Temperamental Australian Nick Kyrgios was fined US$10,000 and lost another US$21,085 in prize money on Wednesday after storming off midway through his first-round match against American Steve Johnson in Shanghai, tennis officials said.
Venus eclipsed by Japan’s Osaka
Hong Kong, China - Venus Williams suffered a shock exit in the second round of the WTA Hong Kong Open on Wednesday, comprehensively beaten 7-5, 6-2 by teenager Naomi Osaka.
Japan's top-ranked player reeled off eight consecutive games at one stage to power into
Sharapova triumphs in opener
Tianjin, China - Maria Sharapova made an impressive start to the Tianjin Open on Wednesday by beating Romania's Irina-Camelia Begu in straight sets.
Seeded ninth, Begu loomed as a tricky first-round opponent for Sharapova, but the former world No 1 from Russia swept to a 6-4, 6-2 victory.
However, two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova suffered a shock defeat, losing to local hope Zhu Lin 4-6, 7-5, 4-6.