2021 WTA Tour Players to Watch – Bianca Andreescu

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It might seem strange to include Bianca Andreescu in our 2021 WTA Tour Players to Watch series. After all, she took the tennis world by storm in 2019 culminating her first grand Slam at the US Open. However, she hasn’t been seen since pulling out of the WTA tour finals that year with a knee […] READ MORE


Serena vs Venus Williams: 1999 Miami Open Final

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Serena and Venus Williams are two of the best ever players and have faced each other. The pair have contested plenty of  memorable matches since their first meeting in 1998. Here, Last Word on Tennis recounts their first meeting in a final–at the Miami Open in 1999.  Background The Williams sisters were both still teenagers […] READ MORE


Coronavirus and a Lost ATP Tour Season?

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Due to the global spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the ATP Tour has suspended play for the next six weeks, wiping out the Sunshine Double in Indian Wells and Miami as well as a number of smaller tournaments. But with 56 tournaments remaining on the ATP calendar and the pandemic showing no signs of abating […] READ MORE


Miami Open Latest Tournament Cancelled Due to Coronavirus

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The Miami Open has become the latest sporting event cancelled due to the growing outbreak of the coronavirus, declared a pandemic Wednesday by the World Health Organisation, with the ATP Tour suspending play for the next six weeks. This move, which follows the earlier abandoning of the Indian Wells Masters, had been anticipated for some […] READ MORE



Federer cuts Isner down to size in Miami final

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Roger Federer beat an ailing John Isner 6-1 6-4 to capture his fourth Miami Open title. The Swiss was in full flight from the off at the Hard Rock Stadium, breaking the American’s serve three times as he raced through the opening set, winning it 6-1 inside 24 minutes. Federer added a little extra salt […] READ MORE


Ashleigh Barty – Grand Slam champion?

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Australia’s Ashleigh Barty stepped on to court for the Miami Open final, the biggest of her life, already assured of a place in the top ten when the rankings are updated on Monday. But she proceeded to put the perfect seal on that ascent by dismantling world #5 Karolina Pliskova in straight sets, 7-6 6-3, […] READ MORE


Miami Open Final to Feature Clash of Styles

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When Karolina Pliskova and Ashleigh Barty step out on to the Hard Rock Stadium court to contest the Miami Open final, they will bring with them very different styles of tennis. Pliskova had to really battle her way into the final. She was a set down to Alize Cornet in the third round, and a […] READ MORE


Miami Open Tennis: Grading The Tournament Experience

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Tennis super-agent and IMG vice president of tennis Max Eisenbud walked around the grounds of the Miami Open this week working up a sweat and asking friends what they thought of the new location. It was an important question for the Masters 1000/WTA Premier Mandatory event, which had been essentially kicked out of its dog-eared […] READ MORE


John Isner can Defend his Miami Open Title

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World #9, 33-year-old American John Isner stayed under the radar to capture his first Masters Series 1000 Title in Miami last season. It’s unsurprising that his pre-tournament stance was to downplay his chances of defending his title: “I do know that, look, odds are, I probably won’t defend this title.” He could be made to […] READ MORE