Ser­ena re­bounds to oust Sto­sur in straight sets

The Washington Times Daily - - Sports -

KEY BIS­CAYNE, FLA. | Ser­ena Wil­liams ral­lied from a break down in both sets Mon­day to beat Sa­man­tha Sto­sur 7-5, 6-3 and ad­vance to the quar­ter­fi­nals of the Sony Eric­s­son Open.

Wil­liams, bid­ding for a record sixth Key Bis­cayne ti­tle, avenged a loss to Sto­sur when they last met in the U.S. Open fi­nal in Septem­ber.

Ranked 11th, Wil­liams is play­ing in her first tour­na­ment since Jan­uary af­ter be­ing side­lined by a left an­kle in­jury. She hit 20 aces and lost only six points on her first serve, but she had to rally af­ter be­ing bro­ken in the first game of each set against the No. 5ranked Sto­sur.

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