Saturday, April 4, 2015

The Queen of Miami continues her reign

Serena Williams won her eighth Miami title today, easily defeating Carla Suarez Navarro 6-2, 6-0 in the final. Williams won with her first serve 95% of the time, and she saved the one break point that was created in the match. She also hit seven aces, just for good measure. She was in very fine form.

The world number 1 has now won 21 consecutive matches. Williams' semifinal match against Simona Halep was an exciting one, with Halep keeping good on her promise not to give up in any way during the course of a big match. The semifinal was one of the best matches we've seen this season.

The doubles final will be played tomorrow. Contesting for the title will be top seeds Martina Hingis and Sana Mirza against 2nd seeds Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina. Hingis and Mirza won Indian Wells.


Roi said...

I'm really happy por Carla on getting to the top 10, she's been lurking the 15-20 for a long time even if I can't recall any memorable math of hers. Still impressive and cool.

But this final, it was oh so underwhelming. It's like "wake up Carla, you really ARE there".

Diane said...

But at least she stopped choking everything away! That kept her down for SO long. She's fun to watch.

shalini said...

I so love Bartoli's commentary. What can we as fans do to make sure she remains a regular on Tennis Channel and/or ESPN?

Diane said...

We can contact Tennis TV, I suppose. Same for Vladma Uhlirova!