Tennis

  • Tennis-Injury-plagued Nadal pulls out of new league

    Fourteen times grand slam winner Rafa Nadal has dealt a big blow to organisers of this year's International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) by pulling out of the inaugural event citing health problems. "We regret to announce that due to health reasons, #RafaelNadal will not be playing in the #IPTL.…

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  • Tennis-Injury ends Azarenka's season

    Victoria Azarenka will miss rest of the tennis season as she tries to make a full recovery from injuries that plagued her year, the former world number one said on Sunday. The two-time grand slam champion withdrew from this week's Wuhan Open in China with a foot injury and later announced she would…

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  • Retiring Li Na has "no regrets" about retiring

    Two days after announcing the end of her momentous tennis career in an open letter to friends and fans, Li Na entered her farewell news conference with the appearance of somebody who had been crying. ''When I was making this decision I asked myself, 'If I retire, will I regret it?' My heart told me…

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  • Venus crashes out of Wuhan in three set epic

    Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams crashed out of the $2.4 million WTA Wuhan Open in the first round Sunday in a nail-biting three-set defeat to French player Caroline Garcia. Garcia took the first set 6-4, only to suffer a 6-4 reverse in the second before clinching victory in more than…

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  • Tennis-Wuhan Open women's singles results

    Sept 22 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wuhan Open Women's Singles matches on Monday Round 2 Caroline Garcia (France) beat 5-Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) 3-6 7-6(4) 7-6(7) Round 1 10-Jelena Jankovic (Serbia) beat Christina Mchale (

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  • Injury-plagued Nadal pulls out of new league

    Fourteen times grand slam winner Rafa Nadal has dealt a big blow to organizers of this year's International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) by pulling out of the inaugural event citing health problems. "We regret to announce that due to health reasons, #RafaelNadal will not be playing in the #IPTL.…

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  • Emotional Li Na says has no regrets over retirement

    A teary-eyed Li Na said on Sunday she has no regrets about her retirement and the Chinese trailblazer was confident her country will produce more grand slam winners in future. In a letter posted on her Facebook page, the 32-year-old Li, Asia's only grand slam singles champion, announced her…

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  • Pliskova beats Lepchenko to win Korea Open

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Second-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic defeated fifth-seeded Varvara Lepchenko of the United States, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-2 on Sunday to win the Korea Open. Pliskova stormed out to a 4-0 lead in the third set at Olympic

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  • Goffin wins 2nd career title at Moselle Open

    Eighth-seeded David Goffin of Belgium served 10 aces and saved all four break points he faced to claim his second career title with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Joao Sousa of Portugal in the Moselle Open final on Sunday. The 23-year-old Goffin is enjoying a strong finish to his season and has now won 34 of…

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  • Tennis - Halep doesn't see 'special year' ending with number one spot

    - Simona Halep looked back on a "special year" Sunday following her remarkable ascent to number two in the rankings, but said the top spot remains a distant dream while Serena Williams is still playing.Tha 22-year-old Romanian was speaking at the inaugural

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  • Nishikori says hopes to fill Li void in Asia

    The retirement of China's Li Na may have robbed Asian tennis of its brightest star, but U.S. Open finalist Kei Nishikori has put up his hand to fill the breach. With Li's departure, the 24-year-old Japanese is now Asia's top player, having reached a career high ranking of eight after his fairytale…

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  • Niculescu beats heat and Cornet to win Guangzhou title

    "I was so happy to finish in the end because it was very hot and very humid, and I was very, very tired," Niculescu said after her win. The 26-year-old Niculescu had a great week at the $500,000 event where she did not drop a set and lost just 17 games in the five matches. "I think it's very tough…

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  • Tennis - Injured Monfils facing Davis Cup fitness race

    - Flamboyant French star Gael Monfils could miss the Davis Cup final against Switzerland after suffering a knee injury at the Metz ATP tournament on Saturday.Monfils was hurt in his 7-6 (8/6), 6-2 defeat to Joao Sousa in the semi-finals of the hardcourt

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  • Venus Williams knocked out early in Wuhan Open

    WUHAN, China (AP) — Caroline Garcia of France defeated Venus Williams in the first round of the Wuhan Open on Sunday while wild card Victoria Azarenka withdrew with an injured right foot and will miss the rest of the season.Garcia, ranked 30 places below

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  • Ivanovic beats Wozniacki to win WTA Pan Pacific

    Ana Ivanovic charged the net repeatedly to overcome US Open finalist Caroline Wozniacki 6-2, 7-6 (7/2) in the final of the WTA Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo on Sunday. "I really tried to come into the net and finished a lot of points at the net," said the Serb, who is ranked 10th in the world and has…

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  • Wozniacki, Ivanovic make final at Pan Pacific Open

    Second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark beat Garbine Muguruza of Spain 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 on Saturday to reach the final of the Pan Pacific Open. Open finalist lost the first two games of the third set but took advantage of an increasingly erratic Muguruza and won when her opponent sent a forehand…

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  • Tennis-Pliskova overcomes Lepchenko and finals jinx in Korea

    SEOUL, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Czech Karolina Pliskova defeated American Varvara Lepchenko to win the Korea Open title on Sunday, ending her run of defeats in WTA finals this year at her fourth attempt. The world number 32, seeded second, won

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