The Miami Open 2021, ATP and 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.
In the women’s singles event, Maria Sakkari gave a hard tennis lesson to Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka, beating the Japanese with the final score of 6-0 6-4.
Naomi thus lost a tennis match after 12 consecutive victories in 2021: she suffered the first defeat since February 2020, when she was defeated in the Fed Cup by Sara Sorribes Tormo. In the semifinal of the tournament in Florida, Sakkari will challenge Bianca Andreescu.
Below the highlights of the match.