Tennis

Murray and Osaka both impress at China Open

Murray came from a break down in each set to beat world No. 13 Matteo Berrettini — a semifinalist at last month's US Open — 7-6 (7-2) 7-6 (9-7) — as he continues his comeback on the singles circuit.The three-time grand slam champion, who underwent career-saving hip surgery in January, made a tentative return to singles in Cincinnati in August but has been unable to progress past the round of 16 in four previous tournaments.No. 4 seed Osaka, who won a title in her home city of Osaka last month, brushed past qualifier Andrea Petkovic 6-2 6-0 in Beijing.The 59-minute win extends the 21-year-old's winning run to six matches. READ: Kim Clijsters to come out of retirement, announces return to tennis at 36The former world No.1 hit five aces and 21 winners on the way to a comfortable victory, in which she faced only one break point — which she saved.The Japanese star cited her change in coach as a key reason for her uptick in success. Osaka split from former coach Jermaine Jenkins after the US Open and is now working with her father, Leonard François."It took me back a little bit because he's always been around, but he's been in the shadows for the most part," she said after the win. "I would say he is a person that knows my game the most. HRead More – Source