Serena Williams sees off Sabine Lisicki to seal 700th career win

• Serena Williams wins Miami Open quarter-final 7-6, 1-6, 6-3
• World No1 admits hard-fought victory over Sabine Lisicki ‘wasn’t my best day’
• Andy Murray beats Dominic Thiem to reach semi-finals

The world No1 Serena Williams claimed a landmark 700th career victory after overcoming a second-set wobble to defeat Sabine Lisicki in the Miami Open quarter-finals.

Williams, a 19-time grand slam champion, edged a first set tie-break against her 27th seeded opponent, who then took advantage of Williams’ inconsistency to take the match to a decider.

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