Over in the womens match, First up was Romania's Sorana Cirstea and Angelique Kerber of Germany.
Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel stormed to victory in a thrilling Malaysian Grand Prix today leading a Red Bull one-two ahead of team mate Mark Webber in a race packed with intrigue, incident and plenty of bad blood.
Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat overcame a two-hour storm delay, a thyroid problem and some jittery nerves to win the Maybank Malaysian Open by a stroke for his first European Tour title today.
In the women's round, top ranked Serena Williams overcame a slow start to turn away Japan's Ayumi Morita 6-3 6-3 in third round play.
British world number three Andy Murray cruised to a straightforward victory over Bernard Tomic at the Sony Open but the Williams sisters had contrasting fortunes in Miami on Saturday.
Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel highlighted his position as favourite for pole position in a rain-affected qualifying session for the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix this evening.
For the third straight day, play at the 8.56 million ringgit Malaysian Open was suspended due to inclement weather.
Argentina solidified its lead atop of the South America qualifying group, after Lionel Messi and Gonzalo Higuain again led the way in a 3-0 victory against Venezuela on Friday.