Hard-hitting Wawrinka bounces Czech at Japan Open

Tokyo (AFP) - Top seed champion Stan Wawrinka muscled into the second round of the Japan Open on Tuesday with a bludgeoning 7-5, 6-3 victory over Czech Radek Stepanek.

Dizzy spells doom Bouchard, Tsonga at China Open

Eugenie Bouchard's comeback match from concussion ended in tears on Monday when dizzy spells forced her to retire from her China Open first-round match against Andrea Petkovic.

Kyrgios wins as three other Aussies out

Nick Kyrgios has enjoyed a battling win in Japan where two other Australians pulled out injured and another lost after serving for the match.

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 …

Indian Wells executive Simon appointed WTA chief

By Pritha Sarkar (Reuters) - Steve Simon has been named CEO of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) after Stacey Allaster stepped down for personal reasons, the governing body's …

Djokovic match-up? For China's Zhang, it's tops

Beijing (AFP) - China's Zhang Ze promised to watch and learn from Novak Djokovic after he registered one of the best wins of his career on Monday to set up an expected meeting with the world number …

Berdych wins rain-delayed Shenzhen Open

BEIJING (Reuters) - Tomas Berdych captured his 11th career ATP title, and his first this year, by beating Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-3 7-6 (7) in a rain-delayed Shenzhen Open final on Monday. …

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