Serena Williams Regroups To Win Miami Title
03.31.07 MIAMI-- In today's Sony Ericsson Open final, Serena Williams saved two match points down 0-6, 4-5 to comeback and defeat world
number one Justine Henin of Belgium 0-6, 7-5, 6-3. Williams won six games in a row when facing matchpoint in set two and went to win after
two hours and 26 minutes. "Its just not in me to give up, I just keep fighting," said Williams. "I feel when I get down a part of me plays better.
I think all champions have that, when they get down you can't hold them down. When I was down 5-0 I kept saying, come on. Even though
I was down, I never was out. I kept fighting, it was important not to surrender. I can only go up. I have no points to defend until Cincinnati,
I have nothing lose," said Williams. "I'm playing with a no lose attitude and it's fun. I'm not going to stop here."
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Serena Williams To Renew Henin Rivalry Saturday In Miami
03.29.07 MIAMI-- Serena Williams in tonight's semifinals defeated (14)Shahar Peer of Israel 7-6(7-4), 6-1. She was bothered by a sore
left knee. "It's a little tired," she said. "I forgot to take my anti-inflammatory medicine." In Saturday's final Serena faces world number
one Justine Henin of Belgium. Head to head Serena leads Henin 5-3 and won their last meeting at the 2003 Wimbledon 6-3, 6-2. Both
players are different players now than back then and Justine is a better player now which means Serena will need to raise the level of her
game, continue to keep the points short and keep on serving big in order to win the final.
Serena Williams Takes On Shahar Peer Tonight In Miami
03.29.07 MIAMI-- Wednesday evening Serena Williams defeated (8)Nicole Vaidisova 6-1, 6-4 in the quarterfinals to move into tonight's
semifinals versus (14)Shahar Peer of Israel. Head to head Serena leads Peer 2-0 last winning in January in a thriller 3-6, 6-2, 8-6. Peer
is playing very well and can run down a lot of balls so Serena will need to keep the points short and attack to advance to the final round.
Serena Williams Beats Sharapova, Next Faces Vaidisova
03.27.07 MIAMI-- In the fourth round today, Serena Williams continued her mastery of top seeded Maria Sharapova, overpowering her
6-1, 6-1 in only 58 minutes. Sharapova said she was "not there" in Melbourne. Was she there in Miami? Whatever. Serena plays yet another
hard hitter Nicole Vaidisova of the Czech Republic in the quarterfinals Wednesday or Thursday. Head to head Serena leads Nicole 1-0;
winning in January at the Australian Open 7-6(7-5), 6-4. This is a winnable match for Serena but she must continue to keep her error count
Serena Williams Meets Sharapova In Miami Showdown
03.27.07 MIAMI-- Today in the fourth round, Serena Williams meets top seeded Maria Sharapova of Russia in a highly anticipated match
of power hitters. Sharapova Sunday defeated Serena's sister Venus Williams and in January Serena killed Sharapova in their last
meeting 6-1, 6-2 in the Australian Open final so there is a lot of recent history between the two. Head to head Serena leads Maria
3-2. Serena it seems is playing more consistent than Venus was this week in the high winds. I think if Serena can hit more winners than
errors she should advance into the quarterfinals beating Sharapova in straight sets.
Fan Ejected At Miami For Heckling Serena Williams
03.27.07 MIAMI-- In her third round match Monday, Serena Williams defeated crafty left-hander Lucie Safarova 6-3, 6-4 and complained
late in the match to the chair umpire that a heckler was harrassing her and calling her names. "The guy said, 'Hit the net like any Negro
would.' I was shocked," Williams said. "I couldn't believe it. I had to do a double take. I think I hit a double fault on that point." The man
was identified and escorted off the site.
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Serena Williams' Third Round Match Moved To Today
03.26.07 MIAMI--Sunday Serena's third round match was delayed by rain and then finally postponed to today as the
third afternoon match on the Stadium court with the first match starting at 12pm CST USA. Matchup information is below. Should Serena
win today, she would then play world number two Maria Sharapova of Russia in the fourth round, who her sister Venus Williams
lost to Sunday 2-6, 6-2, 7-5.
Serena Williams Wins, Plays Miami Third Round Tonight
03.24.07 MIAMI-- At the Sony Ericsson Open tonight in round three, Serena Williams takes on twenty-third seed Lucie Safarova of the
Czech Republic. This could be a tough match for Serena as she struggled to beat Lucie in their only career meeting at Hobart in
January 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(7-5). In her opening match in round two yesterday, Williams defeated qualifier Anastasia Rodionova 6-3, 6-3.
Serena Williams To Meet Qualifier Today In Miami
03.24.07 MIAMI-- Today at the Sony Ericsson Open, Serena Williams in her opening match in round two faces qualifier
Anastasia Rodionova of Russia. Serena has never played Rodionova before. Rodinova has lost 2 of her last 4 matches
and should not pose too big of a threat to Serena today. Serena's match, which is scheduled to be shown live on
the Tennis Channel, is the third match on with the first one, a Maria Sharapova match starting at 12:00pm CST USA.
Serena Could Play Venus Williams In Miami Round Four
03.20.07 MIAMI-- The Miami singles draw was released yesterday. Serena Williams has a first round bye. In round two Williams
faces either a qualifier or Elena Likhovtseva of Russia. In round three Serena could play Sybille Bammer of Austria who defeated
Serena 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 in Hobart earlier this year. Should Serena get past those matches, in round four she could face her sister
Venus Williams or world number two Maria Sharapova of Russia.
Serena Williams Returns To Action This Week In Miami
03.19.07 MIAMI-- Serena Williams plays the Sony Ericsson Open this and next week in Miami, Florida. The singles draw is to
be released Monday at 1:00pm CST USA. Serena will most likely play her first round singles match Wednesday, Thursday or