Though it isn't surprising, it's a sign of the times that both 13th seed Jelena Jankovic and 19th seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova were defeated today in Miami in the second round of play. Mona Barthel handily defeated former world number 1 Jankovic 6-0, 6-3, and Pavlyuchenkova fell 6-1, 6-2 to countrywoman Ekaterina Makarova. Jankovic's best days really do seem to be behind her, and Pavlyuchenkova's best days--well, I'm not sure we ever saw them.
Also going away was 2006 Miami champion Svetlana Kuznetsova, who lost to the often-dangerous Iveta Benesova. Benesova defeated Kuznetsova 1-6, 7-6, 7-6, and she won both tiebreaks 9-7.
Qualifier Sloane Stephens took out Sara Errani, 2nd seed Maria Sharapova had to work to get rid of Shahar Peer, Petra Cetkovska beat Christina McHale, and Kim Clijsters defeated Julia Goerges. Serena Williams and Li Na also won their matches.
There was a notable upset in doubles: Eva Birnerova and Klaudia Jans-Ignacik defeated 4th seeds Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka 6-4, 7-5.