Found March 19, 2013 on Tennis Grand Stand:
Maria wants a double. Aga wants a defense. Will either get her wish? While the men’s draw has suffered from marquee withdrawals by Federer and Nadal, the women’s draw in Miami witnesses the return of world #1 Serena Williams and Australian Open finalist Li Na to North American hard courts.  They have landed in the same quarter of the Sony Open draw, with which we start our women’s preview. First quarter:  Since she won Brisbane to start 2013, Serena’s season has not gone as she would have hoped.  Injury and illness have contributed to losses at the Australian Open and Doha, so she will hope to regroup from those setbacks at her home tournament, which she has dominated when healthy.  More successful here than almost anywhere else, Serena should deploy her serve to devastating effect against the meager return games of her first few opponents.  Italian veteran Flavia Pennetta would have wished for a better draw than facing the world #1 in the second round, while potential fourth-round ...

Serena rolls into 3rd round at Sony

Playing again at No. 1, Serena Williams routed Flavia Pennetta of Italy 6-1, 6-1 on Thursday in the second round of the Sony Open. Williams is playing her first tournament since she regained the No. 1 ranking at the Qatar Open. Williams lost the Doha final to Victoria Azarenka, but overtook her for the top ranking the week of Feb. 11. Williams trailed 40-0 in the first and fifth...

Serena Williams Sony Open News Conference – March 20, 2013

An interview with SERENA WILLIAMS THE MODERATOR:  Questions, please. Q.  You have talked for years about how rankings don’t matter to you.  Could you just speak about like, you know, you’re No. 1 again and how does it feel?  Because it was obvious it meant a lot to you in Doha. SERENA WILLIAMS:  Yes, it [...]
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