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Kaia Kanepi
Serena Williams easily wins opening match at Miami Open

Serena Williams punctuated points Saturday with theatrics worthy of a Grand Slam final. There were squeals, knee kicks, pirouettes and fist pumps, sometimes all at once. In other words, Williams appeared to be 100 percent. Showing no lingering effects from a recent knee injury, the seven-time Key Biscayne champion won her opening match at the Miami Open on Saturday, beating Monica Niculescu 6-3, 6-1. The match was the first for Williams since she withdrew before the semifinals at Indian Wells last week, citing a right knee problem. She played without a wrap on her knee and said it's feeling much better. "It was a little sore in practice, but it was OK today," she said. ...