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French Open prize money increases 8 percent

PARIS -- French Open prize money will increase by 8 percent at this year's tournament to 42.661 million euros ($48.6 million).The French Tennis Federation says the men's and women's champions will receive 2.3 million euros ($2.62 million), an increase...

Azarenka wins 1st match at new Miami Open site

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Victoria Azarenka won the first match on the stadium court at the new site of the Miami Open by beating Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 3-6, 6-4.The unseeded Azarenka is a three-time Miami Open champion.After a one-day...

Picassos, DJs and a football stadium: Inside the new Miami Open

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- On opening day of the Miami Open, John Smith quickly walked through the West Lawn area as he explored his options. Smith passed a stand operated by one of Miami's most popular steakhouses and strolled...

Miami Open’s 1st day at new site gets rained out

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- The first day of play at the Miami Open's new site has been washed out because of rain.Twelve women's matches, all on outer courts, were postponed Tuesday because of daylong showers. Men's play is scheduled...

March Madness: Will the upsets continue at the Miami Open?

Eleven women had a shot at emerging from the Australian Open holding the No. 1 world ranking. Indian Wells champion Bianca Andreescu was not one of them.Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Stan Wawrinka, each of whom has...

Norfeldt suspended for betting on matches

LONDON -- A Swedish tennis player who is a sophomore at the University of San Diego has been suspended and fined after admitting to having bet on tennis matches.The Tennis Integrity Unit said Monday that David Norfeldt has been...

Indian Wells champs Andreescu, Thiem prove ‘anything is possible’

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- If Dominic Thiem needed a reminder that anything was possible before his stunning three-set upset of 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer in the men's final of the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday, 18-year-old Bianca...

Thiem edges Federer in 3 sets to win Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- Dominic Thiem edged error-prone Roger Federer 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 to win the BNP Paribas Open, denying Federer a record sixth title in the desert while claiming the biggest title of his career.Thiem trailed 4-3 and...

Teen Andreescu wins Indian Wells as wild card

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- Bianca Andreescu had thought herself a champion many times.Now it's true.The 18-year-old Canadian, who practices visualization every morning, upset three-time major champion Angelique Kerber 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 to win the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday,...

18-year-old first to win Indian Wells as wild card

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- Bianca Andreescu upset three-time major champion Angelique Kerber 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 to win the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday, becoming at age 18 the first wild-card winner in tournament history.The Canadian overcame nerves, arm and...