Second seed Berdych suffers first-round defeat in China

BEIJING (Reuters) - Second seed Tomas Berdych crashed out in the first round of the China Open on Wednesday after losing 6-4 6-4 to Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas, two days after winning his first ATP title …

Fog lifts as Nadal fires into Beijing quarters

Beijing (AFP) - Rafael Nadal sparked his China Open campaign into life as he stormed into the quarter-finals with a much-improved 7-6 (7/3), 6-4 victory over Canada's Vasek Pospisil on Wednesday.

Wawrinka exorcises demons with tough Tokyo win

Tokyo (AFP) - Top seed Stan Wawrinka Wednesday banished the demons of his early exit at last year's Japan Open, but not before lightning had threatened to strike twice.

Doubles happiness for Djokovic brothers in China

Beijing (AFP) - Novak Djokovic opened his new partnership with younger brother Djordje in triumphant style as they won their first ever doubles match at the China Open on Tuesday.

Nine-month tennis season urged as players crumble

Beijing (AFP) - Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska has called for the tennis season to be slashed to nine months as tired and injured players drop like flies during the end-of-year swing.

WTA taps Indian Wells tournament director as new CEO

St. Petersburg (United States) (AFP) - Steve Simon, the tournament director and chief operating officer of the prestigious Indian Wells tennis tournament, was named Monday as the WTA's new chief …