The Sony Ericsson Open is always going to be like home away from home if you happen to be one of the Williams sisters.
And nobody has needed that sense of being comfortable at this year's tournament than Venus Williams. Everyone knows it hasn't exactly been the easiest past couple of seasons for Williams with injury and illness. But she seems to be settling into a nice groove so far in Miami. Coming off a three-set win over number-three seed Petra Kvitova, she followed it up with a thriller over Aleksandra Wozniak.
Venus is now in the fourth round, scheduled to play another former number one striking the ball well, Ana Ivanovic. That has the potential to be a good one.
But if it isn't, it doesn't matter much in the scheme of things: Venus has done well to get to this point of the tournament. Anything else is just more icing on the cake.
An old friend of mine and I used to talk tennis for hours, whether it was our own games or what was happening in the pros. I've started Tennis Talk, Anyone? to, well, talk tennis with an even broader crowd! My name is Van Sias and I've been playing for 20 years now, and not only am I player, I'm a huge fan of the game as well: pro, amateur, you name it. I'll post links to news items related to the sport, and offer my own personal opinion, predictions and hopefully get some of yours as well.