Lucy and Eugene review the Miami Open and look ahead to WTA events in Charleston and Bogota
Roundup Gael Monfils and Elina Svitolina are officially engaged. People need to mind their business on social media.
– Monte Carlo Masters to offer vaccinated players preferential treatment – more of this to be expected you feel.
Miami Open Review Thoroughly enjoyable event despite the Hawk-Eye Live technicalities on Court 1 – props to Tournament Director James Blake and his team!
– World No 1 Ash Barty defended her title, beating Bianca Andreescu in the final. The Canadian retired injured a set and 4-0 down.
– Naomi Osaka lost in the quarter-finals to Maria Sakkari – bringing her insane unbeaten run on hard courts to an end at 23, but there is no need to panic.
– Sloane Stephens picked up her first win of the season – came back from a set down to be Oceane Dodin. Lost to Amanda Anisimova in round two.
– Venus Williams, playing her in first event since Australia, lost in straights to Zarina Diyas but looked good.
– Coco Gauff, seeded for the first time at a 1000 event, lost to Anastasija Sevastova in three sets
– Wildcard Robin Montgomery and qualifier Hailey Baptiste put in good performances, going the distance in first-round defeats.
– Hubert Hurkacz beat Jannik Sinner in the men’s final – despite the Big Three’s absence, the men’s event was very exciting.
– Frances Tiafoe showed incredible desire during his run to the last 16, picking up wins against seeds Dan Evans and Dusan Lajovic.
– Mikael Ymer beat an in-form Nikoloz Basilashvili in round two and very nearly beat the talented Emil Ruusuvouri in round three.
– Felix Auger-Aliassime won his second-round match against Pierre-Hugues Herbert but then lost to John Isner in round three – 6-7, 6-7 – in a serving showdown.
Upcoming Events Volvo Car Open in Charleston – 64-player draw is stacked! Ash Barty and Sofia Kenin seeded one and two respectively. Madison Keys, the eighth seed and defending champion, receives a bye into round two where she awaits Sloane Stephens or Xinyu Wang.
– Debutante Coco Gauff is the 17th seed and takes on Tsvetana Pironkova in round one.
– Asia Muhammad, who through qualifying on her Birthday, takes on Australian Storm Sanders. Hailey Baptiste, a wildcard recipient, faces Camila Giorgi of Italy.
– Copa Colsanitas in Bogota, Colombia – Zheng Saisai is the top seed, Sara Sorribes Tormo is the second seed.
– Jasmine Paolini is the sixth seed and faces American Kristie Ahn in round one. Sachia Vickery is also in the main draw and takes on home favourite Maria Osorio Serrano in the first round.
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