Eight-time Miami Open champion Serena Williams received a wildcard into the event's final fortnight in Crandon Park, joining World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki and defending champ Johanna Konta; check out the full entry list right here on wtatennis.com!
WTA Staff
February 7, 2018

MIAMI, FL, USA - 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams is slated to return to the 2018 Miami Open for its farewell tournament at the Crandon Park Tennis Center.

In the final event on Key Biscayne prior to moving to a state-of-the-art facility at Hard Rock Stadium in 2019, the Miami Open’s 2018 official acceptance lists include 75 of the top 76 ranked women.

Williams, who has won a record eight Miami Open singles titles, was granted a wildcard into the 2018 tournament. Following her Open Era record 23rd career Grand Slam title at the 2017 Australian Open, Williams missed the remainder of the season while preparing for the birth of her daughter, Alexis Olympia.

The player field features reigning Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki, who regained the World No.1 ranking following her first Grand Slam title in Melbourne.

Whether you are looking to see a future Hall of Famer, a multiple Grand Slam champion, or a rising star, all will be on display at the Crandon Park Tennis Center during the event’s two weeks, March 19-April 1.

The women’s field for 2018 is equally impressive featuring seven-time Grand Slam Champion Venus Williams, five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova, two-time Grand Slam winner and defending Wimbledon champion Garbiñe Muguruza, reigning French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko, 2017 US Open winner Sloane Stephens, Olympic Gold Medalist and Miami native Monica Puig, and two-time Grand Slam winner Angelique Kerber.

Check out the full entry list here:

Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)

Simona Halep (ROU)

Elina Svitolina (UKR)

Garbiñe Mugaruza (ESP)

Karoilina Pliskova (CZE)

Jelena Ostapenko (LAT)

Caroline Garcia (FRA)

Venus Williams (USA)

Angelique Kerber (GER)

Julia Goerges (GER)

Johanna Konta (GBR)

Sloane Stephens (USA)

Kristina Mladenovic (FRA)

Madison Keys (USA)

Anastasija Sevastova (LAT)

Ashleigh Barty (AUS)

Coco Vandeweghe (USA)

Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK)

Svetlana Kuznetsova (SVK)

Elise Mertens (BEL)

Petra Kvitova (CZE)

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)

Elena Vesnina (RUS)

Daria Kasatkina (RUS)

Barbora Strycova (CZE)

Daria Gavrilova (AUS)

Anett Kontaveit (EST)

Kiki Bertens (NED)

Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP)

Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)

Lucie Safarova (CZE)

Shuai Peng (CHN)

Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)

Shuai Zhang (CHN)

Timea Babos (HUN)

Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)

Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU)

Sorana Cirstea (ROU)

Alizé Cornet (FRA)

Lesia Tsurenko (UKR)

Maria Sharapova (RUS)

Timea Bacsinszky (SUI)

Mihaela Buzarnescu (ROU)

Samantha Stosur (AUS)

Qiang Wang (CHN)

Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR)

Aleksandra Krunic (SRB)

Catherine Bellis (USA)

Katerina Siniakova (CZE)

Donna Vekic (CRO)

Naomi Osaka (JPN)

Carina Witthoeft (GER)

Monica Puig (PUR)

Marketa Vondrousova (CZE)

Zarina Diyas (KAZ)

Magda Linette (POL)

Petra Martic (CRO)

Tatjana Maria (GER)

Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA)

Maria Sakkari (GRE)

Camila Giorgi (ITA)

Lauren Davis (USA)

Margarita Gasparyan (RUS)**

Aryna Sabalenka (BLR)

Ana Konjuh (CRO)

Kateryna Kozlova (UKR)

Kaia Kanepi (EST)

Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO)

Varvara Lepchenko (USA)

Kirsten Flipkens (BEL)

Su-Wei Hsieh  (TPE)

Christina McHale (USA)

Belinda Bencic (SUI)

Heather Watson (GBR)

Mona Barthel (GER)

Kristyna Pliskova (CZE)

Serena Williams (USA)

**Protected Ranking No.62

Tickets to the 2018 Miami Open are on sale now and can be purchased by phone (305-442-3367) or online at www.miamiopen.com. An exhilarating two weeks of tennis, fashion, food and fun conclude with the women’s final on Saturday, March 31 and the men’s final on Sunday, April 1.