Main-draw action gets under way at the Miami Open.
WTA Staff
March 20, 2018

GRANDSTAND

Starting at 12 noon

Christina MCHALE (USA) v Kaia KANEPI (EST)

Beatriz HADDAD MAIA (BRA) v Heather WATSON (GBR)

[WC] Amanda ANISIMOVA (USA) v WANG Qiang (CHN)

[WC] Bernarda PERA (USA) v Lara ARRUABARRENA (ESP)

COURT 1

After 1 ATP match

Not before 11am
Lesia TSURENKO (UKR) v [WC] Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (AUS)

Aliaksandra SASNOVICH (BLR) v Kristyna PLISKOVA (CZE)

[WC] Claire LIU (USA) v [WC] Whitney OSUIGWE (USA)

Aleksandra KRUNIC (SRB) v Maria SAKKARI (GRE)

COURT 2

After 1 ATP match

Not before 11am
Johanna LARSSON (SWE) v Katerina SINIAKOVA (CZE)

Kateryna BONDARENKO (UKR) v Alison VAN UYTVANCK (BEL)

Mona BARTHEL (GER) v Timea BABOS (HUN)

Kirsten FLIPKENS (BEL) v Mihaela BUZARNESCU (ROU)

MATCH POINTS

A wildcard has reached the Round of 16 or better 11 times, including Watson in 2016 and Tomljanovic in 2013.

Haddad Maia and Watson met last month in Acapulco for the first time; the Brazilian beat the Brit in three sets, 7-5, 4-6, 6-1.

McHale and Kanepi have met twice before - both in 2014, both on hard courts. The American won 6-1, 2-6, 6-4 in Acapulco; the Estonian won 7-6(5), 7-6(0) in Miami.

Osuigwe is the youngest player in the main draw, aged 15.

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Buzarnescu, Osuigwe, and Pera are all appearing at Miami for the first time, while Liu is making her main draw debut.

Bondarenko has played and beaten Van Uytvanck twice before - both times on hard courts, most recently at Indian Wells in 2016.

The top 32 seeds all receive first-round byes this year.