Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams both pulled off victories as action continued Monday at the Sony Ericsson Open on Key Biscayne.
There won’t be an American winning the Sony Ericsson title in 2011. The last American hope, Mardy Fish, was crushed in a straight set victory (6-3, 6-1) by Novak Djokovic.
Mardy Fish made history Wednesday at the Sony Ericsson Open. After winning to reach the semifinals for the first time, he will overtake Andy Roddick as the number one American ranked men’s tennis player in the world.
The lone U.S. player among those left in the Sony Ericsson Open reached the quarterfinals for the first time in his 12-year career by beating Juan Martin del Potro, 7-5, 7-6 (5)
After Andy Roddick was ousted from the Sony Ericsson, the highest-ranked American left is 15th ranked Mardy Fish. But, Fish is set to become the top-ranked American male tennis player in the world with a few more wins.
Under a South Florida blazing sun, and with near record heat Sunday, Mardy Fish moved within two wins of becoming America’s top-ranked men’s player after beating Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-3 in the third round of the Sony Ericsson Open.