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Tennis starlet Wu aims to inspire young generation

China's great new tennis hope Wu Yibing, who made history by winning the US Open boys title this month, says he hopes to inspire a generation of ­Chinese players.
Soure:AFP: 2017/9/19 23:08:40

Electronic line calls

Line judges face an uncertain future after the ATP announced that they will be replaced by "electronic line calls" at this year's inaugural Next Gen ­Finals in Milan.
Soure:Agencies: 2017/9/18 22:18:39

Kerber exorcises NY demons in Tokyo

Former world No.1 Angelique Kerber thrashed Japan's Naomi Osaka 6-3, 6-4 at the Pan Pacific Open women's tennis tournament on Monday to avenge a humiliating loss at the US Open.
Soure:AFP: 2017/9/18 22:13:40

France advance to final

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga fought back from a set down against Dusan Lajovic to book France a place in the Davis Cup final with a semifinal win over Serbia in Lille on Sunday.
Soure:Agencies: 2017/9/17 23:33:40

Qualifier ousts 2nd seed

China’s Zhang Shuai became the latest seed to exit the Japan Women’s Open on Thursday when she was ambushed by Kazakh qualifier Zarina Diyas.
Soure:Agencies: 2017/9/14 23:38:39

Japan’s Date bows out in tears

Japan's Kimiko Date, the grande dame of women's tennis, bowed out of the sport after being thrashed 6-0, 6-0 by Aleksandra Krunic at the Japan Women's Open on Tuesday.
Soure:AFP: 2017/9/12 23:33:39

Wu wins China’s 1st boys’ Slam title

Wu Yibing served notice to the world that Chinese men's tennis is on the rise on Sunday after capturing a milestone Grand Slam boys' singles title at the US Open.
Soure:AFP: 2017/9/11 22:08:39

Pliskova’s twin advances

Fourth seed Kristyna Pliskova, twin sister of world No.1 Karolina, fired down 14 aces to see off Chinese Taipei's Chang Kai-chen in straight sets on Monday in the Japan Women's Open. The Czech, a wild-card entry to the $250,000 Tokyo tournament, came through her first-round match 7-5, 7-5 ­despite a sluggish start in humid conditions.
Soure:Agencies: 2017/9/11 22:03:40

Nadal breezes to 3rd US Open

Rafael Nadal raced to a third US Open title and 16th Grand Slam crown on Sunday with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 rout of South African giant Kevin Anderson.
Soure:AFP: 2017/9/11 21:58:39

Stephens routs Keys

Sloane Stephens, sidelined for 11 months by a left foot injury until returning in July, captured her first Grand Slam title by routing fellow American Madison Keys 6-3, 6-0 in Saturday’s US Open final.
Soure:AFP: 2017/9/10 22:33:39

Stephens faces Keys in US Open final

Americans Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys, both struggling with serious injuries just three months ago, advanced to their first Grand Slam final at the US Open on Thursday.
Soure:AFP: 2017/9/9 0:03:39

Muguruza fulfills dream

Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza hailed her climb to world No.1 for the first time as a "dream come true" as the Spaniard will top the new WTA rankings on Monday next week.
Soure:Agencies: 2017/9/7 23:38:39

Troubled preparation to blame for exit

Roger Federer blamed troubled preparations for his US Open quarterfinal exit on Wednesday, saying he had spent most of the time leading up to the year’s final Grand Slam worrying about his back instead of focusing on training.
Soure:Reuters: 2017/9/7 23:33:40

No Federer-Nadal showdown in NY

Juan Martin del Potro sensationally gate-crashed the US Open again on Wednesday, stunning five-time champion Roger Federer and shattering hopes of a first New York showdown between the Swiss legend and Rafael Nadal.
Soure:AFP: 2017/9/7 23:28:40

Star’s season likely over

Britain's Andy Murray said Wednesday he is unlikely to play again this season due to a nagging hip injury that forced him to pull out of the US Open.
Soure:Agencies: 2017/9/6 23:33:39

Venus into semifinals

Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams became the oldest semifinalist in US Open history at age 37 on Tuesday by defeating two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7/2).
Soure:AFP: 2017/9/6 21:28:39

French Davis Cup squad

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Lucas Pouille, classed 12th and 20th in ATP world rankings, will represent France in singles for the September 15-17 Davis Cup semifinal against Serbia in Lille, manager Yannick Noah announced Tuesday.
Soure:Agencies: 2017/9/5 23:38:39

Del Potro sets up Federer showdown

Juan Martin del Potro shrugged off sickness to save two match points and defeat Dominic Thiem in a five-set US Open epic on Monday to book a quarterfinal showdown with five-time champion Roger Federer.
Soure:AFP: 2017/9/5 23:13:39