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UPDATE 1-Tennis-Serena leads march of China Open top seeds

Sep 30th 2014
BEIJING, Sept 30 (Reuters) - WTA Finals qualifiers Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Simona Halep confirmed their class with straight-sets victories at the China Open on Tuesday as two contenders to join them in the season-ending tournament suffered surprise defeats.






UPDATE 10-Tennis-China Open men's singles round 1 results

Sep 30th 2014
Sept 30 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the China Open Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday 7-Ernests Gulbis (Latvia) beat Fabio Fognini (Italy) 6-3 6-4 6-Andy Murray (Britain) beat Jerzy Janowicz (Poland) 6-7(9) 6-4 6-2 Martin Klizan (Slovakia) beat Leonardo Mayer (Argentina) 7-6(2) 6-7(3) 6-4 Pablo Cuevas (Uruguay) beat Mikhail Kukushkin (Kazakhstan) 7-6(3) 3-6 6-4 Tommy Robredo (Spain) beat Andreas Seppi (Italy) 3-6 7-6(4) 6-2 2-Rafa Nadal (Spain)






WRAPUP 1-Games-Doping takes spotlight from teenage champs at Asian Games

Sep 30th 2014
INCHEON, South Korea, Sept 30 (Reuters) - The ugly spectre of drugs in sport took centre stage at the Asian Games on Tuesday when two athletes, including a gold medal winner, were kicked out of the region's biggest multi-sports competition for doping offences.






UPDATE 2-Tennis-Wawrinka and Tsonga humbled in Japan

Sep 30th 2014
TOKYO, Sept 30 (Reuters) - 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.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Nadal, Djokovic and Murray enjoy Beijing wins

Sep 30th 2014
* Nadal returns from three-month absence with emphatic win






UPDATE 11-Tennis-China Open women's singles round 2 results

Sep 30th 2014
Sept 30 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the China Open Women's Singles Round 2 matches on Tuesday 1-Serena Williams (U.S.) beat Tsvetana Pironkova (Bulgaria) 6-2 6-3 9-Ana Ivanovic (Serbia) beat Romina Oprandi (Switzerland) 6-4 6-2 16-Venus Williams (U.S.) beat Caroline Garcia (France) 6-4 6-3 Carla Suarez Navarro (Spain) beat 14-Flavia Pennetta (Italy) 6-1 3-6 6-2 Sabine Lisicki (Germany) beat 8-Eugenie Bouchard (Canada) 6-2 6-4 13-Lucie Safarova (Czech Rep






UPDATE 7-Tennis-Japan Open men's singles round 1 results

Sep 30th 2014
Sept 30 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Japan Open Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday 3-Milos Raonic (Canada) beat Bernard Tomic (Australia) 7-6(3) 6-3 Michal Przysiezny (Poland) beat 5-Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (France) 4-6 7-5 7-6(9) Jeremy Chardy (France) beat Rajeev Ram (U.S.) 7-5 5-7 6-4 Tatsuma Ito (Japan) beat 1-Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) 7-5 6-2 Jurgen Melzer (Austr






Games-Malaysian loses Asian Games gold medal over doping

Sep 30th 2014
INCHEON, South Korea, Sept 30 (Reuters) - The banning of a Malaysian martial arts gold medallist for a doping offence overshadowed rare victories for Saudi Arabia and Singapore at the Asian Games on Tuesday.






Tennis-Li named ambassador for WTA Finals in Singapore

Sep 30th 2014
SINGAPORE, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Recently retired Chinese tennis trailblazer Li Na, Asia's only grand slam singles winner, has been appointed as an ambassador for next month's season ending WTA Tour Finals in Singapore.






UPDATE 9-Tennis-China Open women's singles round 1 results

Sep 29th 2014
Sept 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the China Open Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday Lauren Davis (U.S.) beat Xu Yifan (China) 6-3 6-3 Caroline Garcia (France) beat Zhang Shuai (China) 6-1 6-4 Alize Cornet (France) beat 10-Jelena Jankovic (Serbia) 7-5 3-6 6-4 Peng Shuai (China) beat Zhang Kailin (China) 6-4 6-1 14-Flavia Pennetta (Italy) beat Christina Mchale (U.S.) 7-6(3) 6-4 1-Serena Williams (U.S.) beat






UPDATE 4-Tennis-China Open men's singles round 1 results

Sep 29th 2014
Sept 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the China Open Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday 5-Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria) beat Fernando Verdasco (Spain) 6-1 3-6 6-3 Joao Sousa (Portugal) beat Teymuraz Gabashvili (Russia) 1-6 7-6(4) 6-4 Vasek Pospisil (Canada) beat Lukas Rosol (Czech Republic) 6-4 6-3 Viktor Troicki (Serbia) beat Mikhail Youzhny (Russia) 6-3 6-4 4-Marin Cilic (Croatia) beat Bai Yan (China) 6-3 6-4






UPDATE 6-Tennis-Japan Open men's singles round 1 results

Sep 29th 2014
Sept 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Japan Open Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday Denis Istomin (Uzbekistan) beat Taro Daniel (Japan) 7-6(2) 6-7(5) 7-5 Jack Sock (U.S.) beat 8-Alexandr Dolgopolov (Ukraine) 6-4 6-1 Andrey Golubev (Kazakhstan) beat Pierre-Hugues Herbert (France) 6-4 6-4 Marcel Granollers (Spain) beat 2-David Ferrer (Spain) 4-6 6-4 6-4 Gilles Muller (Luxembourg) beat Federico Delbonis (Argentina) 6-3 6-4 7-Kevin Anderson (South Africa) beat






Tennis-Ferrer folds to Granollers in Japan

Sep 29th 2014
TOKYO, Sept 29 (Reuters) - World number five David Ferrer's poor start to the ATP's Asian swing continued on Monday when he was dumped out of the Japan Open in the first round by fellow Spaniard Marcel Granollers.






Tennis-Serena and Cilic advance in China, Nadal loses on return

Sep 29th 2014
BEIJING, Sept 29 (Reuters) - U.S. Open champions Marin Cilic and Serena Williams kicked off their China Open campaigns with straight sets victories against battling underdogs on Monday, but Rafa Nadal suffered defeat in a rare doubles outing on his return from injury.

Tennis - WTA Tour singles standings

Sep 29th 2014
Sept 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the WTA Tour singles Points 1 (1) Serena Williams(U.S.) 9430 2 (2) Simona Halep(Romania) 6036 3 (3) Petra Kvitova(Czech Republic) 5926 4 (4) Maria Sharapova(Russia) 5680 5 (5) Li Na(China) 5270 6 (6) Agnieszka Radwanska(Poland) 5035 7 (9






Tennis-ATP Tour singles standings

Sep 29th 2014
Sept 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the ATP Tour singles Points 1 (1) Novak Djokovic(Serbia) 12150 2 (2) Rafa Nadal(Spain) 8665 3 (3) Roger Federer(Switzerland) 8170 4 (4) Stanislas Wawrinka(Switzerland) 5600 5 (5) David Ferrer(Spain) 4495 6 (7) Tomas Berdych(Czech Republic) 4115 7 (8) Kei Nishikori(Japan) 4025 8






UPDATE 10-Tennis-China Open women's singles round 1 results

Sep 28th 2014
Sept 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the China Open Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Sunday Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia) beat Daniela Hantuchova (Slovakia) 6-2 1-1 (Hantuchova retired) 7-Angelique Kerber (Germany) beat Casey Dellacqua (Australia) 6-1 3-6 6-3 2-Simona Halep (Romania) beat Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (Czech Republic) 6-1 6-4 Polona Hercog (Slovenia) beat Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) 6-4 2-6 6-2 Kurumi Nara (Japan) bea






Tennis-Sharapova, Venus sail into China Open second round

Sep 28th 2014
BEIJING, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Reigning French Open champion Maria Sharapova, former world number one Venus Williams and Australian Samantha Stosur sailed into the second round of the China Open with straight set victories on Sunday.






Tennis-Red-hot Nishikori claims Malaysian Open title

Sep 28th 2014
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 28 (Reuters) - 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.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Lucky Murray saves five match points to win Shenzhen title

Sep 28th 2014
Sept 28 (Reuters) - An emotional Andy Murray thanked his lucky stars after saving 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 -- his first title since winning Wimbledon last year.