Tennis

  • A report, citing "insiders", says Li Na will retire on Friday in Wuhan

    There have been persistent reports the last few months that Li Na, the Chinese mega-star who won the Australian Open this year, is about to retire. The latest, from a Chinese news outlet (we have no way of knowing how reliable this is, so take it for what it's worth and, if you understand Chinese…

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  • Back on court for the first time since 2010, Nicole Vaidisova makes it look easy

    In an era when professional players are away from the Tour for three weeks and bemoan their lack of match play, Nicole Vaidisova took to the court in Albuquerque, NM Tuesday afternoon after four and a half years away from the game ... and won in straight sets. A year off a second shoulder surgery…

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  • Kerber reaches quarterfinals at Pan Pacific Open

    Kerber reaches quarterfinals at Pan Pacific OpenTOKYO (AP) -- Ana Ivanovic stalled Victoria Azarenka's comeback from a foot injury with a 6-3, 6-4 win to make the Pan Pacific Open quarterfinals on Wednesday. In the match between the former major champions

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  • Radwanska, Pliskova reach Korea Open quarters

    Radwanska, Pliskova reach Korea Open quartersSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland won 6-0, 6-0 for the fourth time in a WTA main draw on Wednesday.Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa was the latest to be "double-bageled" by

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

    Tennis-Seoul Open women's singles round 1 resultsSept 16 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Seoul Open Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday 4-Magdalena Rybarikova (Slovakia) beat Francesca Schiavone (Italy) 6-4 3-6 6-2 Yanina Wickmayer

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  • Surviving seed Cornet into Guangzhou Open quarters

    Surviving seed Cornet into Guangzhou Open quartersGUANGZHOU, China (AP) — Sole surviving seed Alize Cornet of France beat 2009 champion Shahar Peer of Israel 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 in the second round of the Guangzhou Open on Wednesday.No. 2 Cornet overcame nine

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  • US Open finalist Kei Nishikori's face graces Cup Noodle package

    US Open finalist Kei Nishikori's face graces Cup Noodle packageJapanese tennis star Kei Nishikori became the first Asian-born male to reach a Grand Slam final after he ousted top-seeded Novak Djokovic in the US Open semifinals earlier this month. He would

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  • Tennis-Pan Pacific Open women's singles round 1 results

    Tennis-Pan Pacific Open women's singles round 1 resultsSept 16 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Pan Pacific Open Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday Marina Erakovic (New Zealand) beat 5-Sara Errani (Italy) 6-4 6-1 Casey Dellacqua

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  • Tennis - Safarova shoots down rising Swiss star Bencic

    - Seventh-seeded Lucie Safarova battled back to beat wild card Belinda Bencic 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 Wednesday and reach the Pan Pacific quarter-finals, spoiling the Swiss teenager's upward momentum this year. The 27-year-old Czech lost three straight games after 3-3 in the first set but in the second she…

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  • Top seed Radwanska wins Korea Open opener

    Top seed Radwanska wins Korea Open openerSEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland began her title defense in comfortable fashion by beating Polona Hercog of Slovenia 6-3, 6-3 in the Korea Open on Tuesday. Playing her second

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  • Dominika Cibulkova advances at Pan Pacific Open

    Dominika Cibulkova advances at Pan Pacific OpenTOKYO (AP) -- Playing through an earthquake, sixth-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia beat Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium 6-1, 6-3 Tuesday and advanced to the second round of the Pan Pacific Open. During

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  • Bagel blitz as Radwanska down Scheepers

    Top seed and defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska handed out a humiliating 6-0, 6-0 beating to Chanelle Scheepers on Wednesday to reach the WTA Korea Open quarter-finals. The former Wimbledon finalist swept past the South African in just 49 minutes to set up a meeting with Varvara Lepchenko as…

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  • How to shake hands at the net, by Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (and other less-awesome tennis handshakes)

    How to shake hands at the net, by Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (and other less-awesome tennis handshakes) The drive-by handshake is about as commonplace on the women's Tour as the bathroom break. But Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, a 28-year-old from the Czech

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  • Safarova shoots down rising Swiss star Bencic in Tokyo

    Seventh-seeded Lucie Safarova battled back to beat wild card Belinda Bencic 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 Wednesday and reach the Pan Pacific quarter-finals, spoiling the Swiss teenager's upward momentum this year. The 27-year-old Czech lost three straight games after 3-3 in the first set but in the second she…

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  • Stosur among cull of seeds in Guangzhou 1st round

    Stosur among cull of seeds in Guangzhou 1st roundHONG KONG (AP) -- Top-seeded Samantha Stosur was the most notable among the five seeds to lose in first-round action at the Guangzhou Open on Tuesday. The 2011 U.S. Open champion fell to Chinese wild card

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  • Tennis - Hingis, Bencic debut as doubles team in Tokyo

    Tennis - Hingis, Bencic debut as doubles team in Tokyo- Former world number one Martina Hingis and rising star Belinda Bencic made their debut as a dream doubles team for Switzerland Tuesday, winning their first match together at the Pan Pacific Open.

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