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(Reuters) - Brazil's Joao Sousa edged American Ryan Harrison 7-6(4) 7-6(4) in first round action at the Miami Open on Wednesday as unseeded players enjoyed a day in the limelight in Florida. The big names start their campaigns at the weekend, allowing the 80th-ranked Sousa to enjoy the prestige
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Serena Williams crashed out of the Miami Open in the first round here Wednesday, slumping to a straight sets defeat against Japan's Naomi Osaka in the latest setback to the former world number one's comeback. Osaka, who won her first major title in Indian Wells last weekend, was superior throughout
On the final point, Williams thundered forward to attack an easy shot at eye level, whacked the ball six feet past the baseline and responded with a sheepish smile. Not that motherhood has mellowed Williams. The 20-year-old Osaka, who earned her first career title Sunday at Indian Wells, said she was
(Reuters) - Bethanie Mattek-Sands's comeback ended in a 6-2 7-5 loss to Alize Cornet in the Miami Open first round on Wednesday but the American wildcard walked off court to applause which she was unable to do the last time she played. Frenchwoman Cornet needed one hour and 38 minutes to reach the
Serena Williams must have hoped that her home tournament - the Miami Open - would give her comeback the momentum she is looking for. Instead she went down to a 6-3, 6-2 defeat in just 77 minutes, and walked straight off the court into a waiting SUV. This was always going to be a major test for Williams
(Reuters) - Indian Wells champion Naomi Osaka defeated 23-times grand slam champion Serena Williams 6-3 6-2 in the Miami Open first round on Wednesday, the latest big win for the emerging 20-year-old Japanese player. The pair were on serve in the first set of their first career meeting until Osaka forced
For the second year running, the Miami Open will not feature Andy Murray - the two-time champion here, who keeps a second home a couple of miles away on the shores of Biscayne Bay. But the draw went ahead nevertheless with a surprisingly healthy British contingent of six, including defending champion
A jury of seven women and one man has been selected to consider a lawsuit by a Los Angeles tennis umpire who was arrested before a U.S. Open match and charged in her husband's 2012 death. Lois Goodman's lawyers will present opening statements in federal court Wednesday to help clear her name
Juan Martin del Potro insists staying fit and being able to compete is far more important than winning his second grand slam. The big-hitting Argentine arrived at this week's Miami Open having brilliantly defeated Roger Federer, the current world number one, in a thrilling Indian Wells final last
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- Jack Sock, Sam Querrey, John Isner, Ryan Harrison and Steve Johnson have been picked for the U.S. Davis Cup team that will face Belgium in the quarterfinals next month in Nashville, Tennessee.
A Mailbag while pondering how it is that Serena Williams draws Naomi Osaka in the first round at the Miami Open, with the winner to face Elina Svitolina….
Lois Goodman was walking out of a hotel on her way to judge a U.S. Open tennis match in New York in 2012 when police swept in to handcuff and arrest her in front of news cameras. The charge was murder and the victim was her husband of a half-century, Alan Goodman, who had been found dead in their Los
(Reuters) - American teenager Amanda Anisimova, fresh off an impressive run at Indian Wells, beat China's Wang Qiang 6-3 1-6 6-2 at the Miami Open on Tuesday to set up a second round clash with Spanish third seed Garbine Muguruza. The 16-year-old wild card, who had never won a WTA main-draw match
Bernard Tomic's bid to kick-start his career after slipping to 181st in the world hit a speed bump on Tuesday when the 25-year-old Australian was knocked out in the first round of a second-tier tournament in France. Tomic, once touted as a top-10 player, was beaten 6-2 2-6 6-4 by France's Antonie
Shortly after the absolutely unsurprising re-election of Russian President
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A judge set an unusually high $500,000 bond on Tuesday and imposed a host of other restrictions for the brother of the Florida school shooting suspect who was charged with trespassing at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
PARIS (AP) -- Total prize money for the French Open will go up by around 8 percent this year, with the men's and women's champions winning 2.2 million euros ($2.7 million) each, an increase of 100,000 euros.
Novak Djokovic insists he is playing pain free for the first time in "years" as he pursues his comeback at the Miami Masters. The former world number one has been beset with an elbow injury that sidelined him for six months after he was forced to retire at the quarter-finals of Wimbledon last
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French Open director Guy Forget hit out on Tuesday at the ATP's plans to restart the World Team Cup, saying it could hurt the fortunes of the historic Davis Cup. The International Tennis Federation (ITF) announced last month a plan to run the Davis Cup -- traditionally played over four weekends
Paris (AFP) - The singles champions at this year's French Open will receive 2.2 million euros ($2.7 million), up 100,000 euros from 2017, tournament director Guy Forget announced on Tuesday.
The makers of Fever-Tree mixer drinks are putting some fizz into the annual Wimbledon warm-up event at Queen's Club with a three-year sponsorship deal announced on Tuesday. No figures were revealed for the deal which makes Fever Tree the third title sponsor of the grasscourt tennis event after 30
In the first of a new weekly column uncovering tennis' untold stories, Simon Briggs goes behind-the-scenes with Sportradar on the front line in the sport's fight against corruption. In a discreet building in London's financial district, twenty or so young professionals are sitting at their
With Juan Martin Del Potro and Naomi Osaka mixing up tennis' natural order in Indian Wells, the Tennis Podcast discusses what the pair's respective victories mean for the future. Does Osaka have the desire and ruthlessness to propel her to world No 1? And how powerful a role model could she end up being
The Laver Cup was a hit last year, and now Roger Federer is hoping it proves popular on U.S. soil. The 20-time Grand Slam champion made his first-ever visit to Chicago on Monday to promote the second Laver Cup, a team competition that debuted last year in Prague. Federer, shaking off a three-set loss
CBS 2's Jim Williams has more on the news of the Laver Cup, the international tennis tournament to be played in Chicago this fall.
(Reuters) - Canadian Eugenie Bouchard beat American wildcard Allie Kiick 6-2 6-2 to be among a parade of former top 20 players to win their first round qualifying matches at the Miami Open on Monday. Bouchard, a former Wimbledon finalist who has fallen outside the top 100 in the world rankings since
CBS Miami's Jim Berry reports on the symbolic ground breaking at Hard Rock Stadium, which will be the new home for the Miami Open tennis tournament.
In a BBC Panorama report titled "Britain's Equal Pay Scandal," Martina Navratilova says she is "angry" over BBC's wage gap between her £15,000 salary and John McEnroe's reported £150,000 earnings for Wimbledon broadcasts.McEnroe was listed on a list of the network&apos
The stars are finally starting to align for Juan Martin Del Potro who will be seeking his third straight ATP title at the Miami Masters this week. The south Florida showcase got an additional boost on Sunday when Del Potro saved three championship points to hand world number one Roger Federer his first
It has never happened before: an opening-round match pitting a player who just won her first tennis title against a 23-time Grand Slam champion. Naomi Osaka, a rising star who won Indian Wells on Sunday, will face Serena Williams in the first round of the Miami Open on Wednesday. ''The luck
Ride-sharing giant Uber said Monday it is suspending its self-driving car program after one of the vehicles struck and killed a pedestrian in the US state of Arizona. Uber has suspend use of self-driving cars it was testing or using in Tempe, Pittsburgh, Toronto, and San Francisco, according to the company. Uber was only using autonomous vehicles as part of its regular passenger service in Pittsburgh and Tempe.
On the eve of the Miami Open on Key Biscayne, the tennis tournament is celebrating groundbreaking at its future site - the Miami Dolphins' stadium. Eight-time champion Serena Williams and Dolphins owner Stephen Ross were among those putting shovels in the ground to help convert the complex for tennis
Miami Open tournament director James Blake on Monday urged tennis chiefs to rethink seeding rules after Serena Williams was handed a tough draw at this week's event in Florida. Blake believes Williams is effectively being penalised for taking maternity leave by existing WTA tournament regulations
The city of Afrin has huge symbolic and strategic value for Syria's Kurdish minority but, faced with Turkey's immensely superior firepower, its fighters had little choice but to retreat. "There was no choice but a strategic withdrawal," Abdelsalam Ahmad, a leader in the Kurdish administration in northern Syria, told AFP. Kurdish "fighters carrying light weapons" stood no chance faced with Turkey's "heavy weapons, warplanes" and latest technology, he said.
Tennis great Martina Navratilova made about 10 appearances compared with 30 for John McEnroe during the Grand Slam event.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday vowed to expand Turkey's Syria campaign to other Kurdish-held areas up to the Iraqi border, a day after ousting Kurdish militia from their former enclave of Afrin. Indicating there was no plan for the Turkish army to call off offensive, Erdogan described the taking of Afrin as merely a "comma" and also warned Turkey could launch a surprise attack on Kurdish rebel strongholds in Iraq.
US Navy leaders have announced that the first-of-its kind carrier-launched F-35C stealth fighter will deploy for its first operational deployment on the USS Carl Vinson -- in 2021. Adm. S.D. Conn, Director, Air Warfare Chief of Naval Operations, told Congress. "Stealth technology and advanced integrated systems enable the F-35C to counter rapidly evolving air-to-air and surface-to-air threats.
Martina Navratilova is ''angry'' and feels let down by the BBC after learning that John McEnroe gets paid at least 10 times more than her for their broadcasting roles at Wimbledon. In a list of the BBC's highest-paid workers published last year, it was revealed that McEnroe earned
The vehicle used to pick up Yulia Skripal from Heathrow when she arrived in the UK from Moscow has been seized by the military for forensic testing. The development suggests that detectives believe the Novichok nerve agent used to poison both the 33-year-old and her father, Russian spy Sergei Skripal, a fortnight ago may have been unwittingly carried over by her from Russia the previous day. Barely 24 hours later, the pair were found on a bench in the centre of Salisbury in a catatonic state. Miss Skripal was picked up from the airport on Saturday March 3 by Ross Cassidy, one of Col Skripal's closest friends, who drove her back to her father's house in Salisbury. Intelligence...
Actor Jim Carrey paints a 'monstrous' portrait of the White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.
Naomi Osaka had just won her first WTA title on Sunday, and was understandably finding it hard to put the achievement into words. She giggled, fidgeted and rambled, before admitting "this is probably going to be the worst acceptance speech of all time". The Indian Wells crowd laughed, and fell
Paris (AFP) - Former US Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro climbed two places to sixth in the ATP rankings released on Monday after he defeated Roger Federer in the Indian Wells final.
Paris (AFP) - Surprise Indian Wells winner Naomi Osaka leaped 22 places in the world rankings released on Monday while Jelena Ostapenko burst into the top five for the first time.
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) -- ��� Naomi Osaka had just won the first title of her career and was waiting to be introduced for her post-match comments. The 20-year-old from Japan had prepared, knowing what she was going to say and in what order. The crowd of 18,347 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on
(Reuters) - An emotional Juan Martin del Potro could barely believe he had finally won a Masters 1000 series title at the 51st attempt at Indian Wells on Sunday but is determined to keep the trophies coming in his late career renaissance. The tall Argentine with a rocket of a forehand has endured years
(Reuters) - Indian Wells champion Naomi Osaka will have little time to celebrate in her first career victory with the Japanese drawing eight-time champion Serena Williams in the first round of next week's Miami Open. Osaka scored a commanding 6-3 6-2 victory over Russian Daria Kasatkina in a battle
(Reuters) - Juan Martin del Potro saved three match points in a thrilling final at the BNP Paribas Open before handing world number one Roger Federer his first loss of the year and claiming his maiden Masters 1000 title on Sunday. The Argentine stunned a raucous Indian Wells crowd that had been loudly
Tennis great Martina Navratilova accused the BBC Monday of a "shocking" pay gap which saw her fellow Wimbledon pundit John McEnroe paid at least 10 times more than her. Navratilova said she was paid around Â£15,000 ($20,900, 17,000 euros) by the BBC for her role as a commentator at Wimbledon