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Serena Williams easily wins opening match at Miami Open (Yahoo Sports)

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Serena Williams punctuated points Saturday with theatrics worthy of a Grand Slam final. In other words, Williams appeared to be 100 percent. Showing no lingering effects from a recent knee injury, the seven-time Key Biscayne champion won her opening match at the Miami Open on Saturday, beating Monica [...]

Serena Williams easily wins opening match at Miami Open (Yahoo Sports)

From Yahoo! Sports – Tennis News

Serena Williams punctuated points Saturday with theatrics worthy of a Grand Slam final. In other words, Williams appeared to be 100 percent. Showing no lingering effects from a recent knee injury, the seven-time Key Biscayne champion won her opening match at the Miami Open on Saturday, beating Monica [...]

Tsonga makes successful 2015 debut with win at Miami Open (Yahoo Sports)

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KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Jo-Wilfried Tsonga made a successful 2015 debut Saturday by beating American Tim Smyczek 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 at the Miami Open.

Nadal to play at Queen’s Club ending three-year absence (Yahoo Sports)

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Rafael Nadal says he will play at this year’s Queen’s Club, ending his three-year absence at the grass-court tournament. Nadal, who lifted the trophy in 2008, has gone on to reach the Wimbledon final following every appearance at the event that is traditionally seen as a warm-up to the [...]

South African judge convicts retired tennis champion of rape (Yahoo Sports)

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A judge in South Africa on Monday convicted Bob Hewitt, a former Grand Slam tennis champion, of raping and sexually assaulting three girls whom he had been coaching. A sentencing hearing was scheduled in a Pretoria court for April 17. Until then he must mostly remain in South [...]

Djokovic beats Federer in 3 sets to win Indian Wells title (Yahoo Sports)

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Move over Roger Federer, there is another guy with a share of your crown as king of the desert. Novak Djokovic defeated Federer 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-2 to win his fourth BNP Paribas Open on Sunday, tying him with Federer for the most titles in the desert after winning [...]

15-year-old American CiCi Bellis advances at Miami Open (Yahoo Sports)

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Precocious amateur CiCi Bellis says she’s ready to take on the best of the pros – Serena Williams. Bellis, a 15-year-old American who made a big splash at last year’s U.S. Open, advanced Friday to a potential third-round match against Williams by beating Zarina Diyas 6-2, 6-1. Williams [...]

15-year-old American CiCi Bellis advances at Miami Open (Yahoo Sports)

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Precocious amateur CiCi Bellis says she’s ready to take on the best of the pros – Serena Williams. Bellis, a 15-year-old American who made a big splash at last year’s U.S. Open, advanced Friday to a potential third-round match against Williams by beating Zarina Diyas 6-2, 6-1. Williams [...]

Who Has a More Promising Future: Madison Keys or Sloane Stephens?

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2410718-who-has-a-more-promising-future-madison-keys-or-sloane-stephens
Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens will play each other for the first time today at the Miami Open. It’s a showdown between two next-generation American stars. Which star has the brighter future?  
No matter who wins this first meeting, the two can expect comparisons for the foreseeable future.
A pair [...]

Miami Open Tennis 2015 Results: Scores, Bracket and Schedule After Thursday

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2410776-miami-open-tennis-2015-results-scores-bracket-and-schedule-after-thursday
Though still very early, a clear pattern is being established at the 2015 Miami Open: Beware of the favorites. Still facing unseeded opponents in early-round play, a majority—keyword: majority—of the world’s best players moved through without much incident in Thursday’s action.
Agnieszka Radwanska, Venus Williams and Ekaterina Makarova each skated on [...]

Sharapova loses opening match at Miami Open to Gavrilova (Yahoo Sports)

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Maria Sharapova is 0-5 in Key Biscayne finals. Seeded No. 2, Sharapova was upset in her opening match Thursday night by wild-card Daria Gavrilova, 7-6 (4), 6-3. The 21-year-old Gavrilova, who was born in Moscow and is based in Australia, earned her first victory over a top-10 player [...]

Del Potro loses 1st-round match at Miami Open (Yahoo Sports)

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Juan Martin del Potro’s latest comeback from an injury is off to a slow start. Playing his first match since Jan. 15, del Potro lost Thursday to Vasek Pospisil in the first round of the Miami Open, 6-4, 7-6 (7). ”I don’t feel frustrated,” del Potro said. [...]

Del Potro loses 1st-round match at Miami Open (Yahoo Sports)

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Juan Martin del Potro’s latest comeback from an injury is off to a slow start. Playing his first match since Jan. 15, del Potro lost Thursday to Vasek Pospisil in the first round of the Miami Open, 6-4, 7-6 (7). ”I don’t feel frustrated,” del Potro said. [...]

Victoria Azarenka advances to second round of Miami Open (Yahoo Sports)

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Two-time Miami Open champion Victoria Azarenka easily advanced to the second round Wednesday, beating Silvia Soler-Espinosa of Spain 6-1, 6-3. ”It’s been unfortunate the last couple of years for me, but I love this tournament,” said Azarenka, a two-time Australian Open champion. ”Second set, there were a bit [...]

Miami Open Tennis 2015 Prize Money: Complete Purse and Earnings

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2409477-miami-open-tennis-2015-prize-money-complete-purse-and-earnings
The 2015 Miami Masters may not be Wimbledon or the U.S. Open, but with an eight-figure grand prize, it is no wonder why some of the best players in the world have made their way to Southern Florida.
The men’s side is loaded with talent, even if Roger Federer isn’t [...]

Miami Open Tennis 2015 Results: Scores, Bracket and Schedule After Wednesday

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2409632-miami-open-tennis-2015-results-scores-bracket-and-schedule-after-wednesday
There are plenty of marquee names at the 2015 Miami Open, including Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Caroline Wozniacki. The thing is, none of them took the court Wednesday during first-round action.
While fans waiting for some of the star power in the tournament [...]

Serena Williams hoping to play at Miami Open (Yahoo Sports)

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Less than one week after Serena Williams withdrew from her Indian Wells semifinal with a knee injury, the two-time Miami Open defending champion said on Wednesday she’s hoping to be fit to play on Friday night. One reason Williams is so intent on playing at Miami is she considers [...]

Serena Williams Creates Tennis Music Video for Beyonce’s ‘7/11′

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2408904-serena-williams-creates-tennis-music-video-for-beyonces-711

Even when she makes a music video, Serena Williams is still all about tennis.
Williams will be on the April cover of Vogue. Not only is there an interesting feature story on the star tennis player, but with the magazine’s help, Williams put a tennis spin on Beyonce’s “7/11″ music video.
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Nadal: Ankle injury won’t keep him from Miami Open (Yahoo Sports)

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Rafael Nadal expects to compete at the Miami Open this week despite turning his left ankle in practice on Monday. The third-ranked Nadal will play the winner of the match between Nicolas Almagro of Spain and Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine. It’s an important tournament for me.” Nadal, who [...]

Analysing Form of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, More Before Miami Masters 2015

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2406711-analysing-form-of-novak-djokovic-rafael-nadal-more-before-miami-masters-2015
With the Miami Masters once again upon us, it’s time to look at how the likes of Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have fared since the Australian Open and what we can expect from them in Florida.
We’ll also look at who might challenge the world No. 1 and No. [...]

Novak Djokovic Finding It Easier to Win Titles Than Fan Support

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2406636-novak-djokovic-finding-it-easier-to-win-titles-than-fan-support
Novak Djokovic sits atop the ATP Tour. Yet his standing with tennis fans seems mired somewhere in the middle.
Djokovic captured his fourth BNP Paribas Open title Sunday, tying Roger Federer for most wins in the desert. Djokovic is 19-2 on the season and winner of two titles, including the Australian [...]

Serena Williams Unveils New Cover of Vogue Magazine

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2406659-serena-williams-unveils-new-cover-of-vogue-magazine
Serena Williams unveiled her latest magazine cover on her Twitter feed Saturday, posting the April 2015 edition of Vogue.
Labeled “Queen Serena” by the fashion giant, Williams has captured her second Vogue cover, the first being her appearance alongside Ryan Lochte and Hope Solo in a 2012 issue ahead of the London [...]

Miami Masters 2015 Draw Results: Full List of Seedings and Bracket

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2406866-miami-masters-2015-draw-results-full-list-of-seedings-and-bracket
With Indian Wells in the book, it’s time for the ATP and WTA Tours to make their way to Miami for the Miami Masters. While the men’s side will have a clear favorite, the women’s side could get shaken up a bit if the prohibitive favorite can’t go.
Below, we’ll [...]

Nadal to play at Queen’s Club ending three-year absence (Yahoo Sports)

From Yahoo! Sports – Tennis News

Rafael Nadal says he will play at this year’s Queen’s Club, ending his three-year absence at the grass-court tournament. Nadal, who lifted the trophy in 2008, has gone on to reach the Wimbledon final following every appearance at the event that is traditionally seen as a warm-up to the [...]

Grades for Top Stars at Indian Wells 2015

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2404399-grades-for-top-stars-at-indian-wells-2015
Indian Wells didn’t disappoint in the narrative stakes. For some there was unexpected glory, while for others it was the same old story. The grades the top stars would give themselves would make for great insight.
Andy Murray reached a Masters semi-final for the first time since March 2013, but [...]

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