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  • Linda Robertson: Sony Open has been plagued by strange twists, including Friday's double withdraw

    KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. Diarrhea and groin pain replaced smashing serves and slashing backhands at the Sony Open on Friday. Tennis players felt miserable. Fans felt frustrated. The purple Stadium Court felt neglected. In an unprecedented turn of events at an...
  • Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams advance at Sony Open

    KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. Pretty? Or tough? Fans at the Sony Open were asked by a tournament video crew earlier this week whether they consider Maria Sharapova pretty or tough, and the video was played on the Stadium Court jumbo screen after her second-round...
  • Roger Federer's game doesn't look old at Indian Wells

    When most of the smoke had cleared Wednesday in the men's singles at Indian Wells, the coolest dude still standing was the guy in the purple shirt and orange shoes who has two kids and another on the way. Oh, yes, and he's 32 years old. Roger...
  • Serena Williams defeats Maria Sharapova to reach Sony Open final

    KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. Finally, this is the day she would beat Serena Williams. Surely, that is what Maria Sharapova was thinking as she took a 4-1 lead over top-ranked Williams in the Sony Open semifinal Thursday afternoon. After 14 consecutive losses to...
  • Linda Robertson: Men's 'Fab Four' of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray a joy to watch

    KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. Just when you thought the Fabulous Four of men's tennis was becoming a little bland, a little here-we-go-again and a little in need of a fresh new face, the quartet has reached another peak. The intertwining rivalries of Roger Federer,...
  • Sony Open: Serena Williams en busca de su séptima corona en Key Biscayne

    Sony Open: Serena Williams en busca de su séptima corona en Key Biscayne
    MIAMI — Serena Williams, la tenista número uno del mundo y campeona defensora del Sony Open de Miami, iniciará la defensa de su título en Key Biscayne el 20 de marzo cuando debute en la XXX edición del certamen de las canchas púrpuras del Crandon...
  • Camila Giorgi upsets Maria Sharapova at Indian Wells

    Monday was a good day for weather and a bad day for defending champions in the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Hours before men's 2013 champion Rafael Nadal was upset, 2013 women's champion Maria Sharapova went out at the hands of...
  • Nadal cruises at Sony

    KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. It had been more than an hour since top-ranked Rafael Nadal had breezed past Denis Istomin 6-1, 6-0 to reach the fourth round of the Sony Open, and when he emerged to his waiting car, a clot of fans pressed up against the parking lot...
  • Upstart shows he can run with the big boys at Indian Wells

    The big boys came out to play Monday at Indian Wells. In a shocking development, the biggest left early. Rafael Nadal, ranked No.1, seeded No. 1, winner here last year, usually close to unbeatable on the slower hard courts of this BNP Paribas Open...
  • Roger Federer holds on for a win at BNP Paribas Open

    Roger Federer holds on for a win at BNP Paribas Open
    Wait, wasn’t this supposed to be a walk in the park? Roger Federer -- greatest male tennis player of all time not named Rafael Nadal or Rod Laver -- versus Dmitry Tursonov, a curly haired Russian with a high-octane game nobody outside of tennis...
  • The No. 1 Swiss tennis player? It's not who you think

    The No. 1 Swiss tennis player? It's not who you think
    The Swiss are represented in men's tennis at this year's BNP Paribas Open by Stanislas Wawrinka and that other guy. Wawrinka won the recent Australian Open and is now No. 3 in the world rankings. The other guy becomes Mr. Avis in Switzerland now, and as...