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Sparks fly as top-level tennis returns to S'pore

THE drumming, laser beams and pyrotechnics under the roof of the Singapore Indoor Stadium last night before the BNP Paribas WTA Finals kicked off were just a sign of what was to come. The real fireworks were seen on centre court when the world's top-ranking female tennis player Serena Williams took out Serbia's Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 6-4. It marked the return of top-level professional tennis to...


Bronze for brave Goh

A RECURRING left shoulder injury was not enough to stop local swimmer Theresa Goh from winning Singapore's first medal at the second Asian Para Games yesterday. Goh, 27, swam through the pain barrier to snag bronze in the women's 100m breaststroke SB4 final with a time of 2min 16.19sec at the Munhak Park Tae Hwan Aquatics Centre in Incheon, South Korea. She finished behind Chinese Taipei's Luo...


S'pore may host WTA Finals beyond 2018

SingaporeTHE contract states that Singapore will host the next five editions of the BNP Paribas Women's Tennis Association's (WTA) Finals, that is, until 2018, but there is every chance that the deal could be extended beyond that if things go well.The WTA doesn't have a rotation policy when it comes to deciding where to stage its prestigious season-ending championship event, said its...


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