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Sony Open Tennis Saturday Women's Tennis Results




Miami, USA
March 18-March 29, 2014

Results - Saturday, March 29, 2014
Singles - Final
(1) Serena Williams (USA) d. (2) Li Na (CHN) 75 61

Order Of Play - Sunday, March 30, 2014
Stadium (from 11.45hrs)
1. Doubles Final: Hingis/Lisicki vs. Makarova/Vesnina
2. ATP: Nadal vs. Djokovic (14.30hrs)

Final Facts
- Williams wins the 59th title of her career; 14 more than any other active player and the seventh most in history.
- Williams' win-loss record in finals now stands at 58-17 (she won one title due to a walkover), and 38-12 in hardcourt finals.
- Williams wins a record seventh Miami title; she is the fourth player, after Evert, Graf and Navratilova, in the Open Era to win the same tournament seven or more times.
- Williams is the oldest player, at 32 years and six months, to win the Miami title; Evert (in 1986) is the only other player to have won the title after their 30th birthday.
- Williams came from a double break down in the first set to win 11 of the next 12 games of the match against Li.
- Williams improves to11-1 head-to-head against Li, having won the last nine encounters.
- Li falls to 9-12 in WTA finals and 7-7 on hardcourts.
- Williams and Li will remain at No.1 and No.2 when the post-tournament rankings are released.

Final Quotes
Serena Williams:
"It was a really important victory, especially playing Li Na, who has been playing so well. She started out so well I was like, 'Oh my gosh, I just need to hang in here.' Then I heard some fans trying to pull me through if it hadn't been for you guys I wouldn't be standing here right now."

Li Na: "I don't think I was playing badly, she just started playing a little bit better after she was 5-2 down. I don't think I had the wrong game plan today or played wrong I think it was still a pretty good match. And I was trying so many things today, like coming to the net more, so it's not bad, really."

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