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Venus Williams knocked out early in Wuhan Open

WUHAN, China (AP) — Caroline Garcia of France defeated Venus Williams in the first round of the Wuhan Open on Sunday while wild card Victoria Azarenka withdrew with an injured right foot and will miss the rest of the season.

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Injured Azarenka pulls out of Wuhan Open

WUHAN, China (AP) — Wild card entry Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn from the Wuhan Open with an injured right foot and will miss the rest of the season.

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At Asian Games, rivalries not always about sports

In this photo taken on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, athletes from Syria march into the stadium during the opening ceremony for the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. On the one hand, you have China and India, which account for about a quarter of the world’s population. On the other, the Maldives, population 345,000. There’s Bhutan, which has been described as the happiest place on Earth, and Syria, which certainly isn’t. And for good measure, why not throw in some of the most repressive regimes on the planet -North Korea, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan?  Welcome to the Asian Games, where, as the organizers put it, "Diversity Shines." (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — On the one hand, you have China and India, which account for about a quarter of the world’s population. On the other, the Maldives, population 345,000. There’s Bhutan, which has been described as the happiest place on Earth, and Syria, which certainly isn’t. And for good measure, why not throw in some of the most repressive regimes on the planet — North Korea, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan?

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Retiring Li Na has “no regrets” about retiring

Chinese tennis player Li Na wipes her tears during a press conference to announce  her retirement in Beijing, China, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. The two-time Grand Slam champion from China who took tennis in Asia to a new level, has retired due to recurring knee injuries.  (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

BEIJING (AP) — Two days after announcing the end of her momentous tennis career in an open letter to friends and fans, Li Na entered her farewell news conference with the appearance of somebody who had been crying.

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Pliskova beats Lepchenko to win Korea Open

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Second-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic defeated fifth-seeded Varvara Lepchenko of the United States, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-2 on Sunday to win the Korea Open.

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