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Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic Win Miami Titles
By Ken Miller, Lawn Tennis Analyst, Posted: Thursday, April 9, 2015 11:53am PST USA
Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic Win Miami Titles MIAMI--Last week at the Miami Open, both world number ones Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Serena Williams of the USA took the singles titles at Miami, Florida in the last major hard court tournament before the start of the claycourt season.

Saturday in the women’s final, Williams took on the 12th seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain.

With the score tied at two all in set one, Williams used an overpowering baseline game to win the following nine games to take a 6-2, 5-0 lead.

Serena Williams of the USA and Novak Djokovic of Serbia
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Serena Williams, who picked up her 8th career Miami title, has not lost a WTA Tour match this year going 17-0.

Serving to stay in the match, Navarro quickly fell behind 0-30.

Williams netted a crosscourt backhand to reach 15-30.

The American then struck a forceful crosscourt forehand which led to Navarro hitting a down the line forehand stab long to reach 15-40 and double match point.

Navarro then struck a backhand up the middle which Williams returned crosscourt from the forehand side for a winner to end the match after only 56 minutes of play.

For the day, the American struck 27 winners to 3 from Navarro.

Williams, who picked up her 8th career Miami title, has not lost a WTA Tour match this year going 17-0.

With his supercoach Boris Becker of Germany looking on from the stands, Djokovic recovered from trailing a break down at 1-2 in set one to the 4th seeded Andy Murray of Great Britain to lead 4-1 in the tiebreaker.

Murray then netted two down the line forehands before also netting a crosscourt backhand to drop the set.

In set two, Murray held serve to lead 5-4 as Djokovic served to stay in the set.

A double fault put the Serb down 0-30 before Murray struck a crosscourt forehand passing shot winner to reach triple set point at 0-40.

A crosscourt backhand return winner from Murray leveled the match at one set all.

However after dropping the middle set, the world number one quickly regrouped to out-steady Murray and take the last six games of the match.

The final two points of the match; two winners hit from Djokovic: a crosscourt backhand lob winner and a down the line backhand volley winner, demonstrated his variety of strokes which had served him well throughout the 7-6(7-3), 4-6, 6-0 contest.

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