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Serena still has Maria's number

Updated: March 30, 2013, 7:46 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

MIAMI -- No. 1 versus No. 2 & on paper, anyway, it's a tournament director's dream: Serena Williams opposite Maria Sharapova.

That was the Saturday women's final at the Sony Open, but there was a statistical elephant lurking in the room. Sharapova had contrived to lose 11 of 13 previous matches to Williams, including a 0-for-10 streak that went back nearly nine years.

In real life, that's a long, long time. In terms of tennis, it's an eternity.

How ...

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