Simona Halep has won back-to-back titles at the Madrid Open after beating Kristina Mladenovic 7-5 6-7 (5-7) 6-2 in a hard-fought final.
Rory McIlroy admitted he felt “handcuffed” by the complexities of the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass after firing a third-round 71 at The Players Championship.
Novak Djokovic remained upbeat following his Madrid Open semi-final defeat to Rafael Nadal, insisting he will take the positives from the tournament.
Rafael Nadal recorded a first win over Novak Djokovic since 2014 to book his place in the Madrid Open final with a 6-2 6-4 victory.
BEIJING — Qian Qichen, an imperturbable Chinese diplomat who as foreign minister and vice premier steered his country on a pragmatic course through the end of the Cold War, the collapse of the Soviet Union and bitter quarrels with the United States, died here on Tuesday.