Fans aren't the only ones affected by traffic jams on the way to sporting events. Players, too, can get caught up in the commotion.
Serena Williams, who was scheduled to play Ayumi Morita in the third round of the Sony Open on Saturday night, heard that there was some serious traffic on Key Biscayne. So she figured she would have to find another way to get to the court.
"The traffic was crazy and everyone was like, 'I have been here for an hour, and I'm staying like eight minutes away," Williams said after beating Morita in straight sets. "I'm like, 'OK, I'm not going to make my match.'
"So I asked for a golf cart, and the hotel didn't have a golf cart. Then they were like, 'We have a motor bike.' I'm like, 'I don't do motor bikes.' They said, 'We have a bicycle.' I said, 'I really don't do bicycles, but I will today."
So Williams borrowed a bike and pedaled to the match. If she was fatigued, she didn't show it. Williams easily disposed of Morita, 6-3, 6-3.
The commotion actually made for a memorable day for Williams.
"It was fun," Williams said. "It was probably one of my best memories I think ever, riding a bike to a match. That's pretty cool."
Williams isn't the first high profile athlete in the Miami area to ride a bike to an event thanks to traffic. Last year with the Miami Marathon turning the city into a traffic maze, LeBron James pedaled to a game against the Chicago Bulls.
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