There was qualifying disappointment for two British hopefuls in Miami as the big guns moved through in the opening round.
WTA Staff

MIAMI, FL, USA - It was a bad day in the opening round of qualifying for two of Britain's hopes in the Miami Open as Katie Swan and Naomi Broady fell at the first hurdle.

British No.3 Broady lost 7-5, 6-4 to New Zealand's Marina Erakovic in what was expected to be a close match with only 15 places between the pair in the WTA rankings.

It was a similarly tight affair in the match between Swan and Risa Ozaki, the Japanese winning 6-3, 6-3, although the discrepancy in the rankings of over 250 places meant that this was somewhat of a more expected result.

Elsewhere, WTA Insider reported a popular victory for 15-year-old Anastasia Potapova over rising Greek star Maria Sakkari and in-form second seed Magda Linette survived a second set blip to overcome Asia Muhammad in three tight sets.

There were also notable wins for Donna Vekic (d. Kayla Day 4-6, 6-2, 6-4), Varvara Lepchenko (d. Silvia Soler-Espinosa 7-5, 6-1), Madison Brengle (d. Sachia Vickery 6-1, 6-2) , Mona Barthel (d. Jaqueline Cristian 6-1, 6-1) and Francesca Schiavone (d. Kateryna Kozlova 6-3, 6-0).