Sony Open Tennis 2013 results: Serena Williams, Andy Murray advance

Clive Brunskill

The No. 1 female player in the world had some issues early on, but managed to survive.

Serena Williams survived a scare from 13th-seeded Dominka Cibulkova, 2-6, 6-4, 6-2, in the fourth round of the 2013 Sony Open in Miami on Monday Night.

Williams, a five-time champion in the event, fell behind 2-6, 1-4 before rallying back. She had 14 aces, 42 winners and 52 unforced errors. For the 31-year-old, a tournament win would mean a record sixth title, as she currently shares the honor with the legendary Steffi Graf.

She will move on to the next round and face Na Li, who cruised past Garbine Muguruza in her fourth-round match.

On the men's side, Andy Murray defeated Grigor Dimitrov 7-6 (3), 6-3 in the third round. Murray won the event in 2009 and is vying for his first title in 2013.

The remaining results from Monday are as follows:

ATP Singles, Third Round


No. 2 A. Murray (GBR) def. No. 29 G. Dimitrov (BUL) 7-6(3), 6-3

No. 4 T. Berdych (CZE) def. A. Falla (COL) 2-6, 7-6(6), 6-4 - saved 2 M.P.

No. 6 J. Tsonga (FRA) def. J. Nieminen (FIN) 6-3, 6-3

No. 8 R. Gasquet (FRA) def. No. 28 M. Youzhny (RUS) 6-3, 6-4

No. 9 M. Cilic (CRO) def. No. 20 J. Isner (USA) 6-3, 7-6(3)

No. 10 N. Almagro (ESP) def. D. Goffin (BEL) 6-3, 6-4

No. 17 S. Querrey (USA) def. No. 14 M. Raonic (CAN) w/o (illness)

No. 16 A. Seppi (ITA) def. T. Bellucci (BRA) 7-5, 4-6, 6-2

WTA Singles, Fourth Round

No. 1 S. Williams (USA) def. No. 13 D. Cibulkova (SVK) 2-6, 6-4, 6-2


No. 3 M. Sharapova (RUS) def. No. 21 K. Zakopalova (CZE) 6-2, 6-2


No. 4 A Radwanska (POL) def. No. 16 S. Stephens (USA) 4-6, 6-2, 6-0


No. 5 N. Li (CHN) def. WC G. Muguruza (ESP) 7-6(6), 6-2


No. 8 S. Errani (ITA) def. No. 12 A. Ivanovic (SRB) 1-6, 6-4, 6-2


No. 15 R Vinci (ITA) def. No. 32 A. Cornet (FRA) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4


No. 22 J Jankovic (SRB) def. No. 28 S. Cirstea (ROU) 6-0, 6-4


No. 30 K. Flipkens (BEL) def. WC A. Tomljanovic (CRO) 6-7(6), 6-4, 6-3

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