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Li Na’s Retirement Ceremony in Around the Grounds Beijing Photo Gallery

(September 30, 2014) BEIJING – Photos by Natalie Ho from around the grounds to the main interview room on Tuesday of the China Open including Li Na’s retirement ceremony. Abigail Hinto and Natalie Ho are in Beijing, China covering the China Open for Tennis Panorama News. Follow their twitter updates on @TennisNewsTPN.
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Final Push to London Starts in Asia

Tomas Berdych By Abigail Hinto (September 30, 2014) BEIJING, CHINA – It’s a tight race to the season-ending World Tour Finals in London with 3 more slots remaining (Stan Wawrinka and Marin Cilic are almost guaranteed in as grand slam champions and are 4th and 5th in the race respectively) and 6 players with a little over 500 race points separating No. 6 Kei Nishikori to No. 11...
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Rafael Nadal Returns with a Win in Beijing

  By Abigail Hinto (September 30, 2014) BEIJING – What rust?  Rafael Nadal didn’t show any rust in his first singles match back to the competition after being sidelined with a right wrist injury for three months.  In a comfortable 6-4, 6-0 win over Richard...
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Marin Cilic is Still Getting Used to being a Grand Slam Champion

Marin Cilic (September 29, 2014) US Open champion Marin Cilic of Croatia opened his quest for the China open in Beijing on Monday with a struggled with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Chinese wild card, world No. 462 Bai Yan. Cilic who is three weeks removed form capturing his first major title said that he still getting used to being a Grand Slam winner. “Most of the guys at the top are dealing...
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Serena Williams Escapes A Bagel Set to Win Opening Round in Beijing

(September 29, 2014) No. 1 Serena Williams escaped a bagel set against her by Spanish qualifier Silvia Soler-Espinosa when she trailed 0-5 in the first set but then reeled off 13 of the next 15 games to win her first round match at the China Open on Monday 7-5, 6-2. The holder of 18 major titles lost her serve three times in the first 15 minutes of the match to trail 5-0. “I just...
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Doubles for Singles, Nadal Returns to the Court After Wrist Injury

By Abigail Hinto (September 29, 2014) BEIJING – Rafael Nadal was back on the court on Monday for the first time since injuring his right wrist in July to play a doubles match at the China Open. He partnered with Spanish compatriot Pablo Andujar in his return.   The ever enthusiastic crowd of Chinese fans greeted all four singles players, Rafael Nadal and Pablo Andujar versus Tomas...
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Brengle Dominates Larcher De Brito To Capture Red Rock Pro Open Singles Title

Madison-Brengle photo by Tracey Lee / Red Rock Pro Open By Steve Pratt SUMMERLIN (Sept. 28, 2014) – Breaking into the top 100 is the goal of any professional tennis player, and it’s a place Madison Brengle is likely headed to for the first time on Monday once the WTA ranking are released.   Missing among all the great headlines at the Red Rock Pro Open in Las Vegas this week...
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U.S. Sweeps Junior Davis Cup and Fed Cup Finals

(September 28, 2014) USTA – CiCi Bellis, Tornado Alicia Black Lead U.S. to Second Junior Fed Cup Title in Three Years; Michael Mmoh, William Blumberg Clinch United States’ Third Junior Davis Cup Title   Led by singles victories from CiCi Bellis, Tornado Alicia Black, Michael Mmoh and William Blumberg, the United States won both the Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup by BNP...
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Murray Wins First Title Since 2013 Wimbledon

  Andy Murray (September 28, 2014) Scot Andy Murray came back from a set down and saved five match points to beat Spain’s Tommy Robredo of Spain 5-7, 7-6 (9), 6-1 Sunday to win the Shenzhen Open. For the Scotsman, who came into the tournament as a wildcard, he broke a tournament win drought dating back to 2013 Wimbledon, the tennis title he won. “It’s been a long time since...
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Kei Nishikori Wins Malaysian Open

Kei Nishikori (September 28, 2014) Top seed Kei Nishikori earned his third title of the season, beating fourth-seeded Julien Benneteau 7-6 (4), 6-4 on Sunday to win the Malaysian Open. The Japanese player was playing in his first tournament since losing in the final of the US Open. “It was a really tough start, because he was playing so aggressive, “Nishokori said about trailing...
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Petra Kvitova Wins Wuhan Open and Qualifies for WTA Year End Championships

(September 27, 2014) In a rematch of the Wimbledon final staged in July, Petra Kvitova defeated Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 6-4 to claim the inaugural Wuhan Open in China on Saturday. With the win, the third seeded Czech player has qualified for the season-ending WTA finals in Singapore, along with Serena Williams, Simona Halep and Maria Sharapova. #456185002 / gettyimages.com “I...
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Wild Cards Keep Winning At Red Rock Pro Open

Bondarenko photo by Tracey Lee / Red Rock Pro Open   By Steve Pratt SUMMERLIN (Sept. 25, 2014) – UCLA sophomore Jennifer Brady upset defending champion and No. 6-seeded Melanie Oudin on Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals at the Red Rock Pro Open taking place at the Red Rock Country Club.   The 19-year-old wild-card Brady is taking the fall off of school, and so far it...
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Former Top WTA Players Post Impressive First-Round Wins at Red Rock Pro Open

  Nicole Vaidisova photo courtesy of the USTA SUMMERLIN (Sept. 24, 2014) – At times it probably felt like victory enough just to be back on the court for several players taking part in the Red Rock Pro Open on Wednesday.   Former WTA world-ranked No. 29 Kateryna Bonderanko of Ukraine – a 28-year-old mother of an infant child – upset top-seeded Tereza Smitkova of the Czech...
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Spain Names First Female Davis Cup Captain

#50903224 / gettyimages.com (September 21, 2014) The AFP is reporting that the Spanish tennis federation has named former No. 27 WTA player Gala Leon Garcia as the country’s Davis Cup captain, the first woman to hold this post. She will replace Carlos Moya who resigned after Spain lost the Davis Cup World Group Play-off last weekend and are now relegated to Zonal Group 1 play...
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Ivanovic, Goffin, Pliskova and Niculescu Take Tennis Titles This week

Ana Ivanovic (September 21, 2014) Ana Ivanovic, David Goffin, Monica Niculescu and Karolina Pliskova won tournaments this weekend on the WTA and ATP tennis tours. In Tokyo in a battle between two former WTA number ones, third seed Ana Ivanovic won her fourth title of the year defeating recent US Open finalist Caroline Wozniacki for the Pan Pacific Open. The Serb was dominant the...
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Former World No. 7 Nicole Vaidisova Receives Wild Card Into Red Rock Pro Open

Photo courtesy of the USTA By Steve Pratt LAS VEGAS (Sept. 20, 2014) – Former WTA Tour world-ranked No. 7 Nicole Vaidisova has been awarded a wild card into the Red Rock Pro Open taking place next week at the Red Rock Country Club in Summerlin, organizers have announced.   The former Czech phenom won six WTA titles before she retired, and reached the semifinals of the 2006 French...
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Li Na Announces Retirement

Li Na (September 19, 2014) After much speculations over the past few months, China’s Li Na has officially retired from tennis. The 32-year-old called it quits due to recurring knee injuries. She announced her retirement in a letter posted on social media on Friday.     Friday, September 19, 2014 My dear friends, For close to fifteen years, we’ve been a part of each other...
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2015 Davis Cup Draw Announced

(September 18, 2014) The ITF announced the draw for the 2015 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas in Dubai. This year’s finalists France and Switzerland will both travel away to European opposition with Les Blues opening their campaign against Germany. Switzerland will travel to Belgium after David Goffin inspired his nation to retain its place in the World Group in last weekend’s play-offs...
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USTA Names Teams for ITF Super-Seniors Wolrd Team Championships

USTA ANNOUNCES TEAMS FOR 2014 ITF SUPER-SENIORS WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS   WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – The United States Tennis Association (USTA) has announced the players who will represent the United States at the 34th International Tennis Federation (ITF) Super-Seniors World Team Championships, which will be held Oct. 13-18, in Antalya, Turkey.  The tournament is the senior tennis...
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Davis Cup Results for September 14, 2014

  (September 14, 2014) France will be at home to Switzerland in the 2014 World Group Final on 21-23 November, with details of the venue confirmed later this month.   Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Croatia and USA all won their World Group play-off ties to qualify for the 2015 World Group. The World Group play-off losers, Colombia, Israel, Netherlands, Slovakia...
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DAVIS CUP: U.S. SHUTS OUT SLOVAKIA – Isner, Querrey victories give Americans a 5-0 win in the World Group Play-off

DAVIS CUP: U.S. SHUTS OUT SLOVAKIA Isner, Querrey victories give Americans a 5-0 win in the World Group Play-off By Junior Williams (September 14, 2014) HOFFMAN ESTATES, Illinois – John Isner and Sam Querrey closed out the Davis Cup World-Group Play-off by winning their respective matches, giving the United States a 5-0 victory over Slovakia at Sears Center Arena in suburban Chicago...
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Mirjana Lucic-Baroni Beats Venus Williams to Win Quebec City

#454440180 / gettyimages.com (September 14, 2014) Croatia’s Mirjana Lucic-Baroni won her first WTA title since 1998, beating former world No.1 Venus Williams 6-4, 6-3 to win the Quebec City tennis tournament in 83 minutes. In the battle between 30-somethings, Lucic-Baroni 32 and Williams 34, the Croatian had last been in a final in 1998. Lucic-Baroni reached the Wimbledon semifinals...
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France to Host Switzerland in Davis Cup Final

  #455424406 / gettyimages.com (September 14, 2014) For the first time in 22 years, Switzerland is in the Davis Cup final. No. 1 singles player from Switzerland, Roger Federer clinched the tie versus Italy on Sunday, defeating Fabio Fognini 6-2, 6-3, 7-6 (4) for an unassailable 3-1 lead in Geneva. France will play host to Switzerland in the Davis Cup final November 21-23. France...
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Davis Cup Results for September 13, 2014

(September 13, 2014) France, who clinched a spot in the final on Saturday – and the winner of the other semifinal between Switzerland and Italy – will contest the 2014 World Group Final on 21-23 November. The winners of the eight World Group play-offs will qualify for the 2015 World Group, while the losers will contest their respective Zone Group I competition in 2015. Australia...
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Davis Cup: U.S. Remains in the World Group, Bryan twins clinch for Americans in straight sets over Slovakia

DAVIS CUP: U.S. REMAINS IN WORLD GROUP Bryan twins clinch for Americans in straight sets over Slovakia   By Junior Williams   (September 13, 2014) HOFFMAN ESTATES, Illinois — World No. 1 doubles team Bob and Mike Bryan made quick work of Slovakia’s Norbert Gombos and Lukas Lacko, winning 6-1, 6-2, 6-1 in one hour 16 minutes — giving the United States an unassailable 3-0...
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