• TENNIS: Eugenie Bouchard in tears as she retires from match at China Open

    The 21-year-old Canadian has struggled since sustaining a head injury in a fall in New York

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  • Tennis - Uncle Toni opens door to 'super-coach' for Nadal

    - Rafael Nadal's lifelong mentor, his uncle Toni, has opened the door to hiring a 'super-coach' if the 14-time Grand Slam-winner fails to recapture his spark next season. Toni Nadal said the 29-year-old should consider following Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and others by bringing in a superstar…

  • Djokovic match-up? For China's Zhang, it's tops

    China's Zhang Ze promised to watch and learn from Novak Djokovic after he registered one of the best wins of his career on Monday to set up an expected meeting with the world number one. Zhang, listed at 219 in the world, savoured a rare victory over a top-100 player as he upset Uzbekistan's…

  • 'Li Na factor' not enough for China

    Li Na's Grand Slam wins did miraculous things for tennis in China but a cultural shift away from central planning towards individual development is needed if the country is to emerge as a powerhouse, experts say. Tangible evidence of tennis's growth in China comes in the form of the Wuhan Open's…

  • Tennis - Berdych beats Garcia-Lopez to win Shenzhen Open

    - Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic beat Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in straight sets to claim the rain-plagued Shenzhen Open. Top seed Berdych defeated Garcia-Lopez, the number four seed, 6-3, 7-6 (9/7) for the title. The final, originally set for Sunday, was delayed by one day as rain on…

  • Tennis - Halep injury plunges WTA Finals spot into doubt

    - World number two Simona Halep lasted less than a set before retiring injured at the China Open on Sunday, plunging her appearance at the year-ending WTA Finals into doubt.Halep and Petra Kvitova, who was playing on painkillers and suffering the ongoing effects of glandular fever, both crashed out…

  • Tennis-China Open women's singles results

    Oct 5 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the China Open Women's Singles matches on Monday Round 24-Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) beat Mona Barthel (Germany) 4-6 6-1 6-4 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russia) beat 16-Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) 6-4 1-6 6-3 7-Carla Suarez Navarro (Spain) beat Monica Puig…

  • Nishikori quashes Croatian rebellion at Japan Open

    Defending champion Kei Nishikori survived a courageous ambush attempt from Croatian teenager Borna Coric to reach the second round of the Japan Open on Monday. Playing his first match since helping Japan preserve their place in the Davis Cup world group with victory over Colombia last month, second…

  • Indian Wells executive Simon appointed WTA chief

    Steve Simon has been named CEO of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) after Stacey Allaster stepped down for personal reasons, the governing body's board of directors said on Monday. Simon has been tournament director and chief operating officer of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells since 2004…

  • Pennetta struggles in 1st match since US Open victory

    BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Open champion Flavia Pennetta struggled in her first match since winning her maiden Grand Slam, needing nearly 2 1/2 hours to beat Chinese wild card Han Xinyun 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 in the first round of the China Open on Sunday.

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  • Defiant Nadal says he'll fight his way back to top

    A defiant Rafael Nadal warned Sunday his career was not over yet as he pledged that "sooner or later" he will be back at the very top of men's tennis. A tough 2015 has left many wondering whether the only thing left for the 29-year-old was retirement, but Nadal said he was prepared to scrap his way…

  • Tennis - My best year yet, says 'more complete' Djokovic

    - Novak Djokovic has no regrets about missing a calendar-year Grand Slam in what he described as his best season yet -- even better than his sublime 2011. Defeatfeat to Stan Wawrinka in the French Open final gave him the hunger to win Wimbledon and the US Open, and a newfound maturity helped him…

  • Tennis-Ferrer beats Lopez to win Malaysian Open

    David Ferrer beat his fellow Spaniard Feliciano Lopez 7-5 7-5 in the final of the Malaysian Open on Sunday to capture the 25th title of his career and his fourth this year. Appearing in his 50th ATP career final, the 33-year-old Ferrer won the hard-fought match against his good friend and Davis Cup…

  • Tennis-Berdych wins rain-delayed Shenzhen Open

    Tomas Berdych captured his 11th career ATP title, and his first this year, by beating Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-3 7-6 (7) in a rain-delayed Shenzhen Open final on Monday. Held over because of heavy rain that drenched parts of southern China over the weekend, Berdych maintained his composure…

  • Tennis-China Open women's singles round 1 results

    Oct 4 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the China Open Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Sunday Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia) beat Jelena Jankovic (Serbia) 6-1 1-6 6-3 8-Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) beat Bojana Jovanovski (Serbia) 6-2 6-4 Bethanie Mattek-Sands (U.S.) beat Alize Cornet (France)…

  • Tennis-China Open men's singles round 1 results

    Oct 5 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the China Open Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday Lukas Rosol (Czech Republic) beat Aljaz Bedene (Britain) 1-6 7-6(6) 6-3 Zhang Ze (China) beat Denis Istomin (Uzbekistan) 6-3 1-6 6-3 Fabio Fognini (Italy) beat Martin Klizan (Slovakia) 6-2 6-1 7-David…

  • Bouchard retires from opening match at China Open

    A teary-eyed Eugenie Bouchard retired from her opening match against Andrea Petkovic at the China Open due to dizziness on Monday, her first match since falling at the U.S. Open last month and suffering a concussion. Bouchard slipped in the locker room after her third-round win against Dominika…

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