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FACTBOX-Tennis-The rise of China's women

Sep 19th 2014
Sept 19 (Reuters) - Milestones in the progress of Chinese women's tennis after Li Na, the first Asian to win grand slam singles titles, announced her retirement from the sport on Friday.






FACTBOX-Tennis-Asian trailblazer Li Na

Sep 19th 2014
Sept 19 (Reuters) - Following is a factbox on twice grand slam champion Li Na, who announced her retirement from tennis on Friday






China's Li Na announces her retirement from tennis

Sep 19th 2014
BEIJING, Sept 19 (Reuters) - China's Li Na, Asia's first grand slam singles title winner, announced her retirement from tennis on Friday.






UPDATE 5-Tennis-Metz International men's singles round 2 results

Sep 18th 2014
Sept 18 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Metz International Men's Singles Round 2 matches on Thursday 7-Jerzy Janowicz (Poland) beat Jarkko Nieminen (Finland) 6-4 6-4 2-Gael Monfils (France) beat Michal Przysiezny (Poland) 7-5 6-1 Jan-Lennard Struff (Germany) beat 5-Jeremy Chardy (France) 6-7(5) 6-3 6-4 3-Philipp Kohlschreiber (Germany) beat Paolo Lorenzi (Italy) 6-3 7-5 6-Joao Sousa (Portugal) beat Igor Sijsling (Netherlands) 6-3 3-6 7-6(3) 8-David Goffin (






Tennis-Moya steps down as Spain coach after Davis Cup debacle

Sep 18th 2014
MADRID, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Carlos Moya has decided not to stay on as Spain's Davis Cup coach next year after the five-times winners, missing their top players, were eliminated from the elite World Group by Brazil at the weekend.






Tennis-France to face Germany in Davis Cup first round

Sep 18th 2014
LONDON, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Top seeds France were drawn away to Germany on Thursday in the opening round of the 2015 Davis Cup World Group.






UPDATE 3-Tennis-Pan Pacific Open women's singles round 2 results

Sep 18th 2014
Sept 18 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Pan Pacific Open Women's Singles Round 2 matches on Thursday 2-Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) beat Jarmila Gajdosova (Australia) 4-6 7-5 6-3 8-Carla Suarez Navarro (Spain) beat Daria Gavrilova (Russia) 7-6(5) 6-3 Garbine Muguruza Blanco (Spain) beat 4-Jelena Jankovic (Serbia) 7-6(4) 6-4 Casey Dellacqua (Australia) beat Marina Erakovic (New Zealand) 6-2 6-4






UPDATE 3-Tennis-Guangzhou International women's singles quarterfinal results

Sep 18th 2014
Sept 18 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Guangzhou International Women's Singles Quarterfinal matches on Thursday Timea Bacsinszky (Switzerland) beat Maria Teresa Torro (Spain) 6-2 6-3 2-Alize Cornet (France) beat Hsieh Su-Wei (Taiwan) 7-6(5) 6-1 Wang Yafan (China) beat Zhang Kailin (China) 3-6 6-2 6-2 Monica Niculescu (Romania) beat Monica Puig (Puerto Rico) 6-2 6-2






Tennis star Andy Murray backs Scottish independence

Sep 18th 2014
LONDON, Sept 18 (Reuters) - British tennis star Andy Murray came out in support of Scottish independence on Thursday, just hours before millions of his fellow Scots voted in a referendum on whether to end the 307-year union with England.






UPDATE 2-Tennis-Seoul Open women's singles round 2 results

Sep 18th 2014
Sept 18 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Seoul Open Women's Singles Round 2 matches on Thursday 6-Kaia Kanepi (Estonia) beat Kristyna Pliskova (Czech Republic) 3-6 6-3 6-2 Maria Kirilenko (Russia) beat 3-Klara Koukalova (Czech Republic) 6-7(4) 6-4 6-0 Nicole Gibbs (U.S.) beat Danka Kovinic (Montenegro) 1-6 6-4 7-6(5) 4-Magdalena Rybarikova (Slovakia) beat Yanina Wickmayer (Belgium) 6-2 6-2






UPDATE 6-Tennis-Metz International men's singles results

Sep 17th 2014
Sept 17 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Metz International Men's Singles matches on Wednesday Round 2 Paul-Henri Mathieu (France) beat 4-Lukas Rosol (Czech Republic) 6-3 6-4 1-Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (France) beat Gilles Muller (Luxembourg) 7-6(7) 6-4 Round 1 5-Jeremy Chardy (France) beat Nicolas Mahut (France) 7-6(5) 7-5 Jan-Lennard Struff (Germany) beat Dusan Lajovic (Serbia) 6-7(6) 6-3 6-3 8-David Goffin (Belgium) beat Florent Serra (France) 6-2 6-2 Jarkko Niemi






UPDATE 7-Tennis-Guangzhou International women's singles round 2 results

Sep 17th 2014
Sept 17 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Guangzhou International Women's Singles Round 2 matches on Wednesday Maria Teresa Torro (Spain) beat Xu Yifan (China) 6-7(5) 7-5 6-2 Timea Bacsinszky (Switzerland) beat Silvia Soler Espinosa (Spain) 6-2 6-2 2-Alize Cornet (France) beat Shahar Peer (Israel) 3-6 7-5 6-1 Wang Yafan (China) beat Petra Martic (Croatia) 7-6(5) 6-3 Hsieh Su-Wei (Taiwan) beat Zhu Lin (China) 6-4 6-2 Zhang Ka






UPDATE 3-Tennis-Pan Pacific Open women's singles round 2 results

Sep 17th 2014
Sept 17 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Pan Pacific Open Women's Singles Round 2 matches on Wednesday 1-Angelique Kerber (Germany) beat Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) 6-4 6-4 3-Ana Ivanovic (Serbia) beat Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) 6-3 6-4 7-Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) beat Belinda Bencic (Switzerland) 3-6 6-4 6-2 6-Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia) beat Coco Vandeweghe (U.S.) 7-6(5) 7-5






UPDATE 3-Tennis-Seoul Open women's singles round 2 results

Sep 17th 2014
Sept 17 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Seoul Open Women's Singles Round 2 matches on Wednesday 1-Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) beat Chanelle Scheepers (South Africa) 6-0 6-0 2-Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) beat Anna-Lena Friedsam (Germany) 6-4 6-7(5) 6-2 Christina Mchale (U.S.) beat Mona Barthel (Germany) 6-1 4-6 6-3 5-Varvara Lepchenko (U.S.) beat Han Na-Lae (South Korea) 7-5 6-1






UPDATE 4-Tennis-Metz International men's singles round 1 results

Sep 16th 2014
Sept 16 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Metz International Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday 7-Jerzy Janowicz (Poland) beat Adrian Mannarino (France) 2-6 7-6(5) 6-4 Paolo Lorenzi (Italy) beat Laurent Lokoli (France) 6-2 6-4 Tobias Kamke (Germany) beat Kenny De Schepper (France) 6-3 7-6(5) Igor Sijsling (Netherlands) beat Andreas Seppi (Italy) 6-0 4-1 (Seppi retired) Michal Przysiezny (Poland) beat Pierre-Hugues Herbert (France) 6-4 3-6 7






Tennis-Davis Cup to remain annual event -ITF chief

Sep 16th 2014
* Tennis calendar would not allow such a switch -ITF chief






UPDATE 8-Tennis-Guangzhou International women's singles round 1 results

Sep 16th 2014
Sept 16 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Guangzhou International Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday Silvia Soler Espinosa (Spain) beat 3-Sloane Stephens (U.S.) 6-3 4-6 6-4 Monica Niculescu (Romania) beat 4-Bojana Jovanovski (Serbia) 6-2 6-2 Monica Puig (Puerto Rico) beat Karin Knapp (Italy) 6-1 4-6 6-2 Wang Yafan (China) beat 1-Samantha Stosur (Australia) 2-6 6-2 6-2 Petra Martic (Croatia) beat Sorana Cirstea (Romania) 7-6(3) 6-1 Zhang Kai-Lin (China






UPDATE 6-Tennis-Pan Pacific Open women's singles round 1 results

Sep 16th 2014
Sept 16 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Pan Pacific Open Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday Marina Erakovic (New Zealand) beat 5-Sara Errani (Italy) 6-4 6-1 Casey Dellacqua (Australia) beat Sabine Lisicki (Germany) 6-7(5) 7-5 6-2 Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) beat Kimiko Date-Krumm (Japan) 3-6 6-0 6-2 8-Carla Suarez Navarro (Spain) beat Kurumi Nara (Japan) 6-1 2-6 6-2 Daria Gavrilova (Russia) beat Lauren Davis (U.S.) 4-6 6-4 6-4 Ja






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

Sep 16th 2014
Sept 16 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Seoul Open Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday 4-Magdalena Rybarikova (Slovakia) beat Francesca Schiavone (Italy) 6-4 3-6 6-2 Yanina Wickmayer (Belgium) beat Mandy Minella (Luxembourg) 2-6 6-4 6-4 Kristyna Pliskova (Czech Republic) beat Stefanie Voegele (Switzerland) 6-3 7-6(4) 2-Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) beat Julia Glushko (Israel) 6-1 6-2 1-Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) beat Polona Her






Tennis-Halep latest to qualify for WTA Finals

Sep 16th 2014
SINGAPORE, Sept 16 (Reuters) - World number two Simona Halep has become the third player to book her place at the WTA Tour's season ending Finals tournament in Singapore next month.