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Simona Halep of Romania(AP)

Simona Halep to play China Open despite chronic back problem

By Agence France-Presse | Beijing
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2019 01:43 PM IST
Simona suffered a herniated disc in Beijing a year ago, bringing an early end to her 2018 season
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Simona Halep during a Tennis match(USA TODAY Sports)
Simona Halep during a Tennis match(USA TODAY Sports)

Simona Halep’s China woes continue with Wuhan retirement

By Agence France-Presse | Wuhan, China
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2019 12:08 PM IST
During the changeover after the ninth game Halep took a medical timeout for treatment to her back, but soon after the former world number one retired while serving at 4-5, 30-30
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Ashleigh Barty of Australia(USA TODAY Sports)
Ashleigh Barty of Australia(USA TODAY Sports)

Barty survives scare to advance to Wuhan last-16, Pliskova through

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2019 09:18 AM IST
French Open champion Barty was off her game in the opening set which had five breaks of serve in total, with 19 unforced errors handing Frenchwoman Garcia the advantage.
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A file photo of Karolina Pliskova (CZE).(USA TODAY Sports)
A file photo of Karolina Pliskova (CZE).(USA TODAY Sports)

Ashleigh Barty’s number one spot under pressure from Karolina Pliskova

By Agence France-Presse | Paris
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2019 04:54 PM IST
Ashleigh Barty heads into her first round match against Caroline Garcia at the Wuhan Open with a 321-point lead over Karolina Pliskova in the rankings.
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File photo of Li Na.(REUTERS)
File photo of Li Na.(REUTERS)

China crying out for male star says Former tennis great Li Na

By Press Trust of India | Wuhan, China
PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2019 01:49 PM IST
Li sparked unprecedented interest in tennis across China after becoming Asia’s first Grand Slam singles champion at 2011 French Open. She retired in 2014 after adding a second major at that year’s Australian Open.
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A file photo of Venus Williams.(USA TODAY Sports)
A file photo of Venus Williams.(USA TODAY Sports)

Venus Williams loses to Danielle Collins, crashes out of Wuhan Open

By Agence France-Presse | Wuhan
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2019 03:44 PM IST
Venus Williams, a 2015 Wuhan champion now 59th in the world rankings, squandered a lead in the first set before eventually losing to Collins, who recorded just the second match win of her career on Chinese soil.
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File image of World no.1 Simona Halep in action during a match.(AFP)
File image of World no.1 Simona Halep in action during a match.(AFP)

World no.1 Simona Halep withdraws from WTA Finals

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2018 01:14 PM IST
Halep sustained an injury in a training session ahead of the Wuhan Open last month, her ailment later diagnosed as a herniated disc.
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FILE PHOTO of Andy Murray(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO of Andy Murray(REUTERS)

Andy Murray won’t rush comeback, says mum

By AFP | Wuhan
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2018 10:39 AM IST
Murray has plummeted from the top of the tennis world in 2016 to 311th in the rankings, and his mother said he is “desperate” to return to full fitness.
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Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark hits a return against Rebecca Peterson of Sweden during their women's singles third round match of the WTA Wuhan Open tennis tournament in Wuhan(AFP)
Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark hits a return against Rebecca Peterson of Sweden during their women's singles third round match of the WTA Wuhan Open tennis tournament in Wuhan(AFP)

Wozniacki, Kerber off to fast start at Wuhan Open

By AFP | Wuhan
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2018 06:26 PM IST
World number three Kerber has already qualified for next month’s Finals which will be held in Singapore and advanced after a knee injury forced her American opponent Madison Keys to retire.
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