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|France to host Switzerland on clay in Davis Cup (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: September 22, 2014, 3:14 pm]
France will play the Davis Cup final against Switzerland on indoor clay in a bid to thwart Roger Federer's quest for a first win in the team competition. France is third on the list of all-time winners and bidding for a 10th Davis Cup title. Switzerland is looking for its first. With the best-of-five series scheduled five days after the ATP finals, France's decision Monday looks like a strategic move because Stan Wawrinka and Federer, who are expected to play at the hardcourt tournament, could struggle to adapt to clay.
Monaco beats Delbonis to open Shenzhen Open (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: September 22, 2014, 2:59 pm]
SHENZHEN, China (AP) -- Juan Monaco of Argentina moved within one victory of his 300th career win on the ATP Tour, beating Federico Delbonis 6-3, 7-5 on Monday at the Shenzhen Open.
Cuevas beats Melzer at Malaysian Open (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: September 22, 2014, 2:50 pm]
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Fifth-seeded Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay opened the Malaysian Open with a 6-4, 7-6 (1) victory over Jurgen Melzer of Austria on Monday.
Spain name female Davis Cup captain [BBC.co.uk Sports: September 22, 2014, 1:54 pm]
Spain appoint Gala Leon Garcia as their first female Davis Cup captain, replacing the departing Carlos Moya.
Nadal withdraws from IPTL because of health (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: September 22, 2014, 1:43 pm]
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the inaugural International Premier Tennis League competition, citing health reasons.
Spain appoints Gala Leon as Davis Cup captain (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: September 22, 2014, 1:43 pm]
MADRID (AP) -- The Spanish tennis federation says it has appointed former WTA player Gala Leon as captain of its David Cup team.
Caroline Garcia upsets Radwanska at Wuhan Open (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: September 22, 2014, 1:14 pm]
Caroline Garcia followed up her first-round win over Venus Williams with a 3-6, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (7) upset win over fifth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska on Monday at the inaugural Wuhan Open. The 20-year-old Frenchwoman went for broke, continuing to hit big ground strokes despite piling up unforced errors as she tried to keep Radwanska on the back foot. ''It's pretty different game between Venus and Radwanska, but I did the same game for myself,'' Garcia said. ''Against these kind of girls like Radwanska you have to do (this kind) of game ... sometime you can miss, but I knew it was the only way I can win this today.'' In first-round matches, No. 10 Jelena Jankovic beat Christina McHale of the United States 6-4, 6-4 and No. 11 Sara Errani of Italy reeled off the last six games to beat Heather Watson of Britain 7-5, 6-4.
Federer replaces Nadal in IPTL team [BBC.co.uk Sports: September 22, 2014, 12:07 pm]
Roger Federer will play in the inaugural International Premier Tennis League after Rafael Nadal withdraws to focus on 2015.
Nadal pulls out of inaugural IPTL [BBC.co.uk Sports: September 22, 2014, 10:02 am]
Rafael Nadal withdraws from the inaugural International Premier Tennis League to focus on preparing for the 2015 season.
Watson out in first round in China [BBC.co.uk Sports: September 22, 2014, 6:57 am]
British number one Heather Watson loses to Sara Errani in straight sets in the first round of the Wuhan Open in China.
Ivanovic beats Wozniacki to win Pan Pacific Open (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: September 21, 2014, 10:35 pm]
Third-seeded Ana Ivanovic of Serbia beat second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6-2, 7-6 (2) on Sunday to win the Pan Pacific Open for her fourth WTA title of the year. In a match that featured two former top-ranked players, Ivanovic broke Wozniacki three times in the first set at Ariake Coliseum and won the second-set tiebreaker with a forehand to the corner to capture her first Pan Pacific title. ''The key for me was coming forward to the net,'' Ivanovic said. Open finalist Wozniacki, the 2010 tournament winner, had her serve broken to go down 3-2 in the first set and then lost the next three games as Ivanovic seized the momentum.
Goffin wins 2nd career title at Moselle Open (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: September 21, 2014, 5:38 pm]
Eighth-seeded David Goffin of Belgium served 10 aces and saved all four break points he faced to claim his second career title with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Joao Sousa of Portugal in the Moselle Open final on Sunday. The 23-year-old Goffin is enjoying a strong finish to his season and has now won 34 of his past 36 matches at all levels. After winning his maiden title on clay in Kitzbuehel, Austria, in August, Goffin has showed his versatility on the indoor hard court of Metz, where he upset top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the quarterfinals.
Venus Williams knocked out early in Wuhan Open (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: September 21, 2014, 3:42 pm]
WUHAN, China (AP) -- Caroline Garcia of France defeated Venus Williams in the first round of the Wuhan Open on Sunday while wild card Victoria Azarenka withdrew with an injured right foot and will miss the rest of the season.
Pliskova beats Lepchenko to win Korea Open (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: September 21, 2014, 3:39 pm]
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Second-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic defeated fifth-seeded Varvara Lepchenko of the United States, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-2 on Sunday to win the Korea Open.
Injured Azarenka out for season [BBC.co.uk Sports: September 21, 2014, 12:57 pm]
Victoria Azarenka will miss the remainder of the season because of the foot injury that has blighted her year.
Injured Azarenka pulls out of Wuhan Open (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: September 21, 2014, 12:32 pm]
WUHAN, China (AP) -- Wild card entry Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn from the Wuhan Open with an injured right foot and will miss the rest of the season.
Retiring Li Na has "no regrets" about retiring (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: September 21, 2014, 10:24 am]
Two days after announcing the end of her momentous tennis career in an open letter to friends and fans, Li Na entered her farewell news conference with the appearance of somebody who had been crying. I don't feel sorry or have any regrets about retiring,'' she told a packed news conference Sunday at the National Tennis Centre in Beijing.
Ivanovic wins Pan Pacific title [BBC.co.uk Sports: September 21, 2014, 7:46 am]
Ana Ivanovic could move up to world number five after beating Caroline Wozniacki to lift the Pan Pacific Open title.
Goffin and Sousa win to reach Moselle Open final (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: September 20, 2014, 4:33 pm]
Sixth-seeded Joao Sousa of Portugal rallied to win 7-6 (6), 6-2 against second-seeded Gael Monfils and reach the Moselle Open final, where he faces eighth-seeded David Goffin of Belgium. Goffin, who eliminated top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the quarters, beat Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany 7-6 (4), 6-3 in the other semifinal on Saturday. Sousa trailed 4-2 against Monfils, who blew two match points before losing to Roger Federer in the U.S.
Goffin beats Struff to reach Moselle Open final (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: September 20, 2014, 3:30 pm]
METZ, France (AP) -- Eighth-seeded David Goffin of Belgium remains on course for his second career title after beating Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff 7-6 (4), 6-3 to reach the Moselle Open final on Saturday.