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Serena Williams wins first match after knee injury
Serena Williams wins first match after knee injury

Serena Williams, who withdrew before her semifinal last week at Indian Wells because of a right knee injury, showed no lingering effects Saturday at the Miami Open. After a slow start, Williams hit 29 winners and erased six of the seven break points she faced as she defeated Monica Niculescu, 6-3, 6-1, in her opening match at Key Biscayne, Fla. "It was a little sore in practice, but it was OK today," Williams said of her knee. Venus Williams defeated Samantha Stosur, 6-4, 7-6 (3), and will next play Caroline Wozniacki. Four-time champion Novak Djokovic wobbled badly midway through his opening match but regrouped to beat Martin Klizan, 6-0, 5-7, 6-1. Djokovic, seeded No....

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