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Tennis: Serena Williams advances past 4th round of Sony Open


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Her father and coach, Richard, stroked his chin as he watched the comeback from the photographers’ pit.

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"I saw my dad on the sideline, and he was so calm and so relaxed," she said. "And I was just like, ‘OK, Serena, you can do this.’ I took that energy and started playing better."

Williams went ahead to stay by breaking serve at love for a 2-1 lead in the final set. After closing out the victory with a 116-mph ace, she swung her fist in satisfaction.

Williams lost serve five times but hit 14 aces. She won despite 52 unforced errors, including 27 on her backhand.




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