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John Isner

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  • Serena Williams records 700th win, advances at Miami Open

    For once, on the rare occasion, Serena Williams was not herself. Williams' serve was inconsistent and she was challenged by the power of Sabine Lisicki. Yet the brilliance of Williams, and what makes her such a daunting opponent, is how she performs...
  • Venus still a force at Key Biscayne, 18 years after debut here

    Venus still a force at Key Biscayne, 18 years after debut here
    The white hair beads are long gone but surprisingly, Venus Williams is still here. When Williams made her debut in Miami in 1997, she was a sinewy, 6-foot-1 beanpole with flailing arms that cracked powerful strokes that had never been seen before on the...
  • Nervous Rafael Nadal ousted at Miami Open

    Nervous Rafael Nadal ousted at Miami Open
    Not long after 15-year-old San Franciso native CiCi Bellis was given a stern lesson on Stadium Court by the world's No. 1 Serena Williams, the lower half of the men's draw registered a 5.0 on the Richter scale when second-seeded Rafael Nadal was rocked by...
  • Abierto de Tenis de Miami: David Ferrer busca sacarse la espina de 2013

    Abierto de Tenis de Miami: David Ferrer busca sacarse la espina de 2013
    David Ferrer estuvo a solo un punto de ganar el Abierto de Miami en 2013, pero una mala decisión en aquella final ante el escocés Andy Murray le costó el campeonato en Key Biscayne. Y aunque entonces el tenista español aseguró que "un partido no...
  • Katrina Adams comes home as tennis' history-making leader

     Katrina Adams comes home as tennis' history-making leader
    WASHINGTON — Katrina Adams knew she was on the wrong side of the fence. This was in the summer of 1975, when Arthur Ashe would become the first black man to win Wimbledon, when Adams was just 6 going on 7, a couple of years too young for the...
  • Mostly uneventful day at Indian Wells

    Mostly uneventful day at Indian Wells
    Thursday was a tournament director's nightmare at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells. They played some matches, but not the kind that would drive TV ratings through the roof. It started with Jelena Jankovic, a former champion, playing a quarterfinal...
  • Novak Djokovic struggles but beats John Isner at BNP Paribas Open

    The Big Four of men's tennis were all at it on the same day and the same place Wednesday. Fans at Indian Wells, for the BNP Paribas Open, undoubtedly were looking for excellence and dominance. From, in order of ranking, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer,...
  • John Isner powers past Kevin Anderson at BNP Paribas Open

    John Isner powers past Kevin Anderson at BNP Paribas Open
    It was like going to a heavyweight title fight. USC's late and legendary Marv Goux would have drooled about this, about his love of big man versus big man, as he used to call it when his Trojans played Notre Dame in football. Sure, it was tennis, just...
  • U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic loses out at Indian Wells

    The 2014 U.S. Open men's tennis champion did not make his triumphant return to the 2015 tour until Saturday's BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells. It turned out not to be triumphant. Croatia's Marin Cilic, who took out Roger Federer in the U.S. Open...
  • USC alum Steve Johnson sustains upward mobility at Indian Wells tennis

    USC alum Steve Johnson sustains upward mobility at Indian Wells tennis
    As a college player at USC, Steve Johnson won the NCAA singles title twice and led the way as the Trojans dominated the sport during his stay, and beyond. USC won the NCAA men's tennis title in all four of Johnson's years, from 2009 to 2012, and also in...
  • Young, Tomic follow similar path en route to Delray Beach Open semifinal

    Bernard Tomic is Down Under's version of America's Donald Young. Both hail from tennis-rich countries who are starving for the next great male champion. Both won junior Grand Slam tournaments by the time they were 15. Both crumbled under the weight of...