Showing posts with label Miami Open. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Miami Open. Show all posts

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Stephens wins Miami Open title

Stephens wins Miami Open title
Stephens wins Miami Open title

Sloane Stephens defeated Jelena Ostapenko 7-6 6-1 to claim the Miami Open 2018 title.

After a tense first set, the U.S. Open champion reeled off six consecutive games in the second to beat the French Open winner and claim her first Miami title after a slow start to the season.

"I wasn't expecting a title here or anywhere, really. I just wanted to make sure I got my game back where I wanted it to be," Florida native Stephens said in a courtside interview after extending her record in finals to 6-0.

Miami Open Order of Play Sunday April 1st 2018

Miami open 2018
Miami Open Order of Play Sunday April 1st 2018

STADIUM start 1:00 pm
ATP - [4] A. Zverev (GER) vs [14] J. Isner (USA)
WTA - A. Barty (AUS) / C. Vandeweghe (USA) vs [6] B. Krejcikova (CZE) / K. Siniakova (CZE)

Friday, March 30, 2018

Stephens rallies for spot in Miami Open final

Stephens rallies for spot in Miami Open final
Stephens rallies for spot in Miami Open final

Sloane Stephens beat Victoria Azarenka 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 in the semifinals at the Miami Open.

Stephens' opponent in Saturday's final will be Jelena Ostapenko, who beat Danielle Collins 7-6 (1), 6-3 in the other semifinal Thursday.

"In the first set, I was down but came back and I battled really well,'' said Stephens, who is looking to improve to 6-0 in finals. ''So I knew if I did that in the second I'd be right in there. I ended up winning a lot of games in a row, and just tried to keep the momentum going.''

Stephens dropped the first three games against Azarenka, needing only 11 minutes to get into trouble. She then won 15 of the final 21 games.

Miami Open Order of Play Friday March 30th 2018

Miami open 2018
Miami Open Order of Play Friday March 30th 2018

STADIUM start 1:00 pm
ATP - [5] J. Del Potro (ARG) vs [14] J. Isner (USA)
WTA - E. Mertens (BEL) / D. Schuurs (NED) vs [6] B. Krejcikova (CZE) / K. Siniakova (CZE)

7:00 pm
ATP - [16] P. Carreño Busta (ESP) vs [4] A. Zverev (GER)
WTA - [1] E. Makarova (RUS) / E. Vesnina (RUS) vs A. Barty (AUS) / C. Vandeweghe (USA)

Miami Open Order of Results Thursday March 29th 2018

Miami open 2018
Miami Open Order of Results Thursday March 29th 2018

Women's
Singles - Semifinals
[6] J. Ostapenko (LAT) d [Q] D. Collins (USA) 76(1) 63
[13] S. Stephens (USA) d [WC] V. Azarenka (BLR) 36 62 61

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Miami Open Order of Play Thursday March 29th 2018

Miami open 2018
Miami Open Order of Play Thursday March 29th 2018

STADIUM start 1:00 pm
WTA - [WC] V. Azarenka (BLR) vs [13] S. Stephens (USA)

Not Before 3:00 pm
ATP - [16] P. Carreno Busta (ESP) vs [6] K. Anderson (RSA)

7:00 pm
ATP - [4] A. Zverev (GER) vs [29] B. Coric (CRO)

Not Before 9:00 pm
WTA - [6] J. Ostapenko (LAT) vs [Q] D. Collins (USA)

GRANDSTAND start 1:00 pm
ATP - S. Johnson (USA) / S. Querrey (USA) or [8] J. Cabal (COL) / R. Farah (COL) vs K. Khachanov (RUS) / A. Rublev (RUS)

5:00 pm
ATP - R. Klaasen (RSA) / M. Venus (NZL) or [4] B. Bryan (USA) / M. Bryan (USA) vs B. McLachlan (JPN) / J. Struff (GER) or N. Mektic (CRO) / A. Peya (AUT)

Miami Open Results Wednesday March 28th 2018

Miami open 2018
Miami Open Results Wednesday March 28th 2018

Women's
Singles - Quarterfinals
[6] J. Ostapenko (LAT) d [4] E. Svitolina (UKR) 76(3) 76(5)
[Q] D. Collins (USA) d [8] V. Williams (USA) 62 63

Women's
Doubles - Quarterfinals
A. Barty (AUS) / C. Vandeweghe (USA) d N. Kichenok (UKR) / An. Rodionova (AUS) 76(5) 62
E. Mertens (BEL) / D. Schuurs (NED) d R. Atawo (USA) / A. Groenefeld (GER) 63 76(5)

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Miami Open Order of Play Wednesday March 28th 2018

Miami open 2018
Miami Open Order of Play Wednesday March 28th 2018

STADIUM start 10:45 am
WTA - A. Barty (AUS) / C. Vandeweghe (USA) vs N. Kichenok (UKR) / An. Rodionova (AUS)

1:00 pm
WTA - [6] J. Ostapenko (LAT) vs [4] E. Svitolina (UKR)

Not Before 3:00 pm
ATP - [19] H. Chung (KOR) vs [14] J. Isner (USA)

7:00 pm
WTA - [8] V. Williams (USA) vs [Q] D. Collins (USA)

Not Before 9:00 pm
ATP - [5] J. Del Potro (ARG) vs [20] M. Raonic (CAN)

GRANDSTAND start 11:00 am
WTA - R. Atawo (USA) / A. Groenefeld (GER) vs E. Mertens (BEL) / D. Schuurs (NED)

Not Before 1:00 pm
ATP - [3] O. Marach (AUT) / M. Pavic (CRO) vs K. Khachanov (RUS) / A. Rublev (RUS)
ATP - S. Johnson (USA) / S. Querrey (USA) vs [8] J. Cabal (COL) / R. Farah (COL)

Not Before 5:00 pm
ATP - R. Klaasen (RSA) / M. Venus (NZL) vs [4] B. Bryan (USA) / M. Bryan (USA)
ATP - B. McLachlan (JPN) / J. Struff (GER) vs N. Mektic (CRO) / A. Peya (AUT)

Miami Open Results Tuesday March 27th 2018

Miami open 2018
Miami Open Results Tuesday March 27th 2018

Women's
Singles - Quarterfinals
[WC] V. Azarenka (BLR) d [5] Ka. Pliskova (CZE) 75 63
[13] S. Stephens (USA) d [10] A. Kerber (GER) 61 62

Women's
Doubles - Quarterfinals
[1] E. Makarova (RUS) / E. Vesnina (RUS) d L. Kichenok (UKR) / A. Kudryavtseva (RUS) 62 64
[6] B. Krejcikova (CZE) / K. Siniakova (CZE) d [2] H. Chan (TPE) / L. Chan (TPE) 26 64 13-11

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Stephens beats Muguruza to reach Miami Open quarterfinals

Stephens beats Muguruza to reach Miami Open quarterfinals
Stephens beats Muguruza to reach Miami Open quarterfinals

Sloane Stephens' loudest fan kept shouting advice and encouragement from the stadium stands Monday, perhaps providing the nudge she needed to shake a post-U.S. Open slump.

Stephens earned her biggest victory since winning last year's Open, beating No. 3-ranked Garbine Muguruza 6-3, 6-4 Monday to reach the quarterfinals at the Miami Open.

"Close the door, Sloane!" the spectator hollered near the end, and she did. During a post-match on-court interview, Stephens thanked the fan, who has been to her past two matches.

Miami Open Order of Play Tuesday March 27th 2018

Miami open 2018
Miami Open Order of Play Tuesday March 27th 2018

STADIUM start 11:00 am
ATP - [14] J. Isner (USA) vs [2] M. Cilic (CRO)

Not Before 1:00 pm
WTA - [13] S. Stephens (USA) vs [10] A. Kerber (GER)
ATP - [5] J. Del Potro (ARG) vs [22] F. Krajinovic (SRB)
ATP - D. Shapovalov (CAN) vs [29] B. Coric (CRO)

7:30 pm
WTA - [WC] V. Azarenka (BLR) vs [5] Ka. Pliskova (CZE)

Not Before 9:00 pm
ATP - [4] A. Zverev (GER) vs [17] N. Kyrgios (AUS)

GRANDSTAND start 11:00 am
ATP - J. Sousa (POR) vs [19] H. Chung (KOR)
ATP - [20] M. Raonic (CAN) vs J. Chardy (FRA)

Not Before 3:00 pm
ATP - [10] T. Berdych (CZE) vs F. Tiafoe (USA) 76(2) 26 45
ATP - [31] F. Verdasco (ESP) vs [16] P. Carreno Busta (ESP)

Not Before 6:00 pm
ATP - [10] T. Berdych (CZE) or F. Tiafoe (USA) vs [6] K. Anderson (RSA)
WTA - [1] E. Makarova (RUS) / E. Vesnina (RUS) vs L. Kichenok (UKR) / A. Kudryavtseva (RUS)
WTA - [6] B. Krejcikova (CZE) / K. Siniakova (CZE) vs [2] H. Chan (TPE) / L. Chan (TPE)

Miami Open Results Monday March 26th 2018

Miami open 2018
Miami Open Results Monday March 26th 2018

Women's
Singles - Fourth Round
[13] S. Stephens (USA) d [3] G. Muguruza (ESP) 63 64
[4] E. Svitolina (UKR) d [21] A. Barty (AUS) 75 64
[5] Ka. Pliskova (CZE) d Z. Diyas (KAZ) 62 21 Retired
[6] J. Ostapenko (LAT) d [9] P. Kvitova (CZE) 76(4) 63
[8] V. Williams (USA) d [11] J. Konta (GBR) 57 61 62
[10] A. Kerber (GER) d [Q] Y. Wang (CHN) 67(1) 76(5) 63
[WC] V. Azarenka (BLR) d [30] A. Radwanska (POL) 62 62
[Q] D. Collins (USA) d M. Puig (PUR) 36 64 62

Women's
Doubles - Second Round
A. Barty (AUS) / C. Vandeweghe (USA) d [PR] V. King (USA) / K. Srebotnik (SLO) 61 63
N. Kichenok (UKR) / An. Rodionova (AUS) d S. Aoyama (JPN) / Z. Yang (CHN) 62 63

Monday, March 26, 2018

Venus Williams rallies past Kiki Bertens at Miami Open

Venus Williams rallies past Kiki Bertens at Miami Open
Venus Williams rallies past Kiki Bertens at Miami Open

Venus Williams defeated Kiki Bertens 5-7, 6-3, 7-5 in the third round in Miami.

Williams squandered an early lead, fell behind late and then overcame three match points to rally past .

Venus blew a 5-0 lead in the first set and was down 5-3 in the third set. But she swept the final four games, holding serve at love for the victory.

Johanna Konta breezes past Elise Mertens into fourth round of Miami Open

Johanna Konta breezes past Elise Mertens into fourth round of Miami Open
Johanna Konta breezes past Elise Mertens into fourth round of Miami Open

Johanna Konta scored a 6-2, 6-1 defeat over Elise Mertens in Miami.

“Obviously the stadium holds good memories,” said Konta, who will play Venus Williams. “When I warmed up on the court earlier I thought ‘This is quite nice,’ and you let in the good feelings of past experiences on certain courts. I think next time I play on the Centre Court at Wimbledon I will feel the same way.”

Mertens is ranked No. 21 after a sensational 12 months which has seen her rise more than a hundred places on the ladder. But since she reached the Australian Open semi-final in January, altitude sickness may have set in, judging by a sequence of four losses from her last five outings. It is a common experience for fast climbers.

Miami Open Order of Play Monday March 26th 2018

Miami open 2018
Miami Open Order of Play Monday March 26th 2018

STADIUM start 11:00 am
ATP - S. Johnson (USA) vs [16] P. Carreno Busta (ESP)
Not Before 1:00 pm
WTA - [3] G. Muguruza (ESP) vs [13] S. Stephens (USA)
ATP - [17] N. Kyrgios (AUS) vs [15] F. Fognini (ITA)
WTA - [8] V. Williams (USA) vs [11] J. Konta (GBR)
7:30 pm
ATP - [4] A. Zverev (GER) vs [28] D. Ferrer (ESP)
Not Before 9:00 pm
WTA - [6] J. Ostapenko (LAT) vs [Q] S. Kenin (USA) or [9] P. Kvitova (CZE)

GRANDSTAND start 11:00 am
ATP - [Q] T. Kokkinakis (AUS) vs [31] F. Verdasco (ESP)
ATP - [11] S. Querrey (USA) vs D. Shapovalov (CAN)
Not Before 3:00 pm
WTA - [30] A. Radwanska (POL) vs [WC] V. Azarenka (BLR)
ATP - [29] B. Coric (CRO) vs [8] J. Sock (USA)
ATP - [10] T. Berdych (CZE) vs F. Tiafoe (USA)

Miami Open Results Sunday March 25th 2018

Miami open 2018
Miami Open Results Sunday March 25th 2018

Women's
Singles - Third Round
[4] E. Svitolina (UKR) d [26] D. Gavrilova (AUS) 46 60 61
[6] J. Ostapenko (LAT) d B. Haddad Maia (BRA) 62 76(2)
[8] V. Williams (USA) d [29] K. Bertens (NED) 57 63 75
[9] P. Kvitova (CZE) d [Q] S. Kenin (USA) 36 62 64
[11] J. Konta (GBR) d [22] E. Mertens (BEL) 62 61
[21] A. Barty (AUS) d P. Martic (CRO) 64 63
[Q] D. Collins (USA) d D. Vekic (CRO) 46 62 61
M. Puig (PUR) d M. Sakkari (GRE) 63 75

Women's
Doubles - Second Round
[1] E. Makarova (RUS) / E. Vesnina (RUS) d [WC] J. Konta (GBR) / H. Watson (GBR) 75 64
[2] H. Chan (TPE) / L. Chan (TPE) d K. Bondarenko (UKR) / A. Krunic (SRB) 63 16 10-7
[6] B. Krejcikova (CZE) / K. Siniakova (CZE) d [PR] L. Arruabarrena (ESP) / A. Parra Santonja (ESP) 76(5) 36 10-7
L. Kichenok (UKR) / A. Kudryavtseva (RUS) d [8] A. Klepac (SLO) / M. Martínez Sánchez (ESP) 64 75
R. Atawo (USA) / A. Groenefeld (GER) d I. Begu (ROU) / S. Halep (ROU) 67(3) 62 10-8
E. Mertens (BEL) / D. Schuurs (NED) d [Alt] T. Maria (GER) / L. Tsurenko (UKR) 64 62

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Miami Open Order of Play Sunday March 25th 2018



Miami open 2018
Miami Open Order of Play Sunday March 25th 2018

STADIUM start 11:00 am
WTA - [22] E. Mertens (BEL) vs [11] J. Konta (GBR)
WTA - [8] V. Williams (USA) vs [29] K. Bertens (NED)

Not Before 2:00 pm
ATP - [5] J. Del Potro (ARG) vs [26] K. Nishikori (JPN)
ATP - J. Chardy (FRA) vs [3] G. Dimitrov (BUL)

7:30 pm
WTA - [Q] S. Kenin (USA) vs [9] P. Kvitova (CZE)

Not Before 9:00 pm
ATP - [13] D. Schwartzman (ARG) vs [20] M. Raonic (CAN)

GRANDSTAND start 11:00 am
ATP - J. Sousa (POR) vs J. Donaldson (USA)
ATP - V. Pospisil (CAN) vs [2] M. Cilic (CRO)
WTA - [6] J. Ostapenko (LAT) vs B. Haddad Maia (BRA)
ATP - [14] J. Isner (USA) vs M. Youzhny (RUS)
WTA - R. Atawo (USA) / A. Groenefeld (GER) vs I. Begu (ROU) / S. Halep (ROU)
WTA - K. Bondarenko (UKR) / A. Krunic (SRB) vs [2] H. Chan (TPE) / L. Chan (TPE)

Miami Open Results Saturday March 24th 2018

Miami open 2018
Miami Open Results Saturday March 24th 2018

Women's
Singles - Third Round
[30] A. Radwanska (POL) d [1] S. Halep (ROU) 36 62 63
[5] Ka. Pliskova (CZE) d S. Hsieh (TPE) 64 16 76(4)
[10] A. Kerber (GER) d [23] A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 64 64
[WC] V. Azarenka (BLR) d [20] A. Sevastova (LAT) 36 64 61
Z. Diyas (KAZ) d C. Witthoeft (GER) 46 75 60
[Q] Y. Wang (CHN) d [Q] A. Riske (USA) 46 63 76(4)
S. Stephens (USA) d M. Niculescu (ROU) 67(1) 63 40 Retired
G. Muguruza (ESP) d. C. McHale (USA) 62 61

Women's
Doubles - First Round
[2] H. Chan (TPE) / L. Chan (TPE) d J. Ostapenko (LAT) / A. Sevastova (LAT) 61 64
E. Mertens (BEL) / D. Schuurs (NED) d [3] G. Dabrowski (CAN) / Y. Xu (CHN) 75 75
N. Kichenok (UKR) / An. Rodionova (AUS) d [7] K. Bertens (NED) / J. Larsson (SWE) 76(2) 75
[PR] V. King (USA) / K. Srebotnik (SLO) d R. Olaru (ROU) / O. Savchuk (UKR) 61 61

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Caroline Wozniacki calls out Miami Open after fans threaten her family

Caroline Wozniacki calls out Miami Open after fans threaten her family

Caroline Wozniacki unleashed a harsh rant criticizing officials at the Miami Open for what she says is a failure to address fans who were attacking her and her family with vulgar language and death threats.

Wozniacki says her fiancé’s niece and nephew — who are 10 years old — were told to “shut the **** up” while others taunted the tennis player’s parents and crossed numerous lines of what’s acceptable at a sporting event.

Wozniacki was quick to point out that her reaction had nothing to do with her performance on Friday, an upset loss to Monica Puig in three sets, and she encouraged fans cheer on players. But the hostility shown towards her and her loved ones went too far.

Radwanska surprises number one Halep

Radwanska surprises number one Halep
Radwanska surprises number one Halep

Agnieszka Radwanska stunned world number one Simona Halep in the third round of the Miami Open, winning 3-6 6-2 6-3 on Saturday.

The Pole, who won in Miami in 2012, had not posted back to back victories since January.

Halep's loss was the second consecutive tournament in which the Romanian had not made it to the final. She was eliminated in the semi-finals at Indian Wells last week, losing 6-3 6-0 to eventual champion Naomi Osaka of Japan.