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Tennis-Del Potro delays comeback from wrist surgery

Sep 11th 2014
MELBOURNE, Sept 11 (Reuters) - Former U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro has delayed his comeback from a long layoff following wrist surgery in March and will miss tournaments in China, Japan and Malaysia over the next two months.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Quebec City Challenge women's singles results

Sep 10th 2014
Sept 10 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Quebec City Challenge Women's Singles matches on Wednesday Round 2 4-Shelby Rogers (U.S.) beat Asia Muhammad (U.S.) 6-7(5) 7-6(2) 7-6(5) Tatjana Maria (Germany) beat Madison Brengle (U.S.) 4-6 6-4 6-0 Round 1 Andrea Hlavackova (Czech Republic) beat Paula Kania (Poland) 6-3 6-0






UPDATE 7-Tennis-Tashkent Open women's singles round 2 results

Sep 10th 2014
Sept 10 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Tashkent Open Women's Singles Round 2 matches on Wednesday Ksenia Pervak (Russia) beat Jelena Ostapenko (Latvia) 6-2 7-6(3) Lesia Tsurenko (Ukraine) beat 2-Irina Begu (Romania) 3-6 6-1 7-6(3) Urszula Radwanska (Poland) beat 5-Donna Vekic (Croatia) 6-3 6-3 Olga Govortsova (Belarus) beat 6-Misaki Doi (Japan) 4-6 6-3 6-3 Akgul Amanmuradova (Uzbekistan) beat Lyudmyla Kichenok (Ukraine) 6-1 6-2 1-Bojana






PREVIEW-Tennis-Czechs chase third straight final away to France

Sep 10th 2014
Sept 10 (Reuters) - A noisy crowd, big stage and Roland Garros atmosphere could play an important part in France's Davis Cup semi-final against record-chasing champions Czech Republic, according to old hands Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Radek Stepanek.






Games-India's Paes, Mirza skip Asian Games to revive rankings

Sep 10th 2014
NEW DELHI, Sept 10 (Reuters) - India will field a second-string tennis contingent in this month's Asian Games after allowing frontline players, including Leander Paes and Sania Mirza, to play on the professional tours instead to revive their rankings.






UPDATE 3-Tennis-Hong Kong Open women's singles results

Sep 10th 2014
Sept 10 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Hong Kong Open Women's Singles matches on Wednesday Round 2 1-Sabine Lisicki (Germany) beat Grace Min (U.S.) 6-1 6-1 Francesca Schiavone (Italy) beat Kimiko Date-Krumm (Japan) 6-3 4-0 (Date-Krumm retired) Jarmila Gajdosova (Australia) beat Kiki Bertens (Netherlands) 4-6 6-1 6-4 Zheng Saisai (China) beat 6-Yanina Wickmayer (Belgium) 6-4 6-2 Round 1 2-Daniela Hantuchova (Slovak






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Quebec City Challenge women's singles round 1 results

Sep 10th 2014
Sept 10 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Quebec City Challenge Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday 2-Ajla Tomljanovic (Croatia) beat Irina Falconi (U.S.) 6-4 6-1 1-Venus Williams (U.S.) beat Francoise Abanda (Canada) 7-5 6-3 3-Kristina Mladenovic (France) beat Naomi Broady (Britain) 6-4 7-5 Melanie Oudin (U.S.) beat Alize Lim (France) 5-7 6-3 6-3 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (Croatia) beat






UPDATE 6-Tennis-Quebec City Challenge women's singles round 1 results

Sep 10th 2014
Sept 9 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Quebec City Challenge Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday 3-Kristina Mladenovic (France) beat Naomi Broady (Britain) 6-4 7-5 Melanie Oudin (U.S.) beat Alize Lim (France) 5-7 6-3 6-3 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (Croatia) beat Veronica Cepede Royg (Paraguay) 6-3 6-1 Olga Savchuk (Ukraine) beat Gabriela Dabrowski (Canada) 6-3 7-5 Barbora Krejcikova (Czech Republic)






Tennis-Cilic credits relaxed approach for U.S. Open triumph

Sep 9th 2014
NEW YORK, Sept 9 (Reuters) - Winning the U.S. Open was an out-of-this-world thrill for Marin Cilic, who gives a lot of credit to Croatian tennis pioneer and coach Goran Ivanisevic for guiding him to grand slam glory.






UPDATE 11-Tennis-Hong Kong Open women's singles round 1 results

Sep 9th 2014
Sept 9 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Hong Kong Open Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday 1-Sabine Lisicki (Germany) beat Monica Niculescu (Romania) 3-6 7-6(3) 6-1 7-Jana Cepelova (Slovakia) beat Chanelle Scheepers (South Africa) 6-2 6-1 Francesca Schiavone (Italy) beat 4-Christina Mchale (U.S.) 6-4 5-7 6-2 Zhu Lin (China) beat Kristyna Pliskova (Czech Republic) 1-6 6-3 6-3 Alison Van Uytvanck (Belgium) beat Katarzyna Piter (Poland) 6-2 6-1






UPDATE 8-Tennis-Tashkent Open women's singles round 1 results

Sep 9th 2014
Sept 9 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Tashkent Open Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday Ksenia Pervak (Russia) beat 7-Anna-Lena Friedsam (Germany) 7-6(4) 6-0 5-Donna Vekic (Croatia) beat Mandy Minella (Luxembourg) 7-5 6-0 Olga Govortsova (Belarus) beat Margarita Gasparyan (Russia) 6-3 6-4 Lesia Tsurenko (Ukraine) beat Aleksandra Krunic (Serbia) 6-2 3-6 6-2 2-Irina Begu (Romania) beat Kateryna Kozlova (Ukraine) 6-3 6-1






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Fans fear end of golden era, but show goes on

Sep 9th 2014
(Adds statistic on eight different grand slam singles champions in paras 17-18)






Tennis-Fans fear end of golden era, but show goes on

Sep 9th 2014
A less informed holder of an expensive U.S. Open men's singles final ticket walks into Louis Armstrong Arena, settles down into a court-side seat and then rubs his eyes in disbelief, checking the smallprint on his stub.






Tennis-Even in defeat, Nishikori set to win big off-court

Sep 9th 2014
NEW YORK, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Already ranked ninth in Forbes' list of top tennis earners, Japan's Kei Nishikori is due for a bigger share of the off-court largesse despite losing Monday's final at the U.S. Open, U.S. marketing experts say.






Tennis-Japan mourns Nishikori loss but savours his fairytale run

Sep 9th 2014
TOKYO, Sept 9 (Reuters) - Japanese fans responded with groans and tears when Kei Nishikori was beaten in the final of the U.S. Open on Monday, but took some consolation from the fact he became the first Japanese player to reach a grand slam singles final.






PROFILE-Tennis-Nishikori takes Japan from tragedy to tennis elite

Sep 9th 2014
NEW YORK, Sept 8 (Reuters) - For over three-quarters of a century men's tennis in Japan has played out like a kabuki tragedy, filled with decades of barren results, embarrassments and even a suicide.






FEATURE-Tennis-Disappointment for Nishikori, but Asia on the rise

Sep 9th 2014
Sept 8 (Reuters) - Tokyo's morning rush-hour will probably have flowed a little smoother than usual on Tuesday as millions delayed their journeys to find a TV beaming a 24-year-old wielding a tennis racket on a patch of concrete in a suburb of New York.






Tennis-Cilic, one slam wonder or the next big thing?

Sep 9th 2014
NEW YORK, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Marin Cilic hit all the right notes in a dominant 6-3 6-3 6-3 win over Kei Nishikori in the U.S. Open final on Monday but it remains to be seen if the big Croatian is another one slam wonder or perennial threat.






Tennis-Nishikori storybook run ends in U.S. Open final

Sep 9th 2014
NEW YORK, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Japanese trailblazer Kei Nishikori had a thrilling run at the U.S. Open, but could not summon a finishing kick as he hit the wall against big-hitting Marin Cilic in Monday's final at Flushing Meadows.






Tennis-Quebec City Challenge women's singles round 1 results

Sep 9th 2014
Sept 9 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Quebec City Challenge Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday 5-Julia Goerges (Germany) beat Stephanie Dubois (Canada) 6-1 6-2 Sesil Karatantcheva (Kazakhstan) beat Sanaz Marand (U.S.) 3-6 6-1 7-6(6) Asia Muhammad (U.S.) beat Johanna Konta (Britain) 6-2 6-7(0) 7-6(4) Madison Brengle (U.S.) beat Samantha Crawford (U.S.) 6-3 6-3 4-Shelby Rogers (U.S.) beat Tereza Martincova (Czech Republic) 6-1 6-3 Tatjana Maria (Germ