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Mar 30, 2014

Djokovic beats Nadal for fourth Miami title

MIAMI (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic tamed world number one Rafa Nadal 6-3 6-3 to claim his fourth Sony Open title on Sunday, denying the Spaniard a maiden win on the Miami hardcourts.

The win was the second straight Masters series title for the second ranked Serb, who defeated Roger Federer in the BNP Paribas Open two weeks ago in Indian Wells.

Mar 30, 2014

Tennis-Djokovic beats Nadal for fourth Miami title

MIAMI, March 30 (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic tamed world number one Rafa Nadal 6-3 6-3 to claim his fourth Sony Open title on Sunday, denying the Spaniard a maiden win on the Miami hardcourts.

The win was the second straight Masters series title for the second ranked Serb, who defeated Roger Federer in the BNP Paribas Open two weeks ago in Indian Wells.

Mar 30, 2014

Hingis returns to winner’s circle in Miami

MIAMI (Reuters) – Martina Hingis made a winning return when the Swiss player and German partner Sabine Lisicki claimed the Sony Open doubles title on Sunday with a 4-6 6-4 10-5 over Russian duo Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina.

The title was the 33-year-old Hingis’s first since winning the doubles in Doha in 2007.

Mar 30, 2014

Tennis-Hingis returns to winner’s circle in Miami

MIAMI, March 30 (Reuters) – Martina Hingis made a winning return when the Swiss player and German partner Sabine Lisicki claimed the Sony Open doubles title on Sunday with a 4-6 6-4 10-5 over Russian duo Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina.

The title was the 33-year-old Hingis’s first since winning the doubles in Doha in 2007.

Mar 30, 2014

Miami swings to hits of golden oldies Williams and Li

MIAMI (Reuters) – Miami is one of the favourite stops on the WTA Tour because of the city’s hip, youthful vibe but the final of Sony Open on Saturday was more about the golden oldies as Serena Williams and Li Na took centre stage.

As the downtown core was rocking to a techno music festival, out on Key Biscayne at the Tennis Center they were savouring some old time hits as two 32-year-olds slugged it out for the Miami hardcourt title.

Mar 30, 2014

Tennis-Miami swings to hits of golden oldies Williams and Li

MIAMI, March 29 (Reuters) – Miami is one of the favourite stops on the WTA Tour because of the city’s hip, youthful vibe but the final of Sony Open on Saturday was more about the golden oldies as Serena Williams and Li Na took centre stage.

As the downtown core was rocking to a techno music festival, out on Key Biscayne at the Tennis Center they were savouring some old time hits as two 32-year-olds slugged it out for the Miami hardcourt title.

Mar 29, 2014

Williams beats Li to claim seventh Miami title

MIAMI (Reuters) – Proving there is no place like home, world number one Serena Williams swept past China’s Li Na 7-5 6-1 in the final of the Sony Open on Saturday, collecting a record seventh win on the Miami hardcourts.

Williams, who lives an hour’s drive from the Tennis Center at Crandon Park and considers the tournament her home event, treated the second ranked Li like an unwelcome guest, needing just two hours on a steamy center court to collect her 59th career title, the $787,000 winner’s purse pushing her career earnings over $55 million.

Mar 29, 2014

Tennis-Williams beats Li to claim seventh Miami title

MIAMI, March 29 (Reuters) – Proving there is no place like home, world number one Serena Williams swept past China’s Li Na 7-5 6-1 in the final of the Sony Open on Saturday, collecting a record seventh win on the Miami hardcourts.

Williams, who lives an hour’s drive from the Tennis Center at Crandon Park and considers the tournament her home event, treated the second ranked Li like an unwelcome guest, needing just two hours on a steamy centre court to collect her 59th career title, the $787,000 winner’s purse pushing her career earnings over $55 million.

Mar 29, 2014

Miami left devastated by Djokovic, Nadal walkovers

MIAMI (Reuters) – The Sony Open, one of tennis’s most prestigious events, was left devastated when both men’s semi-finals ended in walkovers on Friday sending world number one Rafa Nadal and number two Novak Djokovic through to the final without hitting a ball.

Three-time champion Djokovic was first gifted a spot in Sunday’s final when Japan’s Kei Nishikori withdrew with a groin injury.

Mar 28, 2014

Berdych, Nishikori withdrawals shake up Miami Masters

MIAMI (Reuters) – World number one Rafa Nadal and number two Novak Djokovic advanced to the final of the Sony Open in shocking fashion, receiving walkovers after their opponents pulled out of the tournament within hours of each other on Friday.

Djokovic was first gifted a spot in Sunday’s final when Japan’s Kei Nishikori withdrew with a groin injury.