- Tag results for tennis
There were no changes in this week's top 10, as Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki held the third position, followed by Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic.
Novotna, who won the Wimbledon title in 1998 when she defeated France's Nathalie Tauziat in the final, died on Sunday in her native Czech Republic surrounded by her family.
The 33rd All India Postal Table Tennis tournament began on a grand note at the DRRMC indoor stadium here on Monday.
The 19-year-old Sabalenka, ranked 78th in the world, had never faced Stephens, the world number 13.
Federer and Nadal said they welcome innovation in tennis but warned the game's administrators not to tamper too much with the current format.
Nadal pulled out of the Paris Masters last week with a knee problem, sparking fears that he would miss the season-ending finale in London.
The 25-year-old American turned things around at the end of the season, so much so that he ended up earning a debut appearance at the ATP Finals.
Female models provocatively revealed the letters A or B when they were picked by the male tennis players. One model pulled up her dress to reveal an A on her thigh.
This month, Chennai will be hosting the first edition of Table Tennis Super League-Tamilnadu, organised by Indusports, under the auspices of TN Table Tennis Association and 11Sports.
Djokovic is expected to make his return at the exhibition World Tennis Championship at Abu Dhabi in December.
Once mooted as a rising star, his ranking has plunged to 145 in the world during a forgettable season in which he admitted he was "bored" and not always giving 100 percent.
Pouille was the biggest mover in the latest rankings released Monday with the Frenchman up seven places into 18th after his 6-1, 6-4 defeat of compatriot Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Sunday's final.
French tennis player Caroline Garcia rallied from being one set down to finally prevail over Danish Caroline Wozniacki in their last group stage match at the Women's Tennis Association finals.
Australian tennis player Sam Groth has announced that he would bid adieu to his career after the next year’s first major of the season at the Melbourne Park in January.
In a career spanning more than three decades, Etheridge has officiated in tennis, badminton and football, also has some experience in athletics and ice hockey.