French Open begins without Lin Dan, Lee Chong Wei
French Open begins without Lin Dan, Lee Chong Wei

French Open Super Series' main draw will start here Wednesday at the 3,900-seater Pierre de Coubertin Stadium without two of badminton's top stars - Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei - who pulled out last week.

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal tackle two extremes in Basel
Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal tackle two extremes in Basel

Home hero Roger Federer and ailing Rafael Nadal will be working to completely different agendas when the Swiss Indoors begins on Monday.

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.

Malaysian Open: Difficult win for error-prone Ernests Gulbis
Malaysian Open: Difficult win for error-prone Ernests Gulbis

Latvian Ernests Gulbis had to slog for two hours Thursday before defeating Germany`s Philipp Petzschner with a 6-3, 6-7 (3/7), 6-1 win to check into the quarterfinals of the Malaysian Open.

Maria Sharapova dumped out by Swiss qualifier in Wuhan
Maria Sharapova dumped out by Swiss qualifier in Wuhan

Swiss qualifier Timea Bacsinszky continued to swipe past the seeds at the Wuhan Open on Wednesday by dumping world number four Maria Sharapova from the hard court tournament with a 7-6(3) 7-5 victory.

Two-time Grand Slam winner Li Na announces retirement
Two-time Grand Slam winner Li Na announces retirement

Two-time Grand Slam champion, Lina Na has announced her retirement. The 32-year-old confirmed the news through her official Facebook account in a note titled "Letter From Li Na".

China`s Li Na set to retire - State media
China`s Li Na set to retire - State media

China`s two-time Grand Slam-winner Li Na is poised to retire, state media reported Thursday, in a move which would bring down the curtains on Asia`s most successful tennis career.

Peng Shuai will still double up despite singles success
Peng Shuai will still double up despite singles success

Peng Shuai said Thursday she still intends to play a hectic doubles schedule despite making it to the last four of a Grand Slam singles for the first time last week.

Eugenie Bouchard back for Hopman Cup
Eugenie Bouchard back for Hopman Cup

Canada`s world number seven Eugenie Bouchard will return to play in January`s mixed teams Hopman Cup in Perth, tournament organisers said Thursday.

Amelie Mauresmo, Mary Pierce top International Tennis Hall of Fame's induction list
Amelie Mauresmo, Mary Pierce top International Tennis Hall of Fame's induction list

Former world number one Amelie Mauresmo and fellow two-times grand slam singles champion Mary Pierce reportedly top the list of nominees up for induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Five facts for Saturday, day 13 at the US Open:
Five facts for Saturday, day 13 at the US Open:

- World number one Novak Djokovic is appearing in his eighth straight US Open semi-final and he`s trying to advance to his fifth straight final and sixth overall (one title, four defeats).

Michael Chang tells Kei Nishikori to keep feet on ground
Michael Chang tells Kei Nishikori to keep feet on ground

Kei Nishikori was warned by tough taskmaster coach Michael Chang not to be satisfied with his country`s once in a century US Open performance and to target the title.

Sara Errani outlasts Mirjana Lucic-Baroni to reach US Open last eight
Sara Errani outlasts Mirjana Lucic-Baroni to reach US Open last eight

Sara Errani`s softly-softly approach paid off Sunday as she booked her US Open quarter-final berth with a 6-3, 2-6, 6-0 victory over Mirjana Lucic-Baroni.

Supreme Serena targets 18th major at US Open

Serena Williams is taking nothing for granted as she vies for a third straight US Open title, which would put her alongside two greats of the game.

Serena Williams plays young Taylor Townsend in symbolic US Open opener

Serena Williams, who opens her quest for a third successive U.S. Open title with a meeting against fellow African American Taylor Townsend on Tuesday, said Arthur Ashe would have been proud.

Sania Mirza, Cara Black reach women`s doubles semifinals of Rogers Cup

Sania Mirza and Cara Black spanked Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears in just 52 minutes to seal a semifinal berth at the WTA Rogers Cup, here.

Tiger Woods back at British Open, but doubts persist

Tiger Woods returns to the scene of one of his greatest triumphs at Hoylake this week, as he attempts, in the 143rd British Open, to resurrect a career blighted by injury.

U.S. Open prize money upped 11.7 pct for 2014

The prize money pool for this year`s U.S. Open has been increased by 11.7 percent to a record $38.3 million, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) announced on Wednesday.

French Open win eases McDowell`s Ryder Cup anxieties

Graeme McDowell, who secured the winning point for Europe at the 2010 Ryder Cup in Wales, eased his anxieties about missing this year`s match in Scotland by landing the French Open title in Paris at the weekend.

McDowell retains French Open title with one-shot victory

Northern Irish golfer Graeme McDowell retained his French Open title with a one-shot victory as overnight leader Kevin Stadler let slip a four-shot advantage on the final day of the tournament.