Stanislas Wawrinka won his opening match Saturday at the Sony Open, beating Daniel Gimeno-Traver 6-0, 3-6, 6-3.
Trailing in the first set of her first match at the Sony Open, Serena Williams grunted with every shot and screamed with every point she won.
Fifth-seeded Angelique Kerber eked out a victory in her opening match Thursday at the Sony Open, beating Peng Shuai 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (5).
Mired in a marathon game midway through the opening set, Maria Sharapova wore down her opponent with characteristic resolve and relentlessness, then won the last point without hitting a shot.
Defending champion Victoria Azarenka was back in action on Key Biscayne. The noisiest No. 1 since Maria Sharapova, Azarenka hooted with nearly every stroke and won her opening match over Michaella Krajicek, 6-3, 7-5.