Miami Gallery: Serena Hits The Beach
Ayumi Morita, Dominika Cibulkova, Li Na, Maria Sharapova - they all had leads, but the World No.1 was too tough. Serena Williams won the Sony Open Tennis then hit the beach with her trophy.
Published March 31, 2013 12:00
Serena Williams took to the beach with her trophy after winning the Sony Open Tennis on Saturday.
Williams now has two all-time records at the event - most titles with six, most match wins with 61.
But the road to the title wasn't easy by any means...
In the third round, Williams lost the first three games of her match against Japan's Ayumi Morita.
In the fourth round, Williams was trailing 62 41 against giant-killing Slovak Dominika Cibulkova.
In the quarters, Williams was down 5-2 and set point in the second set against China's Li Na.
And in the final, fellow WTA legend Maria Sharapova led Williams by a set and a break at 64 32.
But Williams clawed her way back every time, eventually winning the 48th WTA title of her career.