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Federer out at Shanghai Masters

Former world No 1 Roger Federer was ousted by Frenchman Gael Monfils at the third round while heavy favorites Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic both get through to the last eight at the ongoing Shanghai Masters on Thursday.

New boss of WTA 'humbled'

2015-10-07 08:37

Steve Simon, director and chief operating officer of the prestigious Indian Wells tournament, is the new chief executive officer of the Women's Tennis Association.

Tennis underdogs prepare to shine at China Open

2015-10-02 18:05

With title favorites including world No 1 Serena Williams withdrawing due to injuries, this year's China Open has become an even fiercer battle for the rest to fight to unseat the top stars.

Peng not rushing return to competition

2015-10-06 08:33

Watching from the sidelines as a group of kids hit balls to each other during a junior clinic, injury-plagued Chinese ace Peng Shuai resisted the urge to join them on the court after sitting out for more than five months.

Top women's seeds make early exits

2015-10-06 08:33

World No 2 Simona Halep lasted less than a set before an injury forced her out of the China Open on Sunday, plunging her appearance at the year-ending WTA Finals into doubt.

Nadal's uncle opens door to 'super-coach' possibility

2015-10-06 08:33

Rafael Nadal's lifelong mentor, his uncle Toni, has opened the door to hiring a 'super-coach' if the 14-time Grand Slam-winner fails to recapture his spark next season.

Li Na's stand set new standard

2015-10-06 08:33

China's next generation of stars taking cue from career path of retired Grand Slam champion

Young guns need more drills to fill Li Na's shoes

2015-10-05 08:34

The void left in the tennis world after Li Na officially announced her retirement during last year's China Open is still being felt.

US Open champion Flavia Pennetta in for Tianjin Open

2015-09-29 14:04

Newly-crowned US Open winner Flavia Pennetta has confirmed that she will play in the WTA Tianjin Open in Oct, the tournament's organizer said on Monday.

Li Na to promote WTA Wuhan Open in home city

2015-09-21 10:05

Chinese superstar Li Na will take part in a series of activities held in her home city of Wuhan during the 2015 Wuhan Open to promote the WTA Premier 5 event and tennis culture.

Sharapova set for WTA final,3 Chinese set for youth tourney

2015-09-12 11:37

Russian star ace Maria Sharapova has secured a spot in the eight-seed Women's Tennis Association year-end championship while three young Chinese players boast high hopes to compete alongside the stars at a designate youth tournament.

Guinness record set in Beijing for most people bouncing tennis balls

2015-09-06 15:23

A new Guinness World Record of for the most people bouncing tennis balls on rackets was achieved in Beijing on Saturday after 767 tennis fans did so simultaneously at the National Tennis Center.

Sharapova beats Kvitova to win China Open

2014-10-05 19:51

World number one Novak Djokovic destroyed Tomas Berdych in a lop-sided contest to win his fifth China Open crown on Sunday while Maria Sharapova overcame Petra Kvitova 6-4 2-6 6-3 in the women's final to move up to number two in the world rankings.

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