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  • Sep 20, 2014
  • Updated: 11:36am


Li Na 'most influential player of the decade', says former great Chris Evert

Li Na is destined for more grand slams and a place in the Hall of Fame after the Australian Open win cemented her position as the most influential female player of the last decade, says former great Chris Evert.

Tuesday, 28 January, 2014, 11:50pm 1 comment

Del Potro declines playing in Argentina’s Davis Cup

Juan Martin del Potro has declined to play in Argentina’s Davis Cup tie against Italy next year and said efforts by the country’s tennis association (AAT) to get him back on the team were “two-faced”.

16 Nov 2013 - 3:09pm

Nadal secures top spot at ATP world finals

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 record from his three group matches.

9 Nov 2013 - 4:49pm

Nadal says he’s fed up with tennis politics

Rafael Nadal says his belief that too many tournaments are played on hard courts hasn’t changed with his success on the surface this year - he’s simply given up trying to change the system.

The Spaniard, who reclaimed the No 1 ranking from Novak Djokovic this week, has a 27-1 record on hard courts this year, including his second US Open crown and three Masters titles.

8 Oct 2013 - 4:05pm

Roddick says he tried to fight Djokovic

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.

4 Oct 2013 - 4:41pm

Li Na keeps local hopes alive

Li Na kept alive local hopes of a first homegrown champion in the China Open when she reached the quarterfinals with a tough 7-5, 6-4 win over Sabine Lisicki of Germany on Wednesday.

Also, 2005 champion Rafael Nadal edged Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany 6-4, 7-6 (3) to move into the third round.

3 Oct 2013 - 1:26pm

Djokovic and Nadal advance in straight sets at China Open

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 Williams stumbled her way into the third round.

2 Oct 2013 - 1:38pm

Williams powers into third round of China Open

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 sets.

The world number one at times appeared agitated during her 6-4, 7-5 victory over the Italian, shouting at herself over lost points.

1 Oct 2013 - 5:54pm

Kvitova tames Kerber to win Pan Pacific Open

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 a dreaded 0-6 ‘bagel’ in the second.

1 Oct 2013 - 12:14am

Big-serving Berdych reaches Thai Open semi-finals

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.

28 Sep 2013 - 11:43am