The 10th China Open confirmed that Rafael Nadal will play in Beijing for the first time in four years. Held at the National Tennis Center September 22-October 6, the combined WTA-ATP tournament is the final premier mandatory stop on the WTA calendar, and an ATP 500.
The coverage of Elena Baltacha’s death was remarkable. The British papers were full of the terrible news; the sports pages devoted acres of space to her career and achievements, the news pages ran tributes and pictures and the obituary writers cleared their desks and rang every sportswriter they could think of for information and anecdotes.
Within minutes of the shock announcement that Andy Murray had chosen Amelie Mauresmo as his new coach, Andrei Chesnokov was having microphones stuck under his nose in the Players Lounge at Roland Garros.