Found March 21, 2013 on Tennis Panorama :
(March 21, 2013) Playing her first tournament since reaching world No. 1 again, Serena Williams demolished Italy’s Flavia Pennetta 6-1, 6-1 on Thursday in the second round of the Sony Open in Key Biscayne, Florida.   “I don’t think it was too much rust,” Williams said of her tennis. “I think I missed a few [...]

Serena Williams sails in 2nd round at Key Biscayne

Playing again at No. 1, Serena Williams routed Flavia Pennetta of Italy 6-1, 6-1 Thursday in the second round of the Sony Open. This is Williams' 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. Sloane Stephens was blanked in the first set but...

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 [...]

Venus out of Sony with back injury

Three-time champion Venus Williams withdrew from the Sony Open with a lower back injury shortly before her third-round match Saturday against fellow American Sloane Stephens. Williams, seeded 19th, was extended to three sets in the second round Thursday against Kimiko Date-Krumm. She said her back began to bother her Friday, and she decided after warming up that she couldn't...

Serena beats Sharapova for Sony title

Serena Williams broke the Key Biscayne women's record for most titles, and Maria Sharapova set a new standard for futility in finals. Williams swept the final 10 games and earned her sixth championship in the event Saturday by rallying past Sharapova 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 at the Sony Open. Sharapova completed a career Grand Slam by winning the French Open last year, but she's now...
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