• 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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  • '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…

  • Murray rallies to reach Miami semi-finals

    World number four Andy Murray booked his semi-final berth at the Miami Masters on Wednesday, rallying for a 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 win over Austrian Dominic Thiem. Third-seeded Murray, the champion at Crandon Park in 2009 and 2013, was initially stunned by the clean and powerful one-handed backhand of the…

  • 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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  • 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…

  • Djokovic defeats Dolgopolov in Miami; Venus Williams loses

    Before the first set ended Tuesday, Novak Djokovic had busted a racket in anger, drawn jeers from the crowd and received two code violations, which cost him a point penalty. There were no further outbursts, and as Djokovic's play improved, so did his mood. He rallied from a break down in the second…

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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. ...

  • 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…

  • 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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  • Davis Cup organizers weighing up 5th-set tiebreakers

    LONDON (AP) — Davis Cup organizers are considering whether to introduce a fifth-set tiebreaker.

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  • UPDATE 1-Tennis-Williams sisters head into last eight in Miami

    * Serena continues strong run with victory over Kuznetsova * Venus upsets Wozniacki to show health and form on improve (Adds late match result) By Simon Evans MIAMI, March 30 (Reuters) - Sisters Serena and Venus Williams marched into the quarter-finals of the Miami Open after straight-set wins at…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Serena into Miami semi-finals with 700th career win

    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, who is seeking an eighth Miami title, will next face the…

  • Djokovic, Nishikori and Raonic reach last 16 in Miami

    By Simon Evans MIAMI (Reuters) - 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, Canada's Milos Raonic and American John Isner. The Serbian world number one, who just like last year won…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…