Tennis

3:40 PM ET Associated Press MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — 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
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3:57 PM ET Associated Press MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — The first day of play at the Miami Open’s new site has been washed out because of rain. Twelve women’s matches, all on outer courts, were postponed Tuesday because of daylong showers. Men’s play is scheduled to begin Wednesday, when the first center court match is
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3:10 PM ET Associated Press LONDON — A Swedish tennis player who is a sophomore at the University of San Diego has been suspended and fined after admitting to having bet on tennis matches. The Tennis Integrity Unit said Monday that David Norfeldt has been suspended for eight months and fined $6,000 after he acknowledged
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11:46 PM ET Associated Press INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Bianca Andreescu had thought herself a champion many times. Now it’s true. The 18-year-old Canadian, who practices visualization every morning, upset three-time major champion Angelique Kerber 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 to win the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday, becoming the first wild-card winner and second-youngest to claim
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11:16 AM ET Associated Press LONDON — A Chilean tennis player has been banned for life for trying to bribe an opponent. The Tennis Integrity Unit says 31-year-old Mauricio Alvarez-Guzman offered his opponent 1,000 euros ($1,130) to lose a set during a 2016 tournament in Germany. Alvarez-Guzman was also found guilty of bribing his way
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7:24 PM ET Associated Press LONDON — 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
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12:05 AM ET Associated Press INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Milos Raonic made sure Miomir Kecmanovic‘s good luck finally ran out at the BNP Paribas Open. Raonic beat the 19-year-old Serb 6-3, 6-4 on Thursday to reach the semifinals and improve to 19-4 at Indian Wells since 2014. Raonic fired 13 aces against no double faults
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9:56 AM ET Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas — 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 bribery scandal.
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5:35 PM ET Associated Press INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Rafael Nadal defeated qualifier Filip Krajinovic 6-3, 6-4 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the BNP Paribas Open. Nadal remains on track for a potential semifinal against five-time champion Roger Federer in the bottom half of the draw. The top half was rocked by the
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12:02 AM ET ESPN News Services INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Rafael Nadal defeated qualifier Filip Krajinovic 6-3, 6-4 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the BNP Paribas Open. Nadal remains on track for a potential semifinal against five-time champion Roger Federer in the bottom half of the draw. The top half was rocked by
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