IMAGE: Venus Williams in action during the semi-final match against Angelique Kerber of Germany. Photograph: Rob Foldy/Getty Images Venus Williams beat top seed Angelique Kerber on Wednesday to advance to a Miami Open semi-final against Britain's Johanna Konta. American 11th seed Williams, who is seeking her fourth Miami title, survived a long first set before she completed a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Germany's Kerber on a calm evening in south Florida. Konta, the 10th seed, had earlier ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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Lucic-Baroni beats Radwanska for second time this year IMAGE: Mirjana Lucic-Baroni of Croatia returns a shot to Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland during the Miami Open. Photographs: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images Polish fifth seed Agnieszka Radwanska was the highest women's casualty at the Miami Open on Saturday, blown away for the second time this year by Croatian Mirjana Lucic-Baroni. Radwanska had no answer to the 26th seed, who rolled to a 6-0, 6-3 win in barely an hour. Lucic-Baroni also ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Eugenie Bouchard's poor run of form continued as the Canadian suffered a first-round exit at the hands of Australia's Ashleigh Barty at the Miami Open. Wildcard Barty's 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 win sets up an all-Australian clash in the second round of the WTA hardcourt event against 14th seed Samantha Stosur, AFP reported. But for the 23-year-old Bouchard, a former world number five who has slumped to 56th in the rankings, it was another blow after her first-round exit in Indian Wells. "It has been a bit ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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