Djokovic, Mur­ray win; Venus loses

Los Angeles Times - - THE DAY IN SPORTS - staff and wire re­ports

Venus Wil­liams’ re­cent resur­gence stalled when she lost in the quar­ter­fi­nals of the Miami Open in Key Bis­cayne, Fla., to 12th-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro , 0-6, 6-1, 7-5. The 34-year-old Wil­liams was bro­ken six times in the fi­nal two sets and dou­ble-faulted twice in the fi­nal game.

No­vak Djokovic ral­lied from a break down in the sec­ond set and beat Alexandr Dol­go­polov , 6-7 (3), 7-5, 6-0 in the fourth round of the tour­na­ment.

The No. 1-seeded Djokovic’s most likely op­po­nent in the fi­nal would be No. 3 Andy Mur­ray , who be­came the ninth ac­tive man to win 500 matches, beat­ing Kevin An­der­son , 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.

No. 22 John Is­ner , the last Amer­i­can in the men’s draw, reached the quar­ter­fi­nals by out­last­ing No. 5 Mi­los Raonic in a serv­ing duel, 6-7 (3), 7-6 (6), 7-6 (5). Is­ner, who has yet to be bro­ken in three matches, had 22 aces and a top speed of 143 mph.

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