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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.”

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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 »

March 28th, 2009

Dent Upsets Seed, TV Coverage Begins at Sony Ericsson Open in Miami

Live television coverage of Miami on Saturday begins at 1-5pm on Fox Sports Net, then 8-10pm on the Tennis Channel.

Posted by Staff @ 10:44 am in Tennis | 140 Comments »

March 27th, 2009

Glatch Under Spotlight vs Serena, American Men Surge at Miami

Glatch will be a veritable preview of women’s tennis to come in the next couple years, as the 19-year-old was the lone American, outside of Venus and Serena Williams, to make it out of the opening round in Miami.

Posted by Staff @ 11:46 am in Tennis | 2 Comments »

March 26th, 2009

Dmitry Tursunov in Miami: From Russia with 30-Love

“It’s not really you. You’re basically trying to make a facade for the people. You’re never gonna please everybody, anyway. Somebody’s gonna say, ‘This guy’s a dick.’ Somebody’s gonna say, ‘He’s a nice guy.’ If they catch you at a bad time and you snap and say something bad, you’re not being polite, they form an opinion of you basically being an ass. When you’re in a happy mood, you’re the greatest guy out there. It’s kind of a difficult time to be in the public eye because everything you do is under a microscope.”

Posted by Staff @ 1:40 pm in Tennis | 16 Comments »

March 24th, 2009

Murray, Venus Try Tennis on Roofs of Cars in Miami

“The Sony Ericsson Open is one of the most entertaining and glamorous tournaments on the calendar,” Venus explained in her promo pitch. “This is not only due to its location but also the activities that surround the tournament, taking tennis off the court and increasing the excitement.”

Posted by Staff @ 5:56 pm in Tennis | 70 Comments »

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2 Roger Federer2 Simona Halep
3 Andy Murray3 Maria Sharapova
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6 Tomas Berdych6 Lucie Safarova
7 David Ferrer7 Ana Ivanovic
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