Li Na receives teary goodbye at China Open
Li Na receives teary goodbye at China Open

It was a fitting goodbye for China's biggest tennis star, complete with hugs from her former competitors, cheers from Chinese fans, and a bouquet of flowers from Rafael Nadal.

Rafael Nadal returns in style, Novak Djokovic wins in China
Rafael Nadal returns in style, Novak Djokovic wins in China

Rafael Nadal made an emphatic return to singles competition Tuesday after being sidelined for three months, sweeping aside Richard Gasquet of France in the $5.4 million China Open.

Sharapova, Berdych win but Radwanska falls in China
Sharapova, Berdych win but Radwanska falls in China

Five-times Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova made it through to the third round of the $5.4 million China Open Tuesday, while men`s third seed Tomas Berdych won his opening match.

Serena Williams fights back in China, Marin Cilic also through
Serena Williams fights back in China, Marin Cilic also through

US Open Champions Serena Williams and Marin Cilic powered through their openers at the $5.4 million China Open Monday, with the women`s number one crushing her opponent after being 5-0 down.

Maria Sharapova powers through, Sara Errani tumbles in China
Maria Sharapova powers through, Sara Errani tumbles in China

World number four Maria Sharapova powered through her first-round match at the $5.4 million China Open on Sunday, but faces a tricky opponent at the next stage in Beijing.

Andy Murray wins first title since Wimbledon in Shenzhen
Andy Murray wins first title since Wimbledon in Shenzhen

Andy Murray has won his first title since his historic Wimbledon victory last year, surviving a scare to beat Tommy Robredo in three sets Sunday at the inaugural ATP Shenzhen Open.

Rafael Nadal targets Novak Djokovic, China record on return
Rafael Nadal targets Novak Djokovic, China record on return

Rafael Nadal makes his long-awaited return to action at the China Open this week, where he will be seeking to challenge world number one Novak Djokovic's 100 percent record in Beijing.

Andy Murray makes ATP Shenzhen Open semis, Richard Gasquet crashes
Andy Murray makes ATP Shenzhen Open semis, Richard Gasquet crashes

Andy Murray reached the last four of the ATP Shenzhen Open Friday, as he chases points to make November`s World Tour Finals in London.

`No regrets` for retiring Li Na at emotional farewell
`No regrets` for retiring Li Na at emotional farewell

Pioneering Chinese tennis star Li Na said Sunday she has "no regrets" about her decision to retire over persistent knee injuries, but told an emotional news conference she reached the decision only after thinking long and hard.

`Sad day` for tennis, says Martina Hingis on Li Na`s exit
`Sad day` for tennis, says Martina Hingis on Li Na`s exit

Swiss tennis legend Martina Hingis said Friday Li Na`s retirement was a loss to world tennis, crediting the Chinese star with raising the game`s profile in her home country.

Dipika Pallikal fights her way into China Open quarters
Dipika Pallikal fights her way into China Open quarters

India's top squash player Dipika Pallikal battled past lower-ranked Line Hansen to reach the quarterfinals of the USD 58,000 China Open here on Thursday.

Coach salutes Molinari`s sweet 65 at Wentworth

Francesco Molinari`s long-time coach Denis Pugh looked like the cat who devoured the cream on Saturday after the Italian produced one of the best performances of his career.

Woods holds on to number one spot

Tiger Woods has stayed atop the world rankings despite his continued absence from competitive golf following back surgery.

Ryder Cup hero Poulter says big players on form

Ryder Cup legend Ian Poulter believes Europe`s key Ryder Cup players are coming into form just at the right time for September`s clash against the United States at Gleneagles in Scotland.

Advani, Mehta set for China Open snooker

Indian snooker stars Pankaj Advani and Aditya Mehta are all set to compete in the China Open, to be held in Beijing from March 31 to April 6, and will will be the last ranking tournament before the World Championship.

Saina confident ahead of China Open

Plagued by injuries and inconsistent form, Saina Nehwal has not been able to win any title this season, but the Indian ace shuttler remains confident of a good show in China Open Super Series Premier which begins with the qualifiers here from Tuesday.

Schwartzel wins in China after late Clarke slip

Former US Masters champion Charl Schwartzel came from behind to win the Nanshan China Open by one shot on Sunday after a costly late slip by Northern Ireland`s Darren Clarke.

BAI did not send my entry for China Open: Jwala

Embattled shuttler Jwala Gutta on Friday said she might miss out of playing in next month`s China Open as the Badminton Association of India (BAI) didn`t send her entry for the Super Series Premier event by the stipulated October 8 deadline.

Big three advance in Shanghai Masters

Defending champion Novak Djokovic, World No.1 Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer both got through to the third round of the Shanghai Rolex Masters with easy victories here.

In-form Sania Mirza now eyes a Grand Slam victory

Having won five doubles titles in the 2013 season, Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza today termed the year as one of the best of career and hoped to win more Grand Slams and be world number one in the years to come.