SI.com Staff
Monday September 22nd, 2014

About this series: SI.com's Courtney Nguyen is taking a month-long tour of tennis tournaments in the Far East to document and report on the state of tennis across the continent, from Hong Kong to Wuhan, to Beijing and Tokyo, culminating with the WTA Finals in Singapore. Check back each week for tournament results, exclusive interviews and a taste of the cultural side of Asia.

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    Wuhan: The new stop on the women's tour
     

    New to the calendar in 2014, the Wuhan Open is one of two Premier-level stops in China and the players try to adjust to the new addition.


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    Venturing inside of a Wuhan Wal-Mart
     

    Courtney Nguyen

    Courtney Nguyen explores the aisles of a Wal-Mart in Wuhan -- and she can't find her way out.


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    Beijing Roundtable: What is the state of tennis in China?
     

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    Courtney Nguyen asks three well-known Chinese journalists to discuss the state of tennis in China in the wake of the sport's Asian swing and the retirement of Li Na.


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    ATP's president Chris Kermode talks IPTL, 10-year plan
     

    Shanghai Rolex Masters

    ATP chief executive and president Chris Kermode addressed the media in Shanghai. He dismissed the IPTL as "glorified exhibitions" and discussed the organization's plans for its future abroad.


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    What does ATP's global exec see for the future of tennis in Asia?
     

    ATP World Tour

    While in Shanghai, the ATP's executive vice president of the international group, Alison Lee, spoke with SI.com's Courtney Nguyen to discuss the plans for tennis' next moves in Asia.


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    Catching up with American John Isner in Shanghai
     

    Kevin Lee/Getty Images

    How does Isner feel about his season? What are his pet peeves? And how does he adjust to the overseas tournaments? Courtney Nguyen caught up with the 6-foot-10 American to get all of the details.


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    Dumpling Palooza 2014 in Shanghai
     

    Courtney Nguyen

    Courtney Nguyen took to the streets of Shanghai to try the city's famous soup dumplings called xiaolongbao.


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