China Open

  • Saina, Kashyap crash out of China Open 14-11-2013 06:38 PM

    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 21-16, 15-21, 17-21 to unseeded Sun Yu...
  • Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap win at China Open 13-11-2013 05:51 PM

    Shanghai: Top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap advanced to the second round of the China Super Series Premier after notching up straight-game victories in the women's and men's singles competition, respectively on Wednesday. The sixth seed Indian, Saina overcame Japan's Nozomi Okuhara 21-14 21-19 in a 39-minute opening...
  • Saina Nehwal confident ahead of China Open 11-11-2013 08:17 PM

    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...
  • China Open: Saina Nehwal eyes season's 1st title, top-5 return 11-11-2013 10:51 AM

    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 top-5 when the China Open Super Series Premier starts with the qualifiers in Shanghai from Tuesday. The 23-year-old Indian could not defend her...
  • Roger Federer greatest of his generation: Rod Laver 10-10-2013 11:17 PM

    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...
  • Serena Williams powers past Jankovic for 10th title in 2013 06-10-2013 10:49 PM

    World number one Serena Williams bagged her 10th title of the year with a 6-2 6-2 thrashing of Jelena Jankovic in the final of the China Open on Sunday. The top-seeded American broke the eighth-seeded Serb twice in the first set and three times in the second to register her...
  • Novak Djokovic defeats Rafael Nadal to clinch China Open 06-10-2013 03:59 PM

    Beijing: Novak Djokovic won his fourth China Open title in five years on Sunday, prevailing 6-3 6-4 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 19-0...
  • I am a better player than last year: Sania Mirza 06-10-2013 02:22 PM

    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...
  • Serena Williams thumps Radwanska to set up final with Jankovic 05-10-2013 10:42 PM

    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 semi-finals on Saturday. The top-seeded American, who has now won 72 matches in 2013 and a prize purse of more than $9 million, hit...
  • Sania Mirza-Cara Black win China Open trophy 05-10-2013 08:19 PM

    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 Indo-Zimbabwean pair thrashed the Russian-Spanish combo 6-2 6-2 in the summit clash,...
  • Paes-Nestor ousted from China Open 05-10-2013 05:39 PM

    Beijing: Leander Paes and Daniel Nestor's bid to win their second title of the season together failed as they lost the semi-finals of the China Open to Italian pair of Fabio Fognini and Andreas Seppi, here on Saturday. The top-seeded Indo-Canadian pair lost 6-3, 5-7, 8-10 to the unseeded rivals...
  • Nadal confirms return to No. 1 by reaching China Open final 05-10-2013 02:14 PM

    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 4-2 in the opening set of their semi-final match when...
  • Sania-Cara upset top seeds to reach China Open final 04-10-2013 04:34 PM

    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...
  • Nadal, Djokovic, Serena reach China Open semis 04-10-2013 04:25 PM

    Beijing: Rafael Nadal stayed on course to wrest the top ranking from Novak Djokovic by rallying for a 2-6, 6-4, 6-1 win over Fabio Fognini of Italy in the China Open quarter-finals on Friday. Nadal, who needs to reach the final to have a chance of regaining No. 1 for...
  • Sania-Cara reach semi-finals of China Open 03-10-2013 07:26 PM

    Beijing: India's Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black notched up a straight-game win over Chinese Taipei's Yung-Jan Chan and Jie Zheng in the quarter-finals of the China Open tennis tournament here on Thursday. The eight seeded Indo-Zimbabwe pair prevailed over the Taiwanese duo 6-4, 6-1 in the women's...
  • Djokovic beats Verdasco to reach Beijing quarters 03-10-2013 05:06 PM

    Beijing: Top-seeded Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams overcame tough challenges Thursday to reach the quarter-finals of the China Open. Djokovic outlasted Fernando Verdasco of Spain 7-5, 2-6, 6-2 in a see-saw match while Williams saved three set points in the first set before beating Maria Kirilenko of Russia 7-5, 7-5....
  • Williams rallies to beat Kirilenko in China Open 03-10-2013 12:44 PM

    Beijing: Top-ranked Serena Williams fought off three set points and rallied to beat Russian Maria Kirilenko 7-5, 7-5 on Thursday to advance to the quarter-finals of the China Open. Williams won her 70th match of the year and improved to 8-0 against Kirilenko. The unseeded Russian made Williams work for...
  • Li Na, Rafael Nadal win at China Open 02-10-2013 10:43 PM

    Beijing: Li Na reached the quarter-finals of the China Open by edging Sabine Lisicki 7-5, 6-4 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 6-4, 7-6 (3) to move into the third...
  • Leander Paes, Sania Mirza move to quarter-finals of China Open 02-10-2013 09:07 PM

    Beijing: Leander Paes and Sania Mirza smoothly moved into the China Open quarter-finals 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 6-2, 6-2 in their...
  • Australia's Lleyton Hewitt out of China Open 02-10-2013 05:22 PM

    Beijing: Former World No.1 Lleyton Hewitt of Australia was ousted by Fabio Fognini of Italy 0-6, 2-6 in the second round of the China Open Wednesday. Fognini set a potential quarter-final clash with Rafael Nadal, who will play Philipp Kohlschreiber in the last match Wednesday. Fognini prevailed in just 59...
  • Nadal makes winning start at China Open 02-10-2013 09:35 AM

    Beijing: Rafael Nadal of Spain made winning start at the China Open as he swept past Santiago Giraldo of Columbia 6-2, 6-4 to set a second-round clash with German Philipp Kohlschreiber. The world number two broke his opponent five times and closed the match after one hour and 29 minutes'...
  • Somdev, Bhupathi knocked out of China Open 01-10-2013 07:05 PM

    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 97th-ranked Somdev saved as many as nine break...
  • Serena powers into third round of China Open 01-10-2013 02:21 PM

    Beijing: World No. 1 Serena Williams served 10 aces in a 6-4, 7-5 victory over Italy's Francesca Schiavone on Tuesday that moved her into the third round of China Open. It was Williams' third straight-set victory against her Italian opponent on a hard court this year following wins at the...
  • I'm not done yet: Venus Williams 01-10-2013 02:09 PM

    Beijing: Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams has missed eight months in the past two years due to autoimmune disorder Sjogren's Syndrome, but she showed this season that she can still take on the best of opponents. The American pulled off a stellar performance in Tokyo last week, beating World...
  • Djokovic, Nadal kick off race to top ranking with easy wins 01-10-2013 02:09 PM

    World number one Novak Djokovic and the man who can dislodge him from the top spot by next week, Rafa Nadal, kicked off their China Open campaign with straight set victories on Tuesday. Defending champion Djokovic needed just 54 minutes to crush his Czech opponent Lukas Rosol 6-0 6-3 without...
  • Rafael Nadal breathing down Novak Djokovic's neck in China 30-09-2013 11:03 PM

    Rafa Nadal starts the final push to what he hopes will be a return to the top of the world rankings when he gets under way at the China Open on Tuesday. The Spaniard has played only one singles and a doubles match since winning the US Open earlier this...
  • Andrea Petkovic upsets defending champion Victoria Azarenka in China 30-09-2013 06:30 PM

    Victoria Azarenka's China Open title defence wilted in the first round when the Belarussian lost to Germany's Andrea Petkovic 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 on Monday. Azarenka's 15 double faults, to go with 44 unforced errors, mirrored her erratic display over two hours 22 minutes against Petkovic who appeared to be feeling...
  • Jankovic beats Pavlyuchenkova at China Open 30-09-2013 03:05 PM

    Beijing: Eighth-seeded Jelena Jankovic rallied for a 1-6, 6-4, 6-0 win over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia on Monday to advance to the second round of the China Open. Former No. 1-ranked Jankovic had lost three of her four previous matches against Pavlyuchenkova and didn't start well in Beijing, but recovered...
  • Somdev qualifies for China Open, faces Verdasco 30-09-2013 10:28 AM

    Beijing: Somdev Devvarman recorded yet another come-from-behind victory as he defeated higher-ranked Italian Paolo Lorenzi to qualify for the ATP China Open singles event. Ranked 97, the Indian ace recorded a 3-6, 7-6(5), 6-3 win over his rival, who is placed 12 places above Somdev, in the second and final...
  • Nadal keeps low key on reclaiming No.1 spot 30-09-2013 08:42 AM

    Beijing: World number two Rafael Nadal has poured cold water on the talks over his chances of reclaiming the No.1 spot. "I don't know what exactly I need to do to become the No.1, but the only way I can do it is playing my best," reported Xinhua on Sunday...