At this point, if Maria Sharapova is matched up with Serena Williams at a tournament, bet on Serena. Williams beat Sharapova for the 15th consecutive time Thursday, rallying in both sets to win in straight sets 6-4, 6-3 in the Sony Open semifinals.
Li Na became the first Chinese woman to reach the Key Biscayne semifinals when she beat Caroline Wozniacki 7-5, 7-5 Wednesday at the Sony Open.
Dominika Cibulkova erased three match points in the second set Wednesday and beat Agnieszka Radwanska 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3 in the quarterfinals of the Sony Open.
Serena Williams’ match was more than an hour old Monday before she began providing a soundtrack for her comeback.