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Key Biscayne:

#13 Carla Suarez Navarro
5' 4" 137lb RH 1H-BH
Key Biscayne:

#1 Serena Williams
5'9" 150lb RH 2H-BH

    On Saturday at Key Biscayne, Miami, Florida, in the final of the 2015 Miami Open, the 2014, 2013, 2008, 2007, 2004, 2003 & 2002 Miami champion (and 2015 Australian Open champ), 33 year old top seeded #1 Serena Williams from Palm Beach Gardens, FL, won her 8th Miami title by defeating the 2015 finalist at Antwerp (and the 2014 Oeiras champ), 26 year old 12th seeded #13 (career-high: #13) Carla Suarez Navarro from Barcelona, Spain, 6-2, 6-0 (Carla is shown during the match; Serena is shown holding the glassware afterward).

    Serena's prize is $900,400; Carla's prize is $439,420. It is Serena's 66th WTA singles title (in 82 finals); she is now 18-0 in matches this season.

    At the award ceremony, Serena said: "Congratulations to Carla. She's had a fabulous two weeks. This is just the beginning. I'm really proud of you. We always get along and it's always great to see you do well, so congratulations." WTA story

    Serena later said: "I had to take some pace off today because I haven't been serving the way I normally do... I just kind of went out there and was hitting. I didn't have a plan to hit to her backhand or forehand. That's never really my plan, I just can't do it." ESPN story

    Carla said: "[Serena] has the game that make me play bad. She play with a lot of spin to my backhand and the ball is going up [to shoulder height], to my backhand."

    Serena now leads Carla 5-0 in career matches. Their previous meeting was last year on red clay in the 3rd round at Madrid, when Serena defeated Carla 6-2, 6-3.

WTA SCOREBOARD: The Sony Ericsson Open at Key Biscayne (Miami)
The Wimbledon Centre Court scoreboard at match point during the 1977 ladies singles semifinal as Virginia Wade defeated Chris Evert, and advanced to defeat Betty Stove in the final, becoming the last British woman to win the singles title at Wimbledon-- a portion of a photo from Virginia's book Courting Triumph, click for book excerpts
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    Miami: The main draw for this 96-player, two week, seven round tourney has 32 seeds, with 32 1st-round byes. There are 12 qualifiers and 8 wild cards in the main draw. Qualifying (2 rounds) is on Monday & Tuesday. Main draw play begins on Tuesday, at 10am on the outer courts, 11am on the Stadium and Grandstand courts.

2015: On Tuesday, March 24 at Miami, players alerting the media included
Genie Bouchard, Simona Halep, 5-time tourney finalist Maria Sharapova, and Ana Ivanovic...
Miami, 1st Rd, Tue-Wed 10am & 11am
loser's prize: $10,485; points: 10
*n123 q Urszula Radwanska POL d n36 Coco Vandeweghe USA 6-4, 6(2)-7, 6-3 Wed

Urszula following a forehand

n37 Belinda Bencic SUI d n47 Daniela Hantuchova SVK 6-1, 7-6(5) Wed

Belinda ready to swat a forehand

n38 Victoria Azarenka BLR d n64 S Soler-Espinosa ESP 6-1, 6-3 Wed

Vika's forehand drive

n39 A Pavlyuchenkova RUS d n154 sr15 Vera Zvonareva RUS 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 Wed
*n110 q Tatjana Maria GER d n40 Roberta Vinci ITA 7-6(9), 6-3 Wed
*n65 Bojana Jovanovski SRB d n41 Mona Barthel GER 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 Tue
n42 Sloane Stephens USA v n93 Yanina Wickmayer BEL Wed cS m6 eve2
n43 Heather Watson GBR d n97 q Evgenia Rodina RUS 3-6, 6-1, 7-5 Wed

Heather driving a backhand

n44 Alison Riske USA d n59 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni CRO 6-4, 6-0 Wed

Alison driving a forehand

*n118 q Alison van Uytvanck BEL d n45 Magdalena Rybarikova SVK 7-5, 2-6, 6-0 Wed
n46 Madison Brengle USA d n77 Alexandra Krunic SRB 6-0, 6-2 Tue
*n103 q Irina Falconi USA d n49 Monica Puig PUR 7-6(9), 7-6(3) Wed
n50 Tsvetana Pironkova BUL d n105 q Kateryna Kozlova UKR 6-4, 6-3 Wed
n51 Kaia Kanepi EST d n240 wc Francoise Abanda CAN 6-2, 6-3 Tue
n52 Johanna Larsson SWE d n60 Yaroslava Shvedova KAZ 6-4, 7-6(4) Tue
*n54 Kurumi Nara JPN d n53 Ajla Tomljanovic CRO 6-4, 6-3 Tue
*n131 q Sesil Karatantcheva BUL d n55 Lauren Davis USA 6-3, 7-6(5) Wed
n56 Karin Knapp ITA d n78 Katerina Siniakova CZE 6-2, 6-0 Tue
n57 Anna Schmiedlova SVK d n75 Polona Hercog SLO 6-3, 6-2 Tue

Anna following a forehand

n58 Tereza Smitkova CZE d n376 wc Natalia Vikhlyantseva RUS 0-6, 7-5, 6-2 Tue
*n102 q Stefanie Voegele SUI d n61 Kirsten Flipkens BEL 6-2, 6-2 Wed

Stefanie delivering a forehand

n62 Julia Goerges GER d n67 Jana Cepelova SVK 6-1, 6-0 Wed
n63 Kristina Mladenovic FRA d n88 Klara Koukalova CZE 6-4, 6-4 Tue
n66 Elena Vesnina RUS d n72 q Alexandra Dulgheru ROU 6-4, 6-2 Wed
n68 Monica Niculescu ROU d n82 Shelby Rogers USA 7-6(1), 6-1 Tue
n69 Christina McHale USA d n144 wc Sorana Cirstea ROU 7-5, 6-4 Wed

Christina driving a backhand

*n95 q Pauline Parmentier FRA d n71 Kiki Bertens NED 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 Wed
n73 Annika Beck GER d n79 Shuai Zhang CHN 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 Wed
*n106 wc Daria Gavrilova RUS d n80 q Marina Erakovic NZL 5-1 retired Wed

Daria ready to swat a backhand

*n330 wc Nicole Vaidisova CZE d n86 q Timea Babos HUN 6-1, 7-6(4) Wed

Nicole's forehand drive

*n414 wc Paula Badosa Gibert ESP d n89 Petra Cetkovska CZE 6-1, 6-1 Tue
*n215 wc Catherine Bellis USA d n201 wc Indy de Vroome NED 6-2, 6-2 Tue

Miami, 2nd Rd, Thu-Fri 10am & 11am
loser's prize: $17,100; points: 35
Friday: rain stopped play
n1 s1 Serena Williams USA d n68 Monica Niculescu ROU 6-3, 6-1 ppd-Sat

Serena's backhand drive

    Serena and Monica also met in the 2nd round two weeks ago at Indian Wells. Serena said: "It was definitely easier today than last time. I knew what to expect. I still got a little bit frustrated today, but overall was able to stay calm more than last time. I don't think I had that many unforced errors compared to when we played at Indian Wells." WTA story

*n106 wc Daria Gavrilova RUS d n2 s2 Maria Sharapova RUS 7-6(4), 6-3 Thu

Maria and Daria driving backhands

    Daria said: "I still can't realize that it's my dream. I have been dreaming about beating Maria since I was probably 12, when I saw her win [2004] Wimbledon, when she beat Serena. I was like, 'Oh, I really want to play her and beat her.'" WTA story

    Maria said: "[Daria] runs a lot of balls down. I was committing a lot of errors off of those balls and not really staying patient, and maybe going for too many winners but not moving forward enough.
    "Of course it's a bit of a surprise. It's the first round [after a bye]. I'm expected to win. But that's why we play the matches. You still have to go out and win it, no matter if you're the favorite. Today I didn't."

n3 s3 Simona Halep ROU d n330 wc Nicole Vaidisova CZE 6-4, 2-6, 6-1 Fri

Nicole following a backhand, and Simona driving one

    2015 Indian Wells champion Simona said: "I'm not used to playing a long tournament like Indian Wells and coming straight to another one like Miami. It's tough because every match is difficult at this level, and you have to be very focused for every single match. I'm just trying to keep my mind focused and stay relaxed. I feel ready to start the tournament and I'll see how far I can go." WTA story

n5 s4 Caroline Wozniacki DEN d n46 Madison Brengle USA 6-0, 6-1 Thu

Caro's backhand drive

n6 s5 Ana Ivanovic SRB d n103 q Irina Falconi USA 7-5, 6(4)-7, 6-3 Fri

Ana driving a forehand

    Ana said: "The tournament is great. Also the city is beautiful. We have so much sunshine and the beach, and this is the lifestyle I enjoy. I've been trying to use that for some relaxing down time." WTA story

*n110 q Tatjana Maria GER d n7 s6 Eugenie Bouchard CAN 6-0, 7-6(4) Fri-rain-Sat

Tatjana following a forehand

    Tatjana said: "It's the best win I've ever had. It's the biggest win for me and I'm super happy. It feels amazing... I only played my game. It was nothing really special that I did. I had a feeling [Genie] wasn't comfortable against my style." WTA story

n8 s7 Agnieszka Radwanska POL d n57 Anna Schmiedlova SVK 6-4, 7-5 Thu

Aga following a backhand

    Agnieszka said: "I'd never played against [Anna], so I didn't really know what to expect and of course she pushed me to play 100% at the end. I'm glad I could finish it in straight sets." WTA story

n9 s8 Ekaterina Makarova RUS d n56 Karin Knapp ITA 6-1, 6-3 Thu
n10 s9 Andrea Petkovic GER d n69 Christina McHale USA 6-2, 6-2 Thu

Petko running down a backhand

*n52 Johanna Larsson SWE d n11 s10 Lucie Safarova CZE 7-6(5), 6-2 Fri
n12 s11 Sara Errani ITA d n39 A Pavlyuchenkova RUS 6-1, 7-6(5) Fri-rain-Sat
n13 s12 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP d n102 q Stefanie Voegele SUI 6-3, 6-1 Thu
n14 s13 Angelique Kerber GER d n43 Heather Watson GBR 7-5, 3-6, 6-4 Fri-rain-Sat

Angelique driving a forehand

n15 s14 Karolina Pliskova CZE d n73 Annika Beck GER 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 Thu
n16 s15 Flavia Pennetta ITA d n50 Tsvetana Pironkova BUL 6(1)-7, 6-3, 6-3 Fri
n17 s16 Venus Williams USA d n123 q Urszula Radwanska 6-3, 6-2 Thu

Venus fielding a forehand

    Venus said: "[Urszula is] definitely a tricky player. She puts so many balls in play. And it was a little windy today. I just had to keep my feet moving and pray my balls were going in! But I love this crowd. I could really feel them behind me. It felt really good out there." WTA story

*n42 Sloane Stephens USA d n18 s17 Madison Keys USA 6-4, 6-2 Fri

Sloane delivering a forehand

*n63 Kristina Mladenovic FRA d n20 s19 B Zahlavova Strycova CZE 7-5, 6-2 Thu
*n38 Victoria Azarenka BLR d n21 s20 Jelena Jankovic SRB 6-1, 6-1 Fri

Vika driving a forehand

n22 s21 Garbine Muguruza ESP d n131 q Sesil Karatantcheva BUL 6-1, 6-3 Fri
n24 s22 Alize Cornet FRA d n66 Elena Vesnina RUS 6-4, 6-1 Thu
n25 s23 Samantha Stosur AUS d n95 q Pauline Parmentier FRA 6-1, 3-6, 6-0 Thu

Samantha's forehand drive

n27 s24 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS d n44 Alison Riske USA 6-2, 6-2 Fri
*n54 Kurumi Nara JPN d n28 s25 Caroline Garcia FRA 6-3, 7-6(9) Thu
n29 s26 Elina Svitolina UKR d n65 Bojana Jovanovski SRB 6-3, 7-6(3) Thu
n30 s27 Sabine Lisicki GER d n62 Julia Goerges GER 7-6(1), 6(5)-7, 6-4 Fri
*n51 Kaia Kanepi EST d n31 s28 Varvara Lepchenko USA 6-2, 6-4 Thu
*n215 wc Catherine Bellis USA d n32 s29 Zarina Diyas KAZ 6-2, 6-1 Fri
n33 s30 Camila Giorgi ITA d n118 q Alison van Uytvanck BEL 6-3, 6-2 Fri

Camila launching a forehand

n34 s31 Irina-Camelia Begu ROU d n58 Tereza Smitkova CZE 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 Thu
n35 s32 Casey Dellacqua AUS v n37 Belinda Bencic SUI Fri c10 m4
*n414 wc Paula Badosa Gibert ESP d n74 LL Saisai Zheng CHN 6-1, 7-5 Thu

Paula driving a forehand

Miami, 3rd Rd, Sat-Sun 10am & 11am
loser's prize: $31,670; points: 65
n1 s1 Serena Williams USA d n215 wc Catherine Bellis USA 6-1, 6-1 Sun

CiCi driving a forehand, and Serena fielding one

n3 s3 Simona Halep ROU d n33 s30 Camila Giorgi ITA 6-4, 7-5 Sun

Simona after match point

    Simona said: "It was a strange match because [Camila] hits very strong and fast. She takes the balls early and I didn't really have time to adapt sometimes, but I just tried to keep moving my legs and just stay aggressive. I couldn't do it the whole match, but I'm happy that I could win in the end. She's a tough player. A tough opponent to play against." WTA story

n5 s4 Caroline Wozniacki DEN d n51 Kaia Kanepi EST 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 Sat

Caro following a backhand

    Caro said: "It was windy out there today and I think the stats will show that, because there were a lot of unforced errors. It was tough to get a rhythm out there. Tough with the ball toss because the ball was flying everywhere." WTA story

*n30 s27 Sabine Lisicki GER d n6 s5 Ana Ivanovic SRB 7-6(4), 7-5 Sun

Sabine after match point

n8 s7 Agnieszka Radwanska POL d n34 s31 I-C Begu ROU 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 Sat
n9 s8 Ekaterina Makarova RUS d n29 s26 Elina Svitolina UKR 6-0, 6-4 Sat
n10 s9 Andrea Petkovic GER d n63 Kristina Mladenovic FRA 6-0, 6-2 Sat

Petko driving a forehand

n12 s11 Sara Errani ITA d n22 s21 Garbine Muguruza ESP 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 Sun

Sara about to swat a forehand

n13 s12 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP d n24 s22 Alize Cornet FRA 6-0, 6-4 Sat
*n27 s24 S Kuznetsova RUS d n14 s13 Angelique Kerber GER 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 Sun
n15 s14 Karolina Pliskova CZE d n414 wc Paula Badosa Gibert ESP 7-5, 6-1 Sat
n16 s15 Flavia Pennetta ITA d n38 Victoria Azarenka BLR 7-6(5), 7-6(6) Sun

Flavia's forehand drive

n17 s16 Venus Williams USA d n25 s23 Samantha Stosur AUS 6-4, 7-6(3) Sat

Venus after match point

n37 Belinda Bencic SUI d n110 q Tatjana Maria GER 6-4, 7-5 Sun
n42 Sloane Stephens USA d n52 Johanna Larsson SWE 6-4, 6-4 Sun
*n106 wc Daria Gavrilova RUS d n54 Kurumi Nara JPN 6-0, 7-6(5) Sat

Daria driving a forehand

Miami, 4th Rd, Mon 11am
loser's prize: $59,185; points: 120
n1 s1 Serena Williams USA d n27 s24 S Kuznetsova RUS 6-2, 6-4

Serena driving a backhand

    Serena said: "Playing Svetlana, I know she's super tough. We always have super tough matches. The last time we played I was just fighting my hardest and I was barely able to win, so today I knew I had to come out super super focused, and I really just tried to do the best I could out there." WTA story

n3 s3 Simona Halep ROU d n16 s15 Flavia Pennetta ITA 6-3, 7-5
*n17 s16 Venus Williams USA d n5 s4 Caroline Wozniacki DEN 6-3, 7-6(1)

Venus's backhand drive

    Venus said: "Caroline plays so well. Our last match went down to the wire, and this one did too. I just went for it, to be honest. I respect her so much that I knew I had to bring my best game." WTA story

*n13 s12 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP d n8 s7 Agnieszka Radwanska POL 5-7, 6-0, 6-4
*n10 s9 Andrea Petkovic GER d n9 s8 Ekaterina Makarova RUS 6-1, 7-5

Petko driving a forehand

*n30 s27 Sabine Lisicki GER d n12 s11 Sara Errani ITA 6-1, 6-2
n15 s14 Karolina Pliskova CZE d n106 wc Daria Gavrilova RUS 6-3, 6-2
*n42 Sloane Stephens USA d n37 Belinda Bencic SUI 6-4, 7-6(5)

Miami, QFs, Tue-Wed 11am
loser's prize: $112,270; points: 215
n1 s1 Serena Williams USA d n30 s27 Sabine Lisicki GER 7-6(4), 1-6, 6-3 Wed

Serena with cake commemorating her 700th career match victory

    Serena said: "Today wasn't my best day. I wasn't serving the way I normally serve or hitting the way I normally hit, so all I could do was just fight and try to give 200% instead of 100%. At the start of the third set it was definitely a little bit of a natural reaction. Obviously I don't want to lose, or at least I want to try to do the best I can. [Sabine] had a lot of momentum going into the third set after winning the second set, so I just wanted to stay strong, and basically hold my serve." WTA story

n3 s3 Simona Halep ROU d n42 Sloane Stephens USA 6-1, 7-5 Wed

Simona after match point

    Simona said: "The beginning of the match was really fast. I think I was really playing my best tennis. [Sloane] came back and changed the tactics, playing a little bit slower, and I lost my rhythm for a little bit. But I'm happy I could get it back and win the match in two sets in the end." WTA story

*n13 s12 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP d n17 s16 Venus Williams USA 0-6, 6-1, 7-5 Tue

Carla's forehand drive

n10 s9 Andrea Petkovic GER d n15 s14 Karolina Pliskova CZE 6-4, 6-2 Tue

Petko launching a forehand

    Andrea said: "I was playing really well at the start, but I couldn't see the ball on my serve with the sun on one side, and I was struggling. Karolina started playing really well, too. I was a little lucky at the end of the first set, and then I was playing better and better from there." WTA story

Miami, SFs, Thu 1pm & 9pm
loser's prize: $220,230; points: 390
n1 s1 Serena Williams USA d n3 s3 Simona Halep ROU 6-2, 4-6, 7-5

Simona and Serena driving backhands

    Serena said: "I actually had a fun match. I just feel it was on my racquet. I had chances in the second set but didn't take them. That's something I can't do going into the Grand Slams coming up... [Simona's] game was great. She plays so well, and it's so good to see her play so well." WTA story

*n13 s12 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP d n10 s9 Andrea Petkovic GER 6-3, 6-3

Petko and Carla driving forehands

    Carla said: "I feel so happy. It's so important for me. I was practicing and working all year with my team for a moment like this." WTA story

    Andrea said: "Carla is playing really well and has really upped her game in the last year. It's really nice to see. But I think today was all about me. I was very stressed and pretty awful throughout the match. I tried to fight myself into the match, but there were just too many unforced errors from me."

Miami, Final, Sat, 1pm
loser's prize: $439,420; points: 650
winner's prize: $900,400; points: 1000
n1 s1 Serena Williams USA d n13 s12 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP 6-2, 6-0

Carla serving, Serena driving a forehand, and after match point

Miami, Doubles Final, Sun
losers' prize: $143,980
winners' prize: $295,000
s1 Martina Hingis & Sania Mirza d s2 Elena Vesnina & Ekaterina Makarova 7-5, 6-1

Miami, Qualifying Finals, Tue Mar 24 10am
losers' prizes: q1 $1,600 2pts; q2 $3,125 20pts; qualifier 30 points
n72 Alexandra Dulgheru ROU d n283 Ipek Soylu TUR 6-4, 7-5
*n105 Kateryna Kozlova UKR d n74 Saisai Zheng CHN 6-1, 6-3
n80 Marina Erakovic NZL d n117 Lourdes Dominguez Lino ESP 6-2, 7-6(1)
n86 Timea Babos HUN d n122 Lucie Hradecka CZE 6-2, 6-3
*n103 Irina Falconi USA d n90 Denisa Allertova CZE 7-6(6), 1-6, 7-5
*n97 Evgenia Rodina RUS d n94 Chanelle Scheepers RSA 0-6, 6-4, 6-2
n95 Pauline Parmentier FRA d n98 Grace Min USA 6-2, 6-4
*n123 Urszula Radwanska POL d n99 Ana Konjuh CRO 6-2, 6-2
n102 Stefanie Voegele SUI d n119 Lin Zhu CHN 6-1, 6-1
n110 Tatjana Maria GER d n135 Danka Kovinic MNE 6-2, 6-4
n118 Alison van Uytvanck BEL d n800 Ingrid Neel USA 7-6(7), 6-4
n131 Sesil Karatantcheva BUL d n136 Julia Glushko ISR 6-2, 4-6, 6-3

Miami, Withdrawals
n4 Petra Kvitova CZE exhaustion
n19 s18 Shuai Peng CHN
n23 Dominika Cibulkova SVK left achilles surgery
n26 Timea Bacsinszky SUI
n48 Jarmila Gajdosova AUS

    (Apr 2, 2009) Second Fiddle: In the first four rounds of the Sony Ericsson Open, about two-thirds to three quarters of the matches played on the show courts each day were ATP (in the later rounds things even up, because there are not enough ATP matches to fill the show courts). As of Wednesday, of the 47 interview transcripts posted at the SEO website, 19 have been WTA (including Larry Scott), and 28 have been ATP. Considering that the principal sponsor of this tourney is the WTA's title sponsor, it makes a joke of the concept of equal treatment for the ladies.

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