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Serena Williams pulls out of China Open

Serena Williams has withdrawn from the China Open with a knee injury. 	— AP

China Open champion Serena Williams spoke of her frustration at withdrawing early from a second consecutive tournament on Friday, but said it was too early to say if her season was over.

Rafael Nadal advances in China; Halep, Venus Williams withdraw

Simona Halep returns  to Andrea Petkovic during their China Open match  in Beijing on Thursday.

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

10,000 doves checked for ‘suspicious material’

The 10,000 doves released in a ceremony Wednesday for China’s National Day underwent unusual scrutiny, each having its feathers and anus checked for dangerous materials, state-run media reports said,

Novak Djokovic in China Open Round 3

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic continued his 100 percent record at the China Open Wednesday as he overcame late resistance from Vasek Pospisil, while Maria Sharapova also won but Caroline Wozniacki crashed out.

‘Umbrella Revolution’ still works online

China’s censors, who have barred most online discussion of the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, have so far not blocked searches for the movement’s “Umbrella Revolution” nickname, although it may

Serena Williams, Venus, Ivanovic advance in China Open

Serena Williams of the United States returns to Spain’s Silvia Soler-Espinosa during their China Open first round match— AP

US Open Champions Serena Williams and Marin Cilic powered through their openers at the $5.4 million China Open Monday, with the women’s world no. 1 crushing her opponent after being 5-0 down.

Home girl Li enters semis

Li Na’s bid to claim her first major tournament on home soil remained on course Wednesday as she progressed to the quarter-finals of the China Open after defeating Wimbledon finalist Sabine Lisicki.

Mortar shell hits Chinese Embassy in Syria; 1 injured


A mortar shell hit the compound of the Chinese Embassy in Syria’s capital Damascus, damaging the building and injuring a Syrian employee.

Champion Azarenka stunned by Petkovic


Defending champion Victoria Azarenka was knocked out in the first round of the China Open on Monday, losing 4-6, 6-2, 4-6 to Andrea Petkovic of Germany.

Radwanska, Li, Serena advance

Li Na joined top seed Serena Williams in the second round of the China Open in Beijing on Sunday.

The expected electoral victory in Greece of Syrizia, an acronym meaning “radical coalition of the Left”, had made waves across financial markets.

US President Barack Obama, during his visit to India this week, intends to highlight the strategically essential US-India relationship and shore up support for a wide variety of shared policy interest