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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.

Apr 1, 2015

Tennis-Murray dumps Austria’s Thiem to reach Miami semis

MIAMI, April 1 (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.

Apr 1, 2015

Djokovic survives Miami scare; Murray claims 500th win

MIAMI (Reuters) – Defending champion Novak Djokovic survived a scare from Alexandr Dolgopolov on Tuesday to reach the Miami Open quarter-finals while Andy Murray won the 500th match of his career to reach the last eight.

Djokovic was made to work for his 7-6(3) 7-5 6-0 win over world number 65 Dolgopolov.

Apr 1, 2015

Venus falls to Suarez Navarro, Petkovic into Miami semis

MIAMI (Reuters) – Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro came back from a dreadful first set to defeat three-times Miami Open champion Venus Williams 0-6 6-1 7-5 at Key Biscayne on Tuesday and set up a semi-final clash with Germany’s ninth seed Andrea Petkovic.

Petkovic booked her place in the last four after a 6-4 6-2 win over 14th seeded Czech Karolina Pliskova.

Apr 1, 2015

Tennis-Venus falls to Suarez Navarro, Petkovic into Miami semis

MIAMI, March 31 (Reuters) – Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro came back from a dreadful first set to defeat three-times Miami Open champion Venus Williams 0-6 6-1 7-5 at Key Biscayne on Tuesday and set up a semi-final clash with Germany’s ninth seed Andrea Petkovic.

Petkovic booked her place in the last four after a 6-4 6-2 win over 14th seeded Czech Karolina Pliskova.

Apr 1, 2015

Tennis-Djokovic survives Miami scare; Murray claims 500th win

MIAMI (Reuters) – Defending champion Novak Djokovic survived a scare from Alexandr Dolgopolov on Tuesday to reach the Miami Open quarter-finals while Andy Murray won the 500th match of his career to reach the last eight.

Djokovic was made to work for his 7-6 (3) 7-5 6-0 win over world number 65 Dolgopolov.

Mar 31, 2015

Murray claims 500th win after three sets with Anderson

MIAMI (Reuters) – Andy Murray won the 500th match in his career after beating Kevin Anderson 6-4 3-6 6-3 on Tuesday to move into the quarter-finals of the Miami Open for the fourth straight year.

The gangly Anderson fought back well in the second but after trading early breaks in the third the Scot took control breaking his South African opponent again to grab a 3-1 advantage and never looked back.

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