Defending Sony Ericsson Open Champion Serena Williams commented 'It was a once in a lifetime chance to play tennis on water and it was great to be involved in a true world first. Playing against Rafa was a new challenge but I think the surface helped to level the playing field - particularly as he volunteered to play at the deep end!'
The champion here in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2007, Serena Williams talked about her chances of being the only player other than Steffi Graf to win five titles here. It is the only tournament Serena has already won four times.
Key Biscayne, Florida (March 26): The top eight players entered in the Sony Ericsson Open posed for a photo at the start of the All-Access Hour. Left to right are Venus Williams, Serena Williams, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Daniela Hantuchova, Anna Chakvetadze, Jelena Jankovic, Ana Ivanovic and Justine Henin.