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  • Venus Williams beats Caroline Wozniacki to reach Miami Open quarters 2 hours 40 minutes ago

    A resurgent Venus Williams defeated Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 7-6 (1) on Monday to reach the Miami Open quarter-finals. Seeded 16th, Williams is a three-time Key Biscayne champion, but her most recent title came in 2001. She's into the Key Biscayne quarterfinals for the first time since 2012. Williams swung with her typical...
  • Serena Williams beats 15-year-old at Miami Open; Nadal loses 15 hours 9 minutes ago

    Key Biscayne: When the ball whizzed past Serena Williams for an ace late in Sunday's match, the subdued crowd suddenly erupted with a roar. Williams said she was tempted to join the applause. Everyone wanted to see her underage, underdog opponent do better. Fifteen-year-old Californian CiCi Bellis lasted only 41 minutes against...
  • Andy Murray reaches 4th round at Miami Open Yesterday

    Andy Murray advanced on Sunday to the fourth round at the Miami Open by beating Santiago Giraldo 6-3, 6-4. The No. 3-seeded Murray, who won the tournament in 2009 and 2013, improved his career record to 499-155. He's seeking his first title this year. Murray lost only four points on his first...
  • Serena Williams easily wins opening match at Miami Open Yesterday

    Key Biscayne: Serena Williams punctuated points on Saturday with theatrics worthy of a Grand Slam final. There were squeals, knee kicks, pirouettes and fist pumps, sometimes all at once. In other words, Williams appeared to be 100 percent. Showing no lingering effects from a recent knee injury, the seven-time Key Biscayne champion...
  • Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray advance in Miami Open 2 days ago

    Key Biscayne: Precocious amateur CiCi Bellis says she's ready to take on the best of the pros - Serena Williams. Bellis, a 15-year-old American who made a big splash at last year's US Open, advanced Friday to a potential third-round match against Williams by beating Zarina Diyas 6-2, 6-1. Williams' second-round match...
  • Juan Martin del Potro refuses to be downhearted after comeback loss 3 days ago

    Argentine Juan Martin del Potro's latest comeback from injury ended in defeat to Canadian Vasek Pospisil at the Miami Open on Thursday. Del Potro, the former world number four and US Open winner in 2009, has fallen to 616th in the world rankings after a wrist injury wrecked his 2014 season....
  • Maria Sharapova suffers shock loss at Miami Open 3 days ago

    Miami: Second seed Maria Sharapova suffered a shock 7-6(4), 6-3 defeat to compatriot and wildcard Daria Gavrilova in the second round of the Miami Open on Thursday. Sharapova trailed 3-0 in the second set but battled back to 4-3 down before her serve was broken again by the 21-year-old who broke...
  • Venus Williams and Caroline Wozniacki ease into third round in Miami 3 days ago

    Venus Williams eased into the third round of the Miami Open with a comfortable 6-3, 6-2 win over Poland's Urszula Radwanska on Thursday while Caroline Wozniacki also progressed. Williams has been away from competition for almost a month but she needed just 66 minutes to beat the younger sister of 2012...
  • Victoria Azarenka advances to second round of Miami Open 4 days ago

    Key Biscayne: Two-time Miami Open champion Victoria Azarenka easily advanced to the second round on Wednesday, beating Silvia Soler-Espinosa of Spain 6-1, 6-3. The 36th-ranked Azarenka, the 2009 and 2011 winner from Belarus, is playing in Miami for the first time since 2012. She missed the 2013 tournament with a right...
  • Serena Williams hopes to manage pain while 'going for it' in Miami Open 4 days ago

    Miami: Serena Williams practiced on Wednesday for the first time since a knee injury forced her to withdraw before her BNP Paribas Open semi-final last week but has not lowered her expectations for the Miami Open. Williams, who as the top seed in Miami earned a first-round bye, is scheduled to...
  • CiCi Bellis earns 6-2, 6-2 win at Miami Open 5 days ago

    Key Biscayne: CiCi Bellis defeated Indy de Vroome of the Netherlands 6-2, 6-2 for her second career WTA main draw match win on Tuesday at the Miami Open. The 15-year-old Bellis defeated the 227th-ranked De Vroome in one of 12 women's main draw matches played on the opening day. The 211th-ranked...
  • Rafael Nadal hopes to be ready for Miami despite ankle injury 5 days ago

    Rafael Nadal is confident he will be ready to compete in this week's Miami Open despite turning his ankle in practice, the second seeded Spaniard said on Tuesday. Nadal spent over an hour practicing on Tuesday and later admitted he was still in pain from twisting his ankle a day earlier...
  • Israeli selfie from Miss Universe contest causes stir in Lebanon January 19, 2015

    Reuters: A Israeli beauty queen's selfie has caused a stir in Lebanon, with some Lebanese saying their country's contestant at the Miss Universe pageant should be stripped of her title for consorting with the enemy. Miss Israel Doron Matalon posted a photo of herself and Miss Lebanon Saly Greige smiling together...
  • Ferrari Testarossa driven in the hit 1980s series 'Miami Vice' available on eBay for $1.75 million December 25, 2014

    Miami Beach: Procrastinating holiday shoppers can now grab one of Miami's most iconic two-seaters: the all-white 1986 Ferrari Testarossa driven by TV cops "Sonny" Crockett and Ricardo "Rico" Tubbs in the hit 1980s series "Miami Vice." The car is available on eBay through January 7 and is being offered for $1.75...
  • Hundreds gather to mourn murdered US journalist Sotloff in Miami September 6, 2014

    Miami: Hundreds of people attended a religious ceremony in Miami commemorating Steven Sotloff, the second American journalist beheaded by the Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist organisation. The memorial for the journalist was held on Friday at Temple Beth Am in the Miami suburb of Pinecrest with the journalist's friends, family and...
  • Plane crashlands on US beach, kills man July 28, 2014

    Miami: A small plane crashlanded on a beach in the US state of Florida on Sunday, killing a father and critically injuring his young daughter, authorities said on Sunday. The midafternoon incident in Venice involved a 1972 Piper Cherokee aircraft and neither the pilot nor his passenger was hurt, Wendy Rose...
  • Spurs beat Heat 10487 in Game 5 to win NBA title June 16, 2014

    Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker, the winningest trio in NBA postseason history, shared hugs. Players wrapped themselves in flags from around world, a reminder that the San Antonio Spurs look far beyond the border to build champions, as confetti fell from above. Painfully denied 12 months ago by the Miami...
  • Beckham in Miami to pursue soccer stadium deal May 8, 2014

    Miami: Retired English soccer captain David Beckham lobbied Miami lawmakers on Wednesday to approve his proposed 25,000seat soccer stadium on the city's prized bayfront real estate. Beckham, wearing a tailored dark suit, went doortodoor in MiamiDade lawmakers' offices in downtown Miami throughout the morning and afternoon, meeting with commissioners and posing...
  • Nadal, Djokovic rivalry not trendy but enduring March 31, 2014

    Miami: While Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal may be the most trendy rivalry in men's tennis, the most enduring may be top ranked Nadal and Novak Djokovic, who clashed for the 40th time on Sunday in the final of the Sony Open. Any final featuring the world's two top ranked players...
  • Martina Hingis-Sabine Lisicki win Miami doubles title March 31, 2014

    Miami: Martina Hingis made a winning return when the Swiss player and German partner Sabine Lisicki claimed the Sony Open doubles title on Sunday with a 4-6 6-4 10-5 over Russian duo Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina. The title was the 33-year-old Hingis's first since winning the doubles in Doha in...
  • Novak Djokovic shuts down Nadal, wins his 4th title in Miami March 31, 2014

    Miami: Serbian Novak Djokovic on Sunday won his fourth Masters 1,000 in Key Biscayne, defeating Spain's Rafael Nadal with a double 6-3 result in the final of the Sony Open. Djokovic aggressively put away the Spaniard - who is now 0-4 in his attempts to win at Key Biscayne - in...
  • Miami left devastated by Djokovic, Nadal walkovers March 29, 2014

    The Sony Open, one of tennis's most prestigious events, was left devastated when both men's semi-finals ended in walkovers on Friday sending world number one Rafa Nadal and number two Novak Djokovic through to the final without hitting a ball. Three-time champion Djokovic was first gifted a spot in Sunday's final...
  • Berdych, Nishikori withdrawals shake up Miami Masters March 29, 2014

    Miami: World number one Rafa Nadal and number two Novak Djokovic advanced to the final of the Sony Open in shocking fashion, receiving walkovers after their opponents pulled out of the tournament within hours of each other on Friday. Djokovic was first gifted a spot in Sunday's final when Japan's Kei...
  • Rafa Nadal scrapes past Raonic to reach Miami semis March 28, 2014

    Miami: World number one Rafa Nadal took another step towards a first Miami title by out-slugging big-hitting Canadian Milos Raonic 4-6 6-2 6-4 on Thursday to reach the semi-finals of the Sony Open. Nadal, a three-time runner-up on the Miami hardcourts, will play seventh seed Tomas Berdych for a place in...
  • Berdych downs Dolgopolov to reach Miami semis March 28, 2014

    Miami: Czech seventh seed Tomas Berdych eased into the semi-finals of the Sony Open for the third time on Thursday, taming Ukraine's Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-4 7-6 (7-3). Berdych quietly worked his way into the last four without dropping a set in Miami, where he awaits the winner Thursday's later match between...
  • Serena beats Sharapova to reach ninth Miami final March 28, 2014

    Miami: World number one Serena Williams continued her decade-long domination over Maria Sharapova with a clinical 6-4 6-3 win on Thursday to reach her ninth Sony Open final. The rematch of last year's final produced the same result as Williams, a six-time winner on the Miami hardcourts, ran her winning...
  • Li Na cruises past Wozniacki in Miami, enters semis March 27, 2014

    Miami: World number two Li Na powered her way past 11th seed Caroline Wozniacki 7-5 7-5 and into the semi-finals of the Sony Open on Wednesday, setting up another rematch of the Australian Open final against Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova. Li did not play a match until the third round after receiving...
  • Djokovic ends Murray's reign to reach Miami semis March 27, 2014

    Miami: World number two Novak Djokovic ended Andy Murray's reign as Sony Open champion on Wednesday easing past the sixth seeded Briton 7-5 6-3 to advance to the Miami semi-finals. For Djokovic, a three-time winner on the Miami hardcourts, the victory was a small measure of revenge as the rivals clashed...
  • Serena wins as Sony Open locked down by bomb scare March 26, 2014

    Miami: Defending champion Serena Williams closed in on a seventh Sony Open title with a 6-2, 6-2 quarter-final demolition of German Angelique Kerber on Tuesday, a win that came as the Crandon Park tennis facility was locked down due to a bomb scare. Williams' win sets up a semi-final rematch of...
  • Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic dominate in Miami March 22, 2014

    After a year's absence, fifth seeded Roger Federer celebrated his return to the Miami hardcourts with a clinical 6-4 7-6(4) second round win over towering Ivo Karlovic on Friday. World number two Novak Djokovic, a three-time winner in Miami, launched his bid for a fourth title in impressive fashion, dispatching...