CHINA OPEN

  • Novak Djokovic dominates Tomas Berdych to win 5th China Open October 5, 2014

    Beijing: Top-ranked Novak Djokovic won his fifth China Open title in dominating fashion on Sunday, routing third-seeded Tomas Berdych 6-0, 6-2. Djokovic was one point away from handing Berdych a "double bagel" - a 6-0, 6-0 defeat - but the Czech player fought off match point, then broke Djokovic to win...
  • Maria Sharapova beats Petra Kvitova to win China Open October 5, 2014

    Beijing: Maria Sharapova outlasted Petra Kvitova 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 in a hard-hitting, back-and-forth duel to win the China Open on Sunday and return to No. 2 in the rankings. The fourth-seeded Sharapova overcame 10 double-faults and a number of untimely errors to defeat Kvitova in a rematch of the 2011 Wimbledon...
  • Novak Djokovic holds off Andy Murray to win China Open October 4, 2014

    Top-ranked Novak Djokovic reached his fifth China Open final and improved his spotless record at the tournament to 23-0 with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Andy Murray on Saturday. Djokovic appeared headed for a quick victory after winning the first set and capturing 10 straight points to open a 2-0 lead...
  • Nadal stunned by Klizan in China, injured Serena out October 3, 2014

    Beijing: Rafael Nadal's return to action came to a shuddering halt on Friday when the Spaniard was beaten by Slovakia's Martin Klizan in a late-night quarter-final duel at the China Open. After world number one Novak Djokovic had continued his march through the draw to set up a mouth watering semi-final...
  • Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray win at China Open October 3, 2014

    Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray set up a semi-final at the China Open with convincing wins on Friday over two members of the younger generation enjoying breakthrough seasons. The top-seeded Djokovic defeated Wimbledon semi-finalist Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 6-2, 6-4, while sixth-seeded Murray took out US Open champion Marin Cilic 6-1,...
  • Djokovic despatches Dimitrov in Beijing, Williams withdraws October 3, 2014

    Bejing: World number one Novak Djokovic continued his march to a fifth China Open title by dismantling a flat Grigor Dimitrov in a one-sided quarter-final on Friday while women's top seed Serena Williams was forced to pull out through injury. American world number one Williams, who had reached the last...
  • Rafael Nadal reaches China Open quarters October 2, 2014

    Rafael Nadal is back in form on the tennis court - and in his sharp-tongued critiques of the ATP tour. The second-seeded Spaniard reached his first quarter-final since capturing his record ninth French Open title in June with a 6-3, 6-4 win over German qualifier Peter Gojowczyk at the China Open...
  • Simona Halep, Petra Kvitova through to China Open quarters October 2, 2014

    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 quarter-finals on Thursday. The second-seeded Halep was broken nine times, including when she served for the match at 5-3 in the third...
  • Venus Williams out of China Open with viral illness October 2, 2014

    Venus Williams withdrew from the China Open with a viral illness on Thursday shortly before her third-round match against Petra Kvitova. The match would have been a reprise of their third-round encounter at Wimbledon, which Kvitova won in three sets after being just two points from defeat in the second set....
  • Petra Kvitova, Venus Williams rematch set at China Open October 1, 2014

    Petra Kvitova and Venus Williams will meet in the third round of the China Open in a reprise of their dramatic, three-set encounter at Wimbledon. The third-seeded Czech defeated Peng Shuai of China 6-4, 6-2 beneath the roof on center court on a cold, rainy Wednesday in Beijing. Williams advanced on...
  • Li Na receives teary goodbye at China Open October 1, 2014

    Beijing: 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. There were also tears. Plenty of tears. Li Na received a touching send-off at the China Open on Tuesday, more than...
  • Rafael Nadal dominates in return at China Open October 1, 2014

    Beijing: 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. Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray also advanced to the second round in vastly different fashion. The top-ranked Djokovic improved to 20-0 at the China Open with...
  • Maria Sharapova rolls into third round at China Open September 30, 2014

    Beijing: Five-time major winner Maria Sharapova moved into the third round of the China Open with ease on Tuesday, while Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska late-season slump continued with another early loss. The fourth-seeded Sharapova saved seven of nine break points she faced in a 6-2, 6-2 win over Ukrainian Elina Svitolina, a...
  • Serena and Cilic advance in China, Nadal loses in doubles September 29, 2014

    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. Williams looked lethargic and flat-footed at the start, pushing the ball back without much pace or...
  • Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova advance at China Open September 28, 2014

    Maria Sharapova and Venus Williams moved into the second round at the China Open on Sunday with straight-set victories. The fourth-seeded Sharapova overcame six double-faults to defeat Estonian Kaia Kanepi 6-4, 6-1, while the 16th-seeded Williams came back from a 3-0 deficit in the opening set to defeat Britain's Heather Watson...
  • Rafael Nadal returns from wrist injury at China Open September 27, 2014

    Beijing: Rafael Nadal says the injured right wrist that sidelined him for two months and caused him to miss the US Open is feeling better and he's ready to compete again. Nadal hasn't played a match since losing in the fourth round of Wimbledon to Australian Nick Kyrgios. He injured his...
  • Dipika Pallikal fights her way into China Open quarters September 4, 2014

    Shanghai: India's top squash player Dipika Pallikal battled past lowerranked Line Hansen to reach the quarterfinals of the USD 58,000 China Open on Thursday. In her first competitive match since winning the doubles gold at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, Pallikal held her nerve to beat Denmark's Hansen 911 114 1210 511...
  • Bhullar tied 38th at Volvo China, Kapur, Jeev struggle April 24, 2014

    Shenzhen: Gaganjeet Bhullar alone shot an under-par round from among the three Indians in the fray to be tied 38th at the Volvo China Open here on Thursday. Bhullar, who was two-under with two holes, including a par-5 to go, dropped a late bogey to finish at one-under 71. Shiv Kapur,...
  • Saina, Kashyap crash out of China Open November 14, 2013

    Shanghai: Indian shuttlers endured a disappointing day at the China Open Super Series Premier with star player Saina Nehwal going down in the women's singles second round while Parupalli Kashyap crashed out of the men's singles competition here on Thursday. While Saina lost 2116, 1521, 1721 to unseeded Sun Yu of...
  • Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap win at China Open November 13, 2013

    Shanghai: Top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap advanced to the second round of the China Super Series Premier after notching up straightgame victories in the women's and men's singles competition, respectively on Wednesday. The sixth seed Indian, Saina overcame Japan's Nozomi Okuhara 2114 2119 in a 39minute opening match,...
  • Saina Nehwal confident ahead of China Open November 11, 2013

    Shanghai: Plagued by injuries and inconsistent form, Saina Nehwal has not been able to win any title this season, but the Indian ace shuttler remains confident of a good show in China Open Super Series Premier which begins with the qualifiers here Tuesday. Since 2008, Saina has won at least one...
  • China Open: Saina Nehwal eyes season's 1st title, top5 return November 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal of India will begin the hunt for her first title of the season and also eye a return to the top5 when the China Open Super Series Premier starts with the qualifiers in Shanghai from Tuesday. The 23yearold Indian could not defend her title...
  • Roger Federer greatest of his generation: Rod Laver October 10, 2013

    Shanghai: Despite Roger Federer's recent drop in play, Rod Laver thinks the Swiss star is still the greatest player of his generation. Laver, the only tennis player to achieve the Grand Slam twice, said Federer's consistency over the six to eight years at the top is what sets him apart from...
  • Serena Williams powers past Jankovic for 10th title in 2013 October 6, 2013

    World number one Serena Williams bagged her 10th title of the year with a 62 62 thrashing of Jelena Jankovic in the final of the China Open on Sunday. The topseeded American broke the eighthseeded Serb twice in the first set and three times in the second to register her...
  • Novak Djokovic defeats Rafael Nadal to clinch China Open October 6, 2013

    Beijing: Novak Djokovic won his fourth China Open title in five years on Sunday, prevailing 63 64 in the final against Rafael Nadal who will replace him as the men's new world number one on Monday. The Serb continued his love affair in Beijing, improving his tournament record to 190 after...
  • I am a better player than last year: Sania Mirza October 6, 2013

    New Delhi: As she closed her 2013 season with a bang by winning the prestigious WTA China Open, Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza avowed that she is a better player compared to what she was last year. China Open offers 500 more ranking points and a hefty USD 1,26,420 more to...
  • Serena Williams thumps Radwanska to set up final with Jankovic October 5, 2013

    World number one Serena Williams and Serbian eighth seed Jelena Jankovic set up a final showdown in the China Open after their contrasting victories in the semifinals on Saturday. The topseeded American, who has now won 72 matches in 2013 and a prize purse of more than $9 million, hit...
  • Sania MirzaCara Black win China Open trophy October 5, 2013

    Beijing: Sania Mirza won her second title in a row as she lifted the China Open trophy with Cara Black, demolishing the challenge of Vera Dushevina and Arantxa Parra Santonja in straight sets, here Saturday. The eighth seeded IndoZimbabwean pair thrashed the RussianSpanish combo 62 62 in the summit clash, which...
  • PaesNestor ousted from China Open October 5, 2013

    Beijing: Leander Paes and Daniel Nestor's bid to win their second title of the season together failed as they lost the semifinals of the China Open to Italian pair of Fabio Fognini and Andreas Seppi, here on Saturday. The topseeded IndoCanadian pair lost 63, 57, 810 to the unseeded rivals in...
  • Nadal confirms return to No. 1 by reaching China Open final October 5, 2013

    Beijing: Rafael Nadal will supplant Novak Djokovic atop the rankings after advancing to the final of the China Open on Saturday when Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic retired with a back injury. The Spaniard was a break up at 42 in the opening set of their semifinal match when Berdych...