Novak Djokovic defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-2, 6-4 in the Shanghai Open final Sunday, extending his winning streak to 17 matches dating to his championship run at the U.S. Open.
He didn't drop a set, not in Shanghai and not the week before in winning the China Open in Beijing.
"This has been the best two weeks of my life, my career," the top-ranked Serb said. "A high performance level from the first match in Beijing to today's match."
Tsonga came into the match leading the tournament with 64 aces, but Djokovic broke his serve three times.
"Today, there is nothing to say. He's playing a lot better than everybody," Tsonga said.
Jankovic hands Kerber a setback
•Jelena Jankovic rallied past Angelique Kerber 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-1 to win the Hong Kong Open, putting on hold Kerber's hopes of playing in the season-ending WTA Finals in Singapore.
•Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova clinched her first title of the season, defeating Anna-Lena Friedsam 6-4, 6-3 in the final of the Generali Ladies in Linz, Austria.
Rookie wins PGA Tour event
Emiliano Grillo of Argentina won his PGA Tour rookie debut at the Frys.com Open in Napa, Calif., holing a 25-foot birdie putt on the 18th for a 3-under 69, then beating Kevin Na in a playoff.
Na shot 70 Sunday, and he and Grillo totaled 15-under 273. Grillo had a 3-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole to win but missed. He won on the next hole after Na hooked his drive behind a tree.
Thompson wins in South Korea
•Lexi Thompson broke out of a crowd to win the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship in Incheon, South Korea. Thompson closed with a 3-under 69 to beat Yani Tseng and Sung Hyun Park by a stroke.
•Bernhard Langer rallied to win the Champions Tour's San Antonio Championship, making birdies on the final two holes for a 7-under 65 and a three-stroke victory over Scott Dunlap (68).
Beckenbauer defends himself
Soccer great Franz Beckenbauer said Sunday he never paid anyone to secure votes for Germany's 2006 World Cup bid following allegations that bribes were involved.
"And I am certain that no other member of the bidding committee did it either," said Beckenbauer, who headed the bidding committee.
Arguably the most influential figure in German soccer, Beckenbauer was responding to Friday's report by German newsweekly Der Spiegel that alleged Germany bought votes to secure the 2006 World Cup.
Michigan ties U soccer team
Michigan gave the No. 11 Gophers women's soccer team the treatment it has given several other Top 25 teams, pulling off a 0-0 draw at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium.
Michigan (10-5-2 overall, 5-2-2 Big Ten) has a win and two draws against Top 25 foes this season.
Wolverines goalkeeper Megan Hinz made six stops against the Gophers (11-3-3, 6-2-1). Tarah Hobbs made three saves for Minnesota.
AROUND THE HORN
NBA: Kevin Love had six points and four rebounds in his first game since a shoulder injury ended his 2015 playoffs, but Cleveland lost 87-81 loss to Toronto.
Soccer: Mike Grella scored in 7 seconds for the fastest goal in MLS history and host New York beat Philadelphia 4-1 to earn the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
Drag racing: Erica Enders raced to her eighth Pro Stock victory of the year in the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals, breaking the NHRA season record for female drivers.