Jordaan Sanford, from the Tennis Channel, sits in with us all the way from sunny Los Angeles
Roundup Plenty of action in Mexico. Felix Auger-Aliassime and Frances Tiafoe reached the quarter-finals and second round respectively, in Acapulco. Both played good tennis in tricky conditions.
– Sloane Stephens, Heather Watson and Jasmine Paolini were all in Monterrey. Asia Muhammad and Caroline Dolehide won the doubles title after beating Watson and Zheng Saisai in the championship match.
– Taylor Townsend is the latest member of the “Tennis Mom” circle after giving birth to baby Adyn Aubrey.
Best-of-five for women? Telegraph Tennis Correspondent Simon Briggs suggested men and women should play best of three sets until the fourth round and then both play best of five from quarter-finals at Grand Slams.
– Briggs argues that such a move will preserve the careers of the Big Three and players born in the 1980s. He also says the “five-set/three-set split at the slams remains one of the few remaining barriers to full equality”.
Getting to Know Jordaan The Tennis Channel Editor beat Madison Keys in juniors before going on to play Division 1 college tennis, where she took 2021 Australian Open runner-up and former UCLA player Jennifer Brady to three sets. Jordaan talks us through her journey, reveals her favourite players on tour and much more.
Miami Open Thoughts (pre-draw) No Big Three and a lot of withdrawals in the men’s draw (including Gael Monfils and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga), but all the top women – barring Serena Williams – will be in action.
– Great to see Americans Michael Mmoh and Katrina Scott among the main draw wildcard recipients. Christopher Eubanks, Hailey Baptiste, Robin Montgomery and Whitney Osuigwe have all received qualifying wildcards.
We also reveal our picks for the titles.
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