans can attend Winter Olympics

International Olympic Committee still waiting on word from China as to whether local fans will be allowed to enter ‘closed loop’ and attend Winter Games.

International Olympic Committee still waiting on word from China as to whether local fans will be allowed to enter ‘closed loop’ and attend Winter Games.

13 Jan 2022 - 3:07AM
Hong Kong Football Association hands Shinichi Chan a one-year ban from representative football over drunken hotel room incident

HKFA hands Shinichi Chan a one-year ban from representative football for his part in a drunken disturbance during the Asian Cup qualifiers in Japan.

HKFA hands Shinichi Chan a one-year ban from representative football for his part in a drunken disturbance during the Asian Cup qualifiers in Japan.

12 Jan 2022 - 4:17PM
Novak Djokovic clarifies ‘human error’ on Australian immigration form, as visa saga continues

Tennis star Novak Djokovic has moved to clarify what he called “continuing misinformation” about his activities and isolation after testing positive for Covid-19.

Tennis star Novak Djokovic has moved to clarify what he called “continuing misinformation” about his activities and isolation after testing positive for Covid-19.

12 Jan 2022 - 1:15PM
Beijing 2022: Yuzuru Hanyu, Shaun White, Tia-Clair Toomey, Chloe Kim and Nathan Chen – Winter Olympics’ five big Instagram stars to follow

Yuzuru Hanyu, Shaun White, Chloe Kim, Tia-Clair Toomey or Nathan Chen – who has the most followers going into the Beijing 2022 Games?

Yuzuru Hanyu, Shaun White, Chloe Kim, Tia-Clair Toomey or Nathan Chen – who has the most followers going into the Beijing 2022 Games?

12 Jan 2022 - 7:50AM
Beijing 2022: IOC warns athletes, volunteers don’t ‘let your guard down’ as Omicron spreads

International Olympic Committee releases additional measures participants should take before travelling to China. Document intended to be used in conjunction with playbooks already released.

International Olympic Committee releases additional measures participants should take before travelling to China. Document intended to be used in conjunction with playbooks already released.

11 Jan 2022 - 8:56PM
Cazoo Masters: China’s Zhao Xintong crashes out after first-round loss to John Higgins

John Higgins marked a record 28th appearance in snooker’s biggest invitation event by beating China’s Zhao Xintong 6-2 in the first round of the Cazoo Masters.

John Higgins marked a record 28th appearance in snooker’s biggest invitation event by beating China’s Zhao Xintong 6-2 in the first round of the Cazoo Masters.

11 Jan 2022 - 11:20AM
Australian Open: Andy Murray mocks Nigel Farage’s seeming hypocrisy over Novak Djokovic support as Twitter argument erupts

British tennis star Andy Murray trolls pro-Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage for apparent hypocrisy regarding Novak Djokovic’s visa plight in Australia.

British tennis star Andy Murray trolls pro-Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage for apparent hypocrisy regarding Novak Djokovic’s visa plight in Australia.

10 Jan 2022 - 9:03PM
Asian Tour: Thailand’s Sandom Kaewkanjana targets order of merit top spot ahead of Singapore International

Tour enters final two weeks of 2020-21 season with back to back tournaments in Singapore. Sandom is seventh on the money list heading into this week’s event.

Tour enters final two weeks of 2020-21 season with back to back tournaments in Singapore. Sandom is seventh on the money list heading into this week’s event.

10 Jan 2022 - 5:15PM
China’s weightlifting boss wants to launch revamp of sports image at world championships in Chongqing

Country will host International Weightlifting Federation’s World Championships in October or November, and after years of allegations of doping and corruption surrounding the sport, Zhou Jinqiang wants to lead its makeover.

Country will host International Weightlifting Federation’s World Championships in October or November, and after years of allegations of doping and corruption surrounding the sport, Zhou Jinqiang wants to lead its makeover.

10 Jan 2022 - 4:20PM
Novak Djokovic freed: grateful Serbian tennis star breaks silence, saying he is focused on Australian Open as government ponders ministerial powers to deport him

The decision allows Djokovic to enter Australia but if the immigration minister exercises his discretionary powers to deport him, the player could be banned from the country for three years.

The decision allows Djokovic to enter Australia but if the immigration minister exercises his discretionary powers to deport him, the player could be banned from the country for three years.

10 Jan 2022 - 9:47PM
2022 Cazoo Masters: ‘nervous’ Yan Bingtao to defend his snooker crown in Alexandra Palace debut

Snooker’s biggest invitation event kicks off on Sunday night and defending champion Yan Bingtao will be out to prove his 2021 Masters snooker title was no one-hit wonder.

Snooker’s biggest invitation event kicks off on Sunday night and defending champion Yan Bingtao will be out to prove his 2021 Masters snooker title was no one-hit wonder.

9 Jan 2022 - 6:17PM
Beijing 2022: WHO emergencies director ‘confident’ there won’t be an increased risk of Covid-19 because of Games

Beijing 2022 will not cause a major outbreak, says WHO emergencies director Michael Ryan, in bold statement about Olympics safety.

Beijing 2022 will not cause a major outbreak, says WHO emergencies director Michael Ryan, in bold statement about Olympics safety.

9 Jan 2022 - 3:04PM
Slaven Bilic departs Chinese Super League club Beijing Guoan one year into his role, citing family illness in native Croatia

Beijing Guoan manager Slaven Bilic is leaving the Chinese Super League club after one year, with Covid-19 concerns in his native Croatia behind the move.

Beijing Guoan manager Slaven Bilic is leaving the Chinese Super League club after one year, with Covid-19 concerns in his native Croatia behind the move.

10 Jan 2022 - 12:13PM
China’s Eileen Gu caps off Freestyle Ski World Cup season with flawless half-pipe run, wins first crystal globe

Eileen Gu capped the FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup season with a perfect record in women’s half-pipe to capture the first crystal globe of her career.

Eileen Gu capped the FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup season with a perfect record in women’s half-pipe to capture the first crystal globe of her career.

9 Jan 2022 - 10:46AM
Tsun Dai becomes first Hong Kong footballer called up for China squad ahead of World Cup qualifiers

Dai Wai-tsun included in list of 52 players selected by Li Xiaopeng for new manager’s first training camp ahead of World Cup qualifiers against Japan and Vietnam.

Dai Wai-tsun included in list of 52 players selected by Li Xiaopeng for new manager’s first training camp ahead of World Cup qualifiers against Japan and Vietnam.

8 Jan 2022 - 10:48AM
WTA Tour: China’s Zheng Qinwen, 19, sets up Melbourne semi-final against Simona Halep, believes ‘I have the level to win’

World No 126 Zheng Qinwen says ‘I have the level to win’ against two-time grand slam champ Simona Halep in what is just her fourth WTA Tour main draw appearance.

World No 126 Zheng Qinwen says ‘I have the level to win’ against two-time grand slam champ Simona Halep in what is just her fourth WTA Tour main draw appearance.

7 Jan 2022 - 10:44PM
PGA Tour: world No 1 Jon Rahm talks goals, golf, fatherhood and why success is not just about how many titles you win

After a 10-week break, the Spaniard is back into the swing of things for the PGA Tour event in Hawaii. He tells the Post about his hopes for the year ahead, and why he really enjoyed waking up in the middle of the night to take care of his son.

After a 10-week break, the Spaniard is back into the swing of things for the PGA Tour event in Hawaii. He tells the Post about his hopes for the year ahead, and why he really enjoyed waking up in the middle of the night to take care of his son.

7 Jan 2022 - 3:13PM
Chinese shooting star Yang Qian and fellow Tokyo 2020 Olympic champions urge 2022 Asian Games focus in YouTube message

‘Don’t underestimate yourself and don’t be afraid of failure,’ says double Olympic champion Yang Quan, alongside fellow Tokyo Games gold medallists Guan Chenchen, Wang Yilyu, Chen Yufei, Shi Zhiyong and Wang Shun.

‘Don’t underestimate yourself and don’t be afraid of failure,’ says double Olympic champion Yang Quan, alongside fellow Tokyo Games gold medallists Guan Chenchen, Wang Yilyu, Chen Yufei, Shi Zhiyong and Wang Shun.

7 Jan 2022 - 2:47PM
Beijing 2022: watch China’s Xu Mengtao claim gold at Freestyle Ski Aerials World Cup

Xu Mengtao and Sun Jiaxu both claimed gold medals at they led the charge for China’s freestyle skiing team, taking impressive wins in the finals of the FIS Freestyle Ski Aerials World Cup in Quebec.

Xu Mengtao and Sun Jiaxu both claimed gold medals at they led the charge for China’s freestyle skiing team, taking impressive wins in the finals of the FIS Freestyle Ski Aerials World Cup in Quebec.

6 Jan 2022 - 11:28AM
Chinese Olympic uniforms might be ugly, but are they among 10 worst fashion faux pas seen at the Games? You decide

If the pressure of an Olympic Games isn’t enough, spare a thought for athletes who are often at the mercy of some painfully bad uniform decisions.

If the pressure of an Olympic Games isn’t enough, spare a thought for athletes who are often at the mercy of some painfully bad uniform decisions.

6 Jan 2022 - 9:13AM