• Tennis-Davis Cup final to be played in Lille - French federation

    This year's Davis Cup final between France and Switzerland from Nov. 21-23 will be played in Lille, the French tennis federation (FFT) said on Friday. The FFT said in a statement that the tie would be played at Ligue 1 club Lille's Pierre Mauroy stadium. France have yet to choose the surface.

  • Reigning Australian Open champion Li Na makes retirement official

    Li Na, a two-time Grand Slam winner and reigning champion of the Australian Open, announced Friday that she is retiring from tennis. Television stations in Li's native China reported Thursday that she was planning to retire. In an open letter, Li thanks fans and cites recurring injuries -- she's…

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  • Goffin beats top-seeded Tsonga in Moselle quarters

    METZ, France (AP) — Eighth-seeded David Goffin of Belgium rallied to beat top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 1-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5 Friday to reach the Moselle Open semifinals.Goffin next plays Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff for the first time. Struff advanced after

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    The standout career of Li Na (20 photos)

    Li Na, the 32-year-old two-time Grand Slam champion, announced late Thursday that she was retiring due to chronic knee issues. Here's a look at her illustrious career. Li Na of China (L) receives advice from her husband and coach Jiang Shan (R) during

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  • Cornet cruises into Guangzhou Open final

    GUANGZHOU, China (AP) -- Alize Cornet of France will play for her second title of the year in the Guangzhou Open final after beating Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland 6-1, 7-6 (5) on Friday. The second-seeded Cornet, the only seed of eight to get out of

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  • Tennis star Andy Murray backs Scottish independence

    British tennis star Andy Murray came out in support of Scottish independence on Thursday, just hours before millions of his fellow Scots voted in a referendum on whether to end the 307-year union with England. Murray, who has no vote himself as he lives near London, had previously refused to be…

  • Lepchenko upsets Radwanska at Korea Open

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Fifth-seeded Varvara Lepchenko of the United States upset defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-2 in the Korea Open quarterfinals on Friday.Lepchenko converted three of four break points in the third set to oust

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  • Tennis - Nishikori shocked at Li Na news

    - Japan's Kei Nishikori expressed shock over Chinese star Li Na's injury-forced retirement on Friday but added that he hopes to become the new leader of tennis in Asia.The US Open finalist, now Asia's top-ranked player at eighth, was speaking after 32

  • UPDATE 1-Tennis-Reactions to retirement of China's Li Na

    UPDATE 1-Tennis-Reactions to retirement of China's Li Na(Adds more reactions) BEIJING, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Reactions to the decision of Asian tennis trailblazer Li Na to retire on Friday due to knee injuries: - -

  • Moya gives up Spain captaincy after Davis Cup exit

    Former world number one Carlos Moya said Thursday he will not renew his captaincy of Spain's Davis Cup team next year after the five-time champions lost their World Group elite status. "I do not know what the tennis federation has planned, but my head is telling me not to continue," Moya was quoted…

  • Chinese fans tout Li Na as tennis pioneer

    On the day China's first tennis superstar announced her retirement, fans praised Li Na as a pioneer both in the Western-dominated sport in which she excelled and in China's tightly controlled system for training and managing athletes. Few players from Asia had excelled at the tennis majors before…

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  • Letter from Li Na announcing her retirement from tennis

    As a tennis player representing China on the global stage, I’ve trekked around the world playing hundreds of matches on the WTA tour, for China’s Fed Cup team, at the National Games and at several Olympic Games. Representing China on the tennis court was an extraordinary privilege and a true honor.…

  • Li Na career statistics

    BEIJING (AP) — LI NA:Current Ranking: 6Highest Ranking: 2 (Feb. 2014)Age: 32Country: China2014 WTA Singles Titles: 2Career WTA Singles Titles: 9Grand Slam Singles Titles: 2 — French Open 2011, Australian Open 2014.Career Win-Loss Record: 503-188.Career

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  • Tennis - Lille confirmed for Davis Cup final

    - Lille will host the November 21-23 Davis Cup final between France and Switzerland with a near-record crowd of around 27,000 expected to see Roger Federer compete in his first championship match. The International Tennis Federation (ITF) announced that the French Tennis Federation (FFT) had…

  • 18-year-old Australian Barty to take tennis break

    Australian teenager and former Wimbledon junior champion Ashleigh Barty says she is taking a break from tennis. The 18-year-old Barty says she needs to take time out and offered no timetable for a return or a reason for the layoff. Despite reaching three Grand Slam doubles finals last year with…

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  • China's Li Na retires over knee injuries

    China's Li Na retires over knee injuries Wuhan (China) (AFP) - China's Li Na announced her retirement at the age of 32 over persistent knee injuries on Friday, prompting a wave of adulation for Asia's greatest and most influential tennis player. Li, the first Asian national to win a Grand Slam…

  • China's Li Na set to retire

    China's Li Na set to retire China's two-time Grand Slam-winner Li Na is poised to retire, state media reported Thursday, in a move which would bring down the curtains on Asia's most successful tennis career. The sports channel of state-owned CNTV cited Li's agency, IMG, as saying the tennis star…