MIAMI MASTERS 2013

  • New world No. 2 Murray delighted after Miami win April 1, 2013

    Miami: An exhausted Andy Murray credited his mental strength and physical freshness for his tiebreak victory over David Ferrer in the Sony Open final on Sunday after a gruelling 2hour45minute battle. "It was a brutal, brutal match. Both of us were kind of on our last legs," Murray told reporters...
  • Murray displaces Federer at No.2 after Miami title April 1, 2013

    Miami: Britain's Andy Murray defeated Spain's David Ferrer 26 64 76 in a gruelling Sony Open final on Sunday to move above Roger Federer to second in the world rankings. Murray was far from at his best against a dogged Ferrer but won the tiebreak comfortably 71 after surviving a scare...
  • Murray rallies to beat Gasquet in Miami semifinal March 30, 2013

    Miami: Britain's Andy Murray fought back for a 67 61 62 win over France's Richard Gasquet to reach the final of the Sony Open where he will face Spaniard David Ferrer on Sunday. Murray recovered after making a mess of the first set where he was serving for it at 54...
  • Serena beats Radwanska to set up Miami final with Sharapova March 29, 2013

    Miami: Maria Sharapova keeps drawing a different opponent in the Key Biscayne final, and has yet to find one she can beat. Now she'll give it a try against Serena Williams. Sharapova, a fourtime runnerup, earned another berth in the final by beating Jelena Jankovic 62, 61 Thursday at the Sony...
  • Haas reaches Miami semis with easy win over Simon March 28, 2013

    Miami: Veteran Tommy Haas backed up his upset of world number one Novak Djokovic with a quarterfinal victory over Gilles Simon on Wednesday to advance to a semifinal against David Ferrer at the Sony Open in Miami. The 34yearold Haas, who beat Djokovic on Tuesday, produced a strong encore performance in...
  • Sharapova, Ferrer reach semifinals in Miami March 28, 2013

    Miami: Maria Sharapova was shaky from the service line but the Russian world number two dodged danger at key moments to beat seventh seed Sara Errani 75, 75 and reach the semifinals of the Sony Open in Miami on Wednesday. Serving at 45 in the second set of a seesaw...
  • Sania MirzaBethanie Mattek lose in Sony Open quarters March 27, 2013

    Miami: India's Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie MattekSands on Wednesday crashed out of the Sony Open Miami Masters after losing their women's doubles quarterfinal match against world No.1 pair of Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci in straight sets at Crandon Park, here. The seventh seeded IndoAmerican pair lost 16,...
  • Tommy Haas stuns Novak Djokovic at Key Biscayne March 27, 2013

    Key Biscayne: For the final few games, the fellow frustrating Novak Djokovic from across the net wore a lavender shirt, a red sweatband, black shoes with lime trim and a blue cap. Tommy Haas won ugly, becoming the oldest man to beat a No. 1ranked player in 30 years. Eight days...
  • Serena beats Li Na to reach Key Biscayne semifinals March 27, 2013

    Florida: Fivetime champion Serena Williams advanced on Tuesday to the Sony Open semifinals and equaled the women's record for career victories in the tournament by beating No. 5seeded Li Na 63, 76 (5). The topranked Williams overcame six doublefaults and rallied in the second set from a 52 deficit. She...
  • China's Li Na beats Garbine Muguruza to reach quarterfinals March 26, 2013

    Miami: China's Li Na reached the quarterfinals of the Miami Masters by beating Spanish teenager Garbine Muguruza 76(6), 62. The 31yearold Li, playing in her first tournament since suffering from an ankle injury in January's Australian Open final, will face World No.1 Serena Williams in the last eight, reports Xinhua. Williams...
  • Sharapova, Serena advance to Miami quarterfinals March 26, 2013

    Miami: Maria Sharapova powered her way past another opponent at the Sony Open in Miami on Monday as the Russian world number two remains on target to finally claim a tournament that has brought her plenty of heartbreak. The third seed shrugged off the challenge of Klara Zakopalova, easing to a...
  • SaniaBethanie in quarters, BopannaRam knocked out of Sony Open March 26, 2013

    Miami: Sania Mirza kept the Indian hopes alive by progressing to the women's doubles quarterfinals even as country's challenge ended in the men's doubles with the defeat of Rohan Bopanna and his partner Rajeev Ram in the second round of ATPWTA Sony Open. Sania and her American partner Bethanie MattekSands overcame...
  • Serena Williams rallies for 3set win at Sony Open March 26, 2013

    Florida: Serena Williams' match was more than an hour old on Monday before she began providing a soundtrack for her comeback. "Come on!" she shouted at her fist through gritted teeth. Her demeanor transformed, Williams rallied past Dominika Cibulkova in the fourth round of the Sony Open, 26, 64, 62. The...
  • Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi out of Miami Masters March 25, 2013

    Miami: It was a day to forget for Indian tennis as Somdev Devvarman, Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi were all knocked out of the ATP Miami Masters here, losing their respective singles and doubles matches. Somdev went down 62, 64 to twotime defending champion and World No.1 Novak Djokovic in just...
  • Djokovic beats Somdev, Sharapova wins at windy Miami March 25, 2013

    Miami: World number one Novak Djokovic and Russian Maria Sharapova shook off windy conditions to move into the fourth round of the Sony Open at Miami on Sunday. Serb Djokovic posted a 62, 64 victory over India's Somdev Devvarman and Sharapova turned back fellow Russian Elena Vesnina 64, 62....
  • BopannaRam, SaniaBethanie advance to 2nd round in Miami March 24, 2013

    Miami: Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza advanced to the second rounds of their respective events at prestigious ATP/WTA Sony Open after hard fought wins with their partners, here. Bopanna and his American partner Rajeev Ram saved all the seven breakpoints in the second set to beat Eric Butorac and Paul...
  • Serena Williams storms into fourth round of Sony Open March 24, 2013

    Florida: Serena Williams can claim another first, and another victory: She beat the traffic by riding a bicycle to her match. With Key Biscayne traffic in a snarl on Saturday night, Williams borrowed a bike at her hotel, rode to her match and beat Ayumi Morita in the third round...
  • Somdev sets up Djokovic clash in Miami Masters March 23, 2013

    Miami: India's top singles player Somdev Devvarman has outlasted Frenchman Edourado RogerVasselin over three sets and will next play top seed and World No.1 Novak Djokovic in the third round of the ATP World Tour Miami Masters. The Indian fought back with relentless tennis in a late night match on Friday...
  • Djokovic races past Rosol into third round in Sony Open March 23, 2013

    Miami: Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova both survived unscathed but the Sony Open lost two other grand slam champions on Friday when Victoria Azarenka and Juan Martin Del Potro exited the Miami tournament. Azarenka withdrew from her opening match because of an ankle injury she suffered playing at Indian Wells last...
  • Tobias Kamke defeats Juan Martin del Potro at Key Biscayne March 23, 2013

    Key Biscayne: With an ankle injury forcing twotime champion Victoria Azarenka to withdraw from the Sony Open on Friday, Lauren Davis quickly went from lucky loser to lucky winner. Given a spot in the draw because Azarenka pulled out, Davis took advantage of shaky play by fellow American Madison Keys...
  • Azarenka withdraws from Sony Open due to injury March 23, 2013

    Florida: Twotime champion Victoria Azarenka withdrew from the Sony Open before her opening match on Friday because of a lingering right ankle injury. The thirdranked Belarusian was replaced by lucky loser Lauren Davis of the United States. The same injury forced Azarenka to withdraw before her quarterfinal match a week ago...
  • Miami Masters: Paes, Llodra ease into 2nd round March 22, 2013

    Miami: India's Leander Paes and his French partner Michael Llodra advanced to the second round of the ATP Miami Masters here with a straight-set victory over Germany's Christopher Kas and Philipp Kohlschreiber. The seventh seeds beat the German pair 6-3, 7-5 on Thursday night and will now face the winners of...
  • Somdev enters second round of Miami Masters March 21, 2013

    Miami: Continuing his impressive comeback post a shoulder surgery, Somdev Devvarman erased a one-set deficit to beat world number 78 Evgeny Donskoy in his opening round of the ATP Miami Masters, here. The 254th ranked Indian recorded a 4-7 7-6 (5) 6-2 win over his first-round Russian rival. A stern test...