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  1. Djokovic weighs in on Shenzhen moveRead the original story

    Yesterday | China Daily

    Citing Shenzhen's successful bid to host the WTA Finals, Novak Djokovic is applauding the expansion of women's tennis in China - and suggests the men's game needs to explore new markets as well. While taking care of business at the Australian Open, former men's world No 1 and 12 - time Grand Slam champion Djokovic has taken notice of the sport's new dynamic in China which, starting next year, will see southern city Shenzhen host the WTA Finals through 2028.

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  2. Sport24.co.za | Djokovic calls for ATP Tour Finals to moveRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 18 | News24

    Novak Djokovic called for the ATP Tour Finals to travel from their London base on Thursday, saying they were a big asset that should be exploited more. But with the announcement that Shenzhen in China will host the WTA Finals from 2019, with prize money doubled to $14 million, the Serb said it made sense for the men's event to also cash in.

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  3. A tennis trailblazerRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2017 | The Daily Star

    Akhter Hossain fell in love with tennis at a very early age, playing for fun at the Jamalpur Officers' Club. He was playing both cricket and tennis simultaneously, and could easily have forged a career in cricket like his friend, neighbour and playing partner, former Bangladesh national cricketer Rokibul Hasan did.

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  4. Beijing citizens regain their voice and challenge authorityRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2017 | The Age

    As a double wave of angst swept Beijing, its residents found their voice on social media. Seasoned watchers of China's pervasive censorship haven't seen anything like it for a long time.

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  5. Beijing citizens regain their voice and challenge authorityRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2017 | Sydney Morning Herald

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  6. Could Wu Yibing become China's first male tennis star?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2017 | KION 46

    During her playing days, China's first grand slam singles champion Li Na would often mock her male counterparts for being outperformed by the women. The quick-witted Li, who retired in 2014, had after all won two majors and climbed to No.

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  7. China Open needs Chinese stars, says co-directorRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2017 | The Times of India

    The China Open is finally getting the international recognition it deserves but it also needs successful Chinese players to make an impact, the co-tournament director says. BEIJING: The China Open is finally getting the international recognition it deserves but it also needs successful Chinese players to make an impact, the co-tournament director says.

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  8. Agnieszka Radwanska soaks up the Hong Kong skyline from a helicopter. Photo: Thomas YauRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2017 | South China Morning Post

    Li Na 'like a god' but China will find their next champion soon, says Agnieszka Radwanska ahead of Hong Kong Tennis Open After taking to the skies in a helicopter ride over the city, the 28-year-old outlines plans to get the most out of her last tournament of the year Fresh off a helicopter ride over Hong Kong, Polish world number 11 Agnieszka Radwanska said she is confident China's hunt for the next Li Na will bear fruit sooner rather than later. With two China Open wins to her name - including the 2016 event - the 28-year-old is well placed to comment on the state of the game on the mainland and she feels the country's next tennis hero is just around the corner.

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  9. Michael Chang hails 'sensational' growth of China's tennisRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2017 | Channelnewsasia.com

    Now retired 1989 French Open champion Michael Chang says he has witnessed first-hand how tennis has gained in popularity in China over the last 30 years. BEIJING: Former tennis star Michael Chang on Tuesday lauded the "sensational" growth of the game in China and said he hopes it will result in more world-class Chinese players.

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  10. NHL hoping to make inroads in China with preseason gamesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 20, 2017 | Washington Times

    As the Vancouver Canucks held their first practice in Shanghai before their exhibition game with the Los Angeles Kings , a dense fog settled over the ice. The humidity in the arena was high and the players could barely see the puck.

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  11. NHL hoping to make inroads in China with preseason gamesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 20, 2017 | USA Today

    NHL hoping to make inroads in China with preseason games The Canucks and Kings will play in Shanghai and Beijing this week. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: https://usat.ly/2wH1ZO3 Vancouver Canucks goaltender Andres Nilsson guards his post during a practice for the 2017 NHL China Games in Shanghai on Sept.

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  12. Why China tennis teen Wu Yibing can make a Li Na-style impactRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2017 | South China Morning Post

    The 17-year-old US Open junior champion has all the goods to make it to the top on and off the court, say those in the know Wu Yibing won the US Open juniors singles and doubles titles last weekend, a feat that received 43 seconds of coverage on Xinwen Lianbo , China's flagship news programme. That may not sound like much, but is actually whopping according to an article on web portal Sina: basketball star Yao Ming's retirement only got 53 seconds and the only individual sporting success to get more than a minute in recent memory was Li Na's French Open win.

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  13. Boys' US Open champ new hope for tennisRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2017 | China Daily

    Wu Yibing, 17, became China's first boys' Slam singles champ by defeating Argentina's top-seeded Axel Geller on Sunday. [Photo/Xinhua] Wu Yibing served notice to the world on Sunday that Chinese men's tennis is on the rise after capturing a milestone Grand Slam boys' singles title at the US Open.

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  14. Six Grand Slam singles champions to compete in 2017 WTA Wuhan OpenRead the original story

    Aug 16, 2017 | Nerve News

    Wuhan , Aug 16 - The star-studded line-up at the 2017 WTA Wuhan Open will feature 17 of the world's top 20 tennis players, including six Grand Slam singles champions, the organisers said here on Wednesday. Among the stars are Wimbledon winner of the year Garbine Muguruza, reigning US Open champion Angelique Kerber, 2017 Roland Garros champion Jelena Ostapenko, World No.1 Karolina Pliskova and No.2 Simona Halep, who will line up for the $2.67 million WTA Premier 5 tournament, according to the 43-person main draw for the singles.

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  15. Nike Announces Results of the Active Schools Innovation Award in...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2017 | Customer Interaction Solutions

    Nike Announces Results of the Active Schools Innovation Award in China to Fuel the Culture of Sport and Play for Chinese Youth Through a joint effort with the National Elementary and Secondary School Sports Education Steering Committee and the China Education Development Foundation, Nike announced the results for Nike's Active Schools Innovation Award yesterday evening at the Water Cube National Swimming Center in Beijing. Lv Shaowu, a winner of Nike's Active Schools Innovation Award for Innovation in Culture of Sport, was presented with a pair of CR7 Mercurial Campeoes boots by the world's top soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo during the Active Schools Innovation Award ceremony.

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  16. Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo names Ballon d'Or rivalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2017 | Daily Mail

    Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo names Lionel Messi, Neymar, Gonzalo Higuain and Robert Lewandowski among 2017 Ballon d'Or title rivals Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo believes Lionel Messi, Neymar, Gonzalo Higuain, Robert Lewandowski are his main rivals to a fifth Ballon d'Or title when the ceremony takes place in December. The Portuguese is currently on his own personal pre-season tour of China having missed his side's International Champions Cup defeat by Manchester United in Santa Clara.

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  17. Ping pong stars must return to the tableRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2017 | South China Morning Post

    Protests and boycotts by top players is unbecoming of a nation that's the undisputed world power in the sport To table tennis fans around the world, today's finals of the Australian Open, a US$400,000 international circuit event, are most notable for the absence of the Chinese men's team, indisputably the best players on Earth. It is not because they were eliminated in shock upsets in earlier rounds, but because they did not show up in the latest evidence of turmoil behind the scenes in a sport in which China has reigned supreme for decades.

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  18. Pages: WimbledonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 5, 2017 | Sun-Star

    GRASS is for soccer. It's also for the sport of Tyler Po, Miguel Tabuena and Frankie Minoza.

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  19. Table tennis: 'Chengdu Three' mount rare Chinese revoltRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 4, 2017 | Channelnewsasia.com

    Ma Long is one of three top Chinese table tennis players to revolt against the country's sports establishment after the removal of head coach Liu Guoliang. SHANGHAI: China's table tennis stars usually demolish their rivals but they may be fighting a losing battle after mounting a rare challenge against more formidable opposition - their own sports system.

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  20. Wimbledon hopes celebrities will win Chinese audiencesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2017 | Financial Times

    Zhang Shuai, 28, China's highest ranked tennis player, has never progressed beyond the first round of singles at Wimbledon. But as the tennis tournament gets under way next week, the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club will be hoping she hits a run of form, as they target the young and affluent Chinese audience.

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