Djokovic to face Dimitrov in Beijing ATP quarterfinal

BEIJING - World's best tennis player Novak Djokovic will cross rackets with Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov in the Beijing ATP quarterfinal on Friday, as Dimitrov beat Spain's Pablo Andujar Alba in the Thursday match, 6-4, 6-4.

Djokovic and Dimitrov have so far played five matches and the Serbian player has the upper hand over his Bulgarian colleague with the score at 4-1.

Halep quits, Ivanovic through to Beijing WTA semifinal

BEIJING - Serbian female tennis player Ana Ivanovic qualified for the Beijing WTA semifinal on Thursday as her opponent in the quarterfinal match, Romania's Simona Halep, withdrew due to health problems.

In the semifinal match, Ivanovic will cross rackets with the winner of all-Russia match between Maria Sharapova and Svetlana Kuznetsova.

Troicki outlasted by Berdych

BEIJING - Serbia's Viktor Troicki did not make it to the quarterfinal at the ATP tournament in Beijing after he was outplayed by Czech Tomas Berdych 6-3, 6-4 on Thursday.

This year's Beijing defending champion is world No. 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia, who reached the quarterfinal on Wednesday beating Canadian Vasek Pospisil 6-3, 7-5.

Photo Tanjug, M. Jelesijevic (archive)

Djokovic, Krajinovic through to Beijing doubles quarterfinal

BEIJING - Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Filip Krajinovic reached the doubles quarterfinal at the ATP tournament in Beijing after the withdrawal of Latvian Ernest Gulbis and Polish Marcin Matkowski in the first round on Thursday.

Djokovic/Krajinovic are next to take on Italian-Argentinean pair Fabio Fognini/Leonardo Mayer.

Djokovic reaches Beijing second round

BEIJING - World No. 1 Novak Djokovic is through to the second round of the ATP tournament in Beijing after beating Spaniard Guillermo García-Lopez 6-2, 6-1 on Tuesday.

Djokovic performed outstandingly at the start of the Beijing tournament with a total of 15-4 winners.

In the second round, Djokovic will take on Canada's Vasek Pospisil, who outlasted Czech Lucas Rosol 6-3, 6-4.

Bulgaria's Dimitrov Beats Verdasco in First China Open Match

Tennis player Grigor Dimitrov managed to secure a hard victory against Spain's Fernando Verdasco in his first encounter at China Open in Beijing.

Dimitrov won the match that lasted 1 h 36 min and ended 6:1, 3:6, 6:3.

After an easy first set for Dimitrov, Verdasco posed a tough challenge to the Bulgarian, who lost the second one.

Jankovic defeated in Beijing opener, Ivanovic moves on

BEIJING - Serbia's tennis player Jelena Jankovic did not make it to the second round of the WTA tournament in Beijing as she was bested by Alize Cornet of France 7-5, 3-6, 6-4 on Monday.

This was the first win of the French player in their head-to-heads (1-3).

Earlier on Monday, Serbia's Ana Ivanovic breezed past Belinda Bencic of Switzerland 6-2, 6-1 in only 72 minutes.