Games, set and match
Andy Murray of Great Britain takes selfie with fans after defeating Andreas Seppi of Italy during the first round of the men’s singles at the 2016 China Open in Beijing on Tuesday.
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Peng, 30, came of age at channels in more than 170 the same time as China’s first countries and regions, — and only — Grand Slam reaching a global audience singles champion Li Na. of more than 300 million
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Czech Siniakova, 20, played learning from our counterparts an impressive net game overseas,” she said. against top seed Kerber but
China’s rise to become the was unable to take control of the match, handing the German a 6-4, 6-4 win.
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The German won her second Grand Slam title of the country is on year — and her career — at the US Open last month in National Day. the same week that also saw Toher watchrise to No such1, dethroninga long-reigning Serena documentaryWilliams. on
Kerber, 28, started the year Nationalranked 10th but Day reached was her first ever Grand Slam final at meaningful.” the Australian Open in January — and scooped the crown.
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Kerber credits changing million her on-court demeanour — which once earned her the Estimated global audience who nickname “Dun Curr-ber” will see the documentary series based on the internet meme China Revealed, which will be for “don’t care” — for her late shown on 41 channels in more career renaissance. than 170 countries and regions
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On the men’s side, David would benefit the Sino-US Ferrer and fellow Spaniard relationship. Roberto Bautista Agut both
“We would love to cooperate prevailed in their tougher-than-expected with more domestic and first-round overseas media to strengthen matches. the interaction and communications
Lucas Pouille ousted wildcard between China Lu Yen-Hsun of Taiwan and other countries, in two sets — and less than enhancing our friendships 50 minutes — to take him a and understanding,” Cui step closer to a rematch with said. Rafael Nadal.