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Djokovic Beats Nadal To Win 2014 Sony Open

  Novak Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday to win his 4th title in Miami. He also completed the uber-difficult Indian Wells-Miami double. He said after, “This tournament has been perfect from the beginning to the end. The matches that I have played I played really well, and I elevated my game as […]

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Serena, Bryans Win At Sony Open

It was 7th heaven for Serena Williams in Miami, who defeated Li Na 7-5, 6-1 to win her 7th Sony Open title on Saturday. Serena posed on the beach with her new trophy and held up seven fingers to represent her Miami titles. Later, Bob and Mike Bryan defeated Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah 7-6, […]

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Pennetta, Djokovic Win 2014 Indian Wells Titles

The BNP Paribas Open ended with a bang on Sunday. What looked to be another title for Roger Federer saw Novak Djokovic turn things around in a third-set tiebreak, defeating Roger 6-3, 3-6, 7-6. Earlier, 32-year-old Flavia Pennetta defeated Aga Radwanska 6-2, 6-1, who was clearly hindered by an injury. Both were exciting finishes to what many continue […]

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Federer Wins 2014 Dubai Title

Still think Roger Federer‘s career is done? I never doubted his abilities, despite his age and the rise of others in the ATP, and Roger proved himself yet again after defeating Tomas Berdych 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 to win the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Saturday. The Swiss hit hotshots like this  en route to his […]

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Nadal, Nara Win Rio Open

It was a big day in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday for the inaugural Rio Open, which saw Rafael Nadal and Kurumi Nara emerge victorious. First up, Japan’s Nara defeated Klara Zakopalova 6-1, 4-6, 6-1 to win her first-ever WTA title. Later, Rafa was handed his trophy from Guga Kuerten after defeating Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-3, 7-6. Rafa […]

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Venus Wins WTA Title In Dubai

Venus Williams defeated Alize Cornet 6-3, 6-0 to win the Dubai Tennis Championships on Saturday. At age 33, it’s Venus’ 45th career title, her first since 2012 and her biggest title in four years. After the win, she said “Gosh, it’s been like – I think the last tournament I won was at the end […]

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Reflections: Australian Open Day 14

Men’s winner crowned: Stan Wawrinka defeated Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 to win the Australian Open and his first-ever Grand Slam title. Mixed doubles winner crowned: Kristina Mladenovic and Daniel Nestor def Sania Mirza and Horia Tecau 6-3, 6-2 to win the mixed doubles title. First time’s the charm: Mladenovic raved about her first-ever […]

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Reflections: Australian Open Day 13

Women’s winner crowned: [4] Li Na def [20] Dominika Cibulkova 7-6, 6-0 to win the women’s singles Australian Open title. Men’s doubles winner crowned: [14] Lukasz Kubot and Robert Lindstedt defeated Eric Butorac and Raven Klaasen 6-3, 6-3 to win the men’s doubles Australian Open title. Quotes of the day: Li Na’s entire post-match press […]

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Nishikori Wins Kooyong Tournament

Kei Nishikori won his first title of 2014 (and his first with new coach Michael Chang) after defeating Tomas Berdych 6-4, 7-5 to win the Kooyong Classic on Saturday. It was a family affair as Kei posed with his trophy and his parents, Kiyoshi and Eri Nishikori, after his win. “They have a big history at this tournament. A […]

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Muguruza Wins First WTA Title In Hobart

It’s been a big weekend of WTA firsts. First, in Sydney, Tsvetana Pironkova won her first title (and it was front-page news back home in Bulgaria). Saturday, Spain’s Garbine Muguruza won her first title. The really cool thing they both had in common? Both won as qualifiers. Garbine had ankle surgery after Wimbledon and has worked hard to […]

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