By Justin Ross
Angelique Kerber is an avid fan of soccer and her favorite club is FC Bayern Munich.
Risa Ozaki plays the piano.
Venus Williams has her own interior design firm and her own clothing line called EleVen.
Svetlana Kuznetsova’s mother holds 20 world records.
Simona Halep loves orange juice.
Samantha Stosur loves Seinfeld and Grey’s Anatomy.
Johanna Konta’s sister is married to a professional Australian rules football player.
Lara Arruabarrenna’s dad is a lithographer.
Garbine Muguruza’s mom is named Scarlet Blanco.
Caroline Wozniacki’s favorite food is her mom’s chicken curry.
Lucie Safarova has a dog named Kuba.
Dominika Cibulkova’s lucky number is nine.
If Mirjana Lucic-Baroni didn’t play tennis she would become an archaeologist.
Bethanie Mattek-Sands once dressed as a tennis ball to a Wimbledon party.
Barbora Strycova’s favorite actor is Leonardo Dicaprio.
Karolina Pliskova has a twin sister named Kristyna who is 2 minutes older.
*Facts courtesy of WTA Tennis
About the Miami Open presented by Itaú
The 2017 Miami Open will be played March 20-April 2 at the Crandon 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 www.miamiopen.com.
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.
IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion and media operating in more than 25 countries around the world. IMG’s businesses include Events Media, College, Golf, Tennis, Performance and IMG Academy, Fashion, Models, Clients, Licensing, Joint Ventures, and creative management agency Art + Commerce. In 2014, IMG was acquired by WME, the world’s leading entertainment and media agency. Together, the companies offer an unparalleled client roster; strategic partnerships with sponsors and brands; and marquee assets across sports, entertainment, events, music and fashion.