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  • ATP World Tour Finals race hots up as Murray reaches Shenzen semis

    (Reuters) - Andy Murray moved a step closer to his first title in more than a year with a 6-3 7-5 defeat of Slovakian Lukas Lacko to reach the semi-finals of the Shenzen Open on Friday. The Briton, trophy-less since winning Wimbledon last year, eased...
  • China's Li Na announces her retirement from tennis

    China's Li Na announces her retirement from tennis
    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Li Na, Asia's only grand slam singles champion, announced her retirement from tennis on Friday, succumbing to the effect of long-term knee injuries. A former French Open winner and the reigning Australian Open champion, Li...
  • Tennis star Andy Murray backs Scottish independence

    LONDON (Reuters) - British tennis star Andy Murray came out in support of Scottish independence on Thursday, just hours before millions of his fellow Scots voted in a referendum on whether to end the 307-year union with England. Murray, who has no vote...
  • Factbox - Asian trailblazer Li Na

    (Reuters) - Following is a factbox on twice grand slam champion Li Na, who announced her retirement from tennis on Friday MAKING HER NAME * Born Feb 26, 1982 in Wuhan, China * Like many elite Chinese athletes, Li was hand-picked to train with the...
  • Factbox - The rise of China's women

    (Reuters) - Milestones in the progress of Chinese women's tennis after Li Na, the first Asian to win grand slam singles titles, announced her retirement from the sport on Friday. - - - - 2004 August - Sun Tiantian and Li Ting win China's first...
  • Trailblazer Li hangs up racquet

    (Reuters) - A typical "neighbourhood kid" toting a badminton racquet in the Yangtze river port of Wuhan, eight-year-old Li Na could have had little idea the path the Chinese state set for her might lead to tennis glory, riches and Asia's first grand...
  • Tennis-Lucic-Baroni stuns Venus for first title in 16 years

    (Reuters) - Croatia's Mirjana Lucic-Baroni stunned Venus Williams 6-4 6-3 to win the Coupe Banque Nationale in Quebec City on Sunday, 16 years after her last WTA Title. It is a record for the longest gap between titles, following her previous triumph...
  • Panthers prospect Rocco Grimaldi interview

      I spoke to Vincent Trocheck yesterday and again  today about his chances of making the Panthers out of training camp, and today we met with two other top prospects in Aaron Ekblad, the overall No. 1 draft pick last June, and pint-sized dynamo Rocco...
  • British Virgin Islands: Join the pros for a tennis getaway

    British Virgin Islands: Join the pros for a tennis getaway
    Having a bad tennis day? Worse yet, a bad tennis year? Improve your game amid the rolling hills, blue waters and secluded beaches of Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands, where Rosewood Little Dix Bay offers Legends Camp, a five-day tennis getaway....
  • Caroline Wozniacki outlasts Maria Sharapova in humid U.S. Open match

    Caroline Wozniacki outlasts Maria Sharapova in humid U.S. Open match
    — It is turning out to be the relationship that gives engagements a bad name. First, golf star Rory McIlroy calls off the wedding with tennis star Caroline Wozniacki and wins the British Open and the PGA. Then, Wozniacki starts a run of success...
  • Serena easily dispatches fellow 18-year-old Townsend

    FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y. -- Taylor Townsend has surely watched Serena Williams dominate first-round opponents at Grand Slams over the years. This time, the 18-year-old was on the business end of it at the U.S. Open. Williams cruised to a 6-3, 6-1...