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Raonic makes winning return, Nadal and Nishikori advance

(Reuters) - Big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic made a strong return to competition on Friday, beating Viktor Troicki 6-3 7-5 to become the first player to reach the third round of the Miami Open.

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Kuznetsova, Vesnina set up all-Russian Indian Wells final

18 March 2017

(Reuters) - Twice grand slam winner Svetlana Kuznetsova and 14th seed Elena Vesnina posted hard-fought, straight-set wins in Friday's semi-finals to set up an all-Russian final in the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.

Sock upsets Nishikori to set up semi-final with Federer

18 March 2017

(Reuters) - Jack Sock celebrated a pair of firsts on Friday by powering past fourth seed Kei Nishikori 6-3 2-6 6-2 to book a date with Roger Federer in the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.

Ill Kyrgios pulls out of quarterfinal clash with Federer

18 March 2017

(Reuters) - Suspected food poisoning forced Nick Kyrgios to pull out of his much anticipated quarter-finals showdown with Roger Federer at the BNP Paribas Open on Friday.

Wawrinka wins Thiem thriller to reach Indian Wells semis

17 March 2017

(Reuters) - Stan Wawrinka raised his game on the big points and dominated the climactic third-set tiebreaker to beat Dominic Thiem 6-4 4-6 7-6(2) on Thursday and reach the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.

Vesnina ousts Venus to reach semi-finals at Indian Wells

17 March 2017

(Reuters) - Elena Vesnina denied Venus Williams another comeback win, while Kristina Mladenovic roared back from a set and a break down to beat Caroline Wozniacki on Thursday to reach the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.

Kyrgios beats Djokovic again, to face Federer

16 March 2017

(Reuters) - Nick Kyrgios ended Novak Djokovic’s 19-match winning run at Indian Wells by beating the Serb 6-4 7-6(3) to reach the BNP Paribas Open quarter-finals on Wednesday, while Roger Federer also advanced with a straight sets win over Rafa Nadal.

Pliskova battles past Muguruza to reach Indian Wells semis

16 March 2017

(Reuters) - World number three Karolina Pliskova overcame a stern test to reach the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas Open on Wednesday after edging French Open champion Garbine Muguruza 7-6(2)7-6(5) at Indian Wells.   

Kyrgios stuns Djokovic again to reach quarter-finals

16 March 2017

(Reuters) - Australian Nick Kyrgios stunned Novak Djokovic 6-4 7-6(3) on Wednesday to secure his second victory over the world number two in less than two weeks and advance to the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.

Evert has no issue with Sharapova wildcards

16 March 2017

(Reuters) - Former American great Chris Evert has no issue with tournaments handing Maria Sharapova wildcard entries as the Russian former world number one makes her way back from a doping ban, she said on Wednesday.

Yemeni tennis hopeful crosses war zone to compete

15 March 2017

DOHA (Reuters) - Stepping onto a floodlit tennis court in Qatar last week, 13-year-old Alhassan Ishaq tried to steady his nerves.

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