Miami

Medvedev Smiles Through Pain, Beats Popyrin

MIAMI/WASHINGTON, March 29, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev is the top men’s seed this year at the Miami Open presented Itaú in lieu of No. 1 Novak Djokovic‘s desire to be home with family and to ready […]

Isner Advances By Slimmest Of Margins In Miami

MIAMI/WASHINGTON, March 28, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) The Miami Open presented by Itaú has always been a tournament that American John Isner has excelled in. Regardless of the venue, first at Crandon Park, where Isner won the 2018 title in […]

Azarenka Wins Clash Of Grand Slam Titans In Miami

MIAMI/WASHINGTON, March 28, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Saturday afternoon’s featured match at the Miami Open presented by Itaú resembled a blast from the past involving Victoria Azarenka and Angelique Kerber, both seeded this week in the WTA 1000 event, who happen […]

Opportunity Knocks For Tsitsipas At Miami Open

MIAMI/WASHINGTON, March 27, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Following his run to the final last week in Acapulco, World No. 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas said earlier this week that he views the Miami Open presented by Itaú, devoid of so many marquee […]

After Gap Year, Andreescu Happy To Be In Miami

MIAMI/WASHINGTON, March 27, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) The last time Bianca Andreescu played a North American hard-court match was the night she beat Serena Williams, 6-3, 7-5, to win the 2019 US Open. It was her first Grand Slam title […]

Muguruza’s Love Of Miami Open Shows On Court

MIAMI/WASHINGTON, March 26, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) While the Miami Open presented by Itaú men’s draw may be devoid of many of its biggest stars – Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Dominic Thiem come to mind – the […]

Svitolina Wins Biggest Points, Advances In Miami

MIAMI/WASHINGTON, March 25, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) As Day Four of the Miami Open presented by Itaú unfolded at Hard Rock Stadium on Thursday, American Shelby Rogers arrived for her second-round match against World No. 5 Elina Svitolina of Ukraine bidding for her […]

Women’s Top Three Agree: WTA Depth Has Risen

MIAMI/WASHINGTON, March 24, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Through the first two and one-half months of the 2021 WTA season, covering 13 tournaments, there have been 12 different winners on tour. The only repeat winner headed into this week’s WTA 1000-series […]

No Fourth Miami Open Title For Venus Williams

MIAMI/WASHINGTON, March 23, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) While nine of the women’s Top 10 players are in action later this week at the Miami Open presented by Itaú in south Florida, which should give a good indication of what direction […]

Miami Open Offers Both Opportunity, Challenges

MIAMI/WASHINGTON, March 23, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) While the Miami Open presented by Itaú women’s draw is chock full of marquee names – 27 of the current Top 30 are entered – the men’s draw has a little less star […]