SI.com Staff
Monday March 26th, 2012

Hellos, goodbyes and Victoria Azarenka is still beating the daylights out of people. Here are some of the best pictures from the first week at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami.

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UFC's Rashad Evans and Victoria Azarenka: If ever one picture summed up the WTA in 2012, this is it.

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Venus Williams: Azarenka isn't the only one who can rock shorts and build winning streaks. Playing her first tournament since last September, Venus upset No. 3 Petra Kvitova in the second round and was set to face Ana Ivanovic in the fourth round Monday.

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Fernando Gonzalez: Adios, amigo. Love that our last image of Gonzo is of his rackets sticking out of his bag like gun barrels. Because they were.

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Rory McIlroy, Agnieszka Radwanska and Caroline Wozniacki: Hey, Rory, you might want to explain the rules to Aga. I don't think she understands how you win a staring contest.

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Ryan Harrison: Stand down, PETA. He's much nicer to dolphins than he is to rackets.

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Serena Williams: Who let the dogs out? Actually, Venus did. That's Harold, her Havanese, who also made a brief cameo at one of her press conferences.

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Radek Stepanek: Stepanek? More like Steppenwolf.

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Sergei Bubka: Azarenka's boyfriend gets the guillotine treatment.

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Maria Sharapova: Let's face it: This is as graceful as Maria Sharapova has ever looked at the net.

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Rafael Nadal: The air in Miami. The humidity is no joke.

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