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  • Li Na receives teary goodbye at China Open 7 hours 8 minutes ago

    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 7 hours 11 minutes ago

    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...
  • Wildcard Ito upsets top-seeded Wawrinka at Japan Open 21 hours 16 minutes ago

    Tokyo: Tatsuma Ito and Michal Przysiezny claimed the biggest wins of their careers at the Japan Open on Tuesday when the local wildcard knocked out top seed Stan Wawrinka and the Polish qualifier saved match points to beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. World number 103 Ito sealed the stunning 7-5 6-2 first-round victory...
  • Maria Sharapova rolls into third round at China Open 23 hours 19 minutes ago

    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...
  • Marcel Granollers beats David Ferrer at Japan Open Yesterday

    Marcel Granollers of Spain rallied from a set down to beat second-seeded David Ferrer 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 on Monday and advance to the second round of the Japan Open. Granollers converted four of nine break points at Ariake Coliseum and will next face Steve Johnson of the United States. Johnson lost...
  • Serena and Cilic advance in China, Nadal loses in doubles Yesterday

    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...
  • Leander Paes-Marcin Matkowski win Malaysian Open title 2 days ago

    Kuala Lumpur: Veteran Indian star Leander Paes, who skipped Asian Games to get some valuable ranking points, vindicated his decision by lifting the ATP Malaysian Open with new partner Marcin Matkowski on Sunday. The fourth seeded Indo-Polish pair rallied to beat the second seeded Briton-Australian combo of Jamie Murray and John...
  • Kei Nishikori beats Julien Benneteau to win Malaysian Open 2 days ago

    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 US Open last time out, fought through a tricky tiebreak before sealing a pivotal...
  • Arjun Atwal best Indian in tied 17th at Asia-Pacific Open in Japan 2 days ago

    Arjun Atwal closed with a round of one-under 70 to finish tied 17th, the best among the Indians at the 150 million Yen (approx US $1.5 million) Asia-Pacific Open Golf Championship Diamond Cup on Sunday. Atwal, who did not have any status on PGA Tour this year, is over in Asia,...
  • Andy Murray beats Tommy Robredo to win Shenzhen Open 2 days ago

    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 certain defeat...
  • Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova advance at China Open 2 days ago

    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...
  • Kei Nishikori, Julien Benneteau reach Malaysian Open final 3 days ago

    Top-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan beat Jarkko Nieminen of Finland 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 to reach the final of the Malaysian Open on Saturday. Playing in his first tournament since reaching the US Open final, Nishikori converted six of his 13 break points and fired eight aces to defeat Nieminen in 1...
  • Andy Murray beats Juan Monaco to reach Shenzhen Open final 3 days ago

    Second-seeded Andy Murray rallied from a set down to beat Juan Monaco of Argentina 2-6, 6-3, 6-0 on Saturday and reach the final of the Shenzhen Open. From 3-3 in the second set, Murray won nine straight games to beat Monaco in 1 hour, 42 minutes and set up a meeting...
  • Petra Kvitova beats Eugenie Bouchard to win Wuhan Open 3 days ago

    Petra Kvitova held off an injured Eugenie Bouchard to win the inaugural Wuhan Open title 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday in a rematch of the most lopsided Wimbledon final in two decades. The Czech player dropped just three games in a 55-minute victory at the All England Club, but was made to...
  • Rafael Nadal returns from wrist injury at China Open 3 days ago

    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...
  • Andy Murray reaches semis of Shenzhen Open 4 days ago

    Andy Murray was one win away from his first final of the year after beating Lukas Lacko of Slovakia 6-3, 7-5 in the Shenzhen Open quarter-finals on Friday. Murray saved all four break points he faced. He hasn't reached a final since winning Wimbledon last year, after which he needed back surgery...
  • Kvitova powers through to Wuhan final 4 days ago

    A tournament plagued with falling seeds, withdrawals and retirements will at least enjoy a high-powered final after Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova reached the championship match of the inaugural Wuhan Open on Friday. The Czech beat Ukraine's Elina Svitolina 6-3, 7-5 to set up a final against either Canada's Eugenie Bouchard, whom...
  • Nishikori crushes Matosevic to reach Malaysian Open semis 4 days ago

    Kei Nishikori outclassed Australia's Marinko Matosevic 6-3, 6-0 in little more than an hour to reach the semifinals of the Malaysian Open on Friday. The US Open runner-up sprayed winners past the big-serving Matosevic to book a last four clash with Finnish veteran Jarkko Nieminen who eased past seventh seed Pablo...
  • Kei Nishikori, Ernest Gulbis roll into Malaysian Open semis 4 days ago

    Top-seeded Kei Nishikori rubbed out Marinko Matosevic of Australia 6-3, 6-0 for the third time this year in the Malaysian Open quarter-finals on Friday. Nishikori fended off the only break point he faced, and broke Matosevic five times. The US Open finalist will play Jarkko Nieminen of Finland for the first time...
  • Julien Benneteau reaches semi-finals at Malaysian Open 4 days ago

    Fourth-seeded Julien Benneteau of France beat fifth-seeded Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-4 to reach the semi-finals of the Malaysian Open on Friday. Benneteau is bidding to reach the final for a third straight year. He has yet to win an ATP singles title. He broke Cuevas four times, and...
  • Petra Kvitova powers into the final of Wuhan Open 4 days ago

    Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova advanced to the final of the inaugural Wuhan Open after overpowering Elina Svitolina of Ukraine 6-3, 7-5 on Friday. Kvitova will be aiming for her third title of the year - and more importantly, a spot in the season-ending WTA Championships in Singapore. She will join Serena...
  • Tommy Robredo beats Andreas Seppi to reach semis of Shenzhen Open 4 days ago

    Fourth-seeded Tommy Robredo of Spain outlasted eighth-seeded Andreas Seppi of Italy 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3 to reach the Shenzhen Open semi-finals on Friday. Robredo hit 19 aces in the 2-hour, 36-minute quarter-final at Shenzhen Longgang Sports Center. He awaits either qualifier Viktor Troicki of Serbia or sixth-seeded Santiago Giraldo of Colombia. Second-seeded Andy...
  • Jarkko Nieminen beats Leonardo Mayer to advance at Malaysian Open 5 days ago

    Kuala Lumpur: Jarkko Nieminen of Finland upset third-seeded Leonardo Mayer of Argentina 7-6 (5), 6-4 to advance to the quarter-finals of the Malaysian Open on Thursday. The 33-year-old Nieminen won without facing a break point and will next face seventh-seeded Pablo Andujar of Spain, who beat Michal Przysiezny of Poland 6-4,...
  • Somdev Devvarman loses to Murray; Bopanna-Qureshi crash out of Shenzhen Open 5 days ago

    Shenzhen: Somdev Devvarman put up a spirited fight but Andy Murray proved too good for the Indian, who bowed out of the ATP Shenzen Open with a straight-set defeat against World No. 11, on Friday. Somdev fought his heart out against two-time Grand Slam winner but ended up with a 3-6...
  • Viktor Troicki dumps top seed David Ferrer out of Shenzhen Open 5 days ago

    Top seed David Ferrer was bundled out of the Shenzen Open second round by Serb Viktor Troicki on Thursday. To compound the Spaniard's misery, the 6-3 6-4 defeat will not help his chances of reaching the year-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London. Ferrer, 32, is currently seventh in the race to...
  • Petra Kvitova ends Caroline Garcia's dream run to enter Wuhan semis 5 days ago

    Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova ended the dream run of France's Caroline Garcia with a clinical performance to reach the semi-finals of the Wuhan Open on Thursday. Kvitova, the highest seed standing at the hard court tournament after the exits of top two seeds Serena Williams and Romanian Simona Halep, defeated Garcia...
  • Kei Nishikori reaches quarter-finals of Malaysian Open 6 days ago

    Kuala Lumpur: Top-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan beat Rajeev Ram of the United States 6-2, 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals of the Malaysian Open on Wednesday. Nishikori, in his first match since reaching the final of the US Open, broke the unseeded Ram four times to set up a quarter-final clash...
  • Gasquet, Seppi reach Shenzhen Open quarters 6 days ago

    Shenzhen: Third-seeded Richard Gasquet of France saved all six break points he faced in defeating Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 6-3, 6-2 to advance to the Shenzhen Open quarterfinals on Wednesday. Gasquet, who lost his previous two meetings with the left-handed Muller, set up a quarterfinal clash with Juan Monaco of Argentina,...
  • Janko Tipsarevic confirms participation in Chennai Open 6 days ago

    Chennai: Former champion Janko Tipsarevic has confirmed his participation for the USD 450,000 Aircel Chennai Open to be held from January 5 to 11. For the seventh year, Tipsarevic will kick-start his season at the Chennai Open. In 2013, Tipsarevic had a dream start to the season when he captured the...
  • Maria Sharapova knocked out by qualifier at Wuhan Open 6 days ago

    Wuhan: Maria Sharapova was knocked out of the Wuhan Open by Swiss qualifier Timea Bacsinszky 7-6 (3), 7-5 in the third round on Wednesday. Sharapova double-faulted six times in the first set, and was twice a break up in the second set, but couldn't shake off Bacsinszky, who earned the biggest...