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Australian OpenMELBOURNE — Young tennis player Lee Duck-hee is on the verge of reaching the Australian Open main draw for the first time.

There’s just one thing which distinguishes Lee, 18, from his opponents — he has been completely deaf since birth.

Read more: http://epaper.mmail.com.my/2017/01/14/deaf-korean-aims-to-make-australian-open/

Source: E-Paper

How This Deaf Tennis Player Gamed an Auditory Sport

By Sarah Sloat

Lee Duck-hee is the 143rd-best tennis player in the world and the second-highest ranked professional in the 18-and-under category. The South Korean 18-year-old also happens to be deaf. His success is a mixture of pure talent, resilience in the face of adversity, and a testament to the scientifically proven fact that deafness can be an asset in tennis.

Read more: https://www.inverse.com/article/24556-lee-duck-hee-deaf-tennis-player-south-korea

Source: Inverse

For Deaf Tennis Player, Sound Is No Barrier

By Ben Rothenberg

ASAN, South Korea — To improve its chances in the boys’ team tennis event at the National Sports Festival here, Mapo High School in Seoul brought in a ringer from Jecheon, two hours southeast of the capital. His name was Lee Duck-hee, and he had first caught the coach’s eye when he was in elementary school.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/22/sports/tennis/deaf-player-lee-duck-hee-south-korea.html?_r=0

Source: New York Times

Sound of silence: Korea's Lee hits right note on tennis court

When your nervous system is without one of the most essential senses - hearing - you either curse life or find a way to overcome it and realise your dreams.

South Korean tennis player Duckhee Lee, who was born deaf, chose the second option.

Day in and day out he slugs it out on the professional circuit and has an immediate goal to break into the top-100. He also aspires to be the number one player in Asia.

Read more: http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/sound-of-silence-korea-s-lee-hits-right-note-on-tennis-court-116102701156_1.html

Source: Business Standard

Tennis is my life

By Jayashree Narayanan

After winning a gold medal in doubles, and third position in singles at the Slovenia Deaf Tennis Open (held at Portoroz between September 8 – 11, this year), 19-year-old Jafreen Shaik dreams of winning big at the Deaf Olympics 2017, at Samsun, Turkey in July 2017. “I would try to win a gold medal and make India and my parents proud. For it, I am currently concentrating on my rigorous training and focussing on improving my AITA (All India Tennis Association) and ITF (Indian Tennis Federation) rankings,” Shaik, tells Metrolife, in an email interaction, after winning the doubles title.

Read more: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/573836/tennis-my-life.html

Source: Deccan Herald

Patiala: 19-year-old lets her racket do the talking, wins doubles title

By Nitin Sharma

IT’S A score which 19-year-old Patiala tennis player Parul Gupta kept telling her father during the flight from Slovenia to India. “We won 10-6 in the tie-break,” Parul, a hearing impaired tennis player, would tell her father Avinash Gupta.

Parul reached home after winning the doubles title with Hyderabad’s Jafreen Shaik with a 2-6, 6-4, 10-6 win over Jana Janosikova of Slovenia and Tutem Banguoglu of Turkey in the final of the Slovenia Deaf Open organised by the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) last week.

Read more: http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/patiala-19-year-old-lets-her-racket-do-the-talking-wins-doubles-title-3030197/

Source: The Indian Express

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