Because there, I would probably have working plumbing. In the meantime, I've been relatively absent because of matters related to pipes and sludge. As I write this, Serena Williams has just beaten Yaroslava Shvedova in the Miami second round. Williams, who won 7-6, 6-2, had to fight off three set points in the first set tiebreak, and this after she broke Shvedova when she served for the set at 5-4.
In the meantime, Tsvetana Pironkova has already beaten Galina Voskoboeva and Sorana Cirstea. Next up for the Woman of Mystery is Angelique Kerber.
Coco Vandeweghe defeated Anastasia Pavluyuchenkova today. Did anyone see that coming? Qualifier Donna Vekic defeated former Miami champion Svetlana Kuznetsova, and Indian Wells champion Flavia Pennetta has advanced to the third round.
Wild card Oh-Nadia Petrova went out in the second round to Sabine Lisicki; Petrova beat Urszula Radwanska in the first round. The Russian just got a wild card into the Charleston main draw, which is very good news. Shelby Rogers has a wild card, too, and there are more to come.