• Serena Williams earns 700th win to reach Miami Open semis

    Serena Williams abused her racket, scolded herself and even made angry faces at the sun. The seven-time Key Biscayne champion overcame her annoyance and shaky play Wednesday for her 700th career victory, beating Sabine Lisicki 7-6 (4), 1-6, 6-3 to reach the semifinals of the Miami Open. ''I just…

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  • Murray rallies to set Miami semi-final showdown with Berdych

    World number four Andy Murray booked his semi-final berth at the Miami Masters, rallying for a 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 win over Austrian Dominic Thiem. The third-seeded former champion will face eighth seed Tomas Berdych after the Czech dispatched Juan Monaco 6-3, 6-4 to extend his perfect record against the…

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  • Serena's 700th win sets up Halep semi

    By Simon Evans MIAMI (Reuters) - World number one Serena Williams overcame a dreadful second set to beat Germany's Sabine Lisicki 7-6(4) 1-6 6-3 on Wednesday for her 700th career win and a berth in the Miami Open semi-finals. Williams will face Romania's Simona Halep for a place in the final after…

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  • 'You cannot be serious': McEnroe to call his own lines

    Tennis legend John McEnroe faces James Blake on Wednesday in a match in which they will call their own lines - declaring whether the ball is in or out - a wrinkle that McEnroe knows may draw more than casual interest from fans and former linesmen. During a career in which he won seven grand slam…

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  • China's Chen, Lin dominate Malaysia Open

    World champion Chen Long of China was on top form as he stormed into the second round of the Malaysia Open after an easy win over Japan's Takuma Ueda on Wednesday. The reigning world champion cut a more dominant figure in the second, dictating play at the front court, combined with razor sharp…

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  • Venus falls to Suarez Navarro, Petkovic into Miami semis

    By Simon Evans MIAMI (Reuters) - 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…

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  • ITF suspends low-ranked Brazilian for 2 years for doping

    LONDON (AP) -- The International Tennis Federation says that a 20-year-old Brazilian ranked outside the top 1,000 has been suspended for two years after failing a doping test.

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  • Tennis-Miami men's singles round 4 results

    April 1 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Miami Men's Singles Round 4 matches on Tuesday 22-John Isner (U.S. ...

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  • Serena Williams to play in 40th season of World Team Tennis

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Serena Williams will return to the Washington Kastles in the 40th season of World Team Tennis.

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  • Tennis - Djokovic storms back to reach Miami quarters

    - Desperate Novak Djokovic fought back from a set and a break down to defeat Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-7 (3/7), 7-5, 6-0 Tuesday, salvaging hopes of defending his Miami Open title. World number one Djokovic won 24 of the last 27 points to reach a quarter-final against Spanish sixth seed David Ferrer, a…

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  • Djokovic favours reforms in tennis schedule

    Novak Djokovic has added his voice to those calling for a reform of the Davis Cup format, with the world number one favouring a more concentrated competition for the worldwide team event. In addition, the men's top seed at the ATP and WTA Miami Masters would also like to see the Australian Open…

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  • Murray dumps Austria's Thiem to reach Miami semis

    By Simon Evans MIAMI (Reuters) - Third-seed Andy Murray recovered from an early setback to beat Austrian Dominic Thiem 3-6 6-4 6-1 on Wednesday to reach the semi-finals of the Miami Open. Murray, a two-time winner at Key Biscayne, will face the winner of Wednesday's other quarter-final between…

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  • Murray claims 500th win after three sets with Anderson

    By Simon Evans MIAMI (Reuters) - Andy Murray won the 500th match in his career after beating Kevin Anderson 6-4 3-6 6-3 on Tuesday to move into the quarter-finals of the Miami Open for the fourth straight year. The gangly Anderson fought back well in the second but after trading early breaks in the…

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  • Venus may follow Serena in ending Indian Wells boycott

    By Simon Evans MIAMI (Reuters) - Venus Williams has boycotted the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells since 2001 but said on Monday she may follow her younger sister Serena's lead and return to the event next year. Serena competed in the tournament earlier this month for the first time since a 2001…

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  • Williams sisters head into last eight in Miami

    By Simon Evans MIAMI (Reuters) - 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. Serena…

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  • Tennis - Williams beats Lisicki for 700th match win

    - Serena Williams booked her semi-final berth at Miami with the 700th match win of her career, a 7-6 (7/4), 1-6, 6-3 victory over Sabine Lisicki. The world number one, chasing an eighth Miami hardcourt crown, will face either third-seeded Simona Halep or fellow American Sloane Stephens for a place…

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  • Tennis - Britain's Murray takes milestone 500th victory

    - Britain's Andy Murray won his 500th career victory Tuesday, defeating South Africa's Kevin Anderson 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 to reach the ATP and WTA Miami Open quarter-finals. The third-seeded Scotsman, who holds two Grand Slam titles, needed his best effort against his 17th-ranked rival. Murray, who has…

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