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Arruabarrena stuns Keys in third round of Miami Open

Spain's Lara Arruabarrena defeated American tennis player Madison Keys 7-5, 7-5 to move into the fourth round of the Miami Open.

In the first set, the Spaniard was able to deal with the relentless attacks from Keys, who failed on all 10 of her attempts to break Arruabarrena's serve on Sunday. The 10th game was especially tight, with Keys going ahead 15-40 before Arruabarrena pulled even and then managed to come out on top. Arruabarrena managed to break Key's serve in the following game and went ahead 6-5, ultimately winning the final game to take the first set.

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Nadal battles back from first set bagel to win his 1000th Tour match

Rafael Nadal, marked his 1,000th match in his professional career, defeating German Philipp Kohlschreiber 0-6, 6-2, 6-3 in the third round to advance in the Masters 1000 tournament in Miami.

Nadal won his 14th match against Kohlschreiber on Sunday, Germany's second highest ranked player after Alexander Zverev. 

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Fanselow defeats Klahn to capture USTA Men’s Pro Tennis Championships of Calabasas title

Whether it was his serving, baseline attack or return game, Sebastian Fanselow of Germany could do little wrong during Sunday’s championship match of the USTA Men’s Pro Tennis Championships of Calabasas.

The 25-year-old Fanselow, a former standout at Pepperdine who now resides in Los Angeles, played almost flawlessly in defeating Bradley Klahn of Poway, Calif., 6-3, 6-2 at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center. Fanselow, who needed a little more than an hour to win the match, faced only one break point and won 75 percent of the points when putting his first serve in play.

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Federer downs Tiafoe to set up Del Potro date in Miami

Swiss tennis great Roger Federer encountered more resistance than expected from American teenager Frances Tiafoe in second-round action, but he took full control toward the end to win 7-6, (7-2), 6-3 at the Miami Open.

Tiafoe showed impressive power in his serve and ground strokes to stay even with the 18-time Grand Slam champion until the tie-breaker, but Federer drew on his experience at that juncture to take the first set on Saturday.

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Klahn, Fanselow to meet in final at USTA Men’s Pro Tennis Championships of Calabasas

Serving efficiently and keeping the pressure on his opponent from the opening point, Bradley Klahn of Poway, Calif., cruised into the final of the USTA Men’s Pro Tennis Championships of Calabasas by defeating Marcos Giron of Thousand Oaks, Calif., 6-3,  6-2 on Saturday afternoon at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center.

Klahn, a wild-card entrant, has been solid all week and the former Stanford star took his game up another notch on Saturday in defeating the 2014 champion of this event.

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Venus Williams, Angie Kerber advance to third round at Miami Open

American Venus Williams and Germany's Angelique Kerber both advanced in windy conditions at the Miami Open tennis tournament, earning victories in second-round matches that ended in the wee hours of Saturday.

With strong gusts making every rally an adventure and forcing her to play more defensively than usual, the 11th-seeded Williams leveraged her experience and greater consistency to secure a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Brazil's Beatriz Haddad Maia.

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Banerjee and Sharda win Kolkata leg of the Rendez-vous Roland-Garros

Bengal's Yubrani Banerjee lifts the Girls Singles Under 18 title at the just concluded Rendez-Vous A Roland Garros - BTA - AITA National Series Tennis Tournament 2017, been held at the red clay courts of the Dakshin Kalikata Sansad.

Banerjee, seeded 3 in the draw did not have to sweat much to drub Karnataka's Pratibha Prasad Narayan in a straight 6-3,6-4. Banerjee, apart from pocketing 75 national ranking point also received a special award of Rs 25,000 from the Bengal Tennis Association as a token of appreciation for her outstanding performance.

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