Found March 29, 2013 on Tennis Panorama :
Miami, FL, USA March 19-31, 2013 Hard/Outdoors Results – Thursday, March 28, 2013 WTA Singles – Semifinals (1) Serena Williams (USA) d. (4) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 60 63 (3) Maria Sharapova (RUS) d. (22) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 62 61 ATP Singles – Quarterfinals [2] A Murray (GBR) d [9] M Cilic (CRO) 64 63 [8] [...]

Radwanska hits no-look, behind-the-back shot

During a quarterfinal match at the Sony Open women's tennis tournament on Tuesday, Agnieszka Radwanska makes an incredible off-balance, no-look, behind-the-back shotthat leaves opponent Kirsten Flipkens staring in disbelief. Video via WTA. H/T BI. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter @HoldoutSports.

A sneak peek at the Williams sisters documentary

Here's a sneak peek at the documentary about Venus and Serena Williams that they reportedly weren't too happy with. The sisters objected to the way father, Richard, ended up coming across in the film. Not exactly sure what that means, but I sure can't wait to find out. The Williams sisters have been notoriously private over the years, barely letting anyone outside...

Sharapova eyes first Sony Open title

Benefiting from some dubious scheduling that did her opponent no favors, Maria Sharapova powered her way into the final of the Sony Open -- a tournament she has never won -- for the fifth time with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Serbia's Jelena Jankovic. Both players had battled through tough quarterfinals on Wednesday but Jankovic had played the late match -- and it showed. "...

Maria Sharapova. Tennis Fashion at the Sony Open.

© Sony Open Tennis Maria Sharapova can certainly rock a tennis dress but she's smart to show off the separates in her namesake Nike line while on the big stage. Most women like separates for the same reason that swimsuit pieces are sold individually; we girls come in all shapes and sizes and few of us have the A+ bod required to pull off a super fitted dress. Pictured is the...

Confident Sharapova moving on

Battling her way out of three set points, Maria Sharapova needed to work overtime on a cool, windy day here at the Sony Open to reach the semifinal with a 7-5, 7-5 victory over the little seventh-seeded Italian Sara Errani. By saving those set points, Sharapova created a record for herself - 20 straight sets won. Never before has she gone 10 matches without dropping a set and it...

Victorious Serena Williams Wins Record 6th Sony Open

Serena Williams poses with the Sony Open winner’s trophy at Crandon Park beach By Jane Voigt MIAMI, FL (March 30, 2013) — When the ultimate tennis history book opens, Serena Williams‘ name will pop out like bright shinny diamonds in the sky. And it’s not because Maria Sharapova or any other great player has not made an impact. It’s because of Serena Williams’ game. Her...

Sony Open Women’s Semis: Get Ready for a Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams Final

By Kevin Ware (March 28, 2013) MIAMI – In spite of injuries, illness, upsets, and withdrawals by the dozens, my initial selections for the Women’s semifinals held (mostly) true to form with three out of four correct picks: Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams, and Agnieszka Radwanska. Jelena Jankovic occupies the fourth spot left open from Victoria [...]

Maria Sharapova Has to Battle Hard to Advance to Semifinals at Sony Open in Key Biscayne

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. — The grunts were long and loud in the final game, as if Maria Sharapova was pushing a couch across nearby Crandon Beach. Trying to win the Sony Open must feel that way to Sharapova, a four-time runner-up. She returned to the semifinals Wednesday despite a patchy performance, beating Sara Errani 7-5, 7-5. Sharapova had 57 unforced errors, including 13 double...

Serena beats Sharapova for Sony title

Serena Williams has broken the Key Biscayne women's record for most titles, and Maria Sharapova has set a new standard for futility in finals.

Her Best Against The Best: Miami Women’s Final Preview

Serena eyes a record-breaking sixth Miami title. As her records in key rivalries and her stunning semifinal rout of Agnieszka Radwanska illustrated, Serena Williams plays her best against the best.  Never does that trait become more apparent than in her matches against Maria Sharapova, long envisioned by the media as Serena’s most plausible rival.  Since she escaped three match...

Upset Avoided: Maria Sharapova Through to Semifinals in Miami

Maria Sharapova in action at the Sony Open By Jane Voigt MIAMI, FL (March 27, 2013) — Last night’s chilly drubbing of defending champion Novak Djokovic sent shock waves through the tournament. No one expected a 34-year-old Tommy Haas to dance the light fantastic, not against the hottest player on tour. And no one expected Sara Errani to take a woman twice her size, which she...

Quarters for Our Thoughts: Sharapova, Ferrer, and More on Wednesday in Miami

Sharapova powered past Errani at Indian Wells. Will she do it again? After a handful of upsets in the men’s draw on Tuesday, Wednesday offers the start of the quarterfinals and the end of that round in the women’s draw. Maria Sharapova vs. Sara Errani:  While nearly all of the other Indian Wells headliners have vanished, the women’s champion there keeps chugging through a...

Survive and Advance: The Real March Madness

Maria Sharapova survived a less than stellar performance to beat Sara Errani on Wednesday. For those in the United States, “March Madness” is a household event. The umbrella term for the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Basketball National Championship is the harbinger of spring and has risen to cult status across the country. The men’s tournament, which features 68 teams...

Eyes on the Prize: Sharapova, Serena, Murray, and Berdych on Thursday in Miami

Now the men’s favorite in Key Biscayne, Murray can’t take his eye off the ball. As the Sony Open nears its conclusion, Thursday will determine the leading ladies in Saturday’s women’s final, while the men still have some quarterfinal business to settle. Maria Sharapova vs. Jelena Jankovic:  Even on an afternoon when her serve chronically deserted, Sharapova found the will...
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