BEIJING (AP) — Defending champion Victoria Azarenka was knocked out in the first round of the China Open on Monday, losing 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 to Andrea Petkovic.
BEIJING (AP) — Eighth-seeded Jelena Jankovic rallied for a 1-6, 6-4, 6-0 win over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia on Monday to advance to the second round of the China Open.
TOKYO (AP) — Second-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga needed four match points to beat Gael Monfils 6-3, 7-6 (8) on Monday to advance to the second round of the Japan Open.
BANGKOK (AP) — Milos Raonic upset top-seeded Tomas Berdych 7-6 (4), 6-3 at the Thailand Open on Sunday to claim his fifth title.
TOKYO (AP) — Former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic beat Angelique Kerber of Germany 6-2, 0-6, 6-3 to win the Pan Pacific Open title on Saturday.
By Randy Walker @TennisPublisher We have a trivia question for tennis buffs. Who was the SECOND-to-last player who Andre Agassi beat in his storied tennis career? Any ideas? Stumped? Don’t go to ATPWorldTour.com and cheat. It was Andrei Pavel of Romania, who played a very much overlooked and overshadowed first round match against Agassi at the 2006 U.S. Open, Agassi final pro event. Pavel was nearly the player who put Agassi into retirement, but fell in a nail-biting four-set night match 6-7(4), 7-6(8), 7-6(6), 6-2. The match was overshadowed by Agassi’s second round match, ultimately his final pro career… Read More
BANGKOK (AP) — Igor Sijsling of the Netherlands advanced to the second round of the Thailand Open by beating seventh-seeded Jarkko Nieminen of Finland 6-3 7-6 (2) Monday.
TOKYO (AP) — Angelique Kerber of Germany advanced to the third round of the Pan Pacific Open by beating Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor 6-0, 6-1 Monday.
TOKYO (AP) — Venus Williams overpowered Mona Barthel of Germany 6-3, 6-1 on Sunday to advance to the second round of the Pan Pacific Open.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska rallied from a set down on Sunday to beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-7 (6), 6-3, 6-4 and win the Korea Open.