Tennis

  • Halep, Kvitova through to China Open quarters

    BEIJING (AP) — Romania's Simona Halep won a back-and-forth match against Andrea Petkovic featuring 17 breaks of serve, beating the German 7-6 (4), 5-7, 7-6 (1) to advance to the China Open quarterfinals on Thursday.

    Associated Press39 mins ago
  • 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
  • V. Williams out of China Open with viral illness

    BEIJING (AP) — Venus Williams withdrew from the China Open with a viral illness on Thursday shortly before her third-round match against Petra Kvitova.

    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
  • Tennis-China Open men's singles round 2 results

    Oct 2 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the China Open Men's Singles Round 2 matches on Thursday 5-Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria) beat Pablo Andujar (Spain) 6-4 6-4 3-Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic) beat Viktor Troicki (Serbia) 6-3 6-4 Martin Klizan (Slovakia) beat 7-Ernests Gulbis (Latvia) 6-2 3-0…

    Reuters40 mins ago
  • CAS upholds Olaso's 5-year ban for match-fixing

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Spanish tennis player Guillermo Olaso lost his appeal against a five-year ban for match-fixing.

    Associated Press26 mins ago
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  • Nishikori beats Dodig to start Japan Open

    TOKYO (AP) -- In his first match at home since playing in the U.S. Open final, Kei Nishikori gave the sell-out crowd in Ariake Colosseum their money's worth with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Ivan Dodig of Croatia on Wednesday.

    The Associated Press
  • 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
  • Nadal dominates in return at China Open

    BEIJING (AP) — Rafael Nadal made a dominant return to tennis after a two-month injury layoff, beating Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-0 at the China Open on Tuesday.

    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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  • 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
  • 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
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  • 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