March 31, 2014

Serena and Novak win Miami

By TDB HQ In Archive

It was a #1 versus #2 Championship weekend in Miami with Serena Williams taking on Li Na for the women’s title and Rafael Nadal meeting Novak Djokovic for the men’s title.

Serena had not been at her best in Miami but, as champions do, found ways to win. After falling behind 2-5 in the first set, Serena rallied to defeat Li Na 7-5, 6-1 to claim her 7th Miami title.

Novak only needed to win 8 sets through 7 rounds (with a first round bye) to win his 4th Miami title. He had 2 walkovers; in the 3rd round against Florian Mayer and in the semifinals against Kei Nishikori. The Serb then rolled against Rafa in the finals 6-3, 6-3. This is the second year Novak won both Indian Wells and Miami back to back, the last time was in 2011 when he had a 41-0 start to the season.

Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

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