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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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Venus Williams, Sharapova advance at China Open

Kaia Kanepi of Estonia returns a shot to Maria Sharapova of Russia during their first round match at the China Open tennis tournament at the National Tennis Stadium in Beijing Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

BEIJING (AP) — Maria Sharapova and Venus Williams moved into the second round at the China Open on Sunday with straight-set victories.

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Kvitova tops Bouchard to win Wuhan Open

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic returns the ball during the match against Eugenie Bouchard of Canada in the final of the Wuhan Open tennis tournament in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei province, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. Kvitova claimed the title with 6-3, 6-4. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Hao Tongqian)  NO SALES

WUHAN, China (AP) — Petra Kvitova backed up her lopsided win over Eugenie Bouchard at Wimbledon with another emphatic victory over the Canadian to capture the inaugural Wuhan Open title on Saturday.

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