Saturday, August 22, 2009 | By: Rudi Butt

First Asian Games Medalist for Tennis

Ling Tsui Yuen-Yuen (徐婉圓); 1962 Asian Games in Indonesia; silver medal in the Ladies' Double – partnered with Ranjani Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka.


Mrs. Ling, mother of current Hong Kong Davis Cup Captain, Derek Ling, has won seventeen local major Singles titles, nine Ladies' Doubles titles, and ten Mixed Doubles titles. She also has the distinction of being the oldest female local major winner when she captured both the Ladies' Doubles and the Mixed Doubles titles at the 1982 CRC (Chinese Recreation Club) Open at age 41. In addition to holding a number of records locally for a female tennis player, she also won in a number of important tournaments in England, Australia, Singapore and China. She coached the Hong Kong women's team at the World University Games in 1985 and was Captain of the Hong Kong Fed Cup team in the early 1980s.

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