Djokovic dispatches Troicki to cruise into fourth round in Miami

Djokovic dispatches Troicki to cruise into fourth round in Miami



22:39 GMT, 26 March 2012

World No 1 Novak Djokovic booked his place in the fourth round of the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami with a straight-forward 6-3, 6-4 victory over fellow Serbian Viktor Troicki.

Djokovic needed one hour and 25 minutes to see off his compatriot, seizing his solitary break point opportunity in the first set and breaking Troicki twice in the second despite also dropping his own serve.

Comfortable win: Djokovic

Comfortable win: Djokovic

Eighth seed Mardy Fish produced a dominant serving performance to see off South Africa's Kevin Anderson 6-4, 6-3. The American was broken once in the first set but powered to a comfortable win.

Richard Gasquet had to rally to see off Spain's Albert Ramos 6-2, 5-7, 6-3 in a match lasting more than two and a half hours, while in an all-Spanish clash 12th seed Nicolas Almagro beat Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 6-4.

In the women's event Serena Williams continued to step up her comeback with an impressive 7-5, 6-3 win over sixth seed Sam Stosur. Williams needed one hour and 46 minutes to wrap up victory, breaking the Australian five times.

Second seed Maria Sharapova is also through after beating fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova 6-4, 7-6 (7-3), while fifth seed Agnieszka Radwanska beat Spanish wild card Garbine Muguruza Blanco 6-3, 6-4.

French Open champion Li Na came from behind to defeat Germany's Sabine Lisicki 3-6, 6-4, 6-2, and seventh seed Marion Bartoli needed just 66 minutes to dispatch Maria Kirilenko 6-1, 6-2.