jueves, 31 de marzo de 2016

Azarenka vs kerber. Order of play. 31 march 2016

Azarenka vs kerber 
Head to head 6 1

Key Stat: With her victory over Konta  on Wednesday, Azarenka has assured a return to the Top 5 next week. 
Scorching-hot victoria Azarenka is now two matches away from becoming the first player to claim the elusive Indian Wells-Miami "Sunshine Double" since 2005. Standing in her way on Thursday is  kerber, the only player to have registered a victory over the Belarusian this season. 

It's a trend Azarenka is very excited about. "If you compare to Australia it's a big difference from Indian Wells and here," Azarenka said of her serve. "I'm really trying to work on it and make adjustments to use it more as a weapon." Azarenka is currently the WTA's leader in percentage of service games won in 2016. 

Kuznetsova vs bacsinszky. Order of play 31 march 2016

Kuznetsova vs bacsinszky
Head to head 2 0

Key Stat: Kuznetsova can break into the Top 10 for the first time since 2010 by winning the title in Miami this weekend.
BacsiTimea have combined to knock off three of the tournament's top five seeds in Miami. On Thursday, they'll set their sights on one another for a spot in the prestigious Miami final. Whether or not Bacsinszky emerges victorious, she wants the world to know that she intends to have many more chances at greatness. "I'm never satisfied," Bacsinszky told press after her impressive takedown of No.5 seed halep  on Tuesday. "You're going to probably see me around in the next years as well because I love what I do. I'm just going to try to improve and to be better every week, every day, every month, every year."

miércoles, 30 de marzo de 2016

Maria Sharapova sexy. The original pic

Azarenka vs konta. Quarter finals. Order of play. 30 march 2016

Wednesday, Quarterfinals

Victoria azarenka vs Johanna konta  
Head to head 1 0

Key Stat: Azarenka is bidding to become the first player to complete the Indian Wells-Miami double since 2005 (Clijsters).
Azarenka is back in the Top 10, riding a nine-match winning streak, and showing no signs of slowing down ahead of her quarterfinal with Great Britain's konta. With memories of her last two injury-marred seasons rapidly vanishing in the rearview mirror, the two-time Miami champion is oozing positive energy. "I think I'm a better player right now, just the way I handle myself on the court," Azarenka said after handling Garbiñe  in two sets.
"I think my game is developing with pretty big progress right now, and that's what I'm most happy about, is being able to add a little bit more every time I play." Trying to keep Azarenka from adding to her winning streak is one of the surprise stories of 2016 in konta. The 24-year-old, already the first British woman to reach the quarterfinals in the history of this event, is looking to reach the semifinals on her debut. Konta is energized by her latest achievement, but aims only to look forward. "It's a wonderful thing to have on paper and for other people to recognize," Konta told the BBC of her latest milestone. "But I am very much in the moment in this tournament and it's not over for me."

Timea Bacsinszky into semis of the Miami Open 2016

Vinda.Bacsinszky roared into the final four of the Miami open for the first time in her career with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory over No.5 seed simona halep.

Bacsinszky had to battle from behind after dropping the opening set and was undaunted by a gloomy forecast - one that even briefly halted proceedings right when the 2015 french open semifinalist began to find her rhythm. 

"I came back from a long road," she told Andrew Krasny during her on-court interview. "The first set was really tough. She's an awesome player and a great fighter.

"For the last year, she has also been an inspiration for me because I believe in hard work and she's one of the players who work really hard, so to be able to play that well against her and to catch the win is really amazing.

"I'm really happy with the win."

martes, 29 de marzo de 2016

Dominika Cibulkova sexy. The original pic

Kerber advances into Miami open 2016. Timea Babos out

Kerber needed three sets, but dispatched young Hungarian Timea Babos in emphatic style, striking a screaming forehand passing shot to win, 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, and complete the quarterfinal line-up at the Miami Open 2016

Kerber appeared well in control of the contest as she took the opening set, but Babos, buoyed by a strong on-court coaching session with Thomas Drouet, leveled the match and led by a break in the third before the reigning australian open champion recovered the plot - capturing five of the final six games to reach the last eight in Miami and reclaim the No.2 ranking from radwanska

Kuznetsova win's over Serena Williams into Miami open 2016

Kuznetsova recovered from a hotly contested opening set to earn her first victory over top seed Serena Williams since 2009, upsetting the 21-time Grand Slam champion in the fourth round of the Miami Open, 6-7(3), 6-1, 6-2.

"I'm really thrilled," Kuznetsova told Andrew Krasny during her on-court interview. "I'm sorry, fans who are disappointed that Serena's not going to keep playing, but for sure she'll be at more events than here.

"I'm really happy with my performance; I tried to stay at a good level the whole game, put as many balls back. I think I did that pretty well and I'm happy with the way I served today."

lunes, 28 de marzo de 2016

Ana Ivanovic blog. Flexibility and mobility. #Adidas

Timea Bacsinszky win's over radwanska into Miami open 2016

Timea Bacsinszky came back from a set down to oust World No.2 radwanska and earn her first ever quarterfinal berth at the Miami Open, 2-6, 6-4, 6-2.

The Swiss No.2 hadn't played in Miami since 2011, but her current campaign has been her most successful yet - her previous best result here was a round of 16 appearance in 2010.

Bacsinszky had a hard time finding her footing once play began, though, quickly falling into a 4-1 hole. Radwanska pulled from her arsenal of trick shots and variety to take the opening set at 6-2, hitting just seven unforced errors to Bacsinszky's 19.

Dropping the first set just served to galvanize the Swiss, who grabbed her first break of the match early in the second. With a lead finally in her pocket, Bacsinszky's confidence boosted and she swung more freely, her game clicking together as her groundstrokes found bigger angles. Though she was broken serving for the set at 5-3, Bacsinszky stayed steady to take it at her next chance, 6-4.

sábado, 26 de marzo de 2016

Serena Williams vs daría gavrilova. Order of play 26 march 2016

Serena Williams vs Zarina diyas

Head-to-head: Williams leads 1 0

Key Stat: Williams dropped just two games in the pair's one and only encounter.
Serena Williams found herself in a spot of trouble in the second round on Thursday, but the World No.1 managed to gut out the win against Christina Mchale in three tough sets. Adjusting to the slower conditions in Miami after two weeks in the California desert is never easy, but with a hard-fought win under her belt Williams should be better acclimated when she takes on Zarina diyas on Saturday. Diyas upset gavrilova in straight sets on Thursday, and has dropped just nine games in her first two matches this week, but in order to keep up the pace the 22-year-old will have to find a way to flummox the best player in the history of this tournament. Williams owns a 65-5 career record at Miami, and has a knack for getting better as the tournament progresses.

Elena Vesnina win's over venus williams in Miami 2016

threat, Vesnina  needed to fight through qualifying just to reach the main draw of the Miami, but the veteran Russian caused one of the biggest shake-ups of the event thus far, outsteadying No.10 venus williams 6-0, 6-7(5), 6-2.

"That was a great match, great fight," she told Andrew Krasny during her on-court interview. "It's always an honor to play against Venus. She's a great champion. We played many times against each other and it's always been a pleasure to play her and it's always been a tough match-up.

"I'm really happy that I won today."

"I honestly was a little bit shocked after the first set, thinking, 'Ok, what's going on?'"

The second set was a more even affair; though Vesnina took what appeared to be a decisive break in the seventh game, Venus broke back at the eleventh hour, saving a match point on the Russian's serve at 5-4.

"Even when I was up 5-3, I felt Venus was playing better and better and she raised her level up."

Pushing the second set into a tie-break, the momentum swung back and forth before Venus swept the final two points, ensuring that the crowd would see a final set.

"She was serving incredibly; on the tie-break she played at a very high level of tennis."

Ana Ivanovic vs timea Bacsinszky . Order of play 26 march 2016

Ana Ivanovic vs timea Bacsinszky
Head-to-head: Ivanovic leads 2 1 

Key Stat: Ivanovic had reached the round of 16 here four years running before losing to Sabine Lisicki in the third round last year. 
Both Ana Ivanovic and timea Bacsinszky  are searching for character wins to build on in 2016, and their fourth career battle could be the perfect psychological tonic for Saturday's eventual winner. Ivanovic and Bacsinszky have combined to go 1-6 against the Top 20 thus far this season, but the winner of this match will surely benefit from a bit of confidence that could spark the beginning of a deep run. The Serb leads the pair's head-to-head by 2-1, but two of their three encounters have gone the distance. Bacsinszky has done a nice job of turning her season around in the last month. The Swiss has won five of seven after stumbling out of the gates to a 1-6 start. Will it be blossoming Bacsinszky who emerges, or will Ivanovic punch her ticket to the round of 16 with a much-needed win?

Dominika cibulkova sexy. The best pic

jueves, 24 de marzo de 2016

Ana Ivanovic advances to third round in Miami open 2016

Radwanska win's in an hour and eight minutes. Miami open 2016

In a typically polished display,radwanska pulled out all the usual party pieces  to wrap up a 6-0, 6-1 victory in an hour and eight minutes.

"I'm just very happy with that win, maybe the score was not showing everything that was happening on the court," Radwanska said. "But I think it was a great start and a couple of tight games at the beginning of both sets was the key."

Cornet's appearance at Crandon Park came as a surprise to most, having announced only last month that she was set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines. And Radwanska certainly gave the Frenchwoman's fitness a thorough examination, pulling her to all corners of the court.

By the start of the second set, Cornet cut a beleaguered figure. When she ballooned a forehand long to drop serve early on, it was a case of damage limitation. Radwanska was in no mood for charity, racing through the final four games to register her 18th win of the season.

martes, 22 de marzo de 2016

Maria Sharapova in #LACMA museum. The original pic

Agnieszka radwanska in press conference. Miami open 2016

Serena Williams in press conference in Miami 2016

Daria kasatkina in round 2 in Miami 2016.

In the opening months of 2016, Kasatkina has been making great strides up the rankings, gatecrashing the Top 40 for the first time after her quarterfinal run in Indian Wells.

The young Russian carried this form into the early stages of her first-round meeting with Bondarenko, breaking three times to wrap up the first set in 27 minutes. When she then broke in the opening game of the second, a routine victory looked on the cards.

However, such thoughts were soon parked as Bondarenko capitalized on some uncharacteristically sloppy mistakes to level to contest in emphatic fashion. In the decider Kasatkina struck first, before exhibiting tremendous poise to hold onto her own serve in a titanic sixth game and close out a 6-2, 1-6, 6-2 victory.

lunes, 21 de marzo de 2016

Miami open 2016. Main draw singles

2016 WTA draw ceremony. Miami open

Miami Beach - The Lacoste flagship store on Lincoln Road buzzed with Miami Open fans as the WTA hosted their live draw ceremony. In typical Miami style, guests were greeted with tropical electronic music and scrumptious hors d’oeuvres. Local sports reporter Jim Berry of CBS welcomed event goers and introduced special guest players Dominika Cibulkova and Christina McHale. Dominika and Christina, with the help from audience members, used poker chips to randomly place the seeds on the women’s board. The event was a great success and gave participants a peek at the Miami Open experience!

Food and Fun

Guests enjoyed champagne and a curated grenadine grapefruit drink as the resident Lacoste DJ played tunes that had the crowd moving to the South Florida beat. The energy and music could’ve been mistaken for that of the nearby Ultra Music Festival happening in downtown Miami. Why so much fun for a draw ceremony you ask? Because The Miami Open understands our guests are both lifestyle enthusiasts AND tennis fans. You’re sure to see fun both on and off the court starting tomorrow at Crandon Tennis park in Key Biscayne!

Miami open 2016. Tournament info.


TIER: Premier
PRIZE MONEY: $6,134,605

DIRECTOR: Adam Barrett

Miami is one of the most glamorous and upbeat cities in the world, which is why it is the perfect host for the Miami Open presented by Itaú - the largest tennis event in the world outside of the Grand Slams.

A combined ATP/WTA two-week extravaganza in March, this Premier Mandatory event was first held in Delray Beach in 1985. After moving to Boca Raton in 1986, it settled in its permanent home in Miami's Key Biscayne in 1987 - its 30-acre facility eventually becoming known as the Tennis Center at Crandon Park.

Serena Williams became one of just four players in the Open Era with at least seven titles at one event by capturing Miami yet again in 2014. Victoria Azarenka, Kim Clijsters, five-time champ Steffi Graf, Martina Hingis, Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario, Monica Seles and Venus Williams also have multiple Miami Open titles. Jana Novotna has the Miami doubles record with seven titles.

Miami has twice been honored as the WTA Premier Tournament Of The Year - in 1995 and 2004.