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March 22, 2013 | by —LIANA LOZADA | Homepage

South Florida's Sloane Stephens is poised to be the next big tennis star 

Plantation, Florida native Sloane Stephens is one to watch at the Sony Open, and perhaps in the tennis world as a whole. Not only did she best Serena Williams at the Australian Open, last month she was ranked number 16 by the Women's Tennis Association. [The Sun-Sentinel]

Jessica Alba stopped by Books & Books Coral Gables last week to promote her new book, The Honest Life: Living Naturally and True to You. She was refreshingly frank and funny about her eco-epiphany. Check out this video taken during the event’s Q&A portion. [NBC Miami]

The Miami Heat made NBA history this past Wednesday night, closing a 27-point deficit against the Cleveland Cavaliers to win their 24th straight game. But the game was not without a few wacky moments. [Miami Herald]

Architect Zaha Hadid is unveiling tentative plans for a 60-floor luxury condo tower in Downtown Miami. The tower will be her first residential project in the U.S. and requires $300 million in financing. [Wall Street Journal]

Kudos to Hedy Goldsmith and Jeff McInnis, up for best pastry chef and best chef south, respectively, in this year’s James Beard Foundation Awards. Winners will be announced on May 6. [Short Order]

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