China Open

  • Li Na receives teary goodbye at China Open 1 hour 36 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 1 hour 39 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...
  • Maria Sharapova rolls into third round at China Open 17 hours 48 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • SaniaCara upset top seeds to reach China Open final October 4, 2013

    Beijing: Sania Mirza and Cara Black on Friday shocked top seeded Italians Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci to storm into the summit clash of the China Open, extending their unbeaten run to eight matches now. Sania and Zimbabwe's Cara, who came into the tournament after winning the Tokyo event, swept aside...
  • Nadal, Djokovic, Serena reach China Open semis October 4, 2013

    Beijing: Rafael Nadal stayed on course to wrest the top ranking from Novak Djokovic by rallying for a 26, 64, 61 win over Fabio Fognini of Italy in the China Open quarterfinals on Friday. Nadal, who needs to reach the final to have a chance of regaining No. 1 for the...
  • SaniaCara reach semifinals of China Open October 3, 2013

    Beijing: India's Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black notched up a straightgame win over Chinese Taipei's YungJan Chan and Jie Zheng in the quarterfinals of the China Open tennis tournament here on Thursday. The eight seeded IndoZimbabwe pair prevailed over the Taiwanese duo 64, 61 in the women's doubles...
  • Djokovic beats Verdasco to reach Beijing quarters October 3, 2013

    Beijing: Topseeded Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams overcame tough challenges Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the China Open. Djokovic outlasted Fernando Verdasco of Spain 75, 26, 62 in a seesaw match while Williams saved three set points in the first set before beating Maria Kirilenko of Russia 75, 75. Djokovic,...
  • Williams rallies to beat Kirilenko in China Open October 3, 2013

    Beijing: Topranked Serena Williams fought off three set points and rallied to beat Russian Maria Kirilenko 75, 75 on Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the China Open. Williams won her 70th match of the year and improved to 80 against Kirilenko. The unseeded Russian made Williams work for the win,...
  • Li Na, Rafael Nadal win at China Open October 2, 2013

    Beijing: Li Na reached the quarterfinals of the China Open by edging Sabine Lisicki 75, 64 on Wednesday. In men's play, Rafael Nadal, aiming to end Noavk Djokovic's run of 100 weeks at the top of ATP ranking, beat Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber 64, 76 (3) to move into the third round....
  • Leander Paes, Sania Mirza move to quarterfinals of China Open October 2, 2013

    Beijing: Leander Paes and Sania Mirza smoothly moved into the China Open quarterfinals with partners in their respective events on Wednesday. Top seeds in the men's doubles, Paes and his Canadian partner Daniel Nestor easily brushed aside the challenge of Americans John Isner and Sam Querrey 62, 62 in their opening...
  • Australia's Lleyton Hewitt out of China Open October 2, 2013

    Beijing: Former World No.1 Lleyton Hewitt of Australia was ousted by Fabio Fognini of Italy 06, 26 in the second round of the China Open Wednesday. Fognini set a potential quarterfinal clash with Rafael Nadal, who will play Philipp Kohlschreiber in the last match Wednesday. Fognini prevailed in just 59 minutes, breaking...
  • Nadal makes winning start at China Open October 2, 2013

    Beijing: Rafael Nadal of Spain made winning start at the China Open as he swept past Santiago Giraldo of Columbia 62, 64 to set a secondround clash with German Philipp Kohlschreiber. The world number two broke his opponent five times and closed the match after one hour and 29 minutes' battle,...
  • Somdev, Bhupathi knocked out of China Open October 1, 2013

    Beijing: Somdev Devvarman put up a valiant fight before going down to world number 31 Fernando Verdasco while Mahesh Bhupathi yet again stumbled in the doubles first round as the two Indians bowed out of the ATP China Open, here Tuesday. The 97thranked Somdev saved as many as nine break chances,...