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April 2nd, 2012

Murray Trips Over Finish Line as Djokovic Captures Sony Ericsson Miami

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.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 9:52 am in Tennis | 42 Comments »

March 30th, 2012

Radwanska Needs to Get in Sharapova’s Face: Sony Miami Women’s Final Preview

Sharapova has won seven of her eight meetings with Radwanska. What should Radwanska do?

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 10:15 pm in Tennis | 36 Comments »

April 2nd, 2011

Sharapova Shrieked-Down by Azarenka in Miami Final

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.

Posted by Staff @ 6:33 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »

March 22nd, 2011

Clijsters Injured, Williams Out, Sony Miami Up for Grabs; Tuesday Schedule

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.

Posted by Staff @ 9:57 am in Tennis | 2 Comments »

April 1st, 2010

Henin, Clijsters Show Benefits of Second Chances

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).

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:02 pm in Tennis | 6 Comments »

April 1st, 2010

Nadal v Roddick Lined-up in Miami, Hot Sauce on Deck

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.

Posted by Staff @ 12:29 am in Tennis | 150 Comments »

April 1st, 2010

Henin v Clijsters, Venus v Bartoli in Miami Semifinals

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.

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

March 31st, 2010

Henin v Wozniacki, Roddick, Clijsters, Nadal Feature Wednesday in Miami

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:

Posted by Staff @ 11:20 am in Tennis | 1 Comment »

March 26th, 2010

Kuznetsova Squeaks; Nadal v Dent, Henin v Dementieva Friday in Miami

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.

Posted by Staff @ 12:39 am in Tennis | 296 Comments »

March 22nd, 2010

Venus Williams In, Serena Out: Sony Ericsson Miami Preview

Top 8 Seeds: Svetlana Kuznetsova, Caroline Wozniacki, Venus Williams, Victoria Azarenka, Elena Dementieva, Aggie Radwanska, Jelena Jankovic, Na Li

Posted by Staff @ 2:15 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

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

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 »

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 »