April 3, 2008
Final Bound! Serena defeats Svetlana
WHAT A FIGHT! A 3-set Thriller! After losing the first set, Serena storms back to defeat Svetlana Kuznetsova 3-6, 7-5, 6-3. The match last 2 hours and 47 minutes! Serena had 45 winners, 45 unforced errors, 3 double faults and 13 aces. She had a 60% First Serve percentage. During the 1st Set, Serena called for the trainer (medical timeout) for an issue she was having with her back. Serena will now (on Saturday) compete for her 5th Sony Ericsson Open Title. If Serena wins the final, she will not only retain her position inside the Top 10, but also tie Steffi Graf’s record of five singles titles in Miami.