2007 Sony Ericsson Open

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2007 Sony Ericsson Open
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Date:   March 21 – April 1
Edition:   23rd
Surface:   Hard / Outdoor
Location:   Key Biscayne, United States
Venue:   Tennis Center at Crandon Park
Champions
Men's Singles
Serbia Novak Djokovic[1]
Women's Singles
United States Serena Williams
Men's Doubles
United States Bob Bryan / United States Mike Bryan
Women's Doubles
United States Lisa Raymond / Australia Samantha Stosur
Boys' Singles
Japan Kei Nishikori
Girls' Singles
Romania Sorana Cîrstea
Sony Ericsson Open
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The 2007 Sony Ericsson Open was the 23rd edition of this tennis tournament and was played on outdoor hardcourts. The tournament was part of the ATP Masters Series of the 2007 ATP Tour and was classified as a Tier I event on the 2007 WTA Tour. The tournament took place at the Tennis Center at Crandon Park in Key Biscayne, Florida, from March 21 through April 1, 2007.

Summary of tournament[edit]

Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams were the singles champions. Djokovic won his first Masters Series event of his career; whilst the resurgent Williams beat Henin for the only time in 2007. Brit Andy Murray was also in impressive form, reaching his second Masters Series semi-final in a fortnight.

Guillermo Cañas' ascent also continued, defeating Roger Federer for the second time in 6 days, and in two consecutive tournaments, making him the only man apart from Rafael Nadal to achieve this feat since 2003. Fellow Argentine David Nalbandian also completed a double over Federer later in the year, beating him at the Madrid and Paris Masters.

The event also featured boys and girls junior singles tournaments, which were won by Kei Nishikori and Sorana Cîrstea respectively.

From 2007 and onwards, for both men's and women's doubles, instead of a normal third set, it is replaced with a third set match tie breaker, where the first team to ten wins the match. Should it be 9–9, the first team to lead by two wins the match.

Champions[edit]

Men's singles[edit]

Serbia Novak Djokovic defeated Argentina Guillermo Cañas 6–3, 6–2, 6–4

Women's singles[edit]

United States Serena Williams defeated Belgium Justine Henin 0–6, 7–5, 6–3

Men's doubles[edit]

United States Bob Bryan / United States Mike Bryan defeated Czech Republic Martin Damm / India Leander Paes 6–7(7–9), 6–3, [10–7]

Women's doubles[edit]

United States Lisa Raymond / Australia Samantha Stosur defeated Zimbabwe Cara Black / United States Liezel Huber 6–4, 3–6, [10–2]

Boys' singles[edit]

Japan Kei Nishikori defeated United States Michael McClune 6–7(2–7), 6–4, 6–1

Girls' singles[edit]

Romania Sorana Cîrstea def. Russia Anastasia Pivovarova 6–2, 6–1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Djokovic cruises to Miami title". BBC Sport. 1 April 2007. Retrieved 2009-04-21.