• Williams wins Miami opener

    World number one Serena Williams launched her bid for an eighth title at the Miami WTA and ATP Masters on Saturday with a victory over Monica Niculescu. The 33-year-old American defeated the cagey Romanian for the second tournament in succession, showing no sign of the knee injury that forced her…

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  • 15-year-old American CiCi Bellis advances at Miami Open

    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 U.S. Open, advanced Friday to a potential third-round match against Williams by beating Zarina Diyas 6-2, 6-1. Williams'…

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  • Serena deals with Niculescu but Bouchard upset

    By Simon Evans MIAMI (Reuters) - Serena Williams put aside her knee injury to begin her bid for an eighth Miami Open title with a 6-3 6-1 win over Romania's Monica Niculescu at Key Biscayne on Saturday but sixth seed Eugenie Bouchard was upset by German qualifier Tatjana Maria. Williams withdrew…

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  • U.S. game will flourish after Serena - WTA leader

    By Mark Lamport-Stokes REUTERS - Just as American writer Mark Twain described premature reports about his death as "greatly exaggerated", doom and gloom about U.S. women's tennis is way off the mark, according to WTA chairman and CEO Stacey Allaster. While some pundits question the future of the…

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  • Azarenka crushes Jankovic at Miami

    (Reuters) - Two times Miami Open winner Victoria Azarenka crushed Serbia's Jelena Jankovic 6-1 6-1 in the second round at Key Biscayne on Friday. The clash of two former world number ones was expected to be a close battle but Azarenka, winner in Miami in 2009 and 2011, wrapped up the first set in…

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  • Nishikori off to flying start, Tsonga wins on return

    By Simon Evans MIAMI (Reuters) - Japan's Kei Nishikori made a confident start to his Miami Open bid on Saturday, beating Russian Mikhail Youzhny 6-2, 6-1 in 69 minutes in their second round meeting. Nishikori, the fourth seed at Key Biscayne, won 70 percent of his service points and converted five…

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  • Murray advances without worry against Young

    World number four Andy Murray had little trouble dealing with American Donald Young in his opening match at the Miami Open with a 6-4 6-2 victory on Friday. Murray, a two-time winner at Key Biscyane, broke left-hander Young four times as he wrapped up the win in 82 minutes. The Scot will face…

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  • Tennis - Rain delays Serena, sets stage for busy Saturday

    - World number one Serena Williams' quest for an eighth Miami crown was temporarily put on hold Friday as rain washed out night matches at the combined WTA and ATP Masters tournament. Stormy weather moved into the Miami area shortly after men's second seed Rafael Nadal won his match over fellow…

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  • Sharapova suffers shock loss at Miami

    By Simon Evans MIAMI (Reuters) - 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…

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  • Del Potro refuses to be downhearted after comeback loss

    Del Potro, the former world number four and U.S. Open winner in 2009, has fallen to 616th in the world rankings after a wrist injury wrecked his 2014 season. Pospisil won 6-4 7-6(7) although Del Potro had his chances in the second when he was broken when serving at 5-4 up and then double faulted on…

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  • Tennis - Nadal beats Almagro to open Miami campaign

    - Rafael Nadal, showing no signs of the ankle injury that gave him a scare this week, opened his Miami Masters campaign on Friday with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Nicolas Almagro. The second-seeded Spaniard has never won the title on the hardcourts of Miami, where he is playing for the 11th time.

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  • UPDATE 10-Tennis-Miami women's singles round 2 results

    March 27 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Miami Women's Singles Round 2 matches on Friday Belinda Bencic (Switzerland) beat 32-Casey Dellacqua (Australia) 6-2 4-6 6-2 5-Ana Ivanovic (Serbia) beat Irina Falconi (U.S.) 7-5 6-7(4) 6-3 27-Sabine Lisicki (Germany) beat Julia Goerges (Germany)…

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  • Tennis - Efficient Murray marches into Miami third round

    - Andy Murray backed up a Davis Cup victory against Donald Young as he defeated the American 6-4, 6-2 on Friday to begin his campaign for a third title at the ATP and WTA Miami Masters. Murray, seeded third, has defeated Young in five of six meetings, including last month's Davis Cup first-round…

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  • UPDATE 8-Tennis-Miami men's singles round 2 results

    March 27 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Miami Men's Singles Round 2 matches on Friday 6-Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) beat Carlos Berlocq (Argentina) 6-7(9) 7-5 6-2 2-Rafa Nadal (Spain) beat Nicolas Almagro (Spain) 6-4 6-2 Dominic Thiem (Austria) beat 10-Feliciano Lopez (Spain) 7-6(4)…

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  • Djokovic survives tricky test, Nishikori off to flying start

    By Simon Evans MIAMI (Reuters) - World number one Novak Djokovic survived a second set fightback from Slovak Martin Klizan before winning his opening match at the Miami Open 6-0 5-7 6-1. Djokovic, who is aiming to follow up last week's win at Indian Wells with his fifth triumph at Key Biscayne,…

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  • Nadal wins Miami opener, but rain sidelines Serena

    Second-seeded Rafael Nadal launched his bid for a first Miami Masters title with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro. Nadal, who has four runner-up finishes in 10 prior appearances on the hardcourts of Miami, showed no signs of the training mishap which left him with a sore…

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  • Tennis - Halep rallies to reach Miami third round

    - Third seed Simona Halep had to recover after losing the second set to earn a 6-4, 2-6, 6-1 win over Czech Nicole Vaidisova on Friday to reach the third round of the Miami Masters. The Romanian, winner of last week's Indian Wells title, was stunned in the second set by the 25-year-old Vaidisova,…

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