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  1. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Tsonga withdraws from Montreal ATP event

    Posted Aug 01st 2013, 10:37am by Agence France-Presse in Montreal

    ... Agence France-Presse in Montreal World number eight Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France has withdrawn from next week’s ATP Rogers Cup, organisers said Wednesday, due to a left knee injury that forced him out at Wimbledon. Tsonga, a Wimbledon semi-finalist last year, retired from his second-round match June 26 at Wimbledon against Latvia’s Ernests Gulbis because of the injury and has ...

  2. 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, ...

  3. Sport - Tennis

    Nadal secures top spot at ATP world finals

    Posted Nov 09th 2013, 12:33pm by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Rafael Nadal secured top spot in Group A at the ATP Tour World Finals with a victory over Tomas Berdych that also sent Stanislas Wawrinka into the semi-finals. Nadal had already qualified for the last four of the season-ending event at London’s O2 Arena and his 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 win against Berdych ensured a first place finish with a 100 per cent ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Sport - Tennis - BOXING

    Roddick says he tried to fight Djokovic

    Posted Oct 04th 2013, 04:35pm by Agence France-Presse in Los Angeles

    ... Agence France-Presse in Los Angeles Retired American tennis player Andy Roddick has lifted the lid on his feud with world number one Novak Djokovic, revealing the two players almost came to blows in a locker room bust-up. Roddick said he pinned Djokovic up against a locker in the US Open locker room after Djokovic “beat the pants off him” in a match between the two at the final ...

  6. 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. ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. TENNIS

    Bartoli, Niculescu knocked out of Guangzhou Open

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 09:23am by Associated Press in Guangzhou

    ... Associated Press in Guangzhou Top-seeded Marion Bartoli of France and sixth-seeded Monica Niculescu of Romania were knocked out in the first round of the Guangzhou Open on Tuesday. Taiwanese qualifier Kai-Chen Chang was leading Bartoli 4-3 when the Frenchwoman retired with an injury. Mathilde Johansson of France defeated Niculescu 7-5, 6-2. The 27-year-old Johansson won ...




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