Miami Open


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,…


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…


Serena Ousted From Miami Open

By DownTheTee | March 28, 2016

March 28, 2016 — Serena Williams has been having a hard time. Since she lost in the semifinals of the U. S. Open, the arguably best woman tennis player has struggled with injuries. With emotions. And, with winning. Today she was upset by long-time rival and friend, Svetlana Kuznetsova.  The loss for Serena raised eyebrows and…


Lucky Number Seven for Serena at Sony Open

By DownTheTee | March 29, 2014

By Jane Voigt March 29, 2014 — Serena Williams did what Serena Williams does. She crawled, crept, then ran hell bent for the finish line. With that, the Florida native won her 7th, and unprecedented, Sony Open title defeating the No. 2 seed Li Na. Williams’ victory represented the 14th consecutive year the Miami final…


Kei Nishikori Withdraws From Semifinal at Sony Open Tennis

By DownTheTee | March 28, 2014

By Jane Voigt Key Biscayne, Fla. — Hours before his first-ever semifinal match at the ATP Masters Sony Open, Kei Nishikori pulled out with a groin injury.  “Very sorry to say that I have to pull out today,” Nishikori posted to Twitter. “Very disappointed and I am obviously sorry for any fans that wanted to…