LONDON—Novak Djokovic lay crumpled on Centre Court, clutching his upper left arm and grimacing. He felt something pop and feared the worst. Djokovic had lunged for a shot behind the baseline, tumbled on the grass and rolled over twice, his racket flying from his hand. His new coach, Boris Becker, stood in the player’s box [...]
Li Na lost her opening match at the French Open on Tuesday, the second reigning Australian Open champion to fall in the first round at this year’s tournament.
Defending champion Rafael Nadal gave his clay-court doldrums a boost by reaching the Madrid Open semifinals on Friday with a dominant performance against Thomas Berdych.
Two-time winner Roger Federer and defending champion Andy Murray eased into the fourth round of the ATP and WTA Miami Masters, producing efficient wins in heat and humidity Sunday.
Li Na needed 11 match points to put away Aleksandra Wozniak on Tuesday and book an Indian Wells clash with Dominika Cibulkova, the woman she beat in the Australian Open final.
Li Na set a record for Asian players by rising to a career-high No. 2 in the WTA rankings released Monday, while her compatriot Peng Shuai ensured another first for China by ascending to the top ranking in doubles.
Top-seeded Li Na, playing her first match since winning the Australian Open last month, beat Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 in the second round at the Qatar Open on Wednesday.
Chinese official media and web users poured scorn on local government officials Wednesday after they gave multi-millionaire tennis star Li Na an 800,000 yuan ($132,000) reward for winning the Australian Open.
Former US Open champion Sam Stosur Tuesday backed Li Na to reach top spot in the world rankings, after the Chinese sensation’s Australian Open victory.
Li Na has advanced to her third Australian Open final and will have to beat Dominika Cibulkova to win her first title at Melbourne Park.
China’s Li Na swept into her second consecutive Australian Open final on Thursday, using her experience to brush aside Canadian teenager Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets.
China’s tennis star Li Na powered her way into the semifinals of the Australian Open by beating Flavia Pennetta of Italy Tuesday.
Serena Williams smashed the 39-year-old record for Australian Open wins on Friday as she powered into the fourth round closely followed by China’s Li Na on another scorching day in Melbourne.