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Mar 27, 2015

Tennis-Del Potro refuses to be downhearted after comeback loss

MIAMI, March 26 (Reuters) – Argentine Juan Martin del Potro’s latest comeback from injury ended in defeat to Canadian Vasek Pospisil at the Miami Open on Thursday.

Del Potro, the former world number four and U.S. Open winner in 2009, has fallen to 616th in the world rankings after a wrist injury wrecked his 2014 season.

Mar 27, 2015

Venus and Wozniacki ease into third round in Miami

MIAMI (Reuters) – Venus Williams eased into the third round of the Miami Open with a comfortable 6-3 6-2 win over Poland’s Urszula Radwanska on Thursday while Caroline Wozniacki also progressed.

Williams has been away from competition for almost a month but she needed just 66 minutes to beat the younger sister of 2012 Miami winner Agnieszka Radwanska.

Mar 27, 2015

Tennis-Venus and Wozniacki ease into third round in Miami

MIAMI, March 26 (Reuters) – Venus Williams eased into the third round of the Miami Open with a comfortable 6-3 6-2 win over Poland’s Urszula Radwanska on Thursday while Caroline Wozniacki also progressed.

Williams has been away from competition for almost a month but she needed just 66 minutes to beat the younger sister of 2012 Miami winner Agnieszka Radwanska.

Mar 25, 2015

MLS add Minnesota as expansion team for 2018

By Simon Evans

(Reuters) – Minnesota United were introduced as the newest Major League Soccer team on Wednesday with plans to begin play in the rapidly growing league in 2018.

The club, which was founded in 2010 and currently plays in the second-tier North American Soccer League, was officially welcomed to MLS during a news conference attended by a rowdy group of United supporters.

Mar 25, 2015

Soccer-MLS add Minnesota as expansion team for 2018

March 25 (Reuters) – Minnesota United were introduced as the newest Major League Soccer team on Wednesday with plans to begin play in the rapidly growing league in 2018.

The club, which was founded in 2010 and currently plays in the second-tier North American Soccer League, was officially welcomed to MLS during a news conference attended by a rowdy group of United supporters.

Mar 24, 2015

Hard for Halep to think of top spot while Serena rules

MIAMI (Reuters) – World number three Simona Halep says it is hard to imagine reaching the top of the world rankings as long as Serena Williams is playing the game but believes she has what it takes to win a grand slam.

The Romanian arrives in Florida for this week’s Miami Open off the biggest success in her career with a victory over Jelena Jankovic in the final of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells on Sunday.

Mar 24, 2015

Tennis-Hard for Halep to think of top spot while Serena rules

MIAMI, March 24 (Reuters) – World number three Simona Halep says it is hard to imagine reaching the top of the world rankings as long as Serena Williams is playing the game but believes she has what it takes to win a grand slam.

The Romanian arrives in Florida for this week’s Miami Open off the biggest success in her career with a victory over Jelena Jankovic in the final of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells on Sunday.

Mar 24, 2015

Tennis-Murray hopeful Bjorkman can complement coach Mauresmo

MIAMI, March 24 (Reuters) – Andy Murray is hopeful that Swede Jonas Bjorkman will share a similar philosophy with his coach Amelie Mauresmo when he joins his team on a trial basis, the Scotsman said on Tuesday.

Bjorkman, a former world number four who retired from professional tennis in 2008, will join Murray’s coaching set-up sometime after he finishes his involvement in a Swedish television dance show.

Mar 24, 2015

Murray hopeful Bjorkman can compliment coach Mauresmo

MIAMI (Reuters) – Andy Murray is hopeful that Swede Jonas Bjorkman will share a similar philosophy with his coach Amelie Mauresmo when he joins his team on a trial basis, the Scotsman said on Tuesday.

Bjorkman, a former world number four who retired from professional tennis in 2008, will join Murray’s coaching set-up sometime after he finishes his involvement in a Swedish television dance show.

Mar 24, 2015

Nadal hopes to be ready for Miami despite ankle injury

MIAMI (Reuters) – Rafa Nadal is confident he will be ready to compete in this week’s Miami Open despite turning his ankle in practice, the second seeded Spaniard said on Tuesday.

Nadal spent over an hour practicing on Tuesday and later admitted he was still in pain from twisting his ankle a day earlier but assured he would be on court on Friday for his opening match.

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