Found March 25, 2013 on Tennis Panorama :
  (March 25, 2013) Serena Williams escaped a major challenge from Dominika Cibulkova on Monday coming back from a set and 1-4 down to complete the win. In her post-match news conference she spoke about the “two Serenas” and her mid-life crisis at 30. Q.  So there are two Serenas sometimes? SERENA WILLIAMS:  Yeah.  I’m talking [...]

Serena Williams rides bicycle to match

Serena Williams can claim another first, and another victory: She beat the traffic by riding a bicycle to her match. With Key Biscayne traffic in a snarl Saturday night, Williams borrowed a bike at her hotel, rode to her match and beat Ayumi Morita in the third round of the Sony Open, 6-3, 6-3. Williams match was scheduled to start at 8 p.m. local time, and she learned about the...

Serena talks herself into comeback

Perhaps only Serena Williams can sleep walk through a set and a half and still beat a player as accomplished as Dominika Cibulkova. Williams was trailing the 14th-ranked Slovak 2-6, 1-4 before turning it around to reach the quarterfinals of the Sony Open, a tournament she has already won five times, by 2-6, 6-4, 6-2. At the beginning it was dire. Serena's feet didn't move...

Serena Williams. Tennis fashion at the Sony Open. Miami nice.

© Sony Open Tennis Serena Williams is powering her way through the Sony Open draw hoping for a record 6th trophy in her hometown tourney. She is wearing the summered-up version of the tennis dress she wore in Australia earlier this year. It's the Nike Pleated Knit Dress in White with Atomic Teal, Violet Force and Volt, $90. Perfect colors for springtime in Miami and on court...

Serena rallies for win at Sony Open

Serena Williams' match was more than an hour old Monday before she began to make some noise. ''Come on!'' she shouted at her fist through gritted teeth, adding a soundtrack to her comeback. Her demeanor transformed, Williams rallied past Dominika Cibulkova in the fourth round of the Sony Open, 2-6, 6-4, 6-2. The top-ranked Williams, seeking her sixth Key Biscayne...

Serena Williams resorts to bicycling to match to beat traffic jam

Serena Williams survived her third round match in the Sony Open Saturday night by beating more than just Japan's Ayumi Morita.With traffic snarled from her hotel to the stadium, and limited time before the beginning of her match, Williams had to think of an alternative way to transport herself to the venue.So, she ultimately decided to borrow a bike from the hotel she was staying...

Serena rallies to reach Sony semis

Serena Williams, who has the potential to blow anyone off a tennis court, has been keeping things interesting here at the Sony Open. Just to make sure her army of South Florida fans don't get complacent, Serena keeps having to dig herself out of difficult situations. On a sunny but cool afternoon, Serena found herself down set point at 2-5 in the second set against China'...

Serena advances to Sony Open semis

Five-time champion Serena Williams advanced Tuesday to the Sony Open semifinals and tied the women's record for career victories in the tournament by beating No. 5-seeded Li Na 6-3, 7-6 (5). The top-ranked Williams overcame six double-faults and rallied in the second set from a 5-2 deficit. She hit six winners in the tiebreaker, including a forehand passing shot cross-court...

Williams Says Capriati Happy She Lost

It just keeps getting worse for Jennifer Capriati.  Since 1994 Capriati has made headlines not only for her stunning tennis achievements, but for legal problems, drug issues and now a domestic incident.  On Friday the Olympic gold medalist was charged with stalking and battery, although she has not been arrested. Police claim she punched her ex-boyfriend on Valentines Day.  Now...

Serena Williams Toughs It Out Over Li Na

  (March 26, 2013) MIAMI – The score might indicate an otherwise straight sets 6-3, 7-6(5) quarterfinal victory for Serena Williams over Li Na.  But this was no walk in the park for the world No. 1, who was coming off a tough  three-set win over Dominika Cibulkova on Monday. Williams looked a step slow, [...]

Serena Williams and Li Na Survive to Meet in Quarterfinals of Sony Open Tennis

Li Na in action at the Sony Open By Jane Voigt MIAMI, FL (March 25, 2013 )– Li Na was up 5-1 in the first set against Spanish teen and wildcard, Gabine Muguruza, before she started to think. To think about what it would be like to win the match — she was in a good spot, or so she thought. “I was feeling pretty good. (I) should continued,” Li said. “Maybe I think too much...

Barely Breathing: Dominika Cibulkova and the Choke Which is Not One

Dominika Cibulkova lost a tough match to Serena Williams yesterday, but not for the reasons you would think. Long after the last point of a match is won (or lost), it is unlikely to be remembered by its combatants’ first serve percentages or backhand errors. No, in the immediate aftermath of a match, especially at a big tournament like the Sony Open in Miami, how a match is remembered...

Serena Williams Survives Scare from Dominika Cibulkova

By Amy Fetherolf (March 25, 2013) MIAMI — For a set and half, it looked like the Sony Open was about to lose another high profile player to an upset, as World No. 14 Dominika Cibulkova cruised to a 6-2, 4-1 lead over Serena Williams. But Williams managed to find her game in time, rallying [...]

Serena Williams to America’s Rescue as Sam Querrey Falters

Serena Williams at the Sony Open Tennis By Jane Voigt MIAMI, FL (March 26, 2013) — As the Miami Heat reached for NBA history, notching its 27th consecutive win yesterday, Serena Williams did them one better when she solidified her name in tennis history. By defeating Li Na in today’s quarterfinal, Williams tied Steffi Graf‘s record of 59 Sony Open Tennis match wins, although...

Sony Open Tennis – Tuesday Results, Wednesday Schedule

SONY OPEN TENNIS Miami, FL, USA March 19-31, 2013 Hard/Outdoors Results – Tuesday, March 26, 2013 WTA Singles – Quarterfinals (1) Serena Williams (USA) d. (5) Li Na (CHN) 63 76(5) (4) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d. (30) Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) 46 64 62 WTA Doubles – Quarterfinals (1) Errani/Vinci (ITA/ITA) d. (7) Mattek-Sands/Mirza (USA/IND) 61 [...]

Monday Mayhem: Miami WTA Fourth-Round, ATP Third-Round Matches Previewed

Will Serena devour Cibulkova like those before her? On a busy Monday in Miami, all of the women’s fourth-round matches unfold.  You can find a preview of all eight here in addition to a few of the remaining men’s third-round encounters. Garbine Muguruza vs. Li Na:  Into the fourth round for the second straight Premier Mandatory tournament, the Spanish rising star continues...
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