Miami Open


Isner One Step Closer to Dream

By DownTheTee | March 30, 2018

By Jane Voigt March 30, 2018 — Maybe it’s karma. Or appropriate. Or fate. Whatever you’d like to label it, an American, John Isner, will be one finalist in Sunday’s men’s singles championship match on the last day Crandon Park on Key Biscayne will host the Miami Open. What could be better? Well, that he…


John Isner Is On The Verge of His Biggest Win

By DownTheTee | March 29, 2018

By Jane Voigt March 29, 2018 — John Isner is hard to miss. At six-feet-ten inches tall he towers over just about anyone unless an N.B.A. team is around. But when he first came on the pro tennis scene, right after graduating in 2007 from The University of Georgia, he wasn’t a big draw. That all…


Venus in Miami, A Story That Keeps On Giving

By DownTheTee | March 28, 2018

By Jane Voigt March 28, 2018 — Venus Williams is a three-time Miami Open winner, with her first title dating back to 1998. Tonight the legend plays Danielle Collins in the quarterfinals. The University of Virginia graduate and two-time N.C.A.A. singles champion imitated Venus, as a girl growing up on public tennis courts in St. Petersburg,…


#NextGen Will Be Part of Miami Open Semifinals

By DownTheTee | March 27, 2018

By Jane Voigt March 27, 2018 — The last time a player outside the so-called Big Four won the men’s singles at the Miami Open was 2010. Andy Roddick raised the trophy then. So with Roddick retired and those four elite men out — Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray —  it’s time for the #NextGen…


The Sun Will Set on Miami

By DownTheTee | March 26, 2018

By Jane Voigt March 26, 2018 — If you’re a big-name tennis fan, this Miami Open might not be for you.  Simona Halep and Caroline Wozniacki, the top two seeds in singles, have packed up and left Key Biscayne. American favorite Madison Keys (No. 14) lost in her opener to wild-card and three-time Miami champion, Victoria…


Johanna Konta Wins Miami for Biggest Career Title

By DownTheTee | April 1, 2017

By Jane Voigt April 1, 2017 — With a subtle lob and a challenge from her opponent that fell flat, Johanna Konta of Great Britain won her biggest title today, defeating Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark in the Miami Open’s women’s singles final. The victory for Konta (No. 10) was even more poignant, considering this was only…


New Women’s Champion Will Be Crowned in Miami Tomorrow

By DownTheTee | March 31, 2017

By Jane Voigt March 31, 2017 — Caroline Wozniacki has been hauling herself around the world for 12 years on tour. She was 15 when she set off. After 25 career titles and a lengthy time off last year, the Dane is poised to up her status in tennis when she vies for her first WTA…


Is The Miami Open Doomed?

By DownTheTee | March 29, 2017

By Jane Voigt March 29, 2017 — In 2014 Miami Open’s Tournament Director Adam Barrett met with the press to layout the expansion plans for his tournament. ESPN tennis commentator and former touring pro, Mary Joe Fernandez, was on hand to field questions. Everyone was smiling. Then the horizon darkened. The Matheson family, which gave…


Federer Express Rolls On in Miami

By DownTheTee | March 27, 2017

By Jane Voigt March27, 2017 — It was another beautiful day at the Miami Open. Stadium One was packed to the gills, the atmosphere like a Davis Cup match. Seems that’s always the way when Roger Federer’s around. And he’s been around for a long time. Yet it never gets old or boring, even when he’s having…


Federer Hands Frances First Top-ten Loss

By DownTheTee | March 25, 2017

By Jane Voigt March 25, 2017 — Francis Tiafoe couldn’t wait to play Roger Federer.  “This guy has about a million Grand Slams and done everything,” the 19-year-old Tiafoe told the press yesterday, a day before he was to meet the 18-time Grand Slam champion on center court at the Miami Open. It was Tiafoe’s first top-ten…