Fiji Time: 6:46 PM on Sunday 23 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Rain interruption fails to stop Williams in Miami

Afp
Monday, March 24, 2014

MIAMI, Florida - Serena Williams waited out a 45-minute rain interruption yesterday before defeating France's Caroline Garcia 6-4 4-6 6-4 to advance at the Miami Masters.

The world No.1's progress was temporarily halted in the fifth game of the final set when a passing shower stopped play.

But after the pause, top seed Williams emerged with her third career victory against her 74th-ranked rival to reach the fourth round at the hardcourt event.

Williams, 32, bidding for a record seventh title at her home tournament, now stands 63-7 at the venue.

"Granted, she played great, but I made so many errors, I hit so short," Williams said.

"It really isn't the same player. I just have to do better.

"It's important to stay positive. Obviously I wasn't at my best. I had 40-something errors.

"It's not the way to play professional tennis. On the professional tour you have to do a little better than that, so hopefully I can in the next few matches do better."

Wimbledon finalist Sabine Lisicki was unable to play because of influenza, handing a walkover to Belgian Kirsten Flipkens.

German fifth seed Angelique Kerber beat Tsvetana Pironkova 6-0 6-2, eighth seed Petra Kvitova stopped Croatian Donna Vekic 6-3 6-4 and Ekaterina Makarova upset Italian ninth seed Sara Errani 6-3 2-6 6-4.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.63190.6129
JPY 56.703853.7038
GBP 0.38510.3771
EUR 0.43100.4190
NZD 0.68430.6513
AUD 0.63360.6086
USD 0.50330.4863

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 21st, July, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Police detain chief
  2. Ovalau school makes Deans rugby finals
  3. Village has own brand
  4. Travel is a struggle
  5. West festival raises awareness on climate change
  6. Improve skills and accuracy
  7. Faith-based impact
  8. Ministry awaits full results of WHO probe
  9. Rehabilitation works finish
  10. Climate threat not new

Top Stories this Week

  1. Cane field murder Tuesday (18 Jul)
  2. Body of baby found in Nabua Wednesday (19 Jul)
  3. No threat, says RFMF Monday (17 Jul)
  4. Journals from the UK Friday (21 Jul)
  5. Former soldier seeks forgiveness Tuesday (18 Jul)
  6. Mother and children perish in fire Thursday (20 Jul)
  7. Space to share Thursday (20 Jul)
  8. $30m absence Monday (17 Jul)
  9. Baber hunts for speedsters Friday (21 Jul)
  10. Radradra in for RLWC Tuesday (18 Jul)