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Serena survives first-set scare to win opener

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Six-time winner Serena Williams survived a first-set scare before overcoming Yaroslava Shvedova 7-6 (9/7), 6-2 Thursday to power into the third round of the ATP and WTA Miami Masters. 

Serena Williams of the USA returns the ball against Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan during their match on day 4 of the Sony Open at Crandon Park Tennis Center on March 20, 2014 in Key Biscayne, Florida

The top-seeded defending champion will next face France's Caroline Garcia after dispatching her Kazak rival in one hour, 45 minutes.

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