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Column: Tennis's 'new week, new champ' 2019 is unprecedented

Mar. 20, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Roger Federer has won one trophy so far in 2019, which puts him in a tie for the ATP lead — with 18 other players. That same type of unprecedented parity is happening in the WTA, too, with 13 different champions from 13 tournaments. No tennis season in the Open era's 50...

Former champ Azarenka wins 1st match at new Miami Open site

Mar. 20, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Victoria Azarenka won the first match on the stadium court at the new site of the Miami Open by beating Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 3-6, 6-4. The unseeded Azarenka is a three-time Miami Open champion. After a one-day delay because of rain, the tournament started Wednesday at the...

Isner returns to scene of 1st Masters 1000 title in Miami

Mar. 19, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — When John Isner first got to town for his Miami Open title defense, he went for a practice session at the old tournament site in Key Biscayne instead of the new location at the stadium used by the NFL's Dolphins. It wasn't that he wasn't sure where to go, of course. Nor was he...

Changeover: Miami Open tennis moves to Dolphins' home

Mar. 18, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — At the main entrance to the Miami Dolphins' stadium stands a statue of Dan Marino as a witness to a game-changing completion. A remarkable transformation is done, and the complex is ready for tennis. The Miami Open has moved 18 miles north from its location since 1987, the...

Thiem edges Federer in 3 sets to win Indian Wells title

Mar. 17, 2019 10:54 PM EDT

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Roger Federer came out playing like his legendary self. Dominic Thiem needed a set to adjust to what he was seeing across the net. Thiem went on to beat Federer 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 and win the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday, denying Federer a record sixth title in the desert. "It just...

Federer reaches Indian Wells final after Nadal's withdrawal

Mar. 16, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Dominic Thiem outlasted Milos Raonic 7-6 (3), 6-7 (3), 6-4 on Saturday to reach the BNP Paribas Open final after Roger Federer advanced when Rafael Nadal withdrew because of a knee injury. A somber Nadal announced his withdrawal a couple hours before he was scheduled to take the...

Federer, Nadal on collision course in semis at Indian Wells

Mar. 16, 2019 1:56 AM EDT

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — It's Federer vs. Nadal again, only this time it'll be in the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open. Roger Federer beat Hubert Hurkacz 6-4, 6-4 and Rafael Nadal got by Karen Khachanov 7-6 (2), 7-6 (2) on Friday to set up the old rivals' 39th career meeting and first in 16 months....

Former British Davis Cup captain Paul Hutchins dies at 73

Mar. 14, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Paul Hutchins, the former British Davis Cup captain who led the team to the final in 1978, has died. He was 73. The Lawn Tennis Association and Hutchins' family announced the death on Thursday. The family said in a statement to Britain's Press Association that Hutchins, who had suffered from...

Teen spirit: Andreescu, Kecmanovic win at Indian Wells

Mar. 14, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — A couple of teenagers are shaking things up at the BNP Paribas Open. Bianca Andreescu, an 18-year-old Canadian, routed two-time major champion Garbine Muguruza 6-0, 6-1 in 52 minutes Wednesday to reach the semifinals. Miomir Kecmanovic, a 19-year-old Serb ranked 130th in the...

Texas fires men's tennis coach after bribery indictment

Mar. 13, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas has fired men's tennis coach Michael Center after he was among those indicted on charges of taking bribes to help students get into top schools. Center was placed on leave Tuesday when federal officials unveiled indictments of a sweeping college admissions...