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  1. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Williams powers into third round of China Open

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 03:17pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Serena Williams stumbled her way through to the third round of the China Open on Tuesday, claiming victory over Francesca Schiavone in an unconvincing two ... In the men’s singles, fifth seed Richard Gasquet and sixth seed Stanislas Wawrinka both safely negotiated a passage through to the second round. France’s Gasquet defeated Florian Mayer of Germany 6-3, ...

  2. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Djokovic and Nadal advance in straight sets at China Open

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 06:02pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal – vying for the world’s top ranking – powered through their openers at the China Open on Tuesday but women’s top seed Serena ... with Marinko Matosevic, who beat France’s Julien Benneteau 7-6 (7-5), 6-3. Eighth seed American John Isner beat crowd favourite Wu Di of China 5-7, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3. If I’m able to keep playing well ...

  3. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Kvitova tames Kerber to win Pan Pacific Open

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 04:57pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Czech Petra Kvitova recovered from a second-set meltdown to beat fellow left-hander Angelique Kerber 6-2, 0-6, 6-3 and capture the Pan Pacific Open on Saturday for her second title of the year. Seventh seed Kvitova, the 2011 Wimbledon champion, burst from the blocks in the Tokyo final, storming through the first set, but inexplicably suffered ...

  4. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Big-serving Berdych reaches Thai Open semi-finals

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 11:34am by Agence France-Presse in Bangkok

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok World number six Tomas Berdych battled his way into the semi-finals of the Thailand Open on Friday, slamming 20 aces in a hard-fought victory over Lu Yen-Hsun. The top seed was made to sweat for his 7-6 (9/7), 6-4 win against his Taiwanese rival, who has lost all 10 of his career quarter-finals. “Credit to the opponent,” said the big-serving ...

  5. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Li Na qualifies for WTA Championships

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 01:45pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Chinese star books her place for the US$6 million end-of-season grand finale Li Na on Friday became the fifth player to qualify for the US$6 million end-of-season grand finale, organisers said, as China’s top player prepares for her home country’s premier tennis tournament. The world number five booked her place in next month’s WTA Championships ...

  6. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Venus Williams denied new record for world’s fastest serve

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 01:57pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Venus Williams was denied a new record for the world’s fastest serve on Friday after tennis chiefs said a bullet delivery clocked at 209 kilometres an hour was not measured by the right equipment. The resurgent American star, 33, hit the rocket serve during Thursday’s 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 6-3 quarter-final win over Canadian teenager Eugenie Bouchard at the Pan ...

  7. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Li Na seeks biggest home win

    Posted Sep 26th 2013, 11:21am by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Chinese superstar has twice reached semi-finals of prestigious Beijing event Li Na will hope to confirm her spot at the end-of-year championships and seal ... compatriot and world number four David Ferrer is also present, along with the Czech Republic’s Tomas Berdych and France’s Richard Gasquet, a shock second-round loser last year to China’s Zhang Ze. ...

  8. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Murray on the mend after back operation

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 04:41pm by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Wimbledon champion Andy Murray is on the mend after undergoing minor surgery on his back. The 26-year-old Scot gave the thumbs up sign lying in his hospital bed in a picture he posted on his Twitter account to show he was in good spirits after the operation. The world number three announced last week that he had decided to have a minor operation ...

  9. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    US Open champ Nadal puts Spain on brink of victory

    Posted Sep 14th 2013, 01:27pm by Agence France-Presse in Paris

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Rafael Nadal showed no hint of a US Open hangover as he crushed Sergiy Stakhovsky 6-0, 6-0, 6-4 to put Spain 2-0 up on Ukraine in their Davis Cup World Group play-off in Madrid on Friday. The world number two and new US Open champion returned to action less than four days after securing a second success at Flushing Meadows, and a 13th Grand Slam ...

  10. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Tsonga to skip US Open

    Posted Aug 16th 2013, 09:25am by Agence France-Presse in Paris

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris French number one men’s singles player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will not play in the US Open starting later this month as he has not recovered from a knee injury, he told sports daily L’Equipe on Thursday. “I will not go to the US Open (starting August 26). Today I have to have treatment and be certain I can play at 100 per cent fitness,” Tsonga, ...




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