Miami: Venus Williams booked the first women's quarter-final spot yesterday as she beat fourth seed Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 7-6 (7-1). Flavia Pennetta defeated Victoria Azarenka 7-5, 7-6 (8/6) while Sabine Lisicki beat Ana Ivanovic 7-6 (7/4), 7-5.
Venus Williams. Pic/AFP
Serena Williams crushed a teenaged talent less than half her age on Sunday to reach the fourth round, defeating American Catherine Bellis 6-1, 6-1. The 15-year-old US challenger was no match for the 33-year-old American.
Third seed Simona Halep was a 6-4, 7-5 winner over Camila Giorgi.