Murray set to return to action

TENNIS: Britain’s US Open champion, Andy Murray, will tomorrow begin his Japan Open title defence, his first competitive match since his grand slam victory. World No1 Victoria Azarenka, meanwhile, yesterday defeated France’s Alize Cornet 6-1, 6-0 in the first round of the China Open. Maria Sharapova beat Simona Halep 7-5, 7-5.