Tennis

Roger Federer, of Switzerland, hits a return to Roberto Bautista Agut, of Spain, during the Miami Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in Key Biscayne, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
March 28, 2017 - 11:12 pm
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — For Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, it was a happy anniversary. For Stan Wawrinka, it was not a happy birthday. Federer and Nadal — playing back-to-back on stadium court on the 13th anniversary of their very first match — both advanced Tuesday to the quarterfinals of the...
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Maria Sharapova signs autographs at a sports conference as she nears the end of her 15-month doping suspension in Rancho Mirage, Calif., on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. The former No. 1 player plans to return to tennis next month at a tournament in Germany. (AP Photo/Greg Beacham)
March 28, 2017 - 10:05 pm
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — When Maria Sharapova realized her tennis career could be ended by what she claims was an accidental doping violation, the former world No. 1 decided she had to fight. "When you love what you do, and you do it with passion and integrity ... then you know what you stand...
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Maria Sharapova signs autographs at a sports conference as she nears the end of her 15-month doping suspension in Rancho Mirage, Calif., on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. The former No. 1 player plans to return to tennis next month at a tournament in Germany. (AP Photo/Greg Beacham)
March 28, 2017 - 8:31 pm
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Maria Sharapova believes she succeeded in a fight against injustice when he managed to get her doping ban reduced to 15 months. The five-time Slam winner and former world No. 1 plans to return to competition next month at Stuttgart. She told a women's sports conference...
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Kei Nishikori, of Japan, puts ice on his face during his match against Federico Delbonis during the Miami Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in Key Biscayne, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
March 28, 2017 - 1:53 pm
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Kei Nishikori rallied in the final set to beat Argentina's Federico Delbonis on Tuesday and reach the Miami Open quarterfinals. Nishikori, the No. 2 seed and Key Biscayne finalist last year, won 6-3, 4-6, 6-3. The Japanese star was down a break early in the third, then...
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Roger Federer, of Switzerland, returns a shot from Juan Martin del Potro, of Argentina, during a tennis match at the Miami Open, Monday, March 27, 2017 in Key Biscayne, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
March 27, 2017 - 10:05 pm
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Roger Federer took a look around as he entered the stadium court at the Miami Open, immediately feeling the energy of the crowd. He gave them quite a show. Federer advanced to the fourth round at Key Biscayne on Monday, beating Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 6-4. Federer, who...
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Roger Federer, of Switzerland, returns a shot from Juan Martin del Potro, of Argentina, during a tennis match at the Miami Open, Monday, March 27, 2017 in Key Biscayne, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
March 27, 2017 - 8:13 pm
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Roger Federer took a look around as he entered the stadium court at the Miami Open, immediately feeling the energy of the crowd. He gave them quite a show. Federer advanced to the fourth round at Key Biscayne on Monday, beating Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 6-4. Federer, who...
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Roger Federer, of Switzerland, returns a shot from Juan Martin del Potro, of Argentina, during a tennis match at the Miami Open, Monday, March 27, 2017 in Key Biscayne, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
March 27, 2017 - 5:44 pm
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Roger Federer took a look around as he entered the stadium court at the Miami Open, already feeling the energy of the crowd. He gave them quite the show. Federer advanced to the fourth round at Key Biscayne on Monday, the No. 4 seed beating Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 6-4...
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Roger Federer, of Switzerland, tosses the ball to serve to Frances Tiafoe during a tennis match at the Miami Open, Saturday, March 25, 2017 in Key Biscayne, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
March 25, 2017 - 5:08 pm
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Roger Federer won his opening match Saturday at the Miami Open, returning to the tournament after a two-year absence and beating 19-year-old American qualifier Frances Tiafoe 7-6 (2), 6-3. Federer took the lead with a flawless tiebreaker after both players held easily...
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Rafael Nadal, of Spain, gestures after defeating Dudi Sela, of Israel, during the Miami Open tennis tournament, Friday, March 24, 2017, in Key Biscayne, Fla. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)
March 25, 2017 - 12:32 am
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Rafael Nadal's first fist pump Friday followed his second point in the Miami Open, when he kissed a forehand off the sideline to win a long rally. He accompanied the celebratory gesture with a skip in his step and then hit the accelerator, holding every service game to...
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Rafael Nadal, of Spain, gestures after defeating Dudi Sela, of Israel, during the Miami Open tennis tournament, Friday, March 24, 2017, in Key Biscayne, Fla. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)
March 24, 2017 - 8:47 pm
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Rafael Nadal's first fist pump Friday followed his second point in the Miami Open, when he kissed a forehand off the sideline to win a long rally. He accompanied the celebratory gesture with a skip in his step and then hit the accelerator, holding every service game to...
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