Tennis

Serena to fight through knee pain at Miami

World No. 1 Serena Williams is prepared to fight through pain to get onto the court Friday and begin defending her title at the ATP and WTA Miami Open. The 19-time Grand Slam singles champion, forced out before her Indian Wells semifinal last week against eventual champion Simona Halep, said Wednesday that she expects to “manage pain” when she opens ...

Federer, Djokovic to meet in Dubai final

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic beat Tomas Berdych 6-0 5-7 6-4 at the Dubai Championships Friday to set up a dream final with Roger Federer. The 27-year-old Djokovic entered Friday’s contest with a 17-2 winning record against Berdych and the Serb dominated from the outset, breaking his Czech opponent three times in a 23-minute first set whitewash. While Berdych fought ...

Murray celebrates climb with a win

DUBAI: Andy Murray followed his climb above Rafael Nadal to world No. 3 with a checkered but foundation-laying straight-sets win over Gilles Muller to begin his bid to win the Dubai Open title Tuesday. The Scot’s 6-4, 7-5 win over the Luxemburger illustrated how far the former Wimbledon and U.S. Open champion has come in the one year since returning ...

Serena Williams to end Indian Wells boycott after 14 years

World No. 1 Serena Williams has buried the hatchet and will return to Indian Wells to play in the tournament she has boycotted for 14 years after suffering racist abuse. In an interview with TIME magazine, the 19-time Grand Slam singles champion said she had discovered the “true meaning of forgiveness” and would go for a third title in the ...

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