Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/14/14
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It's said of the Williams sisters, when they play, they win. Not always true but the idea is holding up at the Sony Ericsson Open where, under cloudless skies Monday, Serena produced more than the occasional puff of smoke with her serve as she battled past Australia's Sam Stosur, 7-5, 6-3. Creating a record for the women's game for aces in two sets, Serena cranked out 20 of them as she overcame the player who had defeated her in the final of the US Open last September. Trailing 2-4 in the first set of a well-played duel, Serena unleashed her forehand to such good effect that Stosur was forced back on her heels and could never regain the initiative. The Australian made a brave effort at getting back into the match when Williams served for it at 5-3 and went down 0-40. Stosur had one more chance for a break back but was finally undone by a Serena drop shot. Asked where that shot came from, she replied, "I have a good drop shot. I just never use it. I don't know ...
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