Tennis-Djokovic pulls out of China Open with elbow injury
Sept 28 World number one Novak Djokovic has been forced to withdraw from next week's China Open in Beijing because of an elbow injury.
MELBOURNE Jan 16 Dane Caroline Wozniacki survived a surreal encounter with American Christina McHale to record a 6-0 1-6 6-2 victory on Rod Laver Arena on Thursday and move into the Australian Open third round.
The 23-year-old former world number one had raced through the first set in 28 minutes under the closed roof due to extreme heat only for her game to implode as the 21-year-old McHale attacked her forehand and forced her into errors.
Just as easily as Wozniacki had won the first set, McHale won the second set in 31 minutes to send it into a decider before the 10th seed took a short break between sets.
The break appeared to settle her down and her high standard of play returned in the final set as she broke McHale twice to clinch victory in 103 minutes and set up a third round clash with Spain's Garbine Muguruza. (Reporting by Greg Stutchbury. Editing by Patrick Johnston)
Sept 28 (Gracenote) - Results from the Shenzhen Open Men's Singles matches on Wednesday Round 2 Janko Tipsarevic (Serbia) beat 6-Benoit Paire (France) 6-0 6-7(5) 7-5 3-Richard Gasquet (France) beat Andrew Whittington (Australia) 6-1 6-0 Malek Jaziri (Tunisia) beat 2-David Goffin (Belgium) 7-6(2) 3-6 6-2 Mischa Zverev (Germany) beat 7-Fabio Fognini (Italy) 7-6(3) 6-4 Round 1 5-Thomas Fabbiano (Italy) beat Yoshihito Nishioka (Japan) 3-6 6-3 6-4
SEVRES, France, Sept 28 The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Wednesday defended the Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) system after some athletes' confidential medical data was leaked by a group of Russian hackers, shedding light on potential abuse.