* Ivanovic into semis after Halep withdraws (Adds quotes, later matches)
Oct 2 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the China Open Women's Singles Round 3 matches on Thursday 1-Serena Williams (U.S.) beat 13-Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) 6-1 1-6 6-2 Samantha Stosur (Australia) beat Alize Cornet (France) 6-4 6-2 9-Ana Ivanovic (Serbia) beat Sabine Lisicki (Germany) 6-3 7-5 2-Simona Halep (Romania) beat 15-Andrea Petkovic (Germany) 7-6(4) 5-7 7-6(1) Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia) beat 7-Angelique Kerber (Germany) 2-6 6-4 6-3 Roberta V
Oct 2 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the China Open Men's Singles Round 2 matches on Thursday 4-Marin Cilic (Croatia) beat Joao Sousa (Portugal) 6-3 6-3 6-Andy Murray (Britain) beat Pablo Cuevas (Uruguay) 6-2 6-2 2-Rafa Nadal (Spain) beat Peter Gojowczyk (Germany) 6-3 6-4 5-Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria) beat Pablo Andujar (Spain) 6-4 6-4 3-Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic) beat Viktor Troicki (Serbia) 6-3 6-4
TOKYO, Oct 2 - U.S. Open finalist Kei Nishikori overcame a sluggish start to advance to the Japan Open quarter-finals on Thursday, while Milos Raonic also stayed on course to make it third time lucky at the ATP 500 event in Tokyo.
Oct 2 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Japan Open Men's Singles Round 2 matches on Thursday Jeremy Chardy (France) beat 7-Kevin Anderson (South Africa) 6-4 6-4 4-Kei Nishikori (Japan) beat Donald Young (U.S.) 6-4 7-6(4) 3-Milos Raonic (Canada) beat Jurgen Melzer (Austria) 6-4 6-3 Denis Istomin (Uzbekistan) beat Michal Przysiezny (Poland) 6-4 7-6(5)
Oct 1 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the China Open Men's Singles Round 2 matches on Wednesday 8-John Isner (U.S.) beat Tommy Robredo (Spain) 3-6 7-5 7-6(4) 1-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beat Vasek Pospisil (Canada) 6-3 7-5
* Sharp-serving Stosur defeats Wozniacki (Adds quotes, more matches)
Oct 1 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the China Open Women's Singles matches on Wednesday Round 3 4-Maria Sharapova (Russia) beat Carla Suarez Navarro (Spain) 6-1 7-6(3) Round 2 Alize Cornet (France) beat Lauren Davis (U.S.) 6-2 6-1 Samantha Stosur (Australia) beat 6-Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) 6-4 7-6(9) 3-Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) beat Peng Shuai (China) 6-4 6-2
TOKYO, Oct 1 - Japan's Kei Nishikori began his quest for a second Japan Open title with a comprehensive 6-3 6-4 win over Croatia's Ivan Dodig in front of a sell-out crowd on Wednesday.
Oct 1 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Japan Open Men's Singles matches on Wednesday Round 2 Benjamin Becker (Germany) beat Tatsuma Ito (Japan) 6-3 6-3 Gilles Simon (France) beat Gilles Muller (Luxembourg) 4-6 7-6(1) 6-3 Jack Sock (U.S.) beat Andrey Golubev (Kazakhstan) 6-3 1-6 7-5 Steve Johnson (U.S.) beat Marcel Granollers (Spain) 4-6 6-3 6-4 Round 1 4-Kei Nishikori (Japan) beat Ivan Dodig (Croatia) 6-3 6-4
The Davis Cup victory helped Novak throw out all the dirty tennis aspects from his game: Slobodan Zivojinovic