Djokovic puts away rival Nadal to win Sony Open crown

Mar 31, 2014

Djokovic puts away rival Nadal to win Sony Open crown

Novak Djokovic stretched like a rubber band to hit a backhand. He sprinted into the other corner and scooped out forehands as if he was wielding a shovel. He ran forward to slice a ball off his shoetops. And he flicked a difficult half-volley ...

Serena beats Li to win title

Mar 30, 2014

Serena beats Li to win title

The celebration began with a series of happy hops that propelled Serena Williams across the court. Soon she was twirling, waving, laughing and mugging for the cameras — a familiar ritual by a perennial champion. Williams won a record seventh Key Biscayne title Saturday ...

Williams rolls by Sharapova again

Mar 28, 2014

Williams rolls by Sharapova again

Between points, Serena Williams stood motionless behind the baseline with her back to the net, as if trying to match — or mimic — the methodical ritual of her opponent, Maria Sharapova. They took turns waiting on each other, the pace of play plodding, ...

Nishikori upsets Federer in Sony Open quarters

Mar 27, 2014

Nishikori upsets Federer in Sony Open quarters

Roger Federer squandered a big lead and lost to No. 20-seeded Kei Nishikori 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 Wednesday night in the quarterfinals of the Sony Open. Federer was up a service break twice in the second set but couldn’t close out the victory. He lost ...

Serena, Sharapova make quarters; Nadal thrashes Istomin

Mar 25, 2014

Serena, Sharapova make quarters; Nadal thrashes Istomin

World No. 1 Serena Williams breezed into the quarterfinals of the Sony Open on Monday, while Russian fourth seed Maria Sharapova battled through three sets to advance. Top-seeded defending champion Williams routed American qualifier Coco Vandeweghe 6-3, 6-1 in 78 minutes to book a ...

Murray into fourth round

Mar 24, 2014

Murray into fourth round

Andy Murray won Sunday while Ivan Lendl watched as a fan rather than a coach. With Lendl among the stadium spectators, Murray advanced to the fourth round at the Sony Open by beating Feliciano Lopez 6-4, 6-1. The tournament is the first for the ...

Mar 22, 2014

Federer defeats Karlovic

Roger Federer made a victorious return Friday to the Sony Open after skipping last year’s tournament, and then was treated to a tribute on the stadium video screen. “It looks like a farewell video,” Federer told the crowd with a laugh. “I miss one ...

Serena survives tough first set to begin Sony Open with win

Mar 21, 2014

Serena survives tough first set to begin Sony Open with win

Serena Williams capitalized on a critical double-fault by Yaroslava Shvedova to survive a 69-minute first set and win her opening match at the Sony Open 7-6 (9-7), 6-2 on Thursday. “It was an incredibly tough first set,” Williams said. “I just needed to relax ...

Jan 11, 2014

Stuard fires 65 at Sony

Brian Stuard had his fourth straight round of 65 at the Sony Open. Too bad it was only Friday. Stuard completed his second round with a hybrid 3-iron into 2 feet for eagle on the par-5 ninth hole for a 5-under 65. That gave ...