Tennis

  • Li Na receives teary goodbye at China Open

    BEIJING (AP) — It was a fitting goodbye for China's biggest tennis star, complete with hugs from her former competitors, cheers from Chinese fans, and a bouquet of flowers from Rafael Nadal.

    Associated Press
  • Djokovic maintains perfect record, Wozniacki exits

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Men's top seed Novak Djokovic maintained his perfect China Open record but Caroline Wozniacki's hopes of qualifying for the year-ending WTA Finals in Singapore took a hit after she crashed out on Wednesday. World number one Djokovic needed 85 minutes to overcome Canadian Vasek…

    Reuters
  • Djokovic, Sharapova win in China, as Wozniacki falls

    Novak Djokovic continued his 100 percent record at the China Open Wednesday as he overcame late resistance from Vasek Pospisil, while Maria Sharapova also won but Caroline Wozniacki crashed out.

    AFP
  • Djokovic extends China Open winning streak to 21

    BEIJING (AP) -- Novak Djokovic extended his winning streak at the China Open to 21 straight matches, beating Canada's Vasek Pospisil 6-3, 7-5 under the roof on center court on a cold, rainy Wednesday.

    The Associated Press
  • Tennis-China Open women's singles results

    Oct 1 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the China Open Women's Singles matches on Wednesday Round 34-Maria Sharapova (Russia) beat Carla Suarez Navarro (Spain) 6-1 7-6(3) Round 2Alize Cornet (France) beat Lauren Davis (U.S.) 6-2 6-1 Samantha Stosur (Australia) beat 6-Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark)…

    Reuters
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  • Serena Williams headlines Hopman Cup field

    PERTH, Australia (AP) -- Top-ranked Serena Williams will combine with Wimbledon doubles champion Jack Sock in the United States team which will compete in a star-studded Hopman Cup tournament in January.

    The Associated Press
  • Tennis - Sharapova, Berdych win but Radwanska falls in China

    - Five-times Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova made it through to the third round of the $5.4 million China Open Tuesday, while men's third seed Tomas Berdych won his opening match.

    AFP
  • Tennis-Nishikori wows sold-out Tokyo crowd

    TOKYO, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Japan's Kei Nishikori began his quest for a second Japan Open title with a comprehensive 6-3 6-4 win over Croatia's Ivan Dodig in front of a sell-out crowd on Wednesday. The 10,000 Japanese spectators who had thronged the Ariake Colosseum went home satisfied as their…

    Reuters
  • Nishikori powers to victory in opening Tokyo match

    Tokyo (AFP) - Kei Nishikori thrilled his home fans as the US Open finalist posted a 6-3, 6-4 opening victory over Ivan Dodig on Wednesday to reach the second round of the Japan Open.

    AFP
  • Top seed Wawrinka humbled by local wildcard in Japan

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Local wildcard Tatsuma Ito claimed the biggest win of his career when he ousted top seed and world number four Stan Wawrinka 7-5 6-2 in the first round of the Japan Open on Tuesday. The world number 103 sealed the stunning victory on his second match point, blasting a backhand…

    Reuters
  • Tennis-Japan Open men's singles results

    Oct 1 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Japan Open Men's Singles matches on Wednesday Round 2Gilles Simon (France) beat Gilles Muller (Luxembourg) 4-6 7-6(1) 6-3 Jack Sock (U.S.) beat Andrey Golubev (Kazakhstan) 6-3 1-6 7-5 Steve Johnson (U.S.) beat Marcel Granollers (Spain) 4-6 6-3 6-4 Round…

    Reuters
  • Tennis - Nadal returns in style

    - Rafael Nadal made an emphatic return to singles competition Tuesday after being sidelined for three months, sweeping aside Richard Gasquet of France in the $5.4 million China Open.

    AFP
  • Serena leads march of China Open top seeds

    BEIJING (Reuters) - WTA Finals qualifiers Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Simona Halep confirmed their class with straight-sets victories at the China Open on Tuesday as two contenders to join them in the season-ending tournament suffered surprise defeats. World number one and defending…

    Reuters
  • Ito upsets top seed Wawrinka at Japan Open

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese wild card Tatsuma Ito upset Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka 7-5, 6-2 in the first round of the Japan Open on Tuesday.

    Associated Press
  • Li named ambassador for WTA Finals in Singapore

    By Patrick Johnston SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Recently retired Chinese tennis trailblazer Li Na, Asia's only grand slam singles winner, has been appointed as an ambassador for next month's season ending WTA Tour Finals in Singapore. The 32-year-old was in position to qualify for the lucrative Oct.…

    Reuters
  • Inspired Nishikori ready for London ATP final

    Kei Nishikori will take his growing confidence on court into the concluding weeks of the ATP season, with hopes of becoming the first Asian man to qualify for the eight-man final in November.

    AFP
  • Tennis - Inspired Nishikori ready for London ATP final

    - Kei Nishikori will take his growing confidence on court into the concluding weeks of the ATP season, with hopes of becoming the first Asian man to qualify for the eight-man end-of-season finale in November.

    AFP