Miami Open to Host University of Miami Dual Matches

2020 MIAMI OPEN TO HOST UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI DUAL MATCHES

NCAA Singles Champion Estela Perez-Somarriba leads UM women vs Boston College at Noon

UM Men will face North Carolina State at 4 pm

 

Miami Gardens, FL (February 19, 2020) – The 2020 Miami Open presented by Itaú will bring collegiate tennis to Hard Rock Stadium on Friday, April 3 when it hosts the University of Miami women’s and men’s tennis teams’ dual matches versus ACC rivals Boston College and North Carolina State.

 

The UM women, led by reigning NCAA singles champion Estela Perez-Somarriba, will kick things off at noon versus Boston College followed by the UM men taking on North Carolina State at 4 pm. The matches will take place on Courts 2-7.

 

Under the guidance of head coach Paige Yaroshuk-Tews, the UM women’s tennis team has grown into one of the nation’s most consistent programs advancing to the NCAA tournament for 24 consecutive seasons (18 under Yaroshuk-Tews), earning 13 trips to the Sweet 16 and advancing to the Elite Eight on eight occasions. In addition to her 2019 NCAA singles title, Perez-Somarriba is the two-time defending ACC Player of the Year and the winningest singles player in Miami history. The Hurricanes’ opponent, Boston College, enters the 2020 season looking to improve on a 16-win season in 2019 and its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1997.

 

The UM men’s program, under the direction of fourth-year head coach Aljosa Piric, is looking to advance to the NCAA Tournament for the third consecutive season. The UM men are led by junior Adria Soriano Barrera, ranked No. 32 in the nation in singles, and the 14th-ranked doubles pair of Franco Aubone and Benjamin Hannestad. The Hurricanes will face North Carolina State, the 10th ranked team in the nation. The Wolfpack posted a 19-11 record in 2019 making the program’s most victories since 2012.

 

The addition of collegiate tennis matches to the Miami Open schedule is one of the tournament’s new event initiatives and will become an annual part of the tournament calendar at Hard Rock Stadium.

 

To purchase tickets go to https://fevo.me/miamiopenumnight or call (305) 943-6736. Fans can secure grounds passes to view all the collegiate matches for $25 or can purchase a stadium seat for $75, which includes access to the collegiate matches along with a ticket for the men’s evening semifinal match. As a special bonus, the first 140 people to purchase a UM night package will receive a commemorative hat featuring the Miami Open and University of Miami logos.

 

The Miami Open, taking place March 23-April 5, will once again become the center of the sports and entertainment world with each of the top 76 ranked men and 74 ranked women entered to compete in Miami.

 

The player field features 18 players who have a combined 80 career Grand Slam singles titles, including all-time women’s record holder Serena Williams and reigning Australian Open champions Novak Djokovic and Sofia Kenin.

 

Following a spectacular Hard Rock Stadium debut last March, fans can expect an even greater guest experience that includes the best in art, food, fashion and music. Some new and exciting changes in 2020 include the Sky View at Hard Rock Stadium, a gondola ride that will give fans the opportunity to see the venue from a unique perspective. The site will also have increased shade structures and a new Grandstand video board.

 

Tickets to the 2020 Miami Open are on sale now and available by phone at 305-943-6736 or online at www.miamiopen.com. Individual session tickets start at only $26 so get your tickets today. Ticket packages, group programs, and luxury hospitality offerings also are available.

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About the Miami Open presented by Itaú

The 2020 Miami Open will be played March 23 – April 5 at Hard Rock Stadium. The two-week combined event is owned and operated by IMG. The Miami Open is one of nine ATP Masters 1000 Series events on the ATP calendar, a Premier Mandatory event on the WTA calendar, and features the top men's and women's tennis players in the world. The tournament is widely regarded as the most glamorous on the ATP and WTA calendars because of Miami’s unique personality, thriving nightlife, five-star hotels and restaurants, beautiful weather and beaches, and celebrity appeal, as well as its close proximity to both Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach. For ticket information, call +1.305.442.3367 or visit www.miamiopen.com.

 

About Itaú

Itaú is the largest Latin America privately owned bank, with approximately 94,000 employees and operations in 19 countries throughout the Americas, Asia and Europe. Itaú’s relationship with sport goes back to the 1970s, when Itaú first sponsored the Itaú Tennis Cup in Brazil in 1970. Itaú has been a sponsor of the Miami Open for the last six years, and also sponsors the Rio Open, the only combined ATP/WTA event in South America. Itaú also supports the Brazilian Women’s Tennis Circuit, only female professional tournament in South America, certified by the Brazilian Tennis Confederation (CBT) and the International Tennis Federation (ITF), as well as the Tennis Institute Training Center, responsible for the development of young, new talent.

 

About IMG

IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion, events and media, operating in more than 30 countries. The company manages some of the world's greatest sports figures and fashion icons; stages hundreds of live events and branded entertainment experiences annually; and is a leading independent producer and distributor of sports and entertainment media. IMG also specializes in sports training and league development, as well as marketing, media and licensing for brands, sports organizations and collegiate institutions. IMG is part of the Endeavor (formerly WME | IMG) network.

 

About Hard Rock Stadium

Hard Rock Stadium is a global entertainment destination that serves as home to the Miami Dolphins, University of Miami football team, Orange Bowl, Super Bowl LIV and the 100th anniversary of the NFL, College Football Playoffs 2021 Final, major concerts, international soccer matches and a host of world-class events. The facility has undergone a $500 million, multi-year renovation privately funded by Owner Stephen Ross.


See the World's Greatest Players in Miami

SEE THE WORLD’S GREATEST PLAYERS IN MIAMI

Williams, Djokovic, Kenin, Nadal, Osaka and more to compete at Hard Rock stadium

See the best players in the world while enjoying world-class amenities

 

Miami Gardens, FL (February 20, 2020) – The 2020 Miami Open presented by Itaú returns for its second year at Hard Rock Stadium, March 23-April 5, and fans will have the opportunity to see tennis’ biggest stars while enjoying all the new fan experiences at the event’s world-class venue.

 

The Miami Open announced today the full player field for the 2020 tournament. The player field features 18 players who have a combined 80 career Grand Slam singles titles, including all-time women’s record holder Serena Williams and reigning Australian Open champions Novak Djokovic and Sofia Kenin.

 

Overall, 75 of the top 76 ranked men and each of the top 74 ranked women have entered to compete in Miami.

 

Djokovic leads a men’s field that includes 19-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal and boasts the next generation of ATP stars including World No. 4 Daniil Medvedev, 2019 ATP Finals Champion Stefanos Tsitsipas, World No. 7 Alexander Zverev and Australian star Nick Kyrgios.

 

The player field also included three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka, 2018 Miami Open champion John Isner, 2020 Australian Open finalist Dominic Thiem and nine-time ATP tour winner Gael Monfils.

 

The women’s field is even more impressive.

 

Kenin, who hails from Pembroke Pines, Florida, is fresh off her first Grand Slam title in Melbourne and joins an impressive list of Grand Slam singles champions competing in Miami.

 

Leading the way is 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams, who is looking to win her ninth title in Miami, and defending Miami Open champion Ashleigh Barty, the reigning French Open champion.

 

The list of Grand Slam champions in the 2020 Miami Open player field includes 2019 Wimbledon champion Simona Halep, defending US Open champion Bianca Andreescu, Venus Williams, Naomi Osaka, Garbiñe Muguruza, Victoria Azarenka, Petra Kvitova, Angelique Kerber, Sloane Stephens, Jelena Ostapenko and Svetlana Kuznetsova.

 

Other qualified players to watch include 2019 Miami Open finalist Karolina Pliskova, World No. 4 Elina Svitolina, Swiss star Belinda Bencic and American, Madison Keys.

 

The future stars of women’s tennis will also be on display with 18-year-old Amanda Anisimova, from Aventura, and 15-year-old Coco Gauff, from Delray Beach, in the field. Both claimed their first WTA singles title in 2019.

 

Following a spectacular Hard Rock Stadium debut last March, fans can expect an even greater guest experience that includes the best in art, food, fashion and music. Some new and exciting changes in 2020 include the Sky View at Hard Rock Stadium, a gondola ride that will give fans the opportunity to see the venue from a unique perspective. The site will also have increased shade structures and a new Grandstand video board.

 

Tickets to the 2020 Miami Open are on sale now and available by phone at 305-943-6736 or online at www.miamiopen.com. Individual session tickets start at only $26 so get your tickets today. Ticket packages, group programs, and luxury hospitality offerings also are available.

 

Qualifying rounds will be March 23-24 and will determine 12 additional slots in each singles draw. The Miami Open also will award wildcards to five men and eight women. The women’s main draw begins on Tuesday, March 24, followed by the first round of the men’s main draw on Wednesday, March 25.

 

ATP Acceptance List (as of February 11, 2020)

NameCountryRank
Novak DjokovicSRB1
Rafael NadalESP2
Dominic ThiemAUT4
Daniil MedvedevRUS5
Stefanos TsitsipasGRE6
Alexander ZverevGER7
Matteo BerrettiniITA8
Gael MonfilsFRA9
David GoffinBEL10
Fabio FogniniITA11
Roberto Bautista AgutESP12
Stan WawrinkaSUI13
Diego SchwartzmanARG14
Kevin AndersonRSA14 EP
Andrey RublevRUS15
Denis ShapovalovCAN16
Karen KhachanovRUS17
John IsnerUSA18
Benoit PaireFRA19
Nick KyrgiosAUS20
Felix Auger-AliassimeCAN21
Grigor DimitrovBUL22
Dusan LajovicSRB23
Alex de MinaurAUS24
Kei NishikoriJPN25
Cristian GarinCHI26
Guido PellaARG27
Nikoloz BasilashviliGEO28
Hubert HurkaczPOL29
Pablo Carreno BustaESP30
Borna CoricCRO31
Milos RaonicCAN32
Daniel EvansGRB33
Jan-Lennard StruffGER34
Laslo DjereSRB35
Taylor FritzUSA36
Marin CilicCRO37
Sam QuerreyUSA38
Filip KrajinovicSRB39
Reilly OpelkaUSA40
John MillmanAUS41
Albert Ramos-VinolasESP42
Ugo HumbertFRA43
Adrian MannarinoFRA44
Casper RuudNOR45
Jo-Wilfried TsongaFRA46
Fernando VerdascoESP47
Pablo CuevasURU48
Lorenzo SonegoITA49
Radu AlbotMDA50
Feliciano LopezESP51
Aljaz BedeneSLO52
Tennys SandgrenUSA53
Miomir KecmanovicSRB54
Richard GasquetFRA55
Alexander BublikKAZ56
Gilles SimoneFRA57
Pablo AndujarESP58
Cameron NorrieGRB59
Lucas PouilleFRA60
Jeremy ChardyFRA61
Kyle EdmundGRB62
Jordan ThompsonAUS63
Yoshihito NishiokaJPN64
Ricardas BerankisLTU65
Marton FucsovicsHUN66
Mikhail KukushkinKAZ67
Joao SousaPOR68
Juan Ignacio LonderoARG69
Tommy PaulUSA70
Egor GerasimovBLR71
Lu Yen-HsunTPE71 EP
Jiri VeselyCZE72
Marco CecchinatoITA73
Vasek PospisilCAN73 EP
Mikael YmerSWE74
Steve JohnsonUSA75
Corentin MoutetFRA76

EP – Entry Protection

 

WTA Acceptance List (as of February 11, 2020)

NameCountryRank
Ashleigh BartyAUS1
Simona HalepROU2
Karolina PliskovaCZE3
Elina SvitolinaUKR4
Belinda BencicSUI5
Bianca AndreescuCAN6
Sofia KeninUSA7
Kiki BertensNED8
Serena WilliamsUSA9
Naomi OsakaJPN10
Petra KvitovaCZE11
Madison KeysUSA12
Aryna SabalenkaBLR13
Johanna KontaGBR14
Petra MarticCRO15
Garbiñe MuguruzaESP16
Marketa VondrousovaCZE17
Alison RiskeUSA18
Elise MertensBEL19
Angelique KerberGER20
Maria SakkariGRE21
Anett KontaveitEST22
Donna VekicCRO23
Karolina MuchovaCZE24
Elena RybakinaKAZ25
Dayana YastremskaUKR26
Wang QiangCHN27
Ekaterina AlexandrovaRUS28
Amanda AnisimovaUSA29
Barbora StrycovaCZE30
Julia GoergesGER31
Zhang ShuaiCHN32
Anastasia PavlyuchenkovaRUS33
Yulia PutintsevaKAZ34
Sloane StephensUSA35
Zheng SaisaiCHN36
Kristina MladenovicFRA37
Veronika KudermetovaRUS38
Hsieh Su-WeiTPE39
Jelena OstapenkoLAT40
Anastasija SevastovaLAT41
Magda LinettePOL42
Polona HercogSLO43
Rebecca PetersonSWE44
Ons JabeurTUN45
Caroline GarciaFRA46
Alison Van UytvanckBEL47
Yaroslava ShvedovaKAZ47 SR
Iga SwiatekPOL48
Svetlana KuznetsovaRUS49
Danielle CollinsUSA50
Coco GauffUSA51
Jennifer BradyUSA52
Victoria AzarenkaBLR53
Anna BlinkovaRUS54
Carla Suárez NavarroESP55
Wang YafanCHN56
Ajla TomljanovicAUS57
Fiona FerroFRA58
Katerina SiniakovaCZE59
Marie BouzkovaCZE60
Alizé CornetFRA61
Lauren DavisUSA62
Zarina DiyasKAZ63
Bernarda PeraUSA64
Viktoria KuzmovaSVK65
Venus WilliamsUSA66
Kristyna PliskovaCZE67
Jil TeichmannSUI68
Sorana CirsteaROU69
Zhu LinCHN70
Daria KasatkinaRUS71
Taylor TownsendUSA72
Laura SiegemundGER73
Heather WatsonGBR74

SR – Secured Ranking

 

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About the Miami Open presented by Itaú

The 2020 Miami Open will be played March 23 – April 5 at Hard Rock Stadium. The two-week combined event is owned and operated by IMG. The Miami Open is one of nine ATP Masters 1000 Series events on the ATP calendar, a Premier Mandatory event on the WTA calendar, and features the top men's and women's tennis players in the world. The tournament is widely regarded as the most glamorous on the ATP and WTA calendars because of Miami’s unique personality, thriving nightlife, five-star hotels and restaurants, beautiful weather and beaches, and celebrity appeal, as well as its close proximity to both Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach. For ticket information, call +1.305.442.3367 or visit www.miamiopen.com.

 

About Itaú

Itaú is the largest Latin America privately owned bank, with approximately 94,000 employees and operations in 19 countries throughout the Americas, Asia and Europe. Itaú’s relationship with sport goes back to the 1970s, when Itaú first sponsored the Itaú Tennis Cup in Brazil in 1970. Itaú has been a sponsor of the Miami Open for the last six years, and also sponsors the Rio Open, the only combined ATP/WTA event in South America. Itaú also supports the Brazilian Women’s Tennis Circuit, only female professional tournament in South America, certified by the Brazilian Tennis Confederation (CBT) and the International Tennis Federation (ITF), as well as the Tennis Institute Training Center, responsible for the development of young, new talent.

 

About IMG

IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion, events and media, operating in more than 30 countries. The company manages some of the world's greatest sports figures and fashion icons; stages hundreds of live events and branded entertainment experiences annually; and is a leading independent producer and distributor of sports and entertainment media. IMG also specializes in sports training and league development, as well as marketing, media and licensing for brands, sports organizations and collegiate institutions. IMG is part of the Endeavor (formerly WME | IMG) network.

 

About Hard Rock Stadium

Hard Rock Stadium is a global entertainment destination that serves as home to the Miami Dolphins, University of Miami football team, Orange Bowl, Super Bowl LIV and the 100th anniversary of the NFL, College Football Playoffs 2021 Final, major concerts, international soccer matches and a host of world-class events. The facility has undergone a $500 million, multi-year renovation privately funded by Owner Stephen Ross.


The Miami Open Selects Dunlop as Official Ball and Racquet

September 27, 2019 - [Greenville, S.C.] Dunlop today announced it has reached a multi-year agreement with the Miami Open presented by Itaú to become the Official Ball and Racquet for the tournament. Beginning in 2020 the world’s best tennis players will be competing with the Dunlop ATP Extra Duty ball (for the men) and the Dunlop Grand Prix Extra Duty ball (for the women) at the tournament widely regarded as the most glamorous in the sport. The partnership extends Dunlop’s global reach and dominance in the tennis ball market; it is currently the Official Ball of the ATP Tour and the Australian Open, in addition to being played at more ATP tournaments than any other ball, making it the Number One Ball on the ATP Tour. Official tournament merchandise including balls, rackets and souvenir autograph tennis balls will be available for retail sale during the two-week event.

“A key part of our global growth plan is developing partnerships with the most elite tournaments in the world,” said Masahiro Asahino, Dunlop’s Head of Tennis. “The Miami Open is one of those premier tennis events, and the exposure it generates amongst tennis fans in North and South America will help grow our brand in those important markets and beyond.”

“It’s fitting Dunlop’s largest sponsorship in the U.S. will be with the Miami Open, because, in many ways, we have much in common,” said Kai Nitsche, VP and General Manager for Dunlop Sports Americas. “We each have storied pasts, but it’s a recent commitment to the future that is most exciting to fans. In 2017 SRI bought the Dunlop brand, and it has made enormous investments at every level, while just last year the Miami Open moved into its brand new home, Hard Rock Stadium, where it will flourish for years to come.”

“One of my chief goals as Tournament Director is ensuring the players are happy with every aspect of their experience, and the tournament ball is at the top of that list,” said James Blake, Miami Open Tournament Director. “Since my time on Tour, the general consensus among the players is that Dunlop has always produced the best, most consistent ball on Tour, so I’m glad we now have it as the Official Ball of the Miami Open.”  

About Dunlop 
An undisputed legend in the sport of tennis, Dunlop has produced iconic rackets for the game’s all-time best players and tennis balls worthy of the game’s most elite tournaments for decades. As the Official Ball for both the Australian Open and the ATP Tour, Dunlop’s global reach stretches to tournaments in Melbourne, New York, Shanghai, Rome, Madrid, Monte Carlo and London, home of the 2019 Nitto ATP Tour Finals. The Dunlop Tour Team is led by two-time Grand Slam finalist Kevin Anderson, and also includes WTA stars Qiang Wang and Taylor Townsend. Dunlop is owned by Sumitomo Rubber Industries and is headquartered in Kobe, Japan. Learn more at www.dunlopsports.com.

About Sumitomo Rubber Industries 
Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI) was founded in 1963 in Kobe, Japan and employs over 36,000 people across the world and has sales revenue of over $8.5 billion. SRI acquired the global rights to the Dunlop brand in April 2017 and owns fellow sports companies Srixon, Cleveland Golf and XXIO. SRI specializes in the tire industry but also in providing rubber-based products for many other industries such as medical, construction, marine, sports facilities etc.

About the Miami Open presented by Itaú 
The 2020 Miami Open will be played March 23 – April 5 at Hard Rock Stadium. The two-week combined event is owned and operated by IMG. The Miami Open is one of nine ATP Masters 1000 Series events on the ATP calendar, a Premier Mandatory event on the WTA calendar, and features the top men's and women's tennis players in the world. The tournament is widely regarded as the most glamorous on the ATP and WTA calendars because of Miami’s unique personality, thriving nightlife, five-star hotels and restaurants, beautiful weather and beaches, and celebrity appeal, as well as its close proximity to both Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach. For ticket information, call +1.305.442.3367 or visit www.miamiopen.com.