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Friday, May 02, 2014
香港隊躋身青少年台維斯盃決賽
By Hazel Yuen @ 7:02 PM :: 342 Views :: 0 Comments ::

六號種籽的香港隊成功擊敗三號種籽澳洲代表取得青少年台維斯盃的四強席位,此賽事將於九月在墨西哥舉行。

 

香港代表於較早前先後以2-13-0擊敗馬來西亞及巴基斯坦,最後更以2-1力克澳洲隊。

 

51日的首場單打賽事,現ITF排名第1546位的香港代表林政以1-6 2-6不敵ITF排名第202位的澳洲球手Oliver Anderson。同日的另一場單打賽中,ITF排名第286位的王康傑以4-6 7-5 6-0力挫ITF 排名比他高出近100位的Purcell Max。王康傑夥拍Jackie Tang (ITF 排名第373) 以直落兩盤6-1 6-2擊敗澳洲組合Oliver Anderson De Minaur (ITF 排名第428) 取得雙打勝利。

 

Friday, May 02, 2014
Hong Kong Team Qualified to the Junior Davis Cup FINALS
By Hazel Yuen @ 6:55 PM :: 347 Views :: 0 Comments ::

Seeded no. 6 Hong Kong team defeated seeded no. 3 Australian team and qualified in the top four at the Junior Davis Cup Finals scheduled to be held in Mexico this September.

 

After the victories over the Malaysian team 2-1 and Pakistani team 3-0, our Hong Kong team, has gone from strength to strength and defeated the Australian team 2-1.

 

On 1st May, our local player Lam Ching, currently ITF ranked 1546, lost to the ITF ranked 202 Australian Oliver Anderson 1-6 2-6 in the first singles match of the day.

 

A major upset for the Australian team as our ITF ranked 286 Jack Wong downed the higher ITF ranked 190 Australian Purcell Max 4-6 7-5 6-0 in the second singles of the day. On the other hand in the doubles match, Jack Wong and Jackie Tang (ITF ranked 373), had a comfortable 6-1 6-2 win over the Oliver Anderson / De Minaur (ITF ranked 428) combination.

 

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
香港網球公開賽大會標誌誕生
By Hazel Yuen @ 12:42 PM :: 137 Views :: 0 Comments ::

大會在2月舉行的”標誌設計比賽”收到超過100份廣大市民的參賽作品,當中包括學生,自由藝術家和專業設計公司,亦有來自香港以外的參加者。得奬作品命名為網球女將綻放紫荊花”,得獎者為劉碧雲女士,她將獲得港幣$20,000奬金

設計評審根據原創性、魅力,反影香港特色、可與比賽贊助商名字融合的可行性及可應用於所有媒體的配合性等作標準挑選出16個入圍作品。入圍作品由香港網球總會會員透過網總網頁投票及評審委員選出最後優勝者。

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Hong Kong Tennis Open Unveils logo
By Hazel Yuen @ 12:14 PM :: 240 Views :: 0 Comments ::

After a Hong Kong wide logo competition that saw designs submitted by over 100 local designers and tennis enthusiasts from all walks of life and ages as well as overseas designers, the Hong Kong Tennis Open logo was revealed earlier this month.  The winning design entitled “Tennis Blossoms in Bauhinia” was created by professional designer Lau Pik-wan who will claim the HK$20,000 winners cheque. Designs were assessed and shortlisted according to creativeness, attractiveness, reflectiveness of Hong Kong, relevancy in terms of message communicated, and the design’s flexibility for adaption to a variety of uses. 16 shortlisted designs were then put to the vote of HKTA members on the HKTA website, with the final logo selected according to number of votes and the assessment of the independent voting panel from the HKTA and Tournament Promoter.

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Monday, April 14, 2014
Love-Opportunity: Four Time Local Champion Wu sets eyes on Main Draw of Hong Kong Tennis Open 2014
By Hazel Yuen @ 6:05 PM :: 280 Views :: 0 Comments ::

Tiffany Wu Ho-ching, the 22-year-old Hong Kong Polytechnic University student, who won her fourth Hong Kong National Tennis Championships Ladies’ singles title on Sunday morning, now has her eyes set on making the main draw of the Hong Kong Tennis Open 2014, the first WTA sanctioned event in the territory for more than two decades.

 

Being in such good form recently and dominating the event, in the final Wu defeated Maggie Ng 6-4, 6-3 in just over an hour. Ng, who knocked out another local hopeful, Eudice Chong, failed to produce a challenge to Wu after losing the first set.

 

Wu, currently #866 on the WTA ranking, has been playing tennis since she was eight. The Hong Kong Tennis Open 2014 will be her second WTA event, the last one being the WTA event in Taipei in 2012. Having won the wildcard for the qualifying round of HKTO 2014 by winning the local championships, Wu is excited and hoping that she can do better this time. Her primary goal is to make it through to the main draw from the qualifiers.

 

Her second goal this year is to make it into the top 500 on the WTA rankings. With four local titles under her belt, she would love to move on to the professional circuit, an endeavour supported by family and her university.

 

The Hong Kong Tennis Open, a lifestyle meets sport event, will be a major attraction that will fuse glamour, style and athleticism as some of the best WTA players vie for the Hong Kong Tennis Open crown and USD250,000 in prize money at Victoria Park 8-14 September.

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Monday, April 14, 2014
King and Wu defended Hong Kong National Tennis Championships Singles titles, and Wu received Hong Kong Tennis Open Qualifying Wildcard
By Hazel Yuen @ 5:58 PM :: 366 Views :: 0 Comments ::

The Hong Kong National Tennis Championships 2014, scheduled to take place from March 10 to April 13, offered a total amount of HKD307,750 in prize money this year, the highest  ever amount since it was first held in 1996.

 

The men’s open singles, ladies’ open singles, men’s open doubles and ladies’ open doubles were all concluded successfully at the Victoria Park yesterday. In the Centre Court, top seed Phillip King retained his men’s open singles title by defeating Benoit Foucher in straight sets 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 and Tiffany Wu Ho-ching defended her ladies’ open singles title also with a straight-set win 6-4, 6-3 over Maggie Ng.

 

Wu has also earned herself a qualifying wildcard to this year’s Hong Kong Tennis Open in September. This first ever wildcard offer was announced earlier by the Hong Kong Tennis Open, in conjunction with the Hong Kong Tennis Association, to provide local tennis players  an opportunity to compete against the world’s best professional players.

 

On the other hand in the doubles, Jacqueline Lam and Eudice Chong defeated Carina Ma and Ki Yan Tung 6-4, 6-2 in the ladies’ open doubles final while Karan Rastogi and Phillip King defeated Patrick McKee and Toby Clark in the men’s open doubles final 6-3, 6-2.

 

The remaining mixed doubles, men’s and ladies’ President Cup singles and doubles matches are scheduled to be completed by April 16.

Monday, March 03, 2014
LOVE-STARS: World Number One PENG SHUAI Confirms Hong Kong Tennis Open PARTICIPATION
By Hazel Yuen @ 10:02 AM :: 422 Views :: 0 Comments ::

[Photo provided by Getty Images]Peng Shuai, currently number one on the Women’s Tennis Association’s (WTA) doubles rankings, has become the first marquee player to confirm her participation in the inaugural Hong Kong Tennis Open. Fans will be able to watch the world’s best female doubles player in action at the first professional WTA tournament to be held in Hong Kong for more than two decades this September in Victoria Park.

 

[Photo provided by Getty Images]

 

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Monday, February 10, 2014
香港女網聯邦盃(Fed Cup)晉升為亞洲 / 大洋洲第一組
By Hazel Yuen @ 3:32 PM :: 269 Views :: 0 Comments ::

(香港,2014210) 香港女網於二月四至八日在哈薩克阿斯塔納舉行的聯邦盃(Fed Cup)取得成功一役。在過去一星期,香港在亞洲/大洋洲第二組的四場賽事中,以不敗姿態成功在2015年晉升亞洲/大洋洲第一組,上一次香港在此組別已是2008年。在12個國家的競逐中,香港於決賽以2-1擊敗菲律賓。

 

由香港首席球員張玲、胡可澄、張瑋桓及初次參加聯邦盃的吳筠柔組成的香港隊,由台維斯盃(Davis Cup) 球手金久義帶領,在亞洲/大洋洲第二組的A組賽事對戰馬來西亞及越南。香港在A組兩個循環賽中,不失一局以3-0擊敗馬來西亞和越南。香港在淘汰賽中面對D組首名出線的印度,張玲及17歲的張瑋桓於單打賽事中,以直落兩盤勝出,贏得兩分,可惜胡可澄及吳筠柔於雙打賽事中落敗,最後以2-1獲勝及躋身最後階段的比賽。
 
在最後決定晉升第一組隊伍的淘汰賽階段,香港迎戰B組冠軍,擊敗了C組冠軍土庫曼斯坦晉級的菲律賓。香港在單打賽中再以不失一局的姿態取得勝利,張瑋桓以6-4 6-1擊敗Anna Clarice Patrimonio,張玲則以6-1 6-4勝過Marian Jade Capadocia。胡可澄及吳筠柔雖於雙打賽中以6-7 3-6 不敵Patrimonio Capadocia,但最終香港以2-1奪得勝利。這場勝利已確保香港在第二組的首名席位及篤定晉級亞洲/大洋洲第一組,這亦是近六年來繼連續三年於晉級淘汰賽中落敗,首次躋身第一組。
 
香港的聯邦盃隊長金久義表示︰球隊過去一週表現出色,三名單打球手,張玲、張瑋桓及胡可澄均在賽事中不失一局。張玲更是隊中的核心,她在首兩場比賽中,甚至不失一分。年僅17歲的張瑋桓表現令人眼前一亮,她的4場賽事大獲全勝。整個團隊,包括吳筠柔和教練Karan均表現非常出色。我們已證明了香港網球隊有能力擊敗我們從未打敗過的隊伍。我們很高興能在六年後重回亞洲/大洋洲第一組,特別在過去數年與晉級擦身而過。我們非常期待晉級後帶來的挑戰,因為在另一層次的競爭將會相當激烈。香港擁有一支年輕而有能力的球隊2015年及往後更能發光發亮。我展望香港球員能如擊敗擁有較高WTA職業排名的印度般,在職業生涯中貫徹無比信心。
 
香港比賽成績︰
Hong Kong 香港d. Vietnam越南 3-0 (in Pool A stage A組賽事)
Tiffany WU Ho Ching 胡可澄(HKG) d. TRAN Thi Tam Hao (VIE) 6-3 6-2
ZHANG Ling 張玲(HKG) d. HUYNH Phi Khanh (VIE) 6-0 6-0
ZHANG Ling張玲& Eudice CHONG張瑋桓 (HKG) d. PHAN Thi Thanh Binh & DAO Minh Trang (VIE) 6-0 6-0
Hong Kong香港 d. Malaysia 馬來西亞3-0 (in Pool A stage A組賽事)
Eudice CHONG張瑋桓(HKG) d. Aslina CHUA AN PING (MAS) 6-3 6-4
ZHANG Ling 張玲 (HKG) d. Alyssa BOEY (MAS) 6-0 6-0
NG Kwan Yau 吳筠柔 & Tiffany WU Ho Ching胡可澄(HKG) d. Yus Syazlin Nabila Binti YUSRI & Michelle Li Sha KHOO (VIE) 6-1 6-2
Hong Kong香港 d. India 印度 2-1 (in Promotional Play-Off晉級淘汰賽)
Eudice CHONG 張瑋桓 (HKG) d. Prarthana G. THOMBARE (IND) 6-2 6-1
ZHANG Ling張玲(HKG) d. Ankita RAINA (IND) 6-4 6-3
Ankita RAINA & Rishika SUNKARA (IND) d. NG Kwan Yau吳筠柔 & Tiffany WU Ho Ching胡可澄 (HKG) 6-2 6-1
Hong Kong 香港d. Philippines菲律賓 2-1 (in Promotional Play-Off晉級淘汰賽)
Eudice CHONG 張瑋桓 (HKG) d. Anna Clarice PATRIMONIO (PHL) 6-4 6-1
 ZHANG Ling張玲(HKG) d. Marian Jade CAPADOCIA (PHL) 6-1 6-4
Marian Jade CAPADOCIA & Anna Clarice PATRIMONIO (PHL) d. NG Kwan Yau吳筠柔 & Tiffany WU Ho Ching胡可澄 (HKG) 7-5 6-3
 
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法國巴黎銀行聯邦盃於1963年成立,以慶祝國際網球聯會(ITF)50週年。這是目前女子運動中,世界最大的年度國際隊際比賽,於2013年總共有97個國家參與。
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Monday, February 10, 2014
Hong Kong promoted to Fed Cup Asia/Oceania Zone Group I for 2015
By Hazel Yuen @ 3:24 PM :: 344 Views :: 0 Comments ::

(Hong Kong, February 10th, 2014) Hong Kong have achieved promotion into the Fed Cup Asia/Oceania Zone Group I in 2015 after a successful week that saw them go undefeated in 4 matches at the Group II competition which took place from February 4-8 in Astana, Kazakhstan. Hong Kong defeated the Phillippines 2-1 in the final play-off stage to finish atop the standings out of the 12 countries competing. Hong Kong were last in Asia/Oceania Zone Group I in 2008.

 

The Hong Kong team, consisting of Hong Kong No. 1 Zhang Ling, Tiffany Wu Ho Ching, Eudice Chong and Fed Cup debutante Ng Kwan Yau, captained by Hong Kong Davis Cup player Philip King and coached by Karan Rastogi were placed in Pool A of Asia/Oceania Zone Group II with Malaysia and Vietnam. Hong Kong stormed through their two round robin matches, crushing both Malaysia and Vietnam 3-0, without the loss of a single set to finish first in Pool A. In the play-off stage, they faced Pool D winners India, with Zhang Ling and 17 year old Eudice Chong securing the 2 points needed by winning their singles matches in straight sets, before Tiffany Wu Ho Ching and Ng Kwan Yau dropped the ‘dead’ doubles rubber, to record a 2-1 win and progress to the final stage of the competition.

 

In the final play off stage to determine the Group’s top team and who would be promoted to Group I, Hong Kong faced Pool B winner the Philippines, who had beaten Pool C winners Turkmenistan to advance. Once again Hong Kong secured victory in the singles stages without the loss of a set as Eudice Chong defeated Anna Clarice Patrimonio 6-4 6-1 and Zhang Ling downing Marian Jade Capadocia 6-1 6-4. Tiffany Wu Ho Ching and Ng Kwan Yau lost a tight doubles 2 setter 7-6 6-3 to Patrimonio & Capadocia to round out a 2-1 win. The win secured Hong Kong’s 1st place finish in the Group II standings and their promotion to Asia/Oceania Group I for the first time in 6 years, after three consecutive years of falling in the final promotional play-off tie.

 

Hong Kong’s Fed Cup Captain, Philip King commented “The team performed strongly all week, with all three of our singles players- Lynn, Eudice and Tiffany not dropping a single set in their matches. Lynn in particular was a grounding force in the team, not even dropping a game in her first 2 matches and Eudice, at only 17 years old put in a very impressive performance, winning all 4 of her matches. The entire team, including Yau Yau and our coach Karan did a great job pulling together and setting the right standards for the future and we’ve proved that Hong Kong tennis has the ability to defeat teams we’ve never beaten before. We are delighted with our promotion back into Asia/Oceania Group I after six years in Group II, especially after getting so close to promotion in the last few years, and look forward to the challenge Group I will bring, as the competition is much tougher at that level. Hong Kong has a young and talented team that can only improve so the future looks bright for 2015 and beyond. My hope is that the confidence of beating countries like India full of higher ranked WTA professional players will also carry through to our individual players’ careers.

 

Hong Kong’s results in full:

Hong Kong d. Vietnam 3-0 (in Pool A stage)

Tiffany WU Ho Ching (HKG) d. TRAN Thi Tam Hao (VIE) 6-3 6-2

ZHANG Ling (HKG) d. HUYNH Phi Khanh (VIE) 6-0 6-0

ZHANG Ling & Eudice CHONG (HKG) d. PHAN Thi Thanh Binh & DAO Minh Trang (VIE) 6-0 6-0

 

Hong Kong d. Malaysia 3-0 (in Pool A stage)

Eudice CHONG (HKG) d. Aslina CHUA AN PING (MAS) 6-3 6-4

ZHANG Ling (HKG) d. Alyssa BOEY (MAS) 6-0 6-0

NG Kwan Yau & Tiffany WU Ho Ching (HKG) d. Yus Syazlin Nabila Binti YUSRI & Michelle Li Sha KHOO (VIE) 6-1 6-2

 

Hong Kong d. India 2-1 (in Promotional Play-Off)

Eudice CHONG (HKG) d. Prarthana G. THOMBARE (IND) 6-2 6-1

ZHANG Ling (HKG) d. Ankita RAINA (IND) 6-4 6-3

Ankita RAINA & Rishika SUNKARA (IND) d. NG Kwan Yau & Tiffany WU Ho Ching (HKG) 6-2 6-1

 

Hong Kong d. Philippines 2-1 (in Promotional Play-Off)

Eudice CHONG (HKG) d. Anna Clarice PATRIMONIO (PHL) 6-4 6-1

 ZHANG Ling (HKG) d. Marian Jade CAPADOCIA (PHL) 6-1 6-4

Marian Jade CAPADOCIA & Anna Clarice PATRIMONIO(PHL) d.NG Kwan Yau & Tiffany WU Ho Ching (HKG) 7-5 6-3

 

For further results and information, visit the Fed Cup website at:

http://www.fedcup.com/en/draws-results/group-ii/asia-oceania/2014.aspx

About Fed Cup

Fed Cup by BNP Paribas was launched in 1963 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the International Tennis Federation (ITF). It’s now the world’s largest annual international team competition in women’s sport, with 97 nations entering in 2013.

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Friday, January 24, 2014
愛創意-2014香港網球公開賽標誌設計比賽: 誠邀各界人士發揮創意
By Hazel Yuen @ 11:17 AM :: 746 Views :: 0 Comments ::

經過20年的等待,香港及鄰近地區的網球愛好者終於可以再一次見證世界級女子網球於今年9月重臨香港!賽事主辦單位宣佈舉辦「2014香港網球公開賽標誌設計比賽」,即日開始接受報名,誠邀本港各界人士及設計界精英為賽事設計大會標誌。
 
集時尚及運動元素於一身的2014香港網球公開賽將於今年98-14日假維多亞公園網球主場舉行,屆時多位頂級WTA網球好手將匯聚香港,角逐首屆香港網球公開賽冠軍及高達$250,000美元的總獎金!
 
2014香港網球公開賽標誌設計比賽」歡迎全港市民參加,優勝作品更有機會成為2014香港網球公開賽的大會標誌。比賽將於即日開始接受報名,並於220日截止報名。主辦單位聯同專業評審團將按作品的原創性、吸引力、香港代表性、訊息的傳達效果及可行性進行評選,優勝者可獲得獎高達港幣20,000元。主辦單位希望藉著設計比賽為全港市民包括專上學生、創作團隊或設計公司均可盡展創意!
 
賽事總監杜克迪(Stephen Duckitt表示,2014香港網球公開賽將成為全港聚焦的盛事,而標誌設計比賽則是令本港各界人士為比賽、甚至全港創造出一個令人感到驕傲的標誌。
 
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