Fourth-seeded Kei Nishikori beat Donald Young of the United States 6-4, 7-6 (4) on Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Japan Open.

Rafael Nadal is back in form on the tennis court — and in his sharp-tongued critiques of the ATP tour.

Spanish tennis player Guillermo Olaso lost his appeal against a five-year ban for match-fixing.

Venus Williams withdrew from the China Open with a viral illness on Thursday shortly before her third-round match against Petra Kvitova.

Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and French Open titlist Maria Sharapova notched wins, while former world No. 1 Carolina Wozniacki was sent packing Wednesday at the $5.4 million China Open.

Novak Djokovic extended his winning streak at the China Open to 21 straight matches, beating Canada's Vasek Pospisil 6-3, 7-5 under the roof on center court on a cold, rainy Wednesday.

Heavy Japanese crowd favorite Kei Nishikori posted a first-round victory Wednesday at the $1.2 million Japan Open Tennis Championships.

Novak Djokovic extended his winning streak at the China Open to 21 straight matches, beating Canada's Vasek Pospisil 6-3, 7-5 under the roof on center court on a cold, rainy Wednesday.

In his first match at home since playing in the U.S. Open final, Kei Nishikori gave the sell-out crowd in Ariake Colosseum their money's worth with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Ivan Dodig of Croatia on Wednesday.

Top-ranked Serena Williams will combine with Wimbledon doubles champion Jack Sock in the United States team which will compete in a star-studded Hopman Cup tournament in January.

Reigning champion Serena Williams, second seed Simona Halep and former finalist Maria Sharapova were among Tuesday's second-round winners at the $5.4 million China Open.

It was a fitting goodbye for China's biggest tennis star, complete with hugs from her former competitors, cheers from Chinese fans, and a bouquet of flowers from Rafael Nadal.

Japanese wild card Tatsuma Ito upset Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka 7-5, 6-2 in the first round of the Japan Open on Tuesday.

Rafael Nadal made a dominant return to tennis after a two-month injury layoff, beating Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-0 at the China Open on Tuesday.

Second seed David Ferrer was sent packing in first-round action Monday at the $1.2 million Japan Open Tennis Championships.

Marcel Granollers of Spain rallied from a set down to beat second-seeded David Ferrer 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 Monday and advance to the second round of the Japan Open.

Serena Williams narrowly avoided a bagel against Spanish qualifier Silvia Soler-Espinosa, then won 13 of the next 15 games to pull out a 7-5, 6-2 victory Monday in the first round of the China Open.

Maria Sharapova, Simona Halep and Venus Williams were among the winners Sunday in the first round of the China Open.

Kei Nishikori of Japan captured his third title of 2014 with a straight-set victory over Julien Benneteau in the final of the Malaysian Open, keeping the Frenchman winless in 10 career title matches.

Second-seeded Andy Murray of Britain rallied from a set down to defeat fourth-seeded Tommy Robredo of Spain 5-7, 7-6 (9), 6-1 Sunday to win the Shenzhen Open.

Top-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan beat fourth-seeded Julien Benneteau of France 7-6 (4), 6-4 Sunday to win the Malaysian Open.

Maria Sharapova and Venus Williams moved into the second round at the China Open on Sunday with straight-set victories.

Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland was among the first-round winners Saturday at the China Open.

Andy Murray rallied for a three-set win over Juan Monaco in the semifinals of the Shenzhen Open and will meet Tommy Robredo for the title after the Spaniard thumped Santiago Giraldo on Saturday.

Petra Kvitova again got the better of Eugenie Bouchard, earning a straight-set victory on Saturday to claim the title at the inaugural Wuhan Tennis Open.

Top-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan beat Jarkko Nieminen of Finland 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 to reach the final of the Malaysian Open on Saturday.

Second-seeded Andy Murray rallied from a set down to beat Juan Monaco of Argentina 2-6, 6-3, 6-0 Saturday and reach the final of the Shenzhen Open.

Petra Kvitova backed up her lopsided win over Eugenie Bouchard at Wimbledon with another emphatic victory over the Canadian to capture the inaugural Wuhan Open title on Saturday.

Rafael Nadal's right wrist is healthy enough to allow him to compete again, the Spaniard said as he prepares for a tough first-round match against Frenchman Richard Gasquet at the China Open.

Belgian tennis, of course, enjoyed quite a bit of success on the women's side in recent years, thanks to former world No. 1s Justine Henin and Kim Clijsters in the 2000s, but they've yet to produce a bona fide men's stud.

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