April 2nd, 2012
Not ready for it was Murray, who was overwhelmed in the first set, and couldn’t take his chances in the second, falling to 5-8 career against Djokovic. Murray was the fresher in the final after receiving injury walkovers during the event from Milos Raonic in the third round and Rafael Nadal in the semifinals.
March 30th, 2012
Sharapova has won seven of her eight meetings with Radwanska. What should Radwanska do?
April 2nd, 2011
Maria Sharapova remained winless in three career Miami finals on Saturday after being out-hit and out-grunted by Belarus’ 21-year-old Victoria Azarenka 6-1, 6-4 in the final of the Sony Ericsson Open.
March 22nd, 2011
All 32 seeds in Miami receive 1st round byes so there is not a lot of early drama, but potential matches to look for in the coming days include (1) Wozniacki vs. American Bethanie Mattek-Sands 2nd rd., (16) Maria Sharapova vs. (18) Nadia Petrova 3rd rd., (3) Vera Zvonareva vs. (WC) Dinara Safina 2nd rd., and (19) Ana Ivanovic vs. Kimiko Date-Krumm 2nd rd.
April 1st, 2010
Case in point: Henin and Clijsters, who both retired in part or in full to toll the game had taken on their bodies while still in their early 20s (both said it).
April 1st, 2010
Roddick had little trouble in a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Nicolas Almagro to gain the semifinals, and is yet to drop a set in the tournament after finishing runner-up to Ivan Ljubicic in his last event at Indian Wells.
April 1st, 2010
Henin posted a 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-4 win over the world No. 2-ranked over Caroline Wozniacki, who tested the Belgian with her consistency.
March 31st, 2010
Stadium Court matches today feature former No. 1 Justine Henin vs. current No. 2-ranked Caroline Wozniacki, with Andy Roddick, the Bryan brothers, Kim Clisters and Rafael Nadal also in the mix:
March 26th, 2010
Matches to look for Friday in Miami include (5) Elena Dementieva vs. (WC) Justine Henin, (14) Kim Clijsters vs. Petra Kvitova, Carla Suarez Navarro vs. (9) Sam Stosur, and Melanie Oudin vs. (11) Vera Zvonareva.
March 22nd, 2010
Top 8 Seeds: Svetlana Kuznetsova, Caroline Wozniacki, Venus Williams, Victoria Azarenka, Elena Dementieva, Aggie Radwanska, Jelena Jankovic, Na Li
April 5th, 2009
“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.”
April 3rd, 2009
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.
April 2nd, 2009
“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.”
March 31st, 2009
“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
“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.”