Miami Open, FL, US, Premier WTA

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  1. Moxie

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    DATE: 27 Mar 2016 - 3 Apr 2016
    SURFACE: HARD
    PRIZE MONEY: $6,134,605
    FIELD SIZE: 96
    DEFENDING CHAMPION: Serena Williams

    Seeds:
    1. Serena Williams
    2. Angelique Kerber
    3. Simona Halep
    4. Agnieszka Radwanska
    5. Garbiñe Muguruza
    6. Carla Suarez Navarro
    7. Petra Kvitova
    8. Lucie Safarova
    9. Belinda Bencic
    10. Venus Williams
    11. Karolina Pliskova
    12. Timea Bacinszky
    13. Roberta Vinci
    14. Svetlana Kuznetsova
    15. Caroline Wozniacki
    16. Jelena Jankovic
    17. Ana Ivanovic
    18. Elina Svitolina
    19. Sara Errani
    20. Andrea Petkovic
    21. Madison Keys
    22. Sloane Stephens
    23. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
    24. Sam Stosur
    25. Shuai Peng
    26. Johanna Konta
    27. Anna Karolina Smiedlova
    28. Kristina Mladenovic
    29. Ekaterina Makarova
    30. Sabine Lisicki
    31. Daria Gavrilova
    32. Irina-Camelia Begu
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    About Miami:

    Greater Miami is the 4th largest metropolitan area in the US, and a great host to cultural and sporting events. It has a Fashion Week, an Art Basel and a big music industry. Art-Deco South Beach is the place to see and be seen. Boutique hotels, high-end restaurants. Bring your bling.

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    The conditions in Miami are faster than IW,should suit players like Serena,Garbine,Kvitova,Venus Williams,Pliskova.Will wait to see the draw first before making any selections.
     
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    My understanding is that the conditions are slower. Certainly the weather makes them slower. The humidity keeps the balls from flying as they do in the dry desert air.
     
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    IW has a higher bounce than Miami,I still feel Miami is a faster court
     
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    This is fairly wide open IMO. Should be a good tournament with a really strong field. Looking forward to it.

     
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    Draw Part 1

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    Draw Part 2:

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    Genie looks like she's going to be the first prominent casualty.
     
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    ...and she's gone. Lucie Hradecka bt Genie Bouchard 6-4 3-6 6-2
     
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    Results Wire - Miami Round 1

    Julia Goerges (GER) d [26] Samantha Stosur (AUS) | 3 - 6 | 6 - 1 | 6 - 4 | MATCH STATS
    [WC] Heather Watson (GBR) d [20] Sloane Stephens (USA) | 6 - 3 | 6 - 0 | MATCH STATS
    Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) d [11] Lucie Safarova (CZE) | 6 - 2 | 6 - 3 | MATCH STATS
    [16] Ana Ivanovic (SRB) d Teliana Pereira (BRA) | 6 - 3 | 6 - 0 | MATCH STATS
    [5] Simona Halep (ROU) d Daria Kasatkina (RUS) | 6 - 3 | 7 - 5 | MATCH STATS
    [19] Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) d Margarita Gasparyan (RUS) | 6 - 3 | 6 - 1 | MATCH STATS
    Madison Brengle (USA) d [28] Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK) | 7 - 5 | 6 - 4 | MATCH STATS
    [3] Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d Alizé Cornet (FRA) | 6 - 0 | 6 - 1 | MATCH STATS
    [23] Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) d Vania King (USA) | 7 - 5 | 6 - 2 | MATCH STATS
    [12] Elina Svitolina (UKR) d Shuai Zhang (CHN) | 6 - 3 | 6 - 0 | MATCH STATS
    [8] Petra Kvitova (CZE) d Irina Falconi (USA) | 6 - 1 | 6 - 4 | MATCH STATS
    [30] Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) d Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) | 3 - 6 | 6 - 4 | 6 - 3 | MATCH STATS
    Zarina Diyas (KAZ) d [31] Daria Gavrilova (AUS) | 7 - 5 | 6 - 3 | MATCH STATS
    [1] Serena Williams (USA) d Christina Mchale (USA) | 6 - 3 | 5 - 7 | 6 - 2 | MATCH STATS
    [15] Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) d Carina Witthoeft (GER) | 6 - 3 | 4 - 6 | 6 - 4 | MATCH STATS
    Caroline Garcia (FRA) d [21] Andrea Petkovic (GER) | 7 - 6 (5) | 3 - 6 | 7 - 6 (2) | MATCH STATS
     
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    Serena pushed to a deciding set by McHale. @Moxie mentioned how much McHale had improved. Good call.
     
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    [3] Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d Alizé Cornet (FRA) | 6 - 0 | 6 - 1

     
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    [WC] Heather Watson (GBR) d [20] Sloane Stephens (USA) | 6 - 3 | 6 - 0



    That's a good scalp for Heather Watson, Sloane has been playing well recently.
     
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    [1] Serena Williams (USA) d Christina Mchale (USA) | 6 - 3 | 5 - 7 | 6 - 2

     
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    [5] Simona Halep (ROU) d Daria Kasatkina (RUS) | 6 - 3 | 7 - 5



    Simona beginning to feel her way back into a bit of form after a torrid start to the season.
     
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    Serena was quite sluggish in her match against McHale,Serena is going for her ninth title in Miami
     
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    [4] Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) d Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) | 6 - 7 (3) | 6 - 3 | 7 - 5 | MATCH STATS
    [WC] Nicole Gibbs (USA) d [27] Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) | 6 - 2 | 6 - 4 | MATCH STATS
    Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) d [29] Sabine Lisicki (GER) | 6 - 4 | 1 - 6 | 7 - 6 (2) | MATCH STATS
    [Q] Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) d [7] Belinda Bencic (SUI) | 4 - 1 | RET MATCH STATS
    [9] Roberta Vinci (ITA) d Lucie Hradecka (CZE) | 1 - 6 | 6 - 4 | 7 - 6 (5) | MATCH STATS
    [22] Madison Keys (USA) d Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) | 6 - 4 | 6 - 2 | MATCH STATS
    [Q] Elena Vesnina (RUS) d [10] Venus Williams (USA) | 6 - 0 | 6 - 7 (5) | 6 - 2 | MATCH STATS
    [Q] Magda Linette (POL) d [18] Jelena Jankovic (SRB) | 1 - 0 | RET MATCH STATS
    [32] Monica Niculescu (ROU) d Shuai Peng (CHN) | 6 - 1 | 3 - 6 | 6 - 0 | MATCH STATS
    Coco Vandeweghe (USA) d [6] Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) | 6 - 4 | 6 - 2 | MATCH STATS
    [WC] Naomi Osaka (JPN) d [14] Sara Errani (ITA) | 6 - 1 | 6 - 3 | MATCH STATS
    [Q] Kiki Bertens (NED) d [25] Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) | 6 - 1 | 4 - 6 | 6 - 1 | MATCH STATS
    Timea Babos (HUN) d [17] Karolina Pliskova (CZE) | 5 - 7 | 6 - 2 | 7 - 6 | MATCH STATS
    [2] Angelique Kerber (GER) d Barbora Strycova (CZE) | 6 - 1 | 6 - 1 | MATCH STATS

    Dominika Cibulkova falls short at the business end of another tight match. She's struggled in the clutch since that tight loss to Sloane Stephens earlier in the year.

    I guess Venus Williams is the biggest name casualty for some, but Carla Suarez Navarro and Sara Errani also got early exit tickets.

    Johanna Konta is looking like she will join the winners - in the process of closing out her second round in straight sets.
     
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    Karolina Pliskova getting beaten by Timea Babos is also a surprise.
     
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    The Venus match was very up and down. She was having one of her bad days. Muguruza d. Cibulkova was entertaining. Good win by Garbiñe, who hasn't always gotten out of holes, of late.
     
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