Miami: Serena Williams got her quest for a record sixth Miami WTA title off to a brisk start on Thursday with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Italian Flavia Pennetta.
The world No. 1 and top seed, playing her first tournament since falling to Victoria Azarenka in the final at Doha in February, said she didn't feel too rusty, although her footwork could improve.
"I think I missed a few shots, but only because I think I was off footwork-wise," she said. "But it's always just good just to win a match and stay in the tournament and keep going."