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Following her first title in 2 year, Williams then played at the Sony Ericsson Open as the 13th seed.
Due to being seeded Williams received a bye into the second round.
Williams had 49 unforced errors and only 30 winners.
In the final 4, Williams faced 17-year-old Nicole Vaidišová.
This is her first time since the 2005 Australian Open to get past the fourth round of a slam. Pe'er broke in the first game and held the led through closing it out in the ninth game.
Williams then took the last four games of the second set form the fifth game to take it to a decider.
This is her first title at any tournament since winning the 2005 Australian Open.
Serena thought it was mean and unnecessary and used it as motivation.
In the first set, Williams took the first five games before Sharapova could get a game, Williams then held to close out the set.
In her preparation for the French Open, Williams played at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia.
As the 8th seed, Williams got a bye in the first round.