Rain forced organizers to postpone Tuesday’s matches at the Miami Open tennis Tournament at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. Three-time champion Victoria Azarenka and Bianca Andreescu will open up Stadium play Wednesday.
Tennis star Rafael Nadal,the world No. 2, withdrew from the Miami Open for the second year in a row with an injury. Sunday night, fifth-ranked Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina, another crowd favorite, pulled out.
Naomi Osaka, the No. 1 women’s tennis player in the world who is of Japanese-Haitian heritage, said a recent trip to Haiti had a profound effect on her. She will be among the favorites at the upcoming Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium.
Martina Navratilova wrote an op-ed piece for the Sunday Times Of London that has angered many in the LGBTQ community that once embraced her. But Navratilova is saying something about fairness that is worth discussing.
The Miami Open tennis tournament is moving to Hard Rock Stadium in 2019 after 30 years in Key Biscayne, Florida. Despite initial skepticism from fans, ticket sales are ahead of pace. Construction on the site is well underway.
Florida Department of Law Enforcement says Michael Watters of Seminole County stole thousands by using the identities of pro athletes like Miami Dolphins’ Jason Taylor and Zach Thomas, tennis’ Jennifer Capriati and Backstreet Boys’ Howie Dorough.
Ulyana Shirokova, a 5-foot-9 freshman from Russia, and Dominika Paterova, who is 5-8 and from the Czech Republic, are helping boost the University of Miami Hurricanes as the NCAA tennis playoffs get set to begin at various sites on May 11.