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's Li Na but eventually fought back to reach the semifinals with a 6-3, 7-6 victory.
As usual, Serena did not spare herself for the lapses that allowed the former French Open champion to get back into the match.
"Look, I just can't hit any more double faults," she said, referring to the clutch of five that contributed to her losing serve twice at the beginning of the second set. "It's embarrassing and unprofessional. I hit about 50 in one game and it was outrageous. It was like, at this point, I should not be a professional tennis player. But I like to believe I'm a problem solver."
In the crunch, when Li Na had ...