viernes, 24 de marzo de 2017

Lucie Safarova win's over daria Gavrilova into Miami open 2017. The best moments

Dominika cibulkova advances to third round of the Miami open 2017 . Veronica cepede royg out

MIAMI, FL, USA
Dominika cibulkova fought past a spirited challenge from Paraguayan qualifier Veronica cepede royg  to book a spot into the Miami open third round.

"I just stayed aggressive," she said after the match. "It was my first match here, so it was pretty hot and it wasn't easy conditions. But I made it through. I'd never played her before, so that's always a new experience. I'm glad I got the job done."

With a score line that belied the titanic struggle in the pair's hour-and-a-half encounter, Cibulkova emerged victorious 6-3, 6-2 after more than an hour and a half on court.

Karolina Pliskova advances lo third round of the Miami open 2017

MIAMI, FL, USA
Karolina Pliskova  wrapped up her straight sets win over Madison brengle in just under an hour to move into the third round of the Miami open 2017, 6-1, 6-3.

"I had this last year as well - I did semis last year and then I lost in first round here," she said. "So I just want to change this. I know I struggle after I do a good result in one tournament and then coming to a different tournament after.

"I think I'm in good shape this year, so hopefully I can change it in this tournament, to not lose in the first round."

jueves, 23 de marzo de 2017

Sorana cirstea advances into Miami open 2017. Monica Puig out

MIAMI, FL, USA
Sorana cirstea  produced a barrage of big hitting off the ground to defeat Olympic Gold medalist Monica Puig, 6-2, 6-4, to emerge victorious in the first WTA night match of the Miami open.

"Everyone knows I was out of the game with shoulder injuries," Cirstea said during her on-court interview. "Now it's a privilege and I'm very lucky to back here playing night sessions in Miami on the center court."

Ashleigh Barty win's over bouchard into Miami open 2017.

MIAMI, FL, USA
Ashleigh Barty  picked up her first singles victory at the Miami open in style, downing eugenie Bouchard  in three sets to set up a second-round clash with her countrywoman Samantha Stosur.

"It was a little bit scratchy today, but I'm happy to come through in the end and get a chance to play a second round here," Barty told the crowd after the match.

"I love Miami and it's the first time I've ever played singles here. So it's certainly nice to play on a beautiful center court like this."

miércoles, 22 de marzo de 2017

Angelique Kerber in press conference. Miami 2017

Accepting the ups and downs…
"I think you cannot play one year at the top level. You always have up and downs. I had it last year as well but I was not making a big deal of it. I'm still feeling good on court of course, and you just have to go out and play your best tennis. The others they would have nothing to lose against you, and this is a completely new situation for me."

On feeling no pressure at World No.1…
"No, I think the pressure is not there anymore, I think it's more like motivation for going out there and playing again my tennis. I know the situation already and it's more going out, playing tough again and having my feeling back.

"Of course, nobody has nothing to lose against me. But, it's actually a good challenge for me. It's a completely new challenge, but I think that I'm ready for that."

Karolina Pliskova into press conference. Miami open 2017

On backing up her Indian Wells results…
"I had this last year as well - I did semis last year and then I lost in first round here. So I just want to change this. I know I struggle after I do a good result in one tournament and then coming to a different tournament after.

"Obviously there is not much time as I would like to have to practice, but still I have three days. I'm starting on Thursday so I'm just trying to get ready. I think I'm in good shape this year, so hopefully I can change it in this tournament, to not lose in the first round."

Dominika Cibulkova in press conference. Miami 2017

On coming back to Miami, which was the springboard to her career…
"From the first time I played here as a tournament, it was my favorite tournament. And it still is, because I have so many great memories here at this tournament.

"I can't forget some of the matches I've played here. The first time I was 18 years old, and I played here a third round against elena dementieva. That was the first big match for me, and I lost in three sets. Actually this match was a turning point, when I realized I could really play with the best of the best. Since that I beat radwanska  here to reach Top 10 for the first time. So, I really have great memories."

Dominika Cibulkova in press conference. Miami 2017

On coming back to Miami, which was the springboard to her career…
"From the first time I played here as a tournament, it was my favorite tournament. And it still is, because I have so many great memories here at this tournament.

"I can't forget some of the matches I've played here. The first time I was 18 years old, and I played here a third round against elena dementieva. That was the first big match for me, and I lost in three sets. Actually this match was a turning point, when I realized I could really play with the best of the best. Since that I beat radwanska  here to reach Top 10 for the first time. So, I really have great memories."

Miami open kid's day 2017. The best moments.

MIAMI, FL, USA
South Florida's own Monica Puig took to Crandon Park to have fun with the next generation of tennis stars at the Miami Open Kid's Day.

The Olympic Gold medalist was joined by Asb Classic champion lauren davis and ATP stars Jack Sock and Grigor Dimitrov, as well as legendary tennis coach Nick Bollettieri. Hundreds of kids got the chance to learn tennis from the professionals with interactive drills across eight different stations.

"If you do everything you can and give everything you have, then you're a winner," Bollettieri told the kids. "That's the attitude. No matter the result, you're a winner."