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Apr 1, 2014

Marlins’ Opening Day bash gives fans reason to return

MIAMI (Reuters) – Miami finished with the worst record and lowest attendance in the National League last year but young ace Jose Fernandez gave jaded fans reason to return to the ball park on Monday, leading the Marlins to a 10-1 Opening Day rout of the Colorado Rockies.

While the Major League Baseball season officially began last week in far away Australia, for Americans from New York to San Diego it was Monday that marked the true Opening Day and for the Marlins, the promise of another clean slate.

Mar 30, 2014

Nadal, Djokovic rivalry not trendy but enduring

MIAMI (Reuters) – While Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal may be the most trendy rivalry in men’s tennis, the most enduring may be top ranked Nadal and Novak Djokovic, who clashed for the 40th time on Sunday in the final of the Sony Open.

Any final featuring the world’s two top ranked players automatically qualifies as significant but Nadal and Djokovic have elevated their clashes to something special.

Mar 30, 2014

Tennis-Nadal, Djokovic rivalry not trendy but enduring

MIAMI, March 30 (Reuters) – While Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal may be the most trendy rivalry in men’s tennis, the most enduring may be top ranked Nadal and Novak Djokovic, who clashed for the 40th time on Sunday in the final of the Sony Open.

Any final featuring the world’s two top ranked players automatically qualifies as significant but Nadal and Djokovic have elevated their clashes to something special.

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.