Tennis: Sela beats world No. 14 Robredo in Miami

Sela wins 7-6 (5), 6-1 to advance to the third round of the massive $3,770,000 Sony Ericsson Open in Miami.

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Dudi Sela recorded his biggest win ever on the ATP tour on Saturday, defeating world No. 14 Tommy Robredo 7-6 (5), 6-1 to advance to the third round of the massive $3,770,000 Sony Ericsson Open in Miami. The 22-year-old, who is currently ranked at a career best No. 61 in the world, got 83 percent of his first serves in against the Spaniard and converted four of his nine break points in the one hour and 31 minute long encounter. The turning point of the match came in the 12th game of the first set when Robredo, leading 6-5, opened a 40-0 advantage. Sela, however, saved all three of the Spaniard's break points and never looked back. Next up for Sela is the winner of the second round match between No. 21 seed Lleyton Hewitt and Arentinian Jose Acasuso. Shahar Pe'er (19 in the world) will face 15-year-old Michelle Larcher De Brito in the third round of the women's tournament in Miami after defeating France's Nathalie Dechy 7-6 (6), 6-3 on Friday. Pe'er, who reached the semifinals in Miami last year, will be wary of De Brito (255), who shocked Agnieszka Radwanska (16) 2-6, 6-3, 7-5 in the second round.