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2-time Grand Slam winner Li Na retires from tour

In this June 23, 2014 file photo, Li Na of China reacts during her first round match against Paula Kania of Poland at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London. Li, a two-time Grand Slam champion from China who took tennis in Asia to a new level, announced her retirement on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)

WUHAN, China (AP) — Li Na, a two-time Grand Slam champion from China who took tennis in Asia to a new level, has retired due to recurring knee injuries.

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Britain to face US in 1st round of Davis Cup again

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Britain will host the United States in a first-round rematch in next year’s Davis Cup.

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Wozniacki into quarterfinals at Pan Pacific Open

TOKYO (AP) — Second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark rallied from a set down to beat qualifier Jarmila Gajdosova of Australia 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Pan Pacific Open.

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Kirilenko rallies to make Korea Open quarterfinals

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Maria Kirilenko took another step in her comeback from injury by beating third-seeded Klara Koukalova of the Czech Republic 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-0 Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Korea Open.

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Murray signals backing for Scottish independence

In this Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012 file photo, gold medalist Andy Murray of Great Britain waves the British flag during the medal ceremony of the men's singles event at the All England Lawn Tennis Club at Wimbledon, in London, at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Murray’s future status, as well as that of Scottish Olympic athletes, rests on the result of next week’s independence referendum in Scotland. Polls suggest the two sides are running neck-and-neck, presenting a real possibility that Scotland could break away after 307 years as part of the United Kingdom. If Scots vote ``yes’’ on Sept. 18, the decision won’t have much impact on football and rugby, as Scotland already fields its own teams in those sports. But it will affect Scotland’s status in the Olympics and raise doubts over whether Scots can send a team to Rio. By then, Murray could be representing an independent Scotland. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, file)

LONDON (AP) — After carefully avoiding taking a side on the issue, former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray changed course Thursday and signaled his support for Scottish independence on the day of the historic vote.

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