Posts Tagged Tennis

Ito upsets top-seeded Wawrinka at Japan Open

Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland watches the ball while playing against Tatsuma Ito of Japan during their first round match of Japan Open Tennis Championships in Tokyo, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese wild card Tatsuma Ito upset Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka 7-5, 6-2 in the first round of the Japan Open on Tuesday.

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Sharapova rolls into third round at China Open

Rafael Nadal of Spain returns a shot from Richard Gasquet of France during the China Open tennis tournament at the National Tennis Stadium in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

BEIJING (AP) — Rafael Nadal made a dominant return to tennis after a two-month injury layoff, beating Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-0 in 78 minutes at the China Open on Tuesday.

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Li Na receives teary goodbye at China Open

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese tennis star Li Na received a tearful send-off on center court at the China Open on Tuesday, complete with hugs from her former competitors, cheers from home fans, and a bouquet of flowers from Rafael Nadal.

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Cilic, Ivanovic advance to China Open 2nd round

Serena Williams of the United States returns a shot to Silvia Soler-Espinosa of Spain during their first round of China Open tennis tournament at the National Tennis Stadium in Beijing, China, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

BEIJING (AP) — Serena Williams narrowly avoided a bagel against Spanish qualifier Silvia Soler-Espinosa, then won 13 of the next 15 games to pull out a 7-5, 6-2 victory Monday in the first round of the China Open.

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Marcel Granollers beats David Ferrer at Japan Open

TOKYO (AP) — Marcel Granollers of Spain rallied from a set down to beat second-seeded David Ferrer 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 Monday and advance to the second round of the Japan Open.

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