As same as the last year in the ninth Sony Open final, world number one Serena Williams continued her decade-long domination over Maria Sharapova with a clinical 6-4 6-3 win on Thursday.
Both Sharapova and Williams have achieved a career grand slam and held the number one ranking, were expected to develop into one of the great rivalries in women`s tennis. However, Williams, a six-time winner on the Miami hardcourts, ran her winning streak against Sharapova to 15 matches.
The Russian has only managed to take two sets off the 17-times grand slam winner in which Sharapova managed to win only one.
Williams won the Miami event 6 times and more than any other tournament, can add a seventh Miami trophy to her collection on Saturday against the winner of Thursday`s - Chinese world number two Li Na and Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova.