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Serena Williams loses to unseeded Cepelova

Serena: Exhausted

World number one Serena Williams crashed out of the WTA Tour’s Family Circle Cup, losing her opening match in straight sets to world number 78 Jana Cepelova. The 20-year old Slovakian Cepelova shocked defending champion Williams 6-4, 6-4 in a second-round match at the clay court tournament in Charleston. The 17-time Grand Slam winner Williams […]

Djokovic overpowers Nadal for 4th Miami crown

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, at the net before the match started. AFP

Novak Djokovic has beaten world number one, Rafael Nadal to win his 4th ATP Miami Masters, in Florida, USA. The Serbian world number two took the two sets 6-3, 6-3. Djokovic, who benefitted from two walkovers in the tournament, didn’t drop a set winning his third Miami title in four years and fourth in total […]

Serena relishes her 7th Miami title

Serena Williams: cuddles her trophy

Serena Williams has captured her seventh WTA Miami title, snapping out of her early doldrums to overcome China’s Li Na 7-5, 6-1. In a battle of the world’s top two players, the US world number one took her tally of WTA titles to 59 — including 17 Grand Slam triumphs. She added a second trophy […]

Tennis: Berdych books semi-final place in Miami

Berdych: moves into semi-final

Seventh-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych secured his semi-final berth at the Miami ATP Masters Thursday with a 6-4, 7-6 (7/3) win over Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov. In Friday’s semi-finals Berdych will face either world number one Rafael Nadal of Spain or Canadian Milos Raonic, who were due to play later Thursday. Thanks to his quarter-final victory, Berdych […]

Serena overpowers Sharapova again, reaches Miami final

Serena Williams: powers past Sharapova

Serena Williams extended her dominance of Maria Sharapova on Thursday, defeating the Russian 6-4, 6-3 to reach the final of the Miami hardcourt tournament for the ninth time. World number one Williams will be seeking a second straight Miami crown — and the seventh of her career — on Saturday, when she takes on either […]

Tennis: Nishikori sends Federer out of Miami

It's all over: Federer shakes hands with Nishikori

World No. 5 Roger Federer crashed out of the ATP Miami Masters tournament on Wednesday, losing 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 in the quarter-finals to Japanese 20th seed Kei Nishikori. Nishikori blasted six aces and won 64 percent of his first serve points against Federer in the two hour and eight minute match on the hardcourts at […]

Tennis: Nishikori sends Federer out of Miami

It's all over: Federer shakes hands with Nishikori

World No. 5 Roger Federer crashed out of the ATP Miami Masters tournament on Wednesday, losing 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 in the quarter-finals to Japanese 20th seed Kei Nishikori. Nishikori blasted six aces and won 64 percent of his first serve points against Federer in the two hour and eight minute match on the hardcourts at […]

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