Venus Williams serves up a taste of things to come as she takes on Andy Murray in a game of traffic tennis

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Former world No.1 Venus Williams takes on Britain’s Andy Murray in a game of traffic tennis ahead of tomorrow’s Sony Ericsson Open

Tennis star Venus Williams proved she is just as powerful on the court as she is on the road as she took on Britain’s Andy Murray.

Thankfully for both stars, the game of traffic tennis – which saw each player standing on a car – was only promotional and served as a warm-up ahead of this year’s Sony Ericsson Open, which begins tomorrow.

The champion American player showed off her sporting prowess and stunning physique as she served up a volley of balls to Murray in the game on Ocean Drive, Miami.

Dressed in a bright pink and purple tennis dress, Miss Williams proved she is up for some serious competition against younger sister Serena, currently World No.1.

Her 27-year-old sister will be aiming to maintain her No.1 ranking as she begins her quest for a sixth title in Miami against either Switzerland’s Timea Bacsinszky or US wild card Alexa Glatch.

Serena won three successive titles from 2002 to 2004 before capturing back-to-back crowns in the past two years with victory over Justine Henin in 2007 and Jelena Jankovic in last year’s final.

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Williams hits back at Murray as the pair battle it out on top of cars

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Venus shows off her enviable physique while Murray proves a big hit on and off court

Murray, currently ranked world’s no.4, will be vying for first place against tennis greats Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.

The Sony Ericsson Open is one of nine ATP Masters Series events on the ATP calendar, a top tier event on the Sony Ericsson WTA TOUR calendar, and features the top men’s and women’s tennis players in the world.

The 2009 competition will be played from March 25 until April 5 at the Tennis Center at Crandon Park, Miami.

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The former No.1 will be hoping to take the title back from younger sister Serena

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