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April 5th, 2009

Murray, Azarenka Collect Sony Ericsson Miami Titles

“The match was difficult in this heat,” Murray said. “I lost my rhythm a little in the second set but I was able to finish it anyway.”

Posted by Staff @ 4:44 pm in Tennis | 22 Comments »

April 3rd, 2009

Federer Melts Down, Djokovic v Murray in Miami Final

Federer’s meltdown means the Swiss has yet to win a title in 2009.

Posted by Staff @ 9:38 pm in Tennis | 37 Comments »

April 3rd, 2009

Serena Hobbles, Azarenka Chokes Way Into Miami Final

In the final Serena will face Belarus’ Victoria Azarenka, who overcame a bout of choking to defeat another mentally-challenged opponent, Russia’s Svetlana Kuznetsova, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5.

Posted by Staff @ 11:16 am in Tennis | 5 Comments »

April 2nd, 2009

Nadal Ousted, Federer v Djokovic Friday in Miami

“I beat him with my mind and with my game. When we played long points, I was dominating every time, so that was the key of the last set, of the tiebreak. I served very good, and with my forehand with big confidence. To beat Rafa, you have to be in good shape and every part of your game, and today I did a great job. I played unbelievable. I beat the No. 1 of the world.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:24 pm in Tennis | 99 Comments »

April 2nd, 2009

Federer Outguns Roddick; Nadal, Murray on Thursday in Miami

“It would have been easier if I had played terrible, but I gave it a go in the third,” said Roddick, who left the court quickly and was in a sour mood after again giving it his all and coming up short against Federer for the 17th time in 19 tries. “I just didn’t catch a break there. He had two very good let cords in the third, but at least it became a battle.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:33 am in Tennis | 192 Comments »

April 2nd, 2009

Serena, Venus Williams Battle Today at Miami, No. 1 Rank in Balance

Serena Williams, looking as if she was going to break out in tears at times, came back to defeat China’s Li Na 4-6, 7-6(1), 6-2. Li won the first five games of the match before Serena began to work her way into the match.

Posted by Staff @ 1:09 am in Tennis | 6 Comments »

April 1st, 2009

Nadal Tested; Federer, Roddick Set Meeting at Sony Ericsson Miami

In other results Tuesday, No. 4 seed Andy Murray steamrolled Viktor Troicki 6-1, 6-0; No. 6 Juan Martin Del Potro topped No. 11 David Ferrer 6-3, 6-2; No. 8 Fernando “Hot Sauce” Verdasco scalded No. 18 Radek Stepanek 6-2, 6-2; and in the final night match, world No. 1 Rafael Nadal escaped a hot-handed No. 16 seed Stan Wawrinka 7-6(2), 7-6(4).

Posted by Staff @ 11:28 am in Tennis | 12 Comments »

March 31st, 2009

Choky Kuzy Wins, Williams on Wednesday at Sony Ericsson Miami

“I came here after losing first round two tournaments in a row,” Kuznetsova said. “I was practicing and preparing well, so when I came here I was so disappointed. I haven’t lost two first rounds in a row as long as I can remember. So for me here, it was really important to just play match by match.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:03 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

March 30th, 2009

Federer vs Dent Breakdown at Sony Ericsson Miami

“It’s great to see him back,” Federer said of Dent. “He was always a dangerous player because he was aggressive. It’s going to be interesting to see how he plays.”

Posted by Richard Vach @ 12:23 pm in Tennis | 59 Comments »

March 30th, 2009

Safina Folds, Ivanovic, IW Winner Zvonareva All Exit Miami

Stosur, better known for her doubles play, also has career Top 10 wins over Lindsay Davenport and Amelie Mauresmo.

Posted by Staff @ 11:39 am in Tennis | 3 Comments »

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1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Rafael Nadal2 Na Li
3 Roger Federer3 Simona Halep
4 Stan Wawrinka4 Petra Kvitova
5 Tomas Berdych5 Agnieszka Radwanska
6 David Ferrer6 Maria Sharapova
7 Milos Raonic7 Eugenie Bouchard
8 Juan Martin Del Potro8 Angelique Kerber
9 Grigor Dimitrov9 Jelena Jankovic
10 Andy Murray10 Victoria Azarenka
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