Serie A club Sampdoria will start to explore the Chinese market with an all-round campaign, the Italian side announced at a new conference at the Italian embassy in Beijing on Thursday.
Novak Djokovic was at his brilliant best as he moved a step closer to defending his US Open title with a 6-2 7-6 6-4 victory over Juan Martin del Potro to reach the semi-finals at Flushing Meadows on Thursday.
Second-seeds Bob and Mike Bryan advanced to a showdown against Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek in the men's doubles final on Friday at the US Open.
Swiss former world number one Martina Hingis, a winner of five grand slam singles titles, has been nominated for induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
The last American man to win a Grand Slam and to hold the world No 1 ranking, Andy Roddick ended his tennis career on center court at the US Open on Wednesday after an enviable career that still might have left some fans wondering what if.
Age - 30 (Aug 30, 1982)
"@andyroddick I shed a tear for you. Thank you for all the years of commitment to excellence. Going to miss it."
Tomas Berdych sent mighty Roger Federer spinning to his worst US Open defeat since 2003 on Wednesday and said he had succeeded by dragging the world No 1 out of his comfort zone.
Shaken by his shocking US Open quarterfinal loss to Tomas Berdych, world No 1 Roger Federer is going "back to the drawing board" to try to pick up the pieces of a suddenly shattered season.
Roger Federer was knocked out of the US Open after losing a quarter-final thriller to Tomas Berdych, the earliest exit from New York in nine years.
The wind was blowing a gale and a dark storm was closing in but that was the least of Victoria Azarenka's problems at the US Open on Tuesday.
Andy Murray believes coach Ivan Lendl's bittersweet relationship with the US Open could help him lift his first Grand Slam title.