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Former top-10s get moment in Miami spotlight

By Steve Keating MIAMI (Reuters) - With the top seeds on the sidelines waiting to join the action at the Sony Open, past champions and former-top ranked players took center stage in Miami on Wednesday looking to conjure up some old magic. For a brief moment it must have felt like old times for 2008 champion Nikolay Davydenko as he strolled out onto center court under a bright morning sun to kick off the day's action.

Tennis: Wimbledon results

Wimbledon results on Wednesday, the ninth day of the 2013 tournament (x denotes seeded player): Women's doubles Quarter finals Hsieh Su-Wei/Peng Shuai (TPE/CHN x8) bt Jelena Jankovic/Mirjana Lucic (SRB/CRO) 6-4, 7-5 Anna-Lena Groenefeld/Kveta Peschke (GER/CZE x7) bt Nadia Petrova/Katarina Srebotnik (RUS/SLO x3) 7-6 (7/2), 6-3 afp

Tennis: Azarenka cruises into Indian Wells quarter-finals

Top seed and defending champion Victoria Azarenka shrugged off a sore ankle to reach the Indian Wells quarter-finals on Tuesday with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Urszula Radwanska. Azarenka remained unbeaten in a 2013 season that has included an Australian Open triumph and a WTA title at Doha. She next faces either former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark or Russian Nadia Petrova. But the win over Radwanska, ranked 37th in the world, was tougher than the scoreline might suggest.

Tennis: Dubai WTA Open results

Results from day four of the Dubai WTA Open on Thursday (x denotes seeding): Women's singles Quarter finals Sara Errani (ITA x5) bt Nadia Petrova (RUS) 6-4, 0-6, 6-3 Roberta Vinci (ITA) bt Samantha Stosur (AUS x7) 6-2, 6-4 afp

UPDATE 1-Tennis-Aussie Stosur extends miserable run with Dubai exit

(Adds details of Errani win) By Matt Smith DUBAI, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Samantha Stosur's season of woe continued at the Dubai Championships when she crashed out in the quarter-finals following a 6-2 6-4 defeat by Italian Roberta Vinci on Thursday. Vinci will now play doubles partner Sara Errani in an all-Italian semi-final after her compatriot beat Russia's Nadia Petrova 6-4 0-6 6-3.

UPDATE 3-Tennis-Dubai Championships women's singles quarterfinal results

Feb 21 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Dubai Championships Women's Singles Quarterfinal matches on Thursday 6-Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) beat 3-Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) 6-2 6-4 8-Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) beat Marion Bartoli (France) 4-6 6-1 6-4 5-Sara Errani (Italy) beat Nadia Petrova (Russia) 6-4 0-6 6-3 Roberta Vinci (Italy) beat 7-Samantha Stosur (Australia) 6-2 6-4

Tennis: Dubai WTA Open results

Results from the third day of the Dubai WTA Open here on Wednesday (x denotes seeding): 1st rd Nadia Petrova (RUS) bt Carla Suarez (ESP) 6-1, 6-0 afp13

UPDATE 7-Tennis-Dubai Championships women's singles round 2 results

Feb 20 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Dubai Championships Women's Singles Round 2 matches on Wednesday 5-Sara Errani (Italy) beat Sorana Cirstea (Romania) 6-4 6-4 Marion Bartoli (France) beat 2-Serena Williams (U.S.)WO 6-Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) beat Ana Ivanovic (Serbia) 7-5 7-6(1) Roberta Vinci (Italy) beat 4-Angelique Kerber (Germany) 7-5 6-1 7-Samantha Stosur (Australia) beat Hsieh Su-Wei (Taiwan) 6-4 6-0 8-Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) beat Zheng Jie (China) 6-0 6-1 3-Agnieszka Radwansk

UPDATE 6-Tennis-Dubai Championships women's singles round 1 results

Feb 19 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Dubai Championships Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday 7-Samantha Stosur (Australia) beat Ekaterina Makarova (Russia) 6-3 6-1 Roberta Vinci (Italy) beat Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia) 6-3 6-2 8-Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) beat Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) 6-2 6-2 Zheng Jie (China) beat Urszula Radwanska (Poland) 6-2 2-6 7-5 6-Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) beat Daniela Hantuchova (Slovakia) 6-2 6-1 Nadia Petrova (Russia) beat Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia) 5-7 6-3 6-2 5-Sara Err

Tennis-Tumbling Serena leads march of top seeds in Melbourne

By Nick Mulvenney MELBOURNE, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Serena Williams was in no mood to allow a painful tumble to divert her from her path to a sixth Australian Open title on Tuesday and duly delivered a resounding 6-0 6-0 win to open her campaign at the year's first grand slam. World number one and defending champion Victoria Azarenka was unable to match the third seed's ruthless dominance but also progressed to the second round, while Andy Murray steadied his grand slam nerves with a controlled three-set victory.
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