By Justin Ross
On Saturday, the Miami Open opened its third round of women’s singles play, in addition to more doubles action. Headlining the action was Garbine Muguruza, Agnieszka Radwanska and Bethanie Mattek-Sands.
In the upset of the day, Mattek-Sands defeated Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Mattek-Sands has now defeated two top 20 opponents in three days. Play was halted for the third straight day due to rain, so several matches were delayed.
Here are the key results:
World No. 2 Karolina Pliskova, Czech Republic, defeated Yulia Putintseva, Kazakhstan. Prior to Pliskova’s win, they were 1-1 in career meetings.
World No. 4 Dominika Cibulkova took care of action against Belgium’s Kirsten Flipkens. Cibulkova now has a 5-2 record in career meetings.
World No. 6 Muguruza defeated China’s Shuai Zhang. Zhang was 1-0 in previous meetups.
Croatia’s Mirjana Lucic-Baroni defeated world No. 8 Agnieszka Radwanska. Lucic-Baroni will face Mattek-Sands in the next round, who is coming off an upset of her own.
World No. 14 Caroline Wozniacki defeated Sorana Cirstea. Wozniacki was 4-3 in previous meetups.
World No. 36 Lucie Safarova defeated Australia’s Ajla Tomljanovic. In her previous match, Tomljanovic defeated Indian Wells winner Elena Vesnina.
Despite losing to lower seeds in singles play, both Vesnina and Pavlyuchenkova won in respective doubles matches.
Check out the full results here: https://www.miamiopen.com/live-scoring-2017
Check out the full schedule here: https://www.miamiopen.com/2017-draws-and-order-of-play
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The 2017 Miami Open is scheduled for March 20 – April 2 and will once again be the hottest ticket in town. With ticket packages starting at just $136 and individual sessions starting at $20 the Miami Open will be the place-to-be.
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.
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