Sony Open

  • 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...
  • Nadal rolls into third round at Sony Open March 24, 2014

    Miami: Spanish world No. 1 Rafael Nadal rolled to a 6-1, 6-3 win over Australia's Lleyton Hewitt, advancing to the third round of the Sony Open at the Crandon Park Tennis Centre in Key Biscayne, Florida. "For me, to be back after two years, it's a great way to be back,"...
  • Murray and Federer sizzle under Miami sun March 24, 2014

    Defending champion Andy Murray and 17-times grand slam winner Roger Federer sizzled under a Miami sun, speeding into the fourth round of the Sony Open on Sunday with convincing straight sets wins. Federer, twice a winner on the Miami hardcourts, needed just 62 minutes on a sweltering centre court to dispose...
  • Li Na rallies past Madison Keys in 3rd round at Sony Open March 23, 2014

    Florida: Li Na overcame three set points on Sunday to rally past American Madison Keys 7-6 (3), 6-3 and reach the fourth round at the Sony Open. The No. 2-seeded Li, the reigning Australian Open champion, won despite struggling with her second serve. She had seven double-faults and was broken four...
  • Mahesh Bhupathi crashes out of Sony Open March 23, 2014

    Miami: Mahesh Bhupathi and his South African partner Kevin Anderson went down fighting in a thrilling three-setter men's doubles match against the pair of Alexander Peya of Austria and Bruno Soares of Brazil to crash out of Sony Open tennis tournament here. The unseeded Indo-South African pair lost to their second...
  • Wawrinka survives bumpy start to Sony Open March 23, 2014

    Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka survived a rollercoaster start to his Sony Open campaign on Saturday, advancing to the third round with a bumpy 6-0, 3-6, 6-3 win over Spain's Daniel Gimeno-Traver. The third seeded Swiss, playing just his second event since his milestone win in Melbourne, came out guns blazing...
  • Maria Sharapova advances at Sony Open March 23, 2014

    Florida: Maria Sharapova needed nine match points before she finally closed out a win on Saturday in the third round of the Sony Open, beating Lucie Safarova 6-4, 6-7 (7), 6-2. Top-ranked Serena Williams won a marathon, too, taking 2½ hours to eliminate Caroline Garcia 6-4, 4-6, 6-4. Sharapova had two match...