Miami Open (WTA)

17 Mar 2024 - 31 Mar 2024
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About Miami Open (WTA)

Miami Open (WTA) Introduction


Miami Open (WTA)
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The Miami Open is a professional tennis tournament that takes place every year in Miami, Florida, USA. The competition has both men’s and women’s events, and is staged during March every year. On the women’s circuit, the Miami Open is a WTA-1000 event. It is played on the outdoor hard courts of the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.


The Miami Open is also called the ‘Miami Open Presented by Itau’ due to sponsorship reasons, and is played at Miami Gardens annually. While the WTA singles draw has 128 participants, the doubles draw comprises 32 pairs. The Miami Open WTA has a prize money of $8,770,480 for the 2024 edition.


The 2024 WTA Miami Open will be held from March 17-31. The Miami Open is the second of two competitions that are part of the esteemed ‘Sunshine Double’, and it remains one of the most sought after titles apart from the Grand Slams. The current women’s defending champions from 2023 are Petra Kvitova in singles and Coco Gauff/Jessica Pegula in doubles.


Miami Open (WTA) History

The idea of starting the Miami Open was originally conceived in the 1960s, when several professional tennis players toured the region. Between 1987 and 2018, the Miami Open was played at Key Biscayne, Florida before moving to the Miami Gardens. The first edition of the women’s event was held in 1985, with Martina Navratilova emerging as the champion in the women’s singles.


The Miami Open was officially founded by former player Butch Buchholz, the executive director of the ATP. Organized in Delray Beach at the time, the prize money of the tournament stood at $1.8 million. Some of the primary sponsors over the years include Lipton, Sony Ericsson as well as NASDAQ.


Miami Open 2024 (WTA) Schedule

The 2024 WTA Miami Open is being held from the 17th of March until the 31st of March. On the women’s side, all the top players in the world are scheduled to participate in the competition. Here is the schedule for the women’s events:


DateEvent
March 17Singles Qualifying
March 18Singles Qualifying
March 19Singles Round-1
March 20Singles Round-1
March 21Singles Round-2, Doubles Round-1
March 22Singles Round-2, Doubles Round-1
March 23Singles Round-3, Doubles Round-2
March 24Singles Round-3, Doubles Round-2
March 25Singles Round-4, Doubles Quarterfinals
March 26Singles Quarterfinals, Doubles Quarterfinals
March 27Singles Quarterfinals, Doubles Semifinals
March 28Singles Semifinals
March 29Doubles Semifinals
March 30Singles Final
March 31Doubles Final


Miami Open 2024 (WTA) Venue

The 2024 Miami Open is being played at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. It is a multi-purpose stadium that hosts a plethora of sports including tennis and American football. It plays host to the Miami Dolphins NFL team, as well as the Miami Hurricanes NCAA College Football setup.


The Hard Rock Stadium is in Miami Gardens - a small city in the Miami-Dade County of Florida. It has a capacity of over 14,000 for tennis and over 64,000 for American football. The arena has played host to the Miami Open WTA tournament since 2019, after it moved from Key Biscayne. The cost of construction at that time was $115 million (over $315 million in today’s units) and it was opened in 1987.


Miami Open 2024 (WTA) Defending Champions

In the women’s singles, Petra Kvitova is the defending champion after winning the tournament by defeating Elena Rybakina 7-6 6-2 in the 2023 final. Coming to the women’s doubles, Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula won the title in 2023 with a straight sets victory.


(Image Credits: Getty Images)
(Image Credits: Getty Images)


Miami Open 2024 (WTA) Prize Money

The Miami Open offers equal prize money to both men and women, and has a total prize money allocation of over $8.5 million. However, there has been a reduction in prize money for winners and runners-up of the competition in comparison to 2023. Here is the breakdown of the WTA Miami Open 2024 earnings:


EventWinnerFinalistSemifinalistsQuarterfinalists
Singles$1,100,000$585,000$325,000$185,000
Doubles$447,300$236,800$127,170$63,600


Miami Open 2024 (WTA) Points Distribution

EventWinnerFinalistSemifinalistsQuarterfinalists
Singles1000 Points650 Points390 Points215 Points
Doubles1000 Points650 Points390 Points215 Points


Miami Open 2024 (WTA) Top Ranked Players

Singles:

Iga Swiatek - World No.1

Aryna Sabalenka - World No.2

Coco Gauff - World No.3

Elena Rybakina - World No.4

Jessica Pegula - World No.5

Ons Jabeur - World No.6

Zheng Qinwen - World No.7

Marketa Vondrousova - World No.8


Miami Open 2024 (WTA) Most Successful Players

In the women’s singles, Serena Williams is unsurprisingly the most successful player at the Miami Open Presented by Itau. She has won the competition on eight separate occasions. Coming to women’s doubles, Jana Novotna has won seven titles in Miami, making her the most decorated athlete on the doubles circuit.


Miami Open 2024 (WTA) Where to Watch

The official list of broadcasts and telecast channels for the 2024 WTA Miami Open is not available, as of the end of February. However, there is a set list provided by the WTA for the course of the tennis season:


WTA TV: Worldwide

SkySports/DAZN/beINSports: European Regions

Tennis Channel: USA

ESPN Latam: South American Regions

SportsMax: The Caribbean

SuperSport/New World TV: African Regions

beINSports: Australia


FAQs

A. The Miami Open WTA tournament is held at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, USA.

A. The first WTA Miami Open tournament was conducted in 1985, with Martina Navratilova emerging as the champion.

A. Serena Williams is the most successful player at the WTA Miami Open, with eight titles.

A. Petra Kvitova won the women’s singles in 2023, defeating Elena Rybakina in the final. Meanwhile, Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula beat Leylah Fernandez and Taylor Townsend in the women’s doubles to claim the trophy. Coincidentally, both finals were won with a scoreline of 7-6 6-2.

Last Modified Mar 7, 2024 07:00 GMT
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