Two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka, who missed much of the past two seasons with injuries, is making up for lost time, winning her third title of the year Sunday at the WTA Miami Open.
World number one and defending champion Novak Djokovic will face Japan's Kei Nishikori in the ATP and WTA Miami Open final after straight-set triumphs Friday in which both were tested.
Kei Nishikori saved five match points to advance into the semifinals of the ATP and WTA Miami Open on Thursday, outlasting Gael Monfils 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/3).
Victoria Azarenka was well on her way to victory Wednesday when she drew a code violation for chastising herself too colorfully, and she later angrily jabbed at her eyes with two fingers as if to say, "Watch the ball."
Novak Djokovic rolled his eyes after a backhand found the net, shrugged after an early barrage of errors and even heard the crowd at times pulling for his opponent.
World No. 1 and three-time defending champion Serena Williams and second-ranked Andy Murray both crashed out of the ATP and WTA Miami Open on a Monday filled with upsets.
Novak Djokovic was chasing a shot in his forehand corner when his left foot gave way and he tumbled to the court, landing on his left side as his racket went flying.
Something didn't look right about the tennis ball in Andy Murray's grasp and when he looked at it he discovered it was from the women's tour, not the men's.
Rafael Nadal issued a warning to tennis leaders Friday that the sport faces future troubles if equipment evolution makes speed and power dominant over skill and tactics.
Top-ranked Novak Djokovic made a strong start Friday in his quest for a third consecutive Miami Open title while Roger Federer's expected return from a two-month layoff was over before it started.