March 25, 2003
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. - There will be no Sister Act Part III this year at the NASDAQ-100 Open. World No. 2 Venus Williams saved eight match points, then succumbed on the ninth last night, as 22nd-ranked Meghann Shaughnessy of Scottsdale, Ariz., upset Williams, 7-6 (2), 6-1, at the Tennis Center at Crandon Park. "These are the moments I play tennis for," said a beaming Shaughnessy, 23, who will meet fifth-ranked Jennifer Capriati tomorrow in a quarterfinal. "I live for these times, and that's what all my training goes into.
January 21, 2003
Juanita Proctor McCleary, who left her Southern hometown as a teen-ager but never lost the charm she took from the region, died Thursday at an assisted living facility in Salisbury of complications from Alzheimer's disease. She was 95. Born in Columbia, S.C., Juanita Proctor never graduated from high school, running away at 16. She ended up in Baltimore where she worked as a secretary at what would become Legg Mason. There she met Standish McCleary Jr. He went on to become a prominent vice president of the company, and the two were married in the early 1930s.
April 1, 1996
TennisGoran Ivanisevic lost a match in his sleep yesterday, giving Andre Agassi a tainted title.On the morning of their final at the Lipton Championships in Key Biscayne, Fla., Ivanisevic woke up with a stiff neck. He underwent three hours of treatment and tried to play but quit in the fourth game."To beat Andre you have to be 105 percent, and I was maybe 2," Ivanisevic said.The tournament doctor said Ivanisevic probably slept wrong, and the ailment is unlikely to bother him for more than a few days.
April 1, 2009
1 Want fries: with that dunk?: Maybe he'll be a Terp, so watch Lance Stephenson in the McDonald's All-American Game (8 p.m., ESPN). 2 World view: The U.S., leading its group, faces Trinidad and Tobago in the final round of World Cup qualifying, in Nashville, Tenn. (7:30 p.m., ESPN2). 3 Quotatious: Maybe Shaquille O'Neal (left) will get a technical for dissing a ref via Twitter during the Suns-Rockets game (10 p.m., ESPN). 4 Ace place: It's like tennis' fifth Grand Slam, and the Sony Ericsson Open from Key Biscayne, Fla., is in the quarterfinals (1 p.m., Comcast SportsNet)
March 22, 2007
The coolest sporting event in South Florida this week is the Sony Ericsson Open, the popular pro tennis event in Key Biscayne. The tournament has been spiced up this year with something called Night Tennis, which is basically a glitzy downtown exhibition that features players in glow-in-the-dark clothing competing under black lights on a court that will open up to an all-night party that is free to the public tonight and tomorrow. The tournament is no slouch either, featuring just about every big name in professional tennis.
April 4, 2004
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. - Serena Williams was the winner, coming back after being off the tour more than eight months with a knee injury and capturing the Nasdaq-100 Open title in a mortifying 50-minute final. But Elena Dementieva, whose wild serves were the butt of jokes during this 12-day tournament - she totaled 57 double faults, after all - was not the loser. The real loser was women's tennis, which took a terrible hit with several top players not entered because of injury or fatigue. That allowed sixth-ranked Williams to dance through the draw and crush No. 8 Dementieva, 6-1, 6-1, on a perfectly blue and perfectly boring afternoon yesterday.