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  • The No. 1 Swiss tennis player? It's not who you think

    The No. 1 Swiss tennis player? It's not who you think
    The Swiss are represented in men's tennis at this year's BNP Paribas Open by Stanislas Wawrinka and that other guy. Wawrinka won the recent Australian Open and is now No. 3 in the world rankings. The other guy becomes Mr. Avis in Switzerland now, and as...
  • Nadal cruises at Sony

    KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. It had been more than an hour since top-ranked Rafael Nadal had breezed past Denis Istomin 6-1, 6-0 to reach the fourth round of the Sony Open, and when he emerged to his waiting car, a clot of fans pressed up against the parking lot...
  • BNP Paribas Open: Time is relative to Roger Federer

    BNP Paribas Open: Time is relative to Roger Federer
    The old guy, Father Time, will triumph in the end. He always does. But for the moment Roger Federer is holding serve against him, which in a sport primarily of the young is no small achievement. Federer has come to terms with reality. "If I can't play...
  • Roger Federer's game doesn't look old at Indian Wells

    Roger Federer's game doesn't look old at Indian Wells
    When most of the smoke had cleared Wednesday in the men's singles at Indian Wells, the coolest dude still standing was the guy in the purple shirt and orange shoes who has two kids and another on the way. Oh, yes, and he's 32 years old. Roger...
  • Sony Open winners include Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova, Rafael Nadal and Noval Djokovic

    KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. Roger Federer first visited Miami in 1996 as a wide-eyed 14-year-old, on a trip with a group of Swiss junior players who were here to spend one month training all over Florida. Eighteen years later, he is a 17-time Grand Slam champion,...
  • Camila Giorgi upsets Maria Sharapova at Indian Wells

    Camila Giorgi upsets Maria Sharapova at Indian Wells
    Monday was a good day for weather and a bad day for defending champions in the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Hours before men's 2013 champion Rafael Nadal was upset, 2013 women's champion Maria Sharapova went out at the hands of...
  • Serena Williams survives opening match

    KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. Serena Williams, part-owner of the Dolphins, paid homage to the team on Friday with an aqua-and-orange dress for her opening match at the Sony Open. And like the Dolphins, she took a while to get going against tougher-than-expected...
  • Upstart shows he can run with the big boys at Indian Wells

    The big boys came out to play Monday at Indian Wells. In a shocking development, the biggest left early. Rafael Nadal, ranked No.1, seeded No. 1, winner here last year, usually close to unbeatable on the slower hard courts of this BNP Paribas Open...
  • Linda Robertson: Men's 'Fab Four' of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray a joy to watch

    KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. Just when you thought the Fabulous Four of men's tennis was becoming a little bland, a little here-we-go-again and a little in need of a fresh new face, the quartet has reached another peak. The intertwining rivalries of Roger Federer,...
  • Sports TV and radio: Friday's 3/28 log (updated Friday AM)

    10 a.m.    Football: Nov. 2010: Norcom vs. Hampton.--LSC 48 10 a.m.    Exhibition baseball: Toronto vs. Philadelphia (d.).--MLB Net. Noon    Motorsports: NASCAR Sprint Cup practice (at Martinsville).--FS1 Noon    Basketball: Dec. 2013: Phoebus girls vs....
  • Rivalry is dead as Serena Williams routs Sharapova to reach Sony Open final

    Rivalry is dead as Serena Williams routs Sharapova to reach Sony Open final
    No matter how much the tennis world craves rivalries, it needs to stop considering 17-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams and WTA glamour gal Maria Sharapova as one. The top-ranked Williams can dance around the question of who's her toughest...
  • Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova again in Key Biscayne semifinals

    Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova again in Key Biscayne semifinals
    KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- 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,...