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Mar 26, 2014

Cibulkova reaches Miami semis, cracks world top 10

MIAMI (Reuters) – Slovakia’s Dominika Cibulkova fought of three match points to claim a 3-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 upset win over third seed Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland at a windswept Crandon Park on Wednesday to reach the Sony Open semis.

With both players struggling in cool, blustery conditions, the 10th seeded Cibulkova reached the final four for the first time in eight visits to Miami despite being broken 10 times, committing 51 unforced errors and eight double faults.

Mar 26, 2014

Tennis-Cibulkova reaches Miami semis, cracks world top 10

MIAMI, March 26 (Reuters) – Slovakia’s Dominika Cibulkova fought of three match points to claim a 3-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 upset win over third seed Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland at a windswept Crandon Park on Wednesday to reach the Sony Open semis.

With both players struggling in cool, blustery conditions, the 10th seeded Cibulkova reached the final four for the first time in eight visits to Miami despite being broken 10 times, committing 51 unforced errors and eight double faults.

Mar 26, 2014

Tennis-Nadal brushes off bomb scare to cruise through in Miami

MIAMI, March 25 (Reuters) – Unruffled by a bomb scare that locked down the Sony Open late on Tuesday, world number one Rafa Nadal brushed past Italy’s Fabio Fognini 6-2 6-2 to join Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray in the last eight.

Officials announced a suspicious package had been left near the main entrance to the sprawling tennis facility which was quickly locked down, keeping thousands of spectators from entering or leaving while Miami Dade police investigated.

Mar 26, 2014

Nadal brushes off bomb scare to cruise through in Miami

MIAMI (Reuters) – Unruffled by a bomb scare that locked down the Sony Open late on Tuesday, world number one Rafa Nadal brushed past Italy’s Fabio Fognini 6-2 6-2 to join Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray in the last eight.

Officials announced a suspicious package had been left near the main entrance to the sprawling tennis facility which was quickly locked down, keeping thousands of spectators from entering or leaving while Miami Dade police investigated.

Mar 26, 2014

Williams wins as Sony Open locked down by bomb scare

MIAMI (Reuters) – Defending champion Serena Williams closed in on a seventh Sony Open title with a 6-2 6-2 quarter-final demolition of German Angelique Kerber on Tuesday, a win that came as the Crandon Park tennis facility was locked down due to a bomb scare.

Williams’ win sets up a semi-final rematch of last year’s final against Maria Sharapova, a five-time runner-up on the Miami hardcourts, who advanced with an equally impressive 7-5 6-1 win over eighth-seeded Czech Petra Kvitova.

Mar 26, 2014

Tennis-Williams wins as Sony Open locked down by bomb scare

MIAMI, March 25 (Reuters) – Defending champion Serena Williams closed in on a seventh Sony Open title with a 6-2 6-2 quarter-final demolition of German Angelique Kerber on Tuesday, a win that came as the Crandon Park tennis facility was locked down due to a bomb scare.

Williams’ win sets up a semi-final rematch of last year’s final against Maria Sharapova, a five-time runnerup on the Miami hardcourts, who advanced with an equally impressive 7-5 6-1 win over eighth-seeded Czech Petra Kvitova.

Mar 26, 2014

Sony Open locked down due to suspicious package

MIAMI (Reuters) – The Sony Open in Miami was locked down while the bomb squad investigated a suspicious package on Tuesday, preventing thousands of spectators from entering or leaving the sprawling tennis complex.

The all clear was given at around 9:30 ET, some 30 minutes after officials had confirmed the lockdown, allowing ticket holders to exit.

Mar 26, 2014

Tennis-Sony Open locked down due to suspicious package

MIAMI, March 25 (Reuters) – The Sony Open in Miami was locked down while the bomb squad investigated a suspicious package on Tuesday, preventing thousands of spectators from entering or leaving the sprawling tennis complex.

The all clear was given at around 9:30 ET (0130 GMT), some 30 minutes after officials had confirmed the lockdown, allowing ticket holders to exit.

Mar 26, 2014

Djokovic, Murray set for quarter-final showdown

MIAMI (Reuters) – Defending champion Andy Murray swept past Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the Sony Open on Tuesday to set up a tantalizing quarter-final showdown with three-time Miami winner Novak Djokovic.

Murray, playing his first event since splitting with coach Ivan Lendl last week, has looked increasingly comfortable and confident on his own, disposing of the 11th-seeded Frenchman 6-4 6-1 in a tidy 73 minutes.

Mar 26, 2014

Sharapova closes in on return trip to Miami final

MIAMI (Reuters) – Five-time runner-up Maria Sharapova closed in on a return trip to the Miami final by taming eighth-seeded Czech Petra Kvitova 7-5 6-1 on Tuesday to reach the semis of the Sony Open.

With the victory Sharapova, who lost in the final last year to Serena Williams, sets up a possible final four showdown with the world number one.