SONY OPEN

  • Jimmy Walker wins Sony Open by record 9 strokes January 19, 2015

    Honolulu: Six days after losing a tournament in Maui he felt he should have won, Jimmy Walker turned in a command performance on Sunday in Oahu. He blew away the field with a 7-under 63 to win the Sony Open for the second straight year. His fourth career victory was the...
  • Australian golfer attacked and robbed in Hawaii January 18, 2015

    Australian golfer Robert Allenby was recovering on Saturday from facial injuries after he was kidnapped, beaten, robbed and dumped in a park in Honolulu. Allenby, 43, was in Hawaii to compete in the Sony Open at the Waialae Country Club in Honolulu, but missed the cut and was planning to fly...
  • Golf: Rookie Justin Thomas shoots 61 to share Sony Open lead January 17, 2015

    PGA Tour rookie Justin Thomas carded nine-under-par 61 to charge into a share of the lead with fellow Americans Matt Kuchar and Webb Simpson after the second round at the Sony Open in Hawaii on Friday. Thomas closed brilliantly, picking up four strokes in his final three holes as he went...
  • Golf: Paul Casey, Webb Simpson tied for early Sony Open lead January 16, 2015

    Englishman Paul Casey and American Webb Simpson shot matching 62s for a share of the early lead on eight under par in the first round of the Sony Open in Hawaii on Thursday. Arizona-based Casey, who has quit the European Tour to focus on playing in the United States, made his...
  • Golf: Luke Donald back to old coach, and hopes to be on way back January 15, 2015

    Honolulu: Some of the biggest stars in Europe are starting their year in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. Luke Donald is in Honolulu. That's by design. This year is about getting back to his strengths, and getting back to his roots. Donald could pick off a few European Tour requirements, but he tends...
  • Golf: Jimmy Walker in good shape for Sony Open title defence January 15, 2015

    Deflated though he was after his playoff loss at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions on Monday, Jimmy Walker knows his game is in good shape ahead of his title defence at this week's Sony Open on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. The 35-year-old American was especially sharp with his iron game...
  • 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...
  • Serena Williams beats Li Na for Sony Open title March 30, 2014

    Key Biscayne: The celebration began with a series of happy hops that propelled Serena Williams across the court. Soon she was twirling, waving, laughing and mugging for the cameras - a familiar ritual by a perennial champion. Williams won a record seventh Key Biscayne title on Saturday when she overcame a...
  • Nadal advances to Sony final; Berdych withdraws March 29, 2014

    Key Biscayne: No. 1-ranked Rafael Nadal and No. 2 Novak Djokovic advanced to the Sony Open final without playing a point on Friday. Both received walkovers when their semi-final opponents withdrew for health reasons. That left Nadal and Djokovic to play for the title on Sunday in their 40th career...
  • 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...
  • Williams, Li set up enticing Miami showdown March 28, 2014

    Serena Williams and Li Na swept past familiar foes at the Sony Open on Thursday, setting up an exciting showdown for the Miami hardcourt crown between the world's top ranked players. World number one Williams continued her utter domination of Maria Sharapova with a 6-4, 6-3 win over the fourth-seeded Russian,...
  • 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...
  • Nishikori stuns Federer to reach Miami semis March 27, 2014

    A tireless Kei Nishikori shocked 17-time grand slam winner Roger Federer 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 on Wednesday to claim his second top five scalp in two days and reach the semi-finals of the Sony Open. After knocking off fourth seeded Spaniard David Ferrer in a three-hour marathon on Tuesday, the 21st ranked...
  • 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...
  • Djokovic, Murray set for quarter-final showdown in Miami March 26, 2014

    Defending champion Andy Murray swept past Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the Sony Open on Tuesday to set up a tantalising quarter-final showdown with three-time Miami winner Novak Djokovic. Murray, playing his first event since splitting with coach Ivan Lendl last week, has looked increasingly comfortable and confident on his own, disposing of...
  • Sharapova closes in on return trip to Miami final March 26, 2014

    Miami: Five-time runner-up Maria Sharapova closed in on a return trip to the Miami final by taming eighth-seeded Czech Petra Kvitova 7-5, 6-1 on Tuesday to reach the semis of the Sony Open. With the victory Sharapova, who lost in the final last year to Serena Williams, sets up a possible...
  • Nadal beats Fognini to cruise through in Miami March 26, 2014

    Unruffled by a bomb scare that locked down the Sony Open late on Tuesday, world number one Rafael Nadal brushed past Italy's Fabio Fognini 6-2, 6-2 to join Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray in the last eight. Officials announced a suspicious package had been left near the main entrance...
  • 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...
  • Novak Djokovic reaches quarter-finals at Key Biscayne March 26, 2014

    Three-time champion Novak Djokovic has reached the quarter-finals of the Sony Open, topping Tommy Robredo 6-3, 7-5. The second-seeded Djokovic converted his only two break points of the match, then finished it off with a crosscourt forehand winner Tuesday. Djokovic essentially gave back a point in the second set. A groundstroke from...
  • Wawrinka, Raonic cruise into last 16 at Miami March 25, 2014

    Miami: Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka booked his spot in the fourth round of the Sony Open on Monday with a no-nonsense 7-5, 6-4 win over Frenchman Edouard Roger-Vasselin. The result matches the third-seeded Swiss's best effort in six visits to Miami and sets up a last 16 meeting with Ukraine's...
  • Ruthless Rafael Nadal continues Miami rampage March 25, 2014

    World number one Rafael Nadal continued his ruthless rampage through the Sony Open on Monday, crushing Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin 6-1, 6-0 to reach the fourth round at Crandon Park. Also through to the next round is Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka, who looked sharp in a no-nonsense 7-5, 6-4 win over...
  • Spain's David Ferrer advances at Sony Open March 25, 2014

    Miami: Spain's David Ferrer, the world No. 4, has defeated Italy's Andreas Seppi 6-3, 6-2 to advance to the round of 16 at the Sony Open in Key Biscayne, Florida. Ferrer, who skipped the Masters 1000 tournament in Indian Wells, California, due to injuries sustained at the event in Acaculpo, did...
  • Maria Sharapova gets wake-up call to reach Miami quarters March 24, 2014

    Fourth seed Maria Sharapova got a much-needed wake-up call after sleep-walking her way through the opening set before dispatching Belgian Kirsten Flipkens 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 on Monday to reach the Sony Open quarter-finals. German fifth seed Angelique Kerber also needed three sets to get by Russian Ekaterina Makarova 6-4, 1-6, 6-3. Sharapova,...
  • Del Potro confirms surgery on injured wrist March 24, 2014

    Former US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro has confirmed he is to have an operation on his injured left wrist, which is likely to sideline him for most of the rest of the season. The Argentine world number eight, whose career was severely disrupted by surgery on his right wrist...