DATE: February 7, 2017

Australian Open champs Roger Federer and Serena Williams highlight player field

Miami Open Player Field Once Again Has a Grand Slam Feel

Miami, FL – Highlighted by Australian Open champions, and Grand Slam title record holders, Roger Federer and Serena Williams, the 2017 Miami Open will once again bring a Grand Slam quality player field to the Crandon Park Tennis Center for a two-week sports and entertainment spectacle that has become the place to be in Miami each spring.

The event received its 2017 official acceptance lists and with all 76 of the top ranked men and 70 of the top 73 ranked women currently entered, the Miami Open player field ranks among the best on the tennis calendar.

The player field features a combined 13 Grand Slam singles champions including Federer, who claimed his 18th major title at this year’s Australian Open, and Serena who set the Open Era record with her 23rd major victory in Melbourne.

Whether you are looking to see a future Hall of Famer, a multiple Grand Slam champion, or a rising star, all will be on display at the Crandon Park Tennis Center during the event’s two weeks, March 20- April 2.

Tickets to the 2017 Miami Open are on sale now and can be purchased by phone (305-442-3367) or online at An exhilarating two weeks of tennis, fashion, food and fun conclude with the women’s final on Saturday, April 1 and the men’s final on Sunday, April 2.

Individual session tickets start at just $20 and packages begin at only $136. Don’t miss the chance to be a part of the most glamorous event on both tours.

The 2017 ATP acceptance list features 18-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer, World No. 1 and three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray, World No. 2 Novak Djokovic, an 12-time Grand Slam winner and the three-time defending Miami Open champion, 14-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal, three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka, and former US Open champions Juan Martin del Potro and Marin Cilic.

The women’s field for 2017 just as fierce, featuring 23-time Grand Slam champion and eight-time Miami Open winner Serena Williams, seven-time Grand Slam Champion Venus Williams, two-time Grand Slam winner Angelique Kerber, Olympic Gold Medalist and Miami native Monica Puig, and reigning French Open champion Garbiñe Muguruza.

The Miami Open is more than just a tennis event. Located in one of the world’s most beautiful vacation destinations with a diverse fan base and exquisite dining and luxury shopping offerings, the Miami Open has an energy and excitement that is uniquely Miami.

Qualifying rounds will be played March 20-21 and will determine 12 additional slots in each singles draw. The Miami Open will also award wildcards to five men and eight women. The main draw begins on Tuesday, March 21 as the women take the court, followed by the first round of the men’s main draw on Wednesday, March 22.

ATP Acceptance List (as of February 6, 2017)

Name                                                           Country                  Rank

Andy Murray                                           GBR                           01

Novak Djokovic                                     SRB                            02

Stan Wawrinka                                      SUI                             03

Milos Raonic                                           CAN                           04

Kei Nishikori                                            JPN                            05

Rafael Nadal                                             ESP                            06

Marin Cilic                                                CRO                           07

Dominic Thiem                                      AUT                           08

Gael Monfils                                            FRA                            09

Roger Federer                                         SUI                             10

David Goffin                                            BEL                            11

Tomas Berdych                                      CZE                            12

Grigor Dimitrov                                    BUL                           13

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga                               FRA                            14

Nick Kyrgios                                             AUS                           15

Roberto Bautista Agut                       ESP                            16

Lucas Pouille                                           FRA                            17

Ivo Karlovic                                              CRO                           18

Jack Sock                                                   USA                           19

Pablo Cuevas                                           URU                          20

Alexander Zverev                                  GER                           21

Richard Gasquet                                   FRA                            22

John Isner                                                 USA                           23

Gilles Simon                                            FRA                            24

David Ferrer                                             ESP                            25

Tommy Haas #                                        GER                           25

Pablo Carreno Busta                           ESP                            26

Sam Querrey                                            USA                           27

Philip Kohlschreiber                          GER                           28

Gilles Muller                                            LUX                           29

Albert Ramos-Vinolas                        ESP                            30

Steve Johnson                                        USA                           31

Feliciano Lopez                                      ESP                            32

Bernard Tomic                                       AUS                           33

Mischa Zverev                                         GER                           34

Marcos Baghdatis                                 CYP                            35

Martin Klizan                                          SVK                            36

Viktor Troicki                                          SRB                            37

Juan Martin del Potro                       ARG                           38

Marcel Granollers                                ESP                            39

Fernando Verdasco                             ESP                            40

Joao Sousa                                                POR                           41

Nicolas Mahut                                        FRA                            42

Benoit Paire                                             FRA                            43

Nicolas Amagro                                     ESP                            44

Fabio Fognini                                          ITA                             45

Paolo Lorenzi                                          ITA                             46

Daniel Evans                                            GBR                           47

Federico Delbonis                                ARG                           48

Florian Mayer                                         GER                           49

Malek Jaziri                                              TUN                           50

Karen Khachanov                                 RUS                           51

Diego Schwartzman                            ARG                           52

Kyle Edmund                                           GBR                           53

Jiri Vesely                                                  CZE                            54

Andrey Kuznetsov                                RUS                           55

Adrian Mannarino                               FRA                            56

Robin Haase                                             NED                           57

Tommy Robredo #                               ESP                            57

Borna Coric                                              CRO                           58

Steve Darcis                                             BEL                            59

Jan-Lennard Struff                               GER                           60

Yen-Hsun Lu                                             TPE                            61

Ryan Harrison                                         USA                           62

Daniil Medvedev                                   RUS                           63

Jordan Thompson                                AUS                           64

Juan Monaco                                          ARG                           65

Stephane Robert                                   FRA                            66

Alexandr Dolgopolov                         UKR                           67

Jeremy Chardy                                       FRA                            68

Horacio Zeballos                                   ARG                           69

Hyeon Chung                                          KOR                           70

Donald Young                                         USA                           71

Dudi Sela                                                   ISR                             72

Gastao Elias                                              POR                           73

Kevin Anderson                                     RSA                            74

Andreas Seppi                                         ITA                             75

Facundo Bagnis                                     ARG                           76

Denis Istomin                                         UZB                           77

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WTA Acceptance List (as of February 6, 2017)

Name                                                           Country                  Rank

Serena Williams                                    USA                           01

Angelique Kerber                                  GER                           02

Karoilina Pliskova                                CZE                            03

Simona Halep                                         ROU                          04

Dominika Cibulkova                           SVK                            05

Agnieszka Radwanska                         POL                           06

Garbiñe Mugaruza                               ESP                            07

Svetlana Kuznetsova                           RUS                           08

Madison Keys                                          USA                           09

Johanna Konta                                       GBR                           10

Venus Williams                                      USA                           11

Elina Svitolina                                        UKR                           13

Carla Suárez Navarro                          ESP                            14

Elena Vesnina                                          RUS                           15

Timea Bacsinszky                                  SUI                             16

Barbora Strycova                                  CZE                            17

Caroline Wozniacki                             DEN                           18

Coco Vandeweghe                               USA                           20

Roberta Vinci                                          ITA                             21

Samantha Stosur                                  AUS                           22

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova              RUS                           23

Kiki Bertens                                              NED                           24

Caroline Garcia                                      FRA                            25

Daria Gavrilova                                      AUS                           26

Yulia Putintseva                                    KAZ                            27

Daria Kasatkina                                      RUS                           28

Irina-Camelia Begu                              ROU                          29

Mirjana Lucic-Baroni                         CRO                           30

Kristina Mladenovic                           FRA                            31

Timea Babos                                            HUN                          32

Shuai Zhang                                             CHN                          33

Anastasija Sevastova                           LAT                            34

Jelena Ostapenko                                 LAT                            35

Monica Niculescu                                ROU                          36

Ana Konjuh                                              CRO                           37

Laura Siegemund                                  GER                           38

Ekaterina Makarova                            RUS                           39

Alison Riske                                              USA                           40

Katerina Siniakova                               CZE                            41

Misaki Doi                                                 JPN                            42

Alizé Cornet                                             FRA                            43

Christina McHale                                  USA                           44

Eugenie Bouchard                                CAN                           45

Yaroslava Shvedova                             KAZ                            46

Lucie Safarova                                        CZE                            47

Monica Puig                                            PUR                           48

Sara Errani                                                ITA                             49

Jelena Jankovic                                      SRB                            50

Andrea Petkovic                                    GER                           51

Shelby Rogers                                         USA                           53

Lesia Tsurenko                                        UKR                           54

Lauren Davis                                            USA                           55

Naomi Osaka                                           JPN                            56

Julia Goerges                                           GER                           57

Kristyna Pliskova                                  CZE                            58

Shuai Peng                                                CHN                          59

Yanina Wickmayer                               BEL                            60

Johanna Larsson                                   SWE                          61

Sorana Cirstea                                        ROU                          62

Viktorija Golubic                                  SUI                             63

Pauline Parmentier                             FRA                            64

Annika Beck                                             GER                           65

Tsvetana Pironkova                             BUL                           66

Oceane Dodin                                         FRA                            67

Louisa Chirico                                        USA                           68

Danka Kovinic                                        MNE                          69

Lara Arruabarrena                                ESP                            70

Ying-Ying Duan                                       CHN                          71

Heather Watson                                    GBR                           72

Catherine Bellis                                     USA                           73

Kirsten Flipkens                                     BEL                            74

Camila Giorgi                                          ITA                             75

Kristina Kucova                                     SVK                            76

Carina Witthoeft                                  GER                           77

Mandy Minella                                       LUX                           78

Jennifer Brady                                        USA                           79

About the Miami Open presented by Itaú

The 2017 Miami Open will be played March 20-April 2 at the Crandon Park Tennis Center in Miami. 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 its exotic Miami location, thriving nightlife, five-star hotels and restaurants, beautiful weather and beaches, and its celebrity appeal. For ticket information, call +1.305.442.3367 or visit

About Itaú

Itau is the largest Latin America privately owned bank, with approximately 95,000 employees and operations in 20 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, events, media and fashion, operating in more than 30 countries. The company represents and manages some of the world’s greatest sports figures and fashion icons; stages hundreds of live events and branded entertainment experiences annually; and is one of the largest independent producers and distributors of sports media. IMG also specializes in sports training; league development; and marketing, media and licensing for brands, sports organizations and collegiate institutions. In 2014, IMG was acquired by WME, a leading global entertainment agency.