Serena Williams Takes on Rebecca Peterson

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Olivia Harvey, Staff Writer

Serena Williams breaks through in her Miami opener unharmed as she defeated Rebecca Peterson back in March. The 23-time Grand Slam champion retired last week from her match against Garbine Muguruza in Indian Wells  with a sickness. However, she felt fit enough to take on Peterson in Miami at the Hard Rock Stadium.

Williams had a shaky start and was worked hard by Peterson. But the crowd favorite came back and recovered her composure to break past Peterson. A series of early mistakes was what made Williams collapse from 40-0. The match resolved from that point, and an amazing turn around from Williams handed her two break points and the second was taken as she backed Peterson into a corner.

Williams, the underdog, repeatedly defied her and broke again before securing the set. Back in control, it was smooth sailing from there for Williams as she took matters into her own hand.