Sharapova Romps Over a Weary Jankovic

By Kevin Ware (March 28, 2013) MIAMI - Maria Sharapova rolled past Jelena Jankovic 6-2, 6-1 in their women’s semifinal at the Sony Open.  She did so with the help of an unfortunate case of scheduling; at least it was unfortunate for Jankovic, the … [Read more...]

Andy Murray Beats Marin Cilic in Topsy Turvy Affair to Reach Miami Semis

By Amy Fetherolf (March 28, 2013) MIAMI -- World No. 3 Andy Murray survived a tough challenge from World No. 11 Marin Cilic, beating him 6-4, 6-3 to advance to the semifinals at the Sony Open. The first set featured five breaks of serve, four of … [Read more...]

Sony Open Women’s Semis: Get Ready for a Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams Final

By Kevin Ware (March 28, 2013) MIAMI - In spite of injuries, illness, upsets, and withdrawals by the dozens, my initial selections for the Women’s semifinals held (mostly) true to form with three out of four correct picks: Maria Sharapova, Serena … [Read more...]

Sharapova Outlasts Errani in Miami

By Kevin Ware (March 27, 2013) MIAMI - Maria Sharapova overcame a late second-set charge to defeat Sara Errani 7-5, 7-5 in their quarterfinal match at the Sony Open on Wednesday. The match, an error-filled affair for both, lasted just under two and … [Read more...]

Serena Williams Toughs It Out Over Li Na

  By Kevin Ware (March 26, 2013) MIAMI - The score might indicate an otherwise straight sets 6-3, 7-6(5) quarterfinal victory for Serena Williams over Li Na.  But this was no walk in the park for the world No. 1, who was coming off a tough  … [Read more...]

Notes and Quotes from Miami – The Two Serenas

  (March 25, 2013) Serena Williams escaped a major challenge from Dominika Cibulkova on Monday coming back from a set and 1-4 down to complete the win. In her post-match news conference she spoke about the "two Serenas" and her mid-life … [Read more...]

Serena Williams Survives Scare from Dominika Cibulkova

By Amy Fetherolf (March 25, 2013) MIAMI -- For a set and half, it looked like the Sony Open was about to lose another high profile player to an upset, as World No. 14 Dominika Cibulkova cruised to a 6-2, 4-1 lead over Serena Williams. But Williams … [Read more...]

Serena Williams Moves into Round of 16; Hopes for the Best for Capriati

(March 23, 2013) Five-time Sony Open champion and world No. 1 Serena Williams rebounded from a 0-3 start to beat Japan’s Ayumi Morita 6-3, 6-3 in 75 minutes on Saturday night on Stadium Court. Williams has now improved her record against Morita to … [Read more...]

Querrey Rallies to Win in First Match as Top American

(March 23, 2013) Sam Querrey, newly minted as the top US male player as he moved past John isner this week was forced to come back against Lukasz Kubot 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 on Saturday at the Sony Open. “I started out a little slow,” Querrey said.  “Broke … [Read more...]

Notes and Quotes From Monday at the China Open

BEIJING, China - A few of the more "notable" quotes from some of Monday's news conferences at the China Open. Novak Djokovic On getting back to the top spot: It is still open, you know, the No. 1 spot of the world.  Obviously I will try to … [Read more...]