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Tennis-Tsonga's London hopes hit by Metz last eight exit

Sep 19th 2014
PARIS, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Local favourite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga's hopes of reclaiming his Open de Moselle title were ruined on Friday when the top seed lost 1-6 7-6(5) 7-5 to Belgian David Goffin in the quarter-finals.






Tennis-Davis Cup final to be played in Lille - French federation

Sep 19th 2014
PARIS, Sept 19 (Reuters) - This year's Davis Cup final between France and Switzerland from Nov. 21-23 will be played in Lille, the French tennis federation (FFT) said on Friday.






UPDATE 3-Tennis-Pan Pacific Open women's singles quarterfinal results

Sep 19th 2014
Sept 19 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Pan Pacific Open Women's Singles Quarterfinal matches on Friday 3-Ana Ivanovic (Serbia) beat 7-Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) 6-3 6-2 1-Angelique Kerber (Germany) beat 6-Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia) 6-3 6-0 2-Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) beat 8-Carla Suarez Navarro (Spain) 6-3 6-3 Garbine Muguruza Blanco (Spain) beat Casey Dellacqua (Australia) 3-6 7-6(5) 6-3






FACTBOX-UPDATE 1-Tennis-Reactions to retirement of China's Li Na

Sep 19th 2014
BEIJING, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Reactions to the decision of Asian tennis trailblazer Li Na to retire on Friday due to knee injuries:






UPDATE 3-Tennis-Seoul Open women's singles quarterfinal results

Sep 19th 2014
Sept 19 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Seoul Open Women's Singles Quarterfinal matches on Friday Christina Mchale (U.S.) beat 4-Magdalena Rybarikova (Slovakia) 6-2 2-0 (Rybarikova retired) Maria Kirilenko (Russia) beat 6-Kaia Kanepi (Estonia) 6-7(3) 6-2 6-3 5-Varvara Lepchenko (U.S.) beat 1-Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) 6-7(4) 6-2 6-2 2-Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) beat Nicole Gibbs (U.S.) 6-3 6-4






RPT-Tennis-The wit and wisdom of Li Na

Sep 19th 2014
Sept 19 (Reuters) - China's Li Na, the first Asian to win grand slam singles titles in tennis, announced her retirement from the sport on Friday. Known also for her wit, her wisdom and her pithy one-liners, below are a selection from her years on the tennis circuit, compiled by Simon Cambers of The Tennis Space http://www.thetennisspace.com/:






FACTBOX-Tennis-Early reaction to retirement of China's Li Na

Sep 19th 2014
BEIJING, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Early reaction to the decision of Asian tennis trailblazer Li Na to retire on Friday due to knee injuries:






UPDATE 2-China's Li Na announces her retirement from tennis

Sep 19th 2014
* Says decision more difficult than winning Australian Open






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Guangzhou International women's singles semifinal results

Sep 19th 2014
Sept 19 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Guangzhou International Women's Singles Semifinal matches on Friday 2-Alize Cornet (France) beat Timea Bacsinszky (Switzerland) 6-1 7-6(5) Monica Niculescu (Romania) beat Wang Yafan (China) 6-0 6-2






NEWSMAKER-Tennis-Trailblazer Li hangs up racquet

Sep 19th 2014
Sept 19 (Reuters) - A typical "neighbourhood kid" toting a badminton racquet in the Yangtze river port of Wuhan, eight-year-old Li Na could have had little idea the path the Chinese state set for her might lead to tennis glory, riches and Asia's first grand slam singles title.






Tennis-Letter from Li Na announcing her retirement from tennis

Sep 19th 2014
Sept 19 (Reuters) - Full transcript of letter from China's two-time grand slam winner Li Na, announcing her retirement from tennis on Friday.






FACTBOX-Tennis-The rise of China's women

Sep 19th 2014
Sept 19 (Reuters) - Milestones in the progress of Chinese women's tennis after Li Na, the first Asian to win grand slam singles titles, announced her retirement from the sport on Friday.






FACTBOX-Tennis-Asian trailblazer Li Na

Sep 19th 2014
Sept 19 (Reuters) - Following is a factbox on twice grand slam champion Li Na, who announced her retirement from tennis on Friday






China's Li Na announces her retirement from tennis

Sep 19th 2014
BEIJING, Sept 19 (Reuters) - China's Li Na, Asia's first grand slam singles title winner, announced her retirement from tennis on Friday.






UPDATE 5-Tennis-Metz International men's singles round 2 results

Sep 18th 2014
Sept 18 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Metz International Men's Singles Round 2 matches on Thursday 7-Jerzy Janowicz (Poland) beat Jarkko Nieminen (Finland) 6-4 6-4 2-Gael Monfils (France) beat Michal Przysiezny (Poland) 7-5 6-1 Jan-Lennard Struff (Germany) beat 5-Jeremy Chardy (France) 6-7(5) 6-3 6-4 3-Philipp Kohlschreiber (Germany) beat Paolo Lorenzi (Italy) 6-3 7-5 6-Joao Sousa (Portugal) beat Igor Sijsling (Netherlands) 6-3 3-6 7-6(3) 8-David Goffin (






Tennis-Moya steps down as Spain coach after Davis Cup debacle

Sep 18th 2014
MADRID, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Carlos Moya has decided not to stay on as Spain's Davis Cup coach next year after the five-times winners, missing their top players, were eliminated from the elite World Group by Brazil at the weekend.






Tennis-France to face Germany in Davis Cup first round

Sep 18th 2014
LONDON, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Top seeds France were drawn away to Germany on Thursday in the opening round of the 2015 Davis Cup World Group.






UPDATE 3-Tennis-Pan Pacific Open women's singles round 2 results

Sep 18th 2014
Sept 18 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Pan Pacific Open Women's Singles Round 2 matches on Thursday 2-Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) beat Jarmila Gajdosova (Australia) 4-6 7-5 6-3 8-Carla Suarez Navarro (Spain) beat Daria Gavrilova (Russia) 7-6(5) 6-3 Garbine Muguruza Blanco (Spain) beat 4-Jelena Jankovic (Serbia) 7-6(4) 6-4 Casey Dellacqua (Australia) beat Marina Erakovic (New Zealand) 6-2 6-4






UPDATE 3-Tennis-Guangzhou International women's singles quarterfinal results

Sep 18th 2014
Sept 18 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Guangzhou International Women's Singles Quarterfinal matches on Thursday Timea Bacsinszky (Switzerland) beat Maria Teresa Torro (Spain) 6-2 6-3 2-Alize Cornet (France) beat Hsieh Su-Wei (Taiwan) 7-6(5) 6-1 Wang Yafan (China) beat Zhang Kailin (China) 3-6 6-2 6-2 Monica Niculescu (Romania) beat Monica Puig (Puerto Rico) 6-2 6-2






Tennis star Andy Murray backs Scottish independence

Sep 18th 2014
LONDON, Sept 18 (Reuters) - British tennis star Andy Murray came out in support of Scottish independence on Thursday, just hours before millions of his fellow Scots voted in a referendum on whether to end the 307-year union with England.