World No. 1 Serena Williams will clash against Flavia Pennetta of Italy in the Miami Masters second round on Thursday 21st March at 16:30 GMT, being played here on outdoor hard courts at Crandon Park in Miami.
15-time singles Grand Slam champion Serena Williams has been playing first tournament here in Miami Masters, since losing Qatar Open final to World No. 3 Victoria Azarenka in three sets with a 6-7, 6-2, 3-6 score line. Serena also fall in Australian Open quarter final to her fellow country mate Sloane Stephens in three sets with a 6-3, 5-7, 4-6 score line.
Flavia Pennetta has overcome against Johanna Larsson in Miami Masters opening round in consecutive sets with a 6-4, 6-1. She needs to play tough tennis against Serena in second round on Thursday.
Both the players are meeting for the fifth time in their tennis career, where Serena leads with a 3-1 win loss head-to-head record against Pennetta. The pair last meet at the 2012 Rome Masters quarter finals and American star won the match after her opponent withdraws from the match. As per the predictions, Serena is considered as hot favorite to clinch victory in second round and advances into the Miami Masters third round, being played here on outdoor hard courts at Crandon Park in Miami