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Apr 3, 2015

Tennis-Precise Murray tops Berdych to reach Miami final

MIAMI, April 3 (Reuters) – Third seed Andy Murray, feeling right at home, delivered a controlled and precise performance to beat Czech Tomas Berdych 6-4 6-4 on Friday and reach the final of the Miami Open.

Murray will face world number one Novak Djokovic or big-serving American John Isner in Sunday’s final at Key Biscayne.

Apr 3, 2015

Halep bows out but more struggles with Serena await

MIAMI (Reuters) – Simona Halep is emerging as one of the few players on Tour capable of putting up a real fight against Serena Williams and the Romanian’s performance in Thursday’s Miami Open semi-final was another indication of her growing stature in the game.

Halep pushed the 19-times grand slam winner all the way before Williams sealed a 6-2 4-6 7-5 win at Key Biscayne to book her place in Saturday’s final against Carla Suarez Navarro.

Apr 3, 2015

Tennis-Halep bows out but more struggles with Serena await

MIAMI, April 3 (Reuters) – Simona Halep is emerging as one of the few players on Tour capable of putting up a real fight against Serena Williams and the Romanian’s performance in Thursday’s Miami Open semi-final was another indication of her growing stature in the game.

Halep pushed the 19-times grand slam winner all the way before Williams sealed a 6-2 4-6 7-5 win at Key Biscayne to book her place in Saturday’s final against Carla Suarez Navarro.

Apr 3, 2015

Serena edges brave Halep, Suarez Navarro awaits

MIAMI (Reuters) – World number one Serena Williams edged an enthralling battle with third-seed Simona Halep 6-2 4-6 7-5 to set up a Miami Open final showdown against Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro, who advanced in straight sets earlier on Thursday.

After the first set and with Williams in top form, it looked to be a straightforward night at Key Biscayne for the seven-times Miami champion but the contest turned into an 128-minute slugfest as Halep simply refused to fold.

Apr 3, 2015

Tennis-Serena edges brave Halep, Suarez Navarro awaits

MIAMI, April 2 (Reuters) – World number one Serena Williams edged an enthralling battle with third-seed Simona Halep 6-2 4-6 7-5 to set up a Miami Open final showdown against Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro, who advanced in straight sets earlier on Thursday.

After the first set and with Williams in top form, it looked to be a straightforward night at Key Biscayne for the seven-times Miami champion but the contest turned into an 128-minute slugfest as Halep simply refused to fold.

Apr 3, 2015

Djokovic through to face Isner in Miami semis

MIAMI (Reuters) – World number one Novak Djokovic recovered from another slow start to beat Spain’s David Ferrer 7-5 7-5 and move into the last four of the Miami Open, where he will face big-hitting American John Isner.

Djokovic trailed 4-1 in the first set but then started playing with more controlled aggression and won six of the next seven games to take the set.

Apr 3, 2015

Tennis-Djokovic through to face Isner in Miami semis

MIAMI, April 2 (Reuters) – World number one Novak Djokovic recovered from another slow start to beat Spain’s David Ferrer 7-5 7-5 and move into the last four of the Miami Open, where he will face big-hitting American John Isner.

Djokovic trailed 4-1 in the first set but then started playing with more controlled aggression and won six of the next seven games to take the set.

Apr 2, 2015

Serena’s 700th win sets up Halep semi

MIAMI (Reuters) – World number one Serena Williams overcame a dreadful second set to beat Germany’s Sabine Lisicki 7-6(4) 1-6 6-3 on Wednesday for her 700th career win and a berth in the Miami Open semi-finals.

Williams will face Romania’s Simona Halep for a place in the final after the third-seed beat Sloane Stephens 6-1 7-5.

Apr 2, 2015

Tennis-Serena’s 700th win sets up Halep semi

MIAMI, April 1 (Reuters) – World number one Serena Williams overcame a dreadful second set to beat Germany’s Sabine Lisicki 7-6(4) 1-6 6-3 on Wednesday for her 700th career win and a berth in the Miami Open semi-finals.

Williams will face Romania’s Simona Halep for a place in the final after the third-seed beat Sloane Stephens 6-1 7-5.

Apr 1, 2015

Murray dumps Austria’s Thiem to reach Miami semis

MIAMI (Reuters) – Third-seed Andy Murray recovered from an early setback to beat Austrian Dominic Thiem 3-6 6-4 6-1 on Wednesday to reach the semi-finals of the Miami Open.

Murray, a two-time winner at Key Biscayne, will face the winner of Wednesday’s other quarter-final between Argentine Juan Monaco and Czech Tomas Berdych in the semi-finals. The final is on Sunday.

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