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Tennis: Double duty for Federer, Wawrinka in Davis Cup

Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka will complete in both singles and doubles for Switzerland in the Davis Cup World Group quarter-final clash against Kazakhstan in Geneva this weekend. World number three Wawrinka will open against 64th-ranked Andrey Golubev while Federer, ranked fourth in the world, will then take on 56th-ranked Mikhaïl Kukushkin. The Swiss pair, winners of the Olympic doubles title in 2008, will then team up on Saturday for the doubles rubbler against Aleksandr Nedovyesov and Evgeny Korolev.

Nadal trounces Fognini to advance to Miami quarterfinals

Miami, Mar 26 (EFE).- Spain's Rafael Nadal continued his quest for his first Miami title, routing Fabio Fognini 6-2, 6-2 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Sony Open Tennis. The Italian couldn't find the court in the early going of Tuesday night's match, making 10 unforced errors in the first three games to allow the world No. 1 to race out to an early double-break lead. By contrast, Nadal came out strong from the outset, hitting heavy topspin ground strokes off both sides - as well as backhand slices - with depth and precision.

Nadal trounces Fognini to advance to Miami quarterfinals

Miami, Mar 26 (EFE).- Spain's Rafael Nadal continued his quest for his first Miami title, routing Fabio Fognini 6-2, 6-2 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Sony Open Tennis. The Italian couldn't find the court in the early going of Tuesday night's match, making 10 unforced errors in the first three games to allow the world No. 1 to race out to an early double-break lead. By contrast, Nadal came out strong from the outset, hitting heavy topspin ground strokes off both sides - as well as backhand slices - with depth and precision.

Ruthless Nadal continues Miami rampage

By Steve Keating MIAMI (Reuters) - World number one Rafa Nadal continued his ruthless rampage through the Sony Open on Monday, crushing Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin 6-1 6-0 to reach the fourth round at Crandon Park. Also through to the next round is Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka, who looked sharp in a no-nonsense 7-5 6-4 win over Frenchman Edouard Roger-Vasselin.

Tennis: Serena waits out rain for Miami victory

Serena Williams waited out a 45-minute rain interruption Saturday before defeating France's Caroline Garcia 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 to advance at the ATP and WTA Miami Masters. The world number one's progress was temporarily halted in the fifth game of the final set when a passing shower stopped play. But after the pause, top seed Williams emerged with her third career victory against her 74th-ranked rival to reach the fourth round at the hardcourt event. Williams, 32, bidding for a record seventh title at her home tournament, now stands 63-7 at the venue.

Tennis: Aussie Open champ Wawrinka falls at Indian Wells

Stanislas Wawrinka's first ATP tournament since his Grand Slam breakthrough at the Australian Open ended with a three-set loss to Kevin Anderson in the fourth round at Indian Wells on Wednesday. Anderson, ranked 18th in the world and seeded 17th in the first ATP Masters tournament of the year, booked his quarter-final berth with a 7-6 (7/1), 4-6, 6-1 victory over the third-seeded Swiss.

Tennis: Wawrinka, Murray toppled at Indian Wells

Kevin Anderson handed Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka his first defeat of 2014 on Wednesday to reach the quarter-finals of the Indian Wells ATP Masters. South Africa's Anderson beat Wawrinka 7-6 (7/1), 4-6, 6-1 to end Wawrinka's run of 13 straight match wins to open 2014, which included a title run in Chennai before his maiden Grand Slam triumph in Melbourne. "I knew it's going to happen," Wawrinka said. "I'm not going to keep winning every tournament."

Tennis: Wawrinka, Murray toppled at Indian Wells

Kevin Anderson handed Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka his first defeat of 2014 on Wednesday to reach the quarter-finals of the Indian Wells ATP Masters. South Africa's Anderson beat Wawrinka 7-6 (7/1), 4-6, 6-1 to end Wawrinka's run of 13 straight match wins to open 2014, which included a title run in Chennai before his maiden Grand Slam triumph in Melbourne. "I knew it's going to happen," Wawrinka said. "I'm not going to keep winning every tournament."

Tennis: Wawrinka, Murray toppled at Indian Wells

Kevin Anderson handed Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka his first defeat of 2014 on Wednesday to reach the quarter-finals of the Indian Wells ATP Masters. South Africa's Anderson beat Wawrinka 7-6 (7/1), 4-6, 6-1 to end Wawrinka's run of 13 straight match wins to open 2014, which included a title run in Chennai before his maiden Grand Slam triumph in Melbourne. "I knew it's going to happen," Wawrinka said. "I'm not going to keep winning every tournament."

Tennis: Rested Wawrinka aims to build on Aussie Open triumph

Now that the magnitude of his Australian Open triumph has sunk in, Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka is aiming to build on his first Grand Slam triumph. The unassuming Swiss, playing his first tournament since he beat Rafael Nadal in the final at Melbourne in January, is the third seed in the ATP Masters tournament in the California desert. He put a toe back in the water on Friday by teaming with compatriot Roger Federer in a 6-2, 6-7 (4/7) 10-6 first-round doubles win over sixth seeds Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi, who lifted the doubles title in Dubai last week.
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