October 1, 2014
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

Li Na has been named an Official Ambassador of the BNP Paribas WTA Finals in Singapore presented by SC Global, the WTA announced. The recently retired two-time Grand Slam champion is the highest ranked player ever from Asia, and has quickly become a legend in her home country of China.

October 1, 2014
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

A sloppy second set did in Caroline Wozniacki on Wednesday, as the 2014 U.S. Open runner up fell to Samantha Stosur 6-4, 7-6(9) in the China Open’s second-round.  The sixth-seeded Dane fumbled away five set points in the second frame and hit three double-faults in the tiebreaker to allow Stosur to wrap up the straight set victory in just over two hours.

September 30, 2014
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

Rafael Nadal began his comeback Tuesday in Beijing at the China Open, notching a 6-4, 6-0 win over Richard Gasquet. Nadal, seeded second in Beijing, was playing in his first match in over three months after nursing a right wrist injury.

September 30, 2014
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

Maria Sharapova was a winner over Elina Svitolina in the second round of the China Open Tuesday in just under 90 minutes, 6-2, 6-2 to move into the third round at the event.

September 29, 2014
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

Petra Kvitova and Eugenie Bouchard met in the Wuhan Open on Saturday in a rematch of this year’s Wimbledon final, and the result was the same as Kvitova captured the inaugural Wuhan Open title with a 6-3, 6-4 victory.

September 29, 2014
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

Great Britain’s Andy Murray captured the Shenzhen Open title on Sunday, coming back from a set down to defeat Spain’s Tommy Robredo, 5-7, 7-6(9), 6-1.

September 29, 2014
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

Serena Williams did not get off to the start she wanted in the China Open’s first-round on Monday, but rallied to defeat Spain’s Silvia Soler-Espinosa 7-5, 6-2 to advance.

September 26, 2014
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

The final of the inaugural Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open is all set and will feature a rematch of this summer’s Wimbledon final. Third-seeded Czech Petra Kvitova will take on sixth-seeded Canadian Eugenie Bouchard for the Wuhan Open crown as well as a spot in the WTA Finals in Singapore.

September 26, 2014
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

Andy Murray rolled into the semifinals of the Shenzhen Open on Friday, disposing of Lukas Lacko 6-3, 7-5 to reach the tournament’s final four. He saved four break points to beat the Slovakian in 80 minutes.

September 25, 2014
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) held its annual meeting at the Mina A’Salam Hotel in Dubai, India this past week as representatives from all over the world came to discuss the future of the ITF.

September 25, 2014
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

Third-seeded Petra Kvitova followed up her win over fellow Czech Karolina Pliskova on Wednesday with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over another rising star in Caroline Garcia. Kvitova, after battling it out for three-sets versus Pliskova, needed just one hour and 21 minutes to wrap up the straight set win and move into the Wuhan Open semifinals.

September 25, 2014
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

Top-seeded David Ferrer was bounced from the Shenzhen Open in the second-round on Thursday, falling to Serbia’s Viktor Troicki 3-6, 4-6 in a match that lasted a little over an hour.

September 24, 2014
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

Another round at the Wuhan Open has brought yet another upset. The top seeds at the inaugural tournament from Wuhan, China continued to fall on Wednesday, this time it was the fourth-seeded Maria Sharapova bowing out in the third-round, as Swiss qualifier Timea Bacsinszky put an end to the Russian’s run with a 7-6(3), 7-5 victory to notch her third career win over a top 10 opponent.

September 23, 2014
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

While Agnieska Radwanska and Ana Ivanovic’s early exits from the inaugural Wuhan Open highlighted Monday’s action, the upsets continued Tuesday as top-seeded Serena Williams and the second-seeded Simona Halep failed to make it through to the third round.

September 22, 2014
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

Ana Ivanovic defeated second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki 6-2, 7-(2) to win the Toray Pan Pacific Open on Sunday. The third-seeded Serbian captured her fourth WTA title of the year, using a dominant first set to upend the U.S. Open finalist from Denmark.

September 22, 2014
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

Maria Sharapova notched another three-set win on Monday, defeating fellow Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 in the second-round of the inaugural Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open.

September 19, 2014
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska was defeated at the Kia Korea Open on Friday, falling to American Varvara Lepchenko 7-6(4), 2-6, 2-6. The fifth-seed fought off a loss in the first set tiebreaker to cruise through the final two sets and beat Radwanska for the second time this year.

September 19, 2014
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

Ana Ivanovic cruised into the Toray Pan Pacific Open semifinals with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Lucie Safarova on Friday. The win ends a five-match losing streak to Safarova, whom she hadn’t defeated since the 2008 French Open. 

September 19, 2014
By Brian Coleman

In an open letter on social media yesterday, Li Na announced that she will be retiring from tennis due to lingering knee injuries. The 32-year old Australian Open champion hasn’t played in a match since losing in the third-round at this year’s Wimbledon, and retires on the heels of the new tournament in her hometown of Wuhan.

September 19, 2014
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

The U.S. Davis Cup Team will travel to Great Britain for the 2015 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group First Round, March 6-8, at a site to be determined. The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has announced the draw for the 2015 World Group in Dubai.

September 18, 2014
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

Maria Kirilenko of Russia moved into the quarterfinals of the Korea Open on Thursday, knocking off third-seeded Czech Klara Koukalova 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-0. The win marks the first time she has won back-to-back matches since last September as she continues her comeback from a knee injury that forced her out of the first three months of this season. 

September 18, 2014
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

Caroline Wozniacki fought back from a set down to defeat Australian qualifier Jarmila Gajdosova 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 to move into the Toray Pan Pacific Open quarterfinals in Tokyo.

September 17, 2014
By Brian Coleman

In a matchup of former world number ones, Ana Ivanovic defeated Victoria Azarenka 6-3, 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals of the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo, Japan on Wednesday.

September 17, 2014
By Brian Coleman

Agnieszka Radwanska moved one step closer to defending her title at the Kia Korea Open early Wednesday as she pitched a shutout in a 6-0, 6-0 rout of South African Chanelle Scheepers.