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Miami Open Update: Djokovic, Swiatek, Alcaraz, Sabalenka, Medvedev, Sinner & Osaka Amongst Star-Studded Line-Up





World No. 1s Novak Djokovic and Iga Swiatek will headline this year’s Miami Open presented by Itaú, taking place at the iconic Hard Rock Stadium, March 17 – 31, with the world’s top ranked ATP and WTA players on the entry list.


Owner of a record-breaking 24 Grand-Slam titles, Djokovic returns to the Miami Open for the first time since 2019 as he looks to add to his remarkable tally of six Miami Opens and claim his first title of the 2024 season.


Swiatek, who consolidated her position at the top of the WTA rankings with a straight-sets win over last year’s Miami Open runner-up Elena Rybakina in the Qatar final last weekend, is seeking a second Miami Open title, having previously triumphed in 2022, beating four-time Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka in the final.


Defending champion Petra Kvitova is not playing this year, having announced her pregnancy at the start of the year. Kvitova will have plenty of inspiration for making a speedy return to the court with new mom Osaka playing in Miami this year. Having returned to competition only six months after having her daughter Shai, she enjoyed her first back-to-back wins since her return in Qatar last week, beating world No.20 Caroline Garcia in the first round.


Defending men’s champion Danill Medvedev and finalist Jannik Sinner are back, with Sinner having reversed the result of last year's Miami Open final at the 2024 Australian Open, where he came back from two sets down to become the first Italian man to win a Grand Slam title since 1976 and is undefeated since on a 12-match win streak.


World No. 2s Aryna Sabalenka and 2022 Champion Carlos Alcaraz, are both returning to the Miami Open with reclaiming their No.1 rankings at the top of the agenda. Sabalenka started her year emphatically, repeating as Australian Open champion, this time without dropping a set. Alcaraz, who at age 20 already has a Wimbledon and US Open title, four ATP Masters 1000 and a half dozen other titles to his name, will be looking to get back into the winner’s circle for the first time in 2024. 


Leading the home challenge are Florida residents Coco Gauff, Jessica Pegula and Madison Keys, sitting at No.3, No.5 and No.16 on the WTA rankings with Taylor Fritz, Tommy Paul, Frances Tiafoe and Ben Shelton at No.10, 14, 15 and 16 on the ATP rankings, all in with a chance of becoming the first American singles champions at the Miami Open since Sloane Stephens and John Isner won in 2018.


Gauff, the global superstar from Delray Beach, Fla. Who turns 20 on March 13, won the Miami Open doubles title with Pegula last year, before going on to win the US Open singles title. She sits at a career high ranking singles ranking of No. 3.


Known for its world-class fan experience, the Miami Open presented by Itaú will again welcome tennis fans to Hard Rock Stadium, complete with the only tennis stadium court in an NFL venue, and its sprawling campus in Miami Gardens. Boasting more than 30 of Miami’s leading restaurants and bars, organizers will once again aim to infuse tennis with the iconic culture of Miami through award-winning culinary offerings.  


The year’s edition of the Miami Open presented by Itaú will also feature more on-court action for fans than ever before. Taking place in the second week, the Miami Open Wheelchair Invitational and Major League Pickleball Showcase are also new additions to the program, marking the first time both events will take place at any 1000 series tournament.    


For a full list of tournament sponsors and for ticket information, please visit www.miamiopen.com  


By ML Staff. Images courtesy of Miami Open presented by Itaú



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