Miami Open Men’s Preview: Wawrinka is top seed; Roger and Rafa return
With multiple generations in contention, the men’s tour is as deep as it has ever been. (AP) Welcome to Florida Week! As the tours head southeast for the Miami Open, TENNIS.com and Baseline will feature all things Sunshine State. You’ll learn about the personalities, stories, teams and venues that have made Florida one of... Read more
Sorana Cirstea: ‘It’s a privilege’ to be healthy and back on court
Sorana Cirstea, ranked 65th, defeated Monica Puig in the first round in Miami. (AP) Sorana Cirstea, who beat Monica Puig in the first round in Miami, said that she is very happy to be back playing good tennis again. The 26-year-old Cirstea reached the 2009 quarterfinals at Roland Garros and the... Read more
Federer, Nishikori are only Top 10 players not in Monte Carlo field
Roger Federer has yet to announce his full clay-court schedule. (AP) PARIS (AP) — Roger Federer and Kei Nishikori are the only top 10 players not to feature in the list of players for the Monte Carlo Masters, the first big clay-court tournament of the season. On Thursday, organizers announced... Read more
Barty beats Bouchard in three sets in first round at Key Biscayne
Eugenie Bouchard has exited in the first round of each of her past three tournaments. (AP) KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Ashleigh Barty stretched her winning streak to eight matches by handing former top-5 player Eugenie Bouchard a fourth consecutive loss, 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 in the first round of the Miami... Read more
Miami Open Women’s Preview: Are we in for more surprises down south?
Karolina Pliskova, Kristina Mladenovic and Caroline Wozniacki all had productive weeks in Indian Wells. (AP) Welcome to Florida Week! As the tours head southeast for the Miami Open, TENNIS.com and Baseline will feature all things Sunshine State. You’ll learn about the personalities, stories, teams and venues that have made Florida one of the tennis... Read more
Petra Kvitova ‘doing everything’ she can to return to court
Petra Kvitova said she does not have a return date, but wants to make a comeback. (AP) Petra Kvitova says she is determined to return to tennis after a knife attack that left her hand badly damaged. Kvitova was successful in fending off the attacker, according to officials, but... Read more
Catch Him If You Can: Roger Federer, again, is the man being chased
Roger Federer's career seems to be picking up speed, rather than slowing down. (AP) Against considerable odds, Roger Federer has suddenly become the man to beat. The year began with Andy Murray established as world No 1; Novak Djokovic looking as if he could mount a serious challenge; Rafa Nadal... Read more
Sara Errani tops Belinda Bencic at Miami Open in former Top 10 matchup
Sara Errani was once as high as No. 5 and a finalist at Roland Garros in 2012. (AP) KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Former French Open runner-up Sara Errani edged Belinda Bencic 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 in the Miami Open’s first round Tuesday to win a match between former top-10... Read more
There’s a rich tennis history in the heart of Delray Beach
The budding ProWorld Tennis Academy is based in Delray Beach. (Credit: ProWorld Tennis Academy) Welcome to Florida Week! As the tours head southeast for the Miami Open, TENNIS.com and Baseline will feature all things Sunshine State. You’ll learn about the personalities, stories, teams and venues that have made Florida one of the tennis capitals... Read more
Gone like Jamestown, the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort was a treasure
Among other contributions, Bud Collins created and ran an annual “hackers tournament” for years. (Credit: Anita Ruthling Klaussen) Welcome to Florida Week! As the tours head southeast for the Miami Open, TENNIS.com and Baseline will feature all things Sunshine State. You’ll learn about the personalities, stories, teams and venues that have made Florida one... Read more