Daily Bagel: Venus Williams wins 700th career match in Wuhan

Venus Williams wins her 700th career match, Victoria Azarenka continues her injury-addled season, Novak Djokovic creates a new hot shot and more of the interesting reporting, writing and quipping from around the Internet.
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The Daily Bagel is your dose of the interesting reporting, writing and quipping from around the Internet.

• From Courtney Nguyen for the WTA Insider: Victoria Azarenka talks about her injury-addled season.

"The important thing for me is to get my body fit 100%, on a consistent basis. I have a lot of work to do. That's why I think my mind is a little bit thinking too much for the next year because I have a plan what to do already in my off-season. I guess that kind of distracts me a little bit."

• Martina Hingis visited one of Wuhan's most famous landmarks with former World No. 2 Li Na.

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• Petra Kvitova on dealing with being tired:

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• Nicolas Escude, the co-coach of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, says he has stopped working with the Frenchman

• With her win over Julia Goerges on Tuesday, Venus Williams secured her 700th career win, joining sister Serena , Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal as the only active singles players with 700 wins or more

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• Novak Djokovic adds some style to his shot:

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• Meanwhile, checking in on Serena Williams, who just celebrated her 34th birthday:

• After retirements and upsets through the first few days at the Wuhan Open, the Round of 16 is set: Halep vs. Konta, Venus vs. Suarez Navarro, Kvitova vs. Vinci, Pliskova vs. Svitolina, Muguruza vs. Ivanovic, Mladenovic vs. Schmiedlova, Kerber vs. Giorgi, Vandeweghe vs. Strycova.