Miami

Hurkacz Beats Friend, Foe Sinner For Miami Title

MIAMI/WASHINGTON, April 4, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz and Jannik Sinner of Italy are two of the nicest players on the ATP Tour. They’re friends off the court, occasional doubles partners on it, and on Sunday afternoon, they […]

Barty Retains Miami Open Title By Retirement

MIAMI/WASHINGTON, April 3, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) It wasn’t the way World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty wanted to win her second straight Miami Open presented by Itaú singles title, when World No. 9 Bianca Andreescu was forced to retire in […]

Sinner Is A Winner In Miami, On To The Final Now

MIAMI/WASHINGTON, April 3, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Wise beyond his years, Italy’s 19-year-old Jannik Sinner fought brilliantly over the course of two hours and 29 minutes and saved some of his best tennis for the end of his Friday afternoon […]

Barty Returns To Miami Open Final Playing Freely

MIAMI/WASHINGTON, April 2, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) With Elina Svitolina dominating her career head-to-head 5-1 against World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty, the affable Aussie saw herself as an underdog coming into their Miami Open presented by Itaú semifinal match Thursday […]

Andreescu Wins Three-Set Fight To The Finish

MIAMI/WASHINGTON, April 1, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Bianca Andreescu and Sara Sorribes Tormo had never met before their quarterfinal match at the Miami Open presented by Itaú. But they’ll not soon forget each other. Both brought immense qualities to Wednesday […]

Sakkari Ends Osaka’s 23-Match Winning Streak

MIAMI/WASHINGTON, March 31, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Maria Sakkari arguably played the best 69 minutes of tennis in her professional career. The rising Greek star, seeded 23rd, ended the 23-match winning streak of World No. 2 Naomi Osaka at the […]

First Top 10 Win Gives Korda Night To Remember

MIAMI/WASHINGTON, March 31, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Sebastian Korda began his memorable Tuesday as one of four Americans playing in the round of 16 at the Miami Open presented by Itaú. By the time he took court against World No. […]

The Future: Sinner, Ruusuvuori Worth The Wait

MIAMI/WASHINGTON, March 30, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) One of the most anticipated matches in the men’s round of 16 at the Miami Open presented by Itaú took place Tuesday on Court 1 between #NextGenATP rising star and No. 21 seed […]

Sakkari Saves 6 Match Points, Wins Big In Miami

MIAMI/WASHINGTON, March 30, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Maria Sakkari saved six – yes, six! – match points on the way to a very heartfelt and satisfying 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (6) victory over Jessica Pegula that earned her a well-deserved quarterfinal […]

Barty, Svitolina Tame Heat, Advance In Miami

MIAMI/WASHINGTON, March 29, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) World No. 1 and top seed Ashleigh Barty garnered her ninth straight victory at the Miami Open presented by Itaú dating back to her 2019 title run and reached the quarterfinal round of this […]