Posted: Tue October 2, 2012 12:23PM; Updated: Tue October 2, 2012 12:23PM

Djokovic, Tsonga win at China Open

Decrease font Decrease font
Enlarge font Enlarge font
Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic won his first match since the U.S. Open at the China Open.
Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

BEIJING (AP) - Novak Djokovic won his opening match at the China Open by defeating German qualifier Michael Berrer 6-1, 6-7 (3), 6-2 on Tuesday in his first match since losing the U.S. Open final.

Third-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga downed Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin, 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (3), firing 14 aces.

Russia's Mikhail Youzhny beat seventh-seeded German Tommy Haas 6-4, 4-6, 6-2.

Among the women, Li Na defeated Russian Nadia Petrova 6-1, 6-2, and Marion Bartoli overcame Japanese qualifier Ayumi Morita, 6-4, 6-3. Jelena Jankovic downed Romanian Monica Niculescu 6-2, 6-1.

Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

SI Videos
Videos from the Web
Hot Topics: NBA Draft Yasiel Puig NHL Playoffs NBA Playoffs Mark Cuban Jabari Parker
TM & © 2014 Time Inc. A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved. Terms under which this service is provided to you. Read our privacy guidelines and ad choices.
SI CoverRead All ArticlesBuy Cover Reprint