Serena Williams Mounts Comeback for Record 6th Miami Title

  By Kevin Ware (March 30, 2013) MIAMI - Serena Williams pulled off a comeback win for the ages on Saturday at the Sony Open. Down a set and a break against Maria Sharapova, Williams won the final 10 games to record a 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 victory, … [Read more...]

Sony Open Women’s Final: Why Serena WILL Win Number 6

By Kevin Ware (March 29, 2013) Serena Williams has already broken Steffi Graf’s total number of Miami match wins, and now has the chance to pull ahead in most Miami titles won.  The only thing between Williams and Miami immortality is Maria … [Read more...]

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...]

Ferrer Outlasts Melzer to Reach Miami Semifinals

By Amy Fetherolf (March 27, 2013) MIAMI -- Despite dropping the first set in an error-filled match, World No. 5 David Ferrer advanced to the quarterfinals of the Sony Open, beating Jurgen Melzer, 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 in an hour and 55 minutes. Ferrer … [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...]