Tennis ace Serena Williams holds court at Miami Beach in a tiny bikini
Last updated at 10:50am on 11th April 2008
After serving up yet another tournament victory in Florida, Serena Williams enjoyed a well-deserved day of sun and fun at Miami beach yesterday.
The star looked relaxed as she showed of her athletic physique in very skimpy black bikini while cooling off in the surf.
Her mood couldn't have been more different on Saturday as she battled it out on the court in a tense match against Jelena Jankovic.
She smashed her racket on the stadium court at one point during the game before recovering to defeat the fourth-seed 6-1, 5-7, 6-3.
The win claimed her fifth Sony Ericsson Open title - a tie with Steffi Graf for the most women's singles titles at Key Biscayne.
The 26-year-old was thrilled to be matching her hero's record, saying after the match: "I love Steffi Graf. She's a great champion and was my role model.
"To even be compared to her is awesome."
Williams', who was last year romantically linked to rapper Common, has long been criticised for devoting too energy on her pursuits away from the court, including fashion design.
But she insists tennis is once again her top priority.
She says with a laugh: "I wasn't making as much money, so I've got to go back to the bread and butter."
"I feel like all I want to do is play tennis."