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  • Sania-Hingis enter Charleston WTA doubles quarter-finals April 9, 2015

    Charleston: Fresh from their second straight title triumph in the Miami Open earlier this week, Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis entered the women's doubles quarter-finals of the Charleston WTA event. The top-seeded duo battled past the Rodionova sisters of Australia, Anastasia and Arina, 6-7, 6-3,...
  • Sania Mirza inches closer to world number one doubles rank April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Sania Mirza took a giant leap towards becoming world number one player in the doubles by pocketing 1000 ranking points, following her stupendous title win in the Miami Open with partner Martina Hingis. Sania's ranking remained at number three but she closed the gap to just 145 points with...
  • Novak Djokovic's rich form raises prospect of another 2011 run April 6, 2015

    Miami: World number one Novak Djokovic heads into the European clay court season in ominous form after his victory over Andy Murray in the final of the Miami Open on Sunday. Djokovic looks in such command of his game and his opponents that there is already the feeling he could enjoy...
  • Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis win Miami Open title April 6, 2015

    Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis defeated Russian pair of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina in straight sets to win the Miami Open women's doubles title. It was their second title in a row. The top seeded Indo-Swiss pair overcame a sluggish start to take the title with a 7-5, 6-1 scoreline. Sania and...
  • Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray to win Miami Open title April 6, 2015

    Novak Djokovic earned his fifth Key Biscayne title on Sunday, beating Andy Murray for the seventh straight time and showing superior stamina in the heat to win the Miami Open final 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-0. The top-ranked Djokovic became the first man to complete the Indian Wells-Key Biscayne spring sweep three...
  • Dominant Serena Williams beats Carla Suarez Navarro to win Miami Open April 5, 2015

    Clutching her latest trophy, Serena Williams brushed confetti from her arms and smiled for the cameras as she chatted with Martina Navratilova, her relaxed multitasking a reflection of vast experience with championship ceremonies. Williams wins everywhere she goes, and she wins on Key Biscayne more than anywhere else. She earned her...
  • Sania Mirza, Martina Hingis reach final of Miami Open April 4, 2015

    Miami: Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis are in line to win their second title in a row as they breezed into the final of the Miami Open with a straight sets win over Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic. The top seeded Indo-Swiss pair got the better of seventh seeds 6-2, 6-4...
  • Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray to meet again in Miami final April 4, 2015

    World number one Novak Djokovic will face Britain's Andy Murray in the final of the Miami Open for a third time on Sunday after the pair triumphed in their semi-finals. Third seed Murray delivered a controlled and precise performance to beat Czech Tomas Berdych 6-4 6-4 while Djokovic faced greater resistance...
  • Miami Open: Simona Halep bows out but more struggles with Serena Williams await April 3, 2015

    Miami: Simona Halep is emerging as one of the few players on Tour capable of putting up a real fight against Serena Williams and the Romanian's performance in Thursday's Miami Open semi-final was another indication of her growing stature in the game. Halep pushed the 19-times grand slam winner all the...
  • Novak Djokovic through to face John Isner in Miami semis April 3, 2015

    World number one Novak Djokovic recovered from another slow start to beat Spain's David Ferrer 7-5, 7-5 and move into the last four of the Miami Open, where he will face big-hitting American John Isner. Djokovic trailed 4-1 in the first set but then started playing with more controlled aggression and...
  • John Isner beats Kei Nishikori to reach Miami semi-finals April 3, 2015

    Big-hitting American John Isner blasted his way to a 6-4, 6-3 win over Japan's Kei Nishikori on Thursday and into the semi-finals of the Miami Open. Isner never faced a break point during a dominant display where he held a 33-5 edge in winners and blasted 13 aces past his fourth-seeded...
  • Carla Suarez Navarro downs Andrea Petkovic to reach Miami Open final April 3, 2015

    Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro scored a clinical 6-3, 6-3 upset of German ninth seed Andrea Petkovic on Thursday to reach the final of the Miami Open. The victory marked a day of firsts for Navarro who advanced to her maiden final in a premier-level event and will make her top-10 debut...
  • Serena Williams earns 700th win to reach Miami Open semis April 2, 2015

    Key Biscayne: Serena Williams abused her racket, scolded herself and even made angry faces at the sun. In the end, as usual, she took out her frustration on the ball. The seven-time Key Biscayne champion overcame her annoyance and shaky play on Wednesday for her 700th career victory, beating Sabine Lisicki 7-6...
  • Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis enter Miami Open doubles semis April 1, 2015

    Miami: Fresh from their maiden win in the Paribas Open title last month, Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis have entered the women's doubles semi-fnals of the Miami Open. The top-seeded Indo-Swiss duo served past the Rodionova sisters, Anastasia and Arina, 6-3, 6-4 in the quarter-final...
  • Venus Williams falls to Carla Suarez Navarro, Andrea Petkovic into Miami semis April 1, 2015

    Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro came back from a dreadful first set to defeat three-times Miami Open champion Venus Williams 0-6, 6-1, 7-5 at Key Biscayne on Tuesday and set up a semi-final clash with Germany's ninth seed Andrea Petkovic. Petkovic booked her place in the last four after a 6-4, 6-2...
  • Novak Djokovic survives Miami scare; Murray claims 500th win April 1, 2015

    Defending champion Novak Djokovic survived a scare from Alexandr Dolgopolov on Tuesday to reach the Miami Open quarter-finals while Andy Murray won the 500th match of his career to reach the last eight. Djokovic was made to work for his 7-6 (3) 7-5 6-0 win over world number 65 Dolgopolov. After...
  • Tomas Berdych advances to quarter-finals at Miami Open March 31, 2015

    Tomas Berdych advanced Tuesday to the quarterfinals of the Miami Open when Gael Monfils fell and hurt his hip. The No. 8-seeded Berdych was leading 6-3, 3-2 when Monfils retired. Monfils, seeded 17th, said he bruised his hip but hopes to be able to play in his next scheduled tournament in...
  • Williams sisters head into last eight in Miami March 31, 2015

    Miami: Sisters Serena and Venus Williams marched into the quarter-finals of the Miami Open after straight-set wins at Key Biscayne on Monday. World number one Serena beat 24th seeded Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-2, 6-3 producing 29 winners and 20 unforced errors. Kuzentsova, who owns two grand slam titles, had beaten Serena twice...
  • Novak Djokovic, Kei Nishikori and Milos Raonic reach last 16 in Miami March 31, 2015

    Defending champion Novak Djokovic defeated Belgium's Steve Darcis 6-0, 7-5 on Monday to power into the last 16 of the Miami Open along with Japan's Kei Nishikori and Canada's Milos Raonic. The Serbian world number one, who just like last year won at Indian Wells before heading to South Florida, will...
  • Venus Williams beats Caroline Wozniacki to reach Miami Open quarters March 30, 2015

    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 March 30, 2015

    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 March 29, 2015

    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 March 29, 2015

    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 March 28, 2015

    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 March 27, 2015

    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 March 27, 2015

    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 March 27, 2015

    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 March 26, 2015

    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 March 26, 2015

    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 March 25, 2015

    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...