The early rounds at the Family Circle Cup in Charleston, South Carolina, have been intriguing. One Williams sister, Venus, survived a three-set contest (that ended 7-5 in the final stanza) while another, that obviously being Serena, lost a straight-sets encounter to Jana Cepelova, ranked No. 78. And speaking of Charleston...
ALL ACCESS In this week's WTA "All Access" video, we find that stars the likes of Samantha Stosur, Sabine Lisicki, Sloane Stephens, Sorana Cirstea—and other players not brought to you by the letter "S"—are marginally better at putting than their peers were last week in playing "bounceketball."
Also from Charleston: Madison Keys, somewhat awkwardly performing the Carolina Shag.
WHAT A DIFFERENCE A WEEK MAKES Serena was victorious at the Sony Open, seizing her seventh career title in Miami, and she was unsurprisingly swarmed by fans eager for her autograph and just to be addressed by her. Seeing is believing, and to that end, here's one of the better tennis-centric Vine videos I've seen.
BEST/WORST The Bleacher Report has an amusing photo roundup of the ugliest winner's trophies in pro tennis. You just can't look away.
EASY BEING GREEN Andy Murray "suffered" a body blow in the form of green goo when he moonlighted for Nickelodeon in Miami, his second home. If you've ever wondered what his melanin would look like in a hue other than a fair white, here's your shot at that.
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