Djokovic remains perfect in Beijing

Oct 4, 2014

Djokovic remains perfect in Beijing

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic reached his fifth China Open final and improved his spotless record at the tournament to 23-0 with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Andy Murray on Saturday. Djokovic appeared headed for a quick victory after winning the first set and capturing 10 ...

Fans praise Li for impact as tennis pioneer

Sep 19, 2014

Fans praise Li for impact as tennis pioneer

On the day China’s first tennis superstar announced her retirement, fans praised Li Na as a pioneer both in the Western-dominated sport in which she excelled and in China’s tightly controlled system for training and managing athletes. Few players from Asia had excelled at ...

Fans rally behind Nishikori despite loss

Sep 9, 2014

Fans rally behind Nishikori despite loss

by Kazuaki Nagata

Despite a disappointing loss for Kei Nishikori in the U.S. Open final Tuesday in New York, Japanese fans rallied behind the young tennis star, saying that his improbable run to the final will be a valuable experience for him. Nishikori’s loss “was of course ...

Azarenka makes short work of Swiss Oprandi

Feb 15, 2013

Azarenka makes short work of Swiss Oprandi

by Jack Gallagher

Top seed and defending champion Victoria Azarenka scored a convincing 6-2, 6-3 victory over Switzerland’s Romina Oprandi on Wednesday to move into the third round of the Qatar Total Open. Playing on a windswept Centre Court at the Khalifa Tennis Center, Azarenka had her ...

Sharapova, Serena advance in Doha

Feb 14, 2013

Sharapova, Serena advance in Doha

by Jack Gallagher

Third seed Maria Sharapova advanced to the third round of the Qatar Total Open on Tuesday night with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over qualifier Caroline Garcia of France. Sharapova, who had a first-round bye, broke Garcia’s serve in the opening game of the match ...