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Mar 31, 2013

Tennis-Murray delighted with ‘brutal’ win in Miami

MIAMI, March 31 (Reuters) – An exhausted Andy Murray credited his mental strength and physical freshness for his tie-break victory over David Ferrer in the Sony Open final on Sunday after a gruelling two hour, 45 minute battle.

“It was a brutal, brutal match. Both of us were kind of on our last legs,” Murray told reporters after his 2-6 6-4 7-6 win.

Mar 31, 2013

Murray goes to number two with Miami tie-break win over Ferrer

MIAMI (Reuters) – Britain’s Andy Murray defeated Spain’s David Ferrer 2-6 6-4 7-6 in a grueling Sony Open final on Sunday to move above Roger Federer to second in the world rankings.

Murray was far from at his best against a dogged Ferrer but won the tie-break comfortably 7-1 after surviving a scare when the Spaniard had match point at 6-5 up, with Murray serving, in the third.

Mar 31, 2013

Tennis-Murray goes to number two with Miami tie-break win over Ferrer

MIAMI, March 31 (Reuters) – Britain’s Andy Murray defeated Spain’s David Ferrer 2-6 6-4 7-6 in a gruelling Sony Open final on Sunday to move above Roger Federer to second in the world rankings.

Murray was far from at his best against a dogged Ferrer but won the tie-break comfortably 7-1 after surviving a scare when the Spaniard had match point at 6-5 up, with Murray serving, in the third.

Mar 30, 2013

Williams sinks Sharapova for record sixth Miami title

MIAMI (Reuters) – World number one Serena Williams fought back from a set down to beat Maria Sharapova 4-6 6-3 6-0 and win the Sony Open for a record sixth time on Saturday.

Williams becomes only the fourth woman in the Open era to win the same WTA tournament six times, joining Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert and Steffi Graf.

Mar 30, 2013

Tennis-Williams sinks Sharapova for record sixth Miami title

MIAMI, March 30 (Reuters) – World number one Serena Williams fought back from a set down to beat Maria Sharapova 4-6 6-3 6-0 and win the Sony Open for a record sixth time on Saturday.

Williams becomes only the fourth woman in the Open era to win the same WTA tournament six times, joining Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert and Steffi Graf.

Mar 30, 2013

Murray to face Ferrer in Miami final

MIAMI (Reuters) – Britain’s Andy Murray fought back for a 6-7 6-1 6-2 win over France’s Richard Gasquet to reach the final of the Sony Open where he will face Spaniard David Ferrer on Sunday.

Murray recovered after making a mess of the first set where he was serving for it at 5-4 but double-faulted on break point and ended up losing out in the tie-break.

Mar 30, 2013

Tennis-Murray to face Ferrer in Miami final

MIAMI, March 29 (Reuters) – Britain’s Andy Murray fought back for a 6-7 6-1 6-2 win over France’s Richard Gasquet to reach the final of the Sony Open where he will face Spaniard David Ferrer on Sunday.

Murray recovered after making a mess of the first set where he was serving for it at 5-4 but double-faulted on break point and ended up losing out in the tie-break.

Mar 29, 2013

Sharapova sets up Serena final in Miami

MIAMI (Reuters) – Maria Sharapova will face Serena Williams in the final of the Sony Open while Britain’s Andy Murray will take on France’s Richard Gasquet in the men’s semi-finals after grinding down Croatian Marin Cilic.

World number one Williams needed just 65 minutes to deal with fourth seeded defending champion Agnieska Radwanska 6-0 6-3, while Sharapova, who won at Indian Wells earlier this month, demolished Serbia’s Jelena Jankovic 6-2 6-1.

Mar 29, 2013

Sharapova into Sony Open final, Murray to semis

MIAMI (Reuters) – Britain’s Andy Murray moved into the semi-finals of the Sony Open with a 6-4 6-3 victory over Croatia’s Marin Cilic on Thursday to set up a meeting with Richard Gasquet or Tomas Berdych in the last four.

In the women’s draw, Russia’s Maria Sharapova demolished Serbia’s Jelena Jankovic 6-2 6-1 to book her place in the final of the Sony Open, one of the few titles missing from her CV.

Mar 29, 2013

Tennis-Sharapova into Sony Open final, Murray to semis

MIAMI, March 28 (Reuters) – Britain’s Andy Murray moved into the semi-finals of the Sony Open with a 6-4 6-3 victory over Croatia’s Marin Cilic on Thursday to set up a meeting with Richard Gasquet or Tomas Berdych in the last four.

In the women’s draw, Russia’s Maria Sharapova demolished Serbia’s Jelena Jankovic 6-2 6-1 to book her place in the final of the Sony Open, one of the few titles missing from her CV.

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