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Stats Corner: Indian Wells-Miami Double

Victoria Azarenka is trying to join Steffi Graf and Kim Clijsters as the only players to capture Indian Wells and Miami in the same year.

Published March 21, 2016 12:12

Stats Corner: Indian Wells-Miami Double
Steffi Graf

MIAMI, FL, USA - Two of the WTA's biggest events of the year, Indian Wells and Miami, follow each other on the calendar. Winning one of them is tough enough, for they attract elite fields and with their almost two-week durations feature a similar grind to a Grand Slam. But winning both the same season is exceptionally hard, as evidenced by the fact only three players have pulled it off. Victoria Azarenka became the first to pull off the Sunshine Double since Kim Clijsters in 2005.

Here is a list of how each Indian Wells titlist ended up doing in Miami:

Year Indian Wells Champ Miami Result
1989 Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière R32
1990 Martina Navratilova DNP
1991 Martina Navratilova DNP
1992 Monica Seles QF
1993 Mary Joe Fernandez QF
1994 Steffi Graf W
1995 Mary Joe Fernandez DNP
1996 Steffi Graf W
1997 Lindsay Davenport R16
1998 Martina Hingis SF
1999 Serena Williams R-Up
2000 Lindsay Davenport R-Up
2001 Serena Williams QF
2002 Daniela Hantuchova R64
2003 Kim Clijsters R-Up
2004 Justine Henin DNP
2005 Kim Clijsters W
2006 Maria Sharapova R-Up
2007 Daniela Hantuchova R32
2008 Ana Ivanovic R32
2009 Vera Zvonareva R32
2010 Jelena Jankovic R16
2011 Caroline Wozniacki R16
2012 Victoria Azarenka QF
2013 Maria Sharapova F
2014 Flavia Pennetta 3R
2015 Simona Halep SF
2016 Victoria Azarenka W

 

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