Tennis

  • Serena avoids bagel, then cruises at China Open

    BEIJING (AP) -- Serena Williams narrowly avoided a bagel against Spanish qualifier Silvia Soler-Espinosa, then won 13 of the next 15 games to pull out a 7-5, 6-2 victory Monday in the first round of the China Open.

    The Associated Press
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  • Tennis-Serena and Cilic advance in China, Nadal loses on return

    BEIJING, Sept 29 (Reuters) - U.S. Open champions Marin Cilic and Serena Williams kicked off their China Open campaigns with straight sets victories against battling underdogs on Monday, but Rafa Nadal suffered defeat in a rare doubles outing on his return from injury. Williams, who won her 18th…

    Reuters
  • Tennis-Ferrer folds to Granollers in Japan

    TOKYO, Sept 29 (Reuters) - World number five David Ferrer's poor start to the ATP's Asian swing continued on Monday when he was dumped out of the Japan Open in the first round by fellow Spaniard Marcel Granollers. Granollers, ranked 44th, fought back for a 4-6 6-4 6-4 win on the Tokyo hard courts…

    Reuters
  • Tennis-China Open women's singles round 1 results

    Sept 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the China Open Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday Alize Cornet (France) beat 10-Jelena Jankovic (Serbia) 7-5 3-6 6-4 Peng Shuai (China) beat Zhang Kailin (China) 6-4 6-1 14-Flavia Pennetta (Italy) beat Christina Mchale (U.S.) 7-6(3) 6-4 1-Serena…

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  • Tennis-Japan Open men's singles round 1 results

    Sept 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Japan Open Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday Denis Istomin (Uzbekistan) beat Taro Daniel (Japan) 7-6(2) 6-7(5) 7-5 Jack Sock (U.S.) beat 8-Alexandr Dolgopolov (Ukraine) 6-4 6-1 Andrey Golubev (Kazakhstan) beat Pierre-Hugues Herbert (France) 6-4…

    Reuters
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  • Tennis-Sharapova, Venus sail into China Open second round

    BEIJING, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Reigning French Open champion Maria Sharapova, former world number one Venus Williams and Australian Samantha Stosur sailed into the second round of the China Open with straight set victories on Sunday. Fourth seeded Sharapova committed six double faults compared to two…

    Reuters
  • Murray wins 1st title in 15 months at Shenzhen

    SHENZHEN, China (AP) -- Second-seeded Andy Murray of Britain rallied from a set down to defeat fourth-seeded Tommy Robredo of Spain 5-7, 7-6 (9), 6-1 Sunday to win the Shenzhen Open.

    The Associated Press
  • Marcel Granollers beats David Ferrer at Japan Open

    TOKYO (AP) -- Marcel Granollers of Spain rallied from a set down to beat second-seeded David Ferrer 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 Monday and advance to the second round of the Japan Open.

    The Associated Press
  • Japan's Nishikori triumphs in Malaysian Open

    Kuala Lumpur (AFP) - Japan's new tennis star Kei Nishikori clinched the Malaysian Open on Sunday after taming France's Julien Benneteau in two tightly fought sets.

    AFP
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  • Murray saves five match points to win Shenzhen title

    (Reuters) - Andy Murray saved five match points before beating Spain's Tommy Robredo 5-7 7-6(9) 6-1 to win the Shenzhen Open in China on Sunday, as the Briton rallied to claim a first title since winning Wimbledon last year. The two-time grand slam winner and Olympic champion appeared on course for…

    Reuters
  • Tennis - Murray lifts Shenzhen Open title

    - Andy Murray has won his first title since his historic Wimbledon victory last year, surviving a scare to beat Tommy Robredo in three sets Sunday at the inaugural ATP Shenzhen Open.

    AFP
  • Tennis - Nishikori clinches Malaysian title

    - Japan's rising tennis star Kei Nishikori clinched his first Malaysian Open title on Sunday after taming France's Julien Benneteau in two tightly fought sets.

    AFP
  • Murray wins first title since Wimbledon in China

    Shenzhen (China) (AFP) - Andy Murray on Sunday won his first title since his historic Wimbledon victory last year, surviving a huge scare to beat Tommy Robredo in three sets at the inaugural Shenzhen Open.

    AFP
  • Tennis-Red-hot Nishikori claims Malaysian Open title

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Japan's Kei Nishikori picked up his third title of a breakout year by downing France's Julien Benneteau 7-6 (4) 6-4 in the Malaysian Open final on Sunday. The world number eight, who reached the final of the U.S. Open last time out, fought through a tricky tiebreak…

    Reuters