Djokovic and Sharapova win at windy Miami

MIAMI – World number one Novak Djokovic and Russian Maria Sharapova shook off windy conditions to move into the fourth round of the Sony Open at Miami on Sunday.
Novak Djokovic (right) shakes hands with Somdev Dewarman. Net photo.
Novak Djokovic (right) shakes hands with Somdev Dewarman. Net photo.

Miami Masters
Men’s singles results
Ramos     bt     Blake     6-4,2-6, 7-5
Simon     bt    Žemlja     6-4, 6-4
Melzer     bt     Kamke     6-7,6-3, 6-4
Tipsarevic     bt    Anderson 4-6,7-6, 6-0

Women’s singles
Ivanovic     bt     Kuznetsova     6-3, 6-3
Errani     bt     Halep     6-1, 6-0
Vinci     bt    Suárez     5-7,6-4, 6-4
Cirstea     bt    Kerber     6-4, 6-0
Cornet     bt     Davis     2-6, 6-3, 6-2
Jankovic     bt     Petrova     7-6, 6-4

MIAMI – World number one Novak Djokovic and Russian Maria Sharapova shook off windy conditions to move into the fourth round of the Sony Open at Miami on Sunday.

Serb Djokovic posted a 6-2 6-4 victory over India’s Somdev Devvarman and Sharapova turned back fellow Russian Elena Vesnina 6-4 6-2.

Djkovic’s win set up a clash with German Tommy Haas, who beat Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-3 6-2.

“It was very difficult to kind of get into a rhythm because you couldn’t really serve at 100 percent,” Djokovic, the two-time defending champion, told reporters.

The top-seeded Serb took 28 of his 31 first-serve points and faced just one break point in the 68-minute victory.

Spain’s world number five David Ferrer outlasted Italian Fabio Fognini 6-1 7-5 and Japan’s Kei Nishikori, Ferrer’s next opponent, beat Xavier Malisse of Belgium 6-2 7-5.

World number two Sharapova, who is on an eight-match winning streak, fell behind 3-1 in the first set but won 11 of the next 14 games to advance in straight sets.

The third seed next faces Czech Klara Zakopalova, who beat Russia’s Maria Kirilenko 6-2 7-6.

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