Quotes: US MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Peng allows China to forget Li Na absence  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 28/08/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Peng Shuai clinched a shock 6-3 6-4 win to clinch a fourth career victory over a top five player but first at a Grand Slam.Peng Shuai celebrates after defeating Radwanska. — Reuters

Peng Shuai allowed Chinese fans to forget the injury-enforced absence of Li Na when she stunned Polish fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska at the US Open on Wednesday.

The 28-year-old ranked at 39 in the world clinched a shock 6-3 6-4 win to clinch a fourth career victory over a top five player but first at a Grand Slam.

Peng had also defeated Radwanska the champion in Montreal in the run-up to the tournament at the same stage in New York in 2010.

The softly-spoken Tianjin native also wiped out the misery of her last clash against the Pole when she squandered two match points in losing their fourth round encounter at the 2011 Australian Open.

Peng who has reached six singes finals in her career but has yet to lift a title said she had been inspired by Li Na the Australian Open champion and 2011 French Open winner.

“I have learned a lot from Li” said Peng of her world number two compatriot who is missing from New York to nurse a knee injury.

“She is one of the best players in the world. Now I will try to keep going. “There is still a lot of work to do but I want to keep enjoying my tennis.”

Despite her admiration for her compatriot Peng 28 has already achieved something that Li has not.

In February this year she became the first Chinese player to reach number one in the world when she went top of the doubles charts thanks to her success with Taiwan partner Hsieh Su-Wei.

Peng sent down 28 winners on Wednesday in a gruelling clash on the Louis Armstrong Stadium which featured a series of brutal flat-hitting rallies in temperatures bursting through the 30-degree barrier.

“Radwanska is a tough player. I had to do a lot of running but I fought” said Peng who took victory on a third match point.

“I wanted to make it this time. I had two match points against her in 2011 in Australia and lost. This is just amazing.”

As Peng goes on to face Italian 12th seed Roberta Vinci for a place in the last 16 Radwanska was forced to contemplate another disappointing US Open.

The Wimbledon runner-up in 2012 has reached at least the quarter-finals at the All England Club and Australian and French Opens.

But the 25-year-old has still yet to get beyond the fourth round in New York despite nine attempts.

 


Khaleej Times




  MENA News Headlines
 Oct 30 2014 - UAE- Hawaii lava flow reaches home threatens townKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Red-hot lava from a slow-erupting volcano has reached a home on Hawaiis Big Island and is threatening an entire town emergency officials said Tuesday. The lava flow from ...

 Oct 30 2014 - UAE- Slow-moving lava creeps closer to Hawaii homesKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) A branch of the molten stream was less than 100 yards (90 meters) from a two-story house.This photo provided by the US Geological Survey shows the lava flow from Kilauea ...

 Oct 30 2014 - UAE- Mudslide buries Sri Lanka tea labor quartersKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The military has mobilized troops to help in the rescue operations. Colombo Sri Lanka: A mudslide in central Sri Lanka has buried several rows of workers’ houses at a ...

 Oct 30 2014 - UAE- 10 people killed 200 missing in Sri Lanka after mudslidesKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) A local hospital source said that two men and a woman rescued from the mud had been brought in for treatment. Colombo: Around 200 people were reported missing and 10 ...

 Oct 30 2014 - UAE- Heavy rains continue in Telangana two deadKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Two women both sisters were washed in the swirling waters of a rivulet near Madgula village in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh as heavy rains caused by Cyclone Nilofar ...

 Oct 30 2014 - UAE- Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits near Samoa: USGSKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) A police spokeswoman in the capital Apia told Reuters by telephone that the quake had not been felt in the city and that she was unaware of any damage. Sydney: A 6.1 ...

 Oct 30 2014 - Ottawa shooting was madmans last desperate act says motherKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Susan Bibeau said her estranged son had wanted to travel to Saudi Arabia to study Islam and the Quran not Syria to join militant fighters. Michael Zehaf-Bibeau killed by ...

 Oct 30 2014 - UAE- Kidnapped women used by Boko Haram on front line: Rights groupKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Suspected militant fighters kidnapped about 30 children including girls as young as 11 in Borno state at the weekend. Lagos: Boko Haram has used kidnapped young women and ...

 Oct 30 2014 - Ottawa gunman made video before attack: PoliceKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Michael Zehaf-Bibeau who was shot dead by police in the parliament in Ottawa after killing a soldier Wednesday was mentally ill and wanted to die his mother wrote in a ...

 Oct 30 2014 - UAE- Nepal bus crash kills 14 injures dozens: PoliceKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Among those killed Friday were two people including a woman who was part of a group heading to the Langtang trekking area. Katmandu: A Nepal bus packed with people ...

more...


 






Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

IPO News
Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

US Markets Details

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Investment Game
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

My MENAFN
Portfolio Tracker

Voting

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2000 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help