Victoria Azarenka, a 6-2, 7-5 winner of Thursday night’s late match against second-ranked Angelique Kerber, will battle Svetlana Kuznetsova in Saturday's final. Kerber won the 2016 Australian Open and Azarenka is coming off a title at Indian Wells (California).
On Thursday night, dressed in a sleeveless basketball-style tank top and a thick gold chain (with a cross that flew off early in the match), Kyrgios imposed his aggressive style on the big-serving Raonic and became the first Australian since Lleyton Hewitt 14 years ago to reach the semifinals of this tournament.
Kei Nishikori and Gael Monfils, two of the most athletic players on tour, battled for two and a half hours in the most thrilling match of the tournament thus far. Nishikori will advance to the semifinals.
It took two hours before 30-year-old Svetlana Kuznetsova, shook off Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland 7-5, 6-3. Kuznetsova, the 2006 champion in Key Biscayne, is ranked No. 19 and was not considered a favorite coming into the tournament. In fact, she is the lowest-ranked finalist since No. 38 Kim Clijsters won the title in 2005.
Former world No. 1 player Roger Federer addresses several topics at the Miami Open in Key Biscayne on Thursday, March 24, 2016, including his recent knee surgery and outlook for the tournament. Video by Mario Mateo.
Third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland, speaking at the Miami Open on Key Biscayne on Thursday, March 24, 2016, talks about her outlook at the tournament and also addresses equal pay for men and women in tennis. Video by Mario Mateo
World No. 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic apologizes at the Miami Open for comments he made earlier in the week over equal pay for women in tennis. Billie Jean King and Chris Evert also addressed the issue in a separate conference. Video by Charles Trainor Jr.