Seven-time Grand Slam winner Venus Williams will battle against Kimiko Date Krumm 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.
World No. 18 Venus Williams has been playing consistent tennis from the beginning of the 2013 season, where she has made her best appearance in Brazil Open semi final before losing to Olga Puchkova in three sets with a 6-4, 4-6, 5-7. She also lost Australian Open third round to World No. 2 Maria Sharapova in two sets with a 1-6, 3-6.
Kimiko Date Krumm has reached Miami Masters second round after beating Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa in two sets with a 6-2, 6-0.
Both the players are meeting for the third time in their tennis career, where Venus leads with a 2-0 win loss head-to-head record against Japanese star. The pair last meet at the 2012 Miami Masters second round and Venus has outlasted Date Krumm in two sets with a 6-0, 6-3 score line. As per the predictions, Venus Williams is having little edge 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.