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Relocated From a Park to a Football Stadium, the Miami Open Emphasizes Luxury

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Stephen M. Ross swears he is not embroiled in a third-set tiebreaker with Larry Ellison, the billionaire co-founder of Oracle who bought the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif., a decade ago and...

Bianca Andreescu Completes a Stunning Run to the Indian Wells Title

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Bianca Andreescu, an unseeded 18-year-old from Canada, went where no woman of any age has gone before in the California desert, becoming the first wild card to win the prestigious BNP Paribas Open.Andreescu finished...

At Indian Wells, It’ll Be Federer vs. Nadal for the 39th Time. Maybe.

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Instead of going into a funk after failing to defend his title at the Australian Open, Roger Federer has responded by going on a roll.At tournaments in Dubai and Indian Wells, Calif., he has...

A Wiser Naomi Osaka Adjusts to Stardom, Even as She Briefly Stumbles

“I guess one of the biggest things is I wanted to be more mature,” she said. “I feel like this is something I’m still working on — on and off the court. It’s one of the biggest goals...

At 40, Ivo Karlovic Remains a Towering and Punishing Force

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — It was 2011. Ivo Karlovic was already an ATP Tour veteran with graying temples, and his close friend and former coach Tarik Benhabiles was talking about Karlovic’s serve, and his future.“He has a huge...

Ad Showing Naomi Osaka With Light Skin Prompts Backlash and an Apology

Naomi Osaka, the half-Haitian, half-Japanese tennis champion, is the star of a new Japanese anime-style advertisement.The problem? The cartoon Ms. Osaka bears little resemblance to her real, biracial self.Her skin was unmistakably lightened, and her hair style changed...

Novak Djokovic Passes His Idol and Sets a New Target: Roger Federer

MELBOURNE, Australia — The first tennis player to capture Novak Djokovic’s imagination was a big-serving American with a beautiful one-handed backhand. A grade-school-aged Djokovic, living in the Serbian mountain resort town of Kopaonik, watched on television as Pete...

Novak Djokovic Leaves No Doubt in Winning His 7th Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia — The first point of the Australian Open men’s final on Sunday told the story of all that was to come.With his opening serve, Novak Djokovic stretched Rafael Nadal wide, sending the Spaniard sprawling. Djokovic quickly...

At Australian Open, a Legacy Tracing Back to a Backyard in Mexico

MELBOURNE, Australia — Emilio Nava stood at the microphone on the court of Rod Laver Arena and smiled broadly.“Wow,” he said, smiling again. “Wow.”It was hard to know he had just lost. Nava, 17, seeded 13th, saved three...

Not-So-Hidden Cameras Take Australian Open Viewers on an Intimate Tour

MELBOURNE, Australia — After losing a close third-round match to Sloane Stephens at the Australian Open last week, Petra Martic kept her emotions in check as she walked off the court of Margaret Court Arena. But once she...

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Jim Boeheim Will Not Be Charged in Fatal Crash

SYRACUSE — Jim Boeheim, the Syracuse basketball coach, will not be charged in a fatal highway crash he was involved in last month,...

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