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Serena Williams, Venus Williams In Action At Miami
By Anton Lagani, Lawn Tennis Correspondent, Posted: Sunday, March 30, 2008 9:40am CST USA
Serena Williams, Venus Williams In Action At Miami, Sony Ericsson Open
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MIAMI--( At the Sony Ericsson Open today third round play heats up as both Williams sisters, Venus and Serena Williams of the USA take the courts. Defending champion Serena Williams will be fresh off winning Bangalore, her first singles title of this year.

Also today two stellar matchups as new mother Lindsay Davenport of the USA meets second seeded Ana Ivanovic of Serbia, and 32nd seed Feliciano Lopez of Spain takes on fiery Russian Dmitry Tursunov.

2008 Sony Ericsson Open, Miami, Florida, USA
Miami, Florida, United States
March 26-April 6, 2008
$3,770,000 | Hard court
Day 5 Sunday | Third Round

Women's Singles: 3rd Round
Serena Williams (8) vs. Flavia Pennetta (27)
These two players have once met once before with Pennetta actually winning in a walkover as Williams withdrew injured at Toronto in 2005. Tied 0-0 head to head, Serena will pull ahead 1-0 after looking to build on her recent Bangalore title and 9-1 start to the year.
Winner: Williams.

Women's Singles: 3rd Round
Venus Williams (6) vs. Marina Erakovic
Venus Williams faces another very young player today as she meets 20 year old Erakovic of Croatia, whom she has never played. Erakovic reached the Memphis semifinals before being overpowered by Lindsay Davenport. Williams if on her game should do the same to Erakovic today.
Winner: Williams.

Women's Singles: 3rd Round
Ana Ivanovic (2) vs. Lindsay Davenport (32)
It's tough to pick a winner in this potential thiller and also a shame these two players must meet so early on in the tournament. But until Davenport can get her ranking up higher, she will face more difficult draws. Davenport, 15-2 this year, has never played Ivanovic, who is 16-3 this year, before. Ivanovic took last week's Indian Wells title while Davenport withdrew in the quarterfinals injured. Davenport could win, but I think Ivanovic will be more consistent today.
Winner: Ivanovic.

Men's Singles: 3rd Round
Feliciano Lopez (32) vs. Dmitry Tursunov
Lopez leads Tursunov 1-0 head to head, winning at Tokyo last year 7-6(10-8), 6-4. Both players have explosive games and I think either could win today, but I'm picking Lopez to attack the net and bewilder Tursunov with lefty spin.
Winner: Lopez.

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