By Justin Ross

As the field narrows, the second round of women’s singles play at the Miami Open came to a close today. Headlined by Angelique Kerber, Simona Halep and Madison Keys, a number of female stars took to the courts.

In the upset of the day, Ajla Tomljanovic defeated Indian Wells winner Elena Vesnina 3-6, 6-4, 7-5. Vesnina was ranked 581 spots higher than Tomljanovic in world standings.

Due to rain delays Thursday, a few postponed matches finshed as well.

Here are some key results:

(Thursday’s postponed matches)
In a thrilling comeback, world No. 6 Garbine Muguruza defeated American Christina McHale 0-6, 7-6, 6-4. Before play was suspended, McHale had a 6-0, 3-2 lead.
Muguruza’s second-round opponent, Shuai Zhang, is 1-0 against the Spaniard in career play.

(Friday’s matches)
World No. 1 Kerber, world No. 5 Halep and world No. 7 Svetlana Kuznetsova won their openers.
America’s Shelby Rogers Defeated Russia’s Daria Kasatkina.
Japanese qualifier Risa Ozaki upset world No. 21 Kiki Bertens, Netherlands.
In an Australian clash, Samantha Stosur beat Ashleigh Barty.
American Taylor Townsend upset Italy’s Roberta Vinci. Vinci was ranked 81 spots ahead of Townsend. However, Townsend was defeated in doubles play by a duo featuring Bethanie Mattek-Sands.
American and world No. 9 Madison Keys took care of business in her first match. As did Venus Williams.
After defeating Olympic gold holder Monica Puig, Romania’s Sorana Cirstea defeated world No. 25 Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia.

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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

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, 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.