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.
Oct 7 World number one Victoria Azarenka won her first title in more than six months when she beat Russian Maria Sharapova 6-3 6-1 in the final of the China Open on Sunday.
"I'm really happy to finally have a really good result here - I've been coming here for the last four years and I'm happy I could finally show my game and hold the trophy," Azarenka said.
"I've worked so hard and it all came together here," added the Belarussian who last won a title in Indian Wells in March.
Azarenka, who had beaten world number two Sharapova in their previous five hardcourt meetings, completely outclassed the Russian in Beijing's National Tennis Stadium.
"Victoria played an amazing match today," said Sharapova, who hit 39 unforced errors. "There's a reason she's number one in the world right now." (Writing by Clare Fallon in London; Editing by Pritha Sarkar)
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.