The Miami Open 2021, ATP nad WTA combined event, will be remembered for the absence of many stars, including the Big Three Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic among the men, and Serena Williams among the women.
However, there will be young ATPs such as Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Andrey Rublev and Jannik Sinner and also many women’s stars such as world no.1 Ashleigh Barty, Naomi Osaka, Simona Halep and Iga Swiatek.
Ashleigh Barty, seed and world no.1, winner of the French Open 2019, reached the third round of the Miami Open 2021 thanks to a thrilling three sets wins over Kristina Kucova, with the final score of 6-3 4-6 7- 5, showing once again some problems in managing the pressure and risking defeat in the deciding set. In the third round she will meet former Roland Garros winner Jelena Ostapenko.
In the other matchs, she wins for Halep, Swiatek and Azarenka.
Below the highlights of the challenge.