March 30, 2009
Serena defeats Zheng; Advances to Quarterfinal
Serena Williams has defeated Jie Zheng, 7-5, 5-7, 6-3, in 4th Round action at the Sony Ericsson Open. A win is a win but my goodness, Serena gave me a fourth round scare. Twice she lost five games in a row. And as if she needed to (yet again) show what champions are made, after falling behind 0-2, 15-40 serving in the third set, she rallied to take the lead and then swept the final eight points.
Talk about winning ugly, Serena won despite being broken six times and committing 43 unforced errors. No one FIGHTS like Serena Williams! She is the ULTIMATE CLUTCH / PRESSURE PLAYER! Serena's got much game! She advances to the quarterfinals. Congratulations on your hard-fought victory.