Miami Open, 2017

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Miami Open, 2017

By DownTheTee | September 2, 2021

Taylor Townsend Into Third Round of Miami, a First for the American Junior Genius Federer Hands Frances First Top-ten Loss Federer Express Rolls On in Miami Is The Miami Open Doomed? New Women’s Champion Will Be Crowned in Miami Tomorrow Johanna Konta Wins Miami for Biggest Career Title Tennis Comes Out on Top

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Johanna Konta Wins Miami for Biggest Career Title

By DownTheTee | April 1, 2017

By Jane Voigt April 1, 2017 — With a subtle lob and a challenge from her opponent that fell flat, Johanna Konta of Great Britain won her biggest title today, defeating Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark in the Miami Open’s women’s singles final. The victory for Konta (No. 10) was even more poignant, considering this was only…

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New Women’s Champion Will Be Crowned in Miami Tomorrow

By DownTheTee | March 31, 2017

By Jane Voigt March 31, 2017 — Caroline Wozniacki has been hauling herself around the world for 12 years on tour. She was 15 when she set off. After 25 career titles and a lengthy time off last year, the Dane is poised to up her status in tennis when she vies for her first WTA…

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Is The Miami Open Doomed?

By DownTheTee | March 29, 2017

By Jane Voigt March 29, 2017 — In 2014 Miami Open’s Tournament Director Adam Barrett met with the press to layout the expansion plans for his tournament. ESPN tennis commentator and former touring pro, Mary Joe Fernandez, was on hand to field questions. Everyone was smiling. Then the horizon darkened. The Matheson family, which gave…

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Federer Express Rolls On in Miami

By DownTheTee | March 27, 2017

By Jane Voigt March27, 2017 — It was another beautiful day at the Miami Open. Stadium One was packed to the gills, the atmosphere like a Davis Cup match. Seems that’s always the way when Roger Federer’s around. And he’s been around for a long time. Yet it never gets old or boring, even when he’s having…

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Federer Hands Frances First Top-ten Loss

By DownTheTee | March 25, 2017

By Jane Voigt March 25, 2017 — Francis Tiafoe couldn’t wait to play Roger Federer.  “This guy has about a million Grand Slams and done everything,” the 19-year-old Tiafoe told the press yesterday, a day before he was to meet the 18-time Grand Slam champion on center court at the Miami Open. It was Tiafoe’s first top-ten…

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Taylor Townsend Into Third Round of Miami, a First for the American Junior Genius

By DownTheTee | March 24, 2017

By Jane Voigt March 24, 2017 — Taylor Townsend was one of those juniors American tennis had hoped and prayed for. At 15 she was number-one in the world. Then the U.S.T.A. discriminated against her. The reason? She was fat. Being overweight in any sport attracts attention, unless you’ve chosen shot put or Sumo wrestling. Then,…

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Tennis Comes Out on Top

By DownTheTee | March 3, 2017

By Jane Voigt April 3, 2017 — Who won The Miami Open men’s final?  Tennis did. And for the two men smacking it out on center court?  They won, too, although Rafael Nadal will beg to differ because for the fourth consecutive time the Spaniard’s revived arch nemesis, the 35-year-old Roger Federer, downed Nadal, 6-3, 6-4, to win…