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Ill Serena Williams follows seeds out of Wuhan Open

World number one Serena Williams added her name to the list of slain seeds at the Wuhan Open on Tuesday after the American was forced to retire from her second round match against France's Alize Cornet because of illness.

Sania-Cara qualify for year-end WTA finals

Sania Mirza and her doubles partner Cara Black on Tuesday became the fourth team to qualify for the season-ending Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Finals to be held in Singapore from October 17-26.

Somdev sets up Shenzen Open clash with Murray

India's singles star Somdev Devvarman set up a second round clash with two-time Grand Slam winner Andy Murray after battling past Chinese wild card Xin Gao in the ATP Shenzen Open in Shenzen on Monday.

Azarenka out for the season due to injury

Victoria Azarenka will miss rest of the tennis season as she tries to make a full recovery from injuries that plagued her year, the former world number one said on Sunday.

Ivanovic beats Wozniacki to win Pan Pacific WTA

Ana Ivanovic charged the net repeatedly to overcome US Open finalist Caroline Wozniacki 6-2, 7-6 (7/2) in the final of the WTA Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo on Sunday.

Sania Mirza, Cara Black triumphs in Tokyo Open

Maintaining her rich vein of form in the current season, Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black on Saturday bagged the women's doubles title at the WTA Toray Pacific Open with a 6-2 7-5 victory over Spain's Garbine Muguruza and Carla Suarez Navarro.

Two-time Grand Slam winner Li Na retires from tour

Li Na, a two-time Grand Slam champion from China who took tennis in Asia to a new level, has retired due to recurring knee injuries.

Sania Mirza, Cara Black reach semis of Tokyo Open

Defending champions Sania Mirza and Cara Black knocked out Martina Hingis and Belinda Bencic in straight sets to reach the semi-finals of the WTA Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.

Veteran Leander Paes wants to retire on top

Leander Paes has said he wants to retire from tennis on a career high by aiming for gold in Rio in 2016, 20 years after winning his first Olympic medal.

Top seed Stosur crashes out in first round of Guangzhou WTA

Four of the top five seeds including number one pick Samantha Stosur crashed out of the $500,000 WTA Guangzhou Open in the first round, as the former US Open champion's poor run of form continued.

Marin Cilic leads Croatia to Davis Cup playoff win, Spain out

Marin Cilic completed a dream week by steering Croatia into the Davis Cup World Group but Spain found themselves out in the wilderness after crashing to defeat in Brazil.

Yuki falls tamely, India lose to Serbia in Davis Cup playoff

Filip Krajinovic denied India a place in the Davis Cup World Group by defeating Yuki Bhambri in the decisive reverse singles on Monday to clinch the playoff 3-2 for Serbia.

Davis Cup: Federer win sets up Switzerland vs France final

Roger Federer reached the first Davis Cup final of his career with a comfortable 6-2, 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) win over Fabio Fognini in the first of the semi-final's reverse singles. France will host Switzerland in the Davis Cup final.

Somdev floats, India come alive

From a team that was staring down the barrel after a 2-0 drubbing on Day 1, the Indian challenge was pushed to a high after Somdev Devvarman pulled off a courageous 1-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 win against Dusan Lajovic.

Again, it is that man Leander Paes for India

Rohan Bopanna and Leander Paes came back from two sets down to beat Ilija Bozoljac and Nenand Zimonjic in the doubles match and narrowed Serbia's lead to 2-1 in the Davis Cup play-off in Bangalore.
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