Out and about at the Miami Open

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Florida Courier photojournalist Kim Gibson captured some of the action at the Miami Open, which is being held at the Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne.

Venus Williams advanced to the quarterfinals of the 31st Miami Open on Monday night by upsetting seventh-seeded Svetlana Kuznetzova 6-3, 7-6 (4).

On Wednesday night, Venus defeated No. 1 Angelique Kerber of Germany in the quarterfinals 7-5, 6-3. She was to face No. 10-seeded Johanna Konta  of the United Kingdom on Thursday night.
Richard Williams was spotted during the tournament, cheering on his daughter.

Serena Williams is skipping this tournament at the Crandon Park Tennis Center because of a knee injury.

The Miami Open continues through April 2.

Also gaining attention at the tournament was Donald Young, a Chicago native who lives in Atlanta. He was defeated Tuesday by Fabio Fognini of Italy, who beat Young 6-0, 6-4. Young, 27, defeated Benoit Paire of France on March 28.

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