Serena Williams
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Naomi Osaka
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Tennis

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Evening all! Victoria Azarenka has just bulldozed past Cici Bellis in her first round tie. Up next is the one and only Serena Williams, continuing her comeback against one of the game's most exciting young talents, Naomi Osaka. It's Hannah here with live updates of this blockbuster Miami encounter.

Osaka has made no secret of the fact that the Williams' sisters are her idols - she's already notched a win against Venus, can she add Serena to her already impressive list of scalps? This is the first time these two have met, and this match could hardly have come at a better time for the 20 year old, who is coming in to this tie off the back off her first ever title win at Indian Wells last week

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What an amazing first round! Unfortunately dissertation writing means I can't watch but I'm trying to follow along!

That Serena loves Miami is no secret - this is her home tournament, and she's an 8 time champion here, having last lifted the trophy in 2015. She'll be looking to make further progress, but it's a tough opening round ask for her! The players are out on court and warming up so we'll be getting underway in a few minutes.

Alright then, Serena to serve... Pushes Osaka out wide with the first serve, then a backhand winner over to the other side, 15-0. Couple forced errors off the serve, and Serena seals the love hold with a bullet down the middle. 1-0*

Serena takes a free swipe at a Osaka second serve, down the line and out of sight for 0-15. Nice move inside from Osaka to send a forehand past Williams for 15-15. Return error from Serena, but Osaka knows she has to go for it on second serves, and that results in a double fault. Forehand from Osaka goes long and it's deuce.

AD Osaka as Serena sends a return wide, but another double brings it back to deuce. Backhand into the net from Osaka, BREAK POINT SERENA...

Nice first serve from Osaka, Serena nets and it's back to deuce. Strong backhand cross court into the corner from Osaka, AD, and Serena nets a return to give Osaka the hold.

Wicked kick serve from Serena on a second serve, send into the stands by Osaka for 30-15. A first double fault from Serena follows though, 30-30. First ace for Serena, and another service winner brings up the hold. 2-1* first set.

Couple of forehand errors from Serena to start off the next game, 30-0. Osaka absolutely letting rip on her forehand side in that rally, 40-0, and Serena goes long on the backhand down the line to give Osaka the hold to love. 2-2 first set.

Serena with a quick love hold, finished off with a nice change of direction on a second shot backhand. She keeps her nose in front, on serve at 3-2*.