2017 News

 
 

Miami Open Announces 2017 Women’s Draw

03.19.17

 
 
 
 
 
 


By Justin Ross

On Sunday, the Lacoste store in Miami Beach was abuzz, but it wasn’t because of a sale.

Tennis stars Dominika Cibulkova and Christina McHale joined tournament officials and fans to unveil the 2017 Miami Open women’s draw. (The full draw can be seen here).

Along with the pros, audience members took turns randomly selecting poker chips to determine matchups.

Hosted by CBS Miami’s Jim Berry, the ceremony was a spectacle for fans and guests alike. Among those in attendance was tournament director Adam Barrett, who assured the crowd the Miami Open is here to stay.

“We continue to look for ways to improve the event. Our only goal is to run the best event among the ATP and WTA tours,” Barrett said. “I’ve been with the event since 1990. All I know is, we’re not who we are without the community and without South Florida.”

The atmosphere was a true Miami welcome: upbeat music, sweet champagne and divine hors d’oeuvres. Guests also learned more about the stars.

Cibulkova, who is a No. 4 seed in the tournament, said 2016 was the best year of her career. In addition to winning on the court, getting married presented a different kind of victory.

“I had two goals—winning matches and to have a great wedding, so it was one of the best years. This is really my favorite tournament. I just love the city, so it makes everything better,” she said.

McHale, who has family in Florida, shared equal excitement about the upcoming tournament. She recalled fond memories of practicing in the Sunshine State and battling Serena Williams at Wimbledon. In 2016

With the world’s top WTA competitors gunning for glory, the competition will be fierce. After winning Indian Wells,

Tickets to the 2017 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, April 1 and the men’s final on Sunday, April 2.

Individual session tickets start at just $24 and packages begin at only $136. Don’t miss the chance to be a part of the most glamorous event on both tours.

 The Miami Open is more than just a tennis event. Located in one of the world’s most beautiful vacation destinations with a diverse fan base and exquisite dining and luxury shopping offerings, the Miami Open has an energy and excitement that is uniquely Miami.

 Qualifying rounds will be played March 20-21 and will determine 12 additional slots in each singles draw. The Miami Open will also award wildcards to five men and eight women. The main draw begins on Tuesday, March 21 as the women take the court, followed by the first round of the men’s main draw on Wednesday, March 22.

About the Miami Open presented by Itaú

The 2017 Miami Open will be played March 20-April 2 at the Crandon Tennis Center in Miami. The two-week combined event is owned and operated by IMG. The Miami Open is one of nine ATP Masters 1000 Series events on the ATP calendar, a Premier Mandatory event on the WTA calendar, and features the top men's and women's tennis players in the world. The tournament is widely regarded as the most glamorous on the ATP and WTA calendars because of its exotic Miami location, thriving nightlife, five-star hotels and restaurants, beautiful weather and beaches, and its celebrity appeal. For ticket information, call +1.305.442.3367 or visit www.miamiopen.com.

About Itaú

Itau is the largest Latin America privately owned bank, with approximately 95,000 employees and operations in 20 countries throughout the Americas, Asia and Europe. Itaú’s relationship with sport goes back to the 1970s, when Itaú first sponsored the Itaú Tennis Cup in Brazil in 1970. Itaú has been a sponsor of the Miami Open for the last six years, and also sponsors the Rio Open, the only combined ATP/WTA event in South America. Itaú also supports the Brazilian Women’s Tennis Circuit, only female professional tournament in South America, certified by the Brazilian Tennis Confederation (CBT) and the International Tennis Federation (ITF), as well as the Tennis Institute Training Center, responsible for the development of young, new talent.

About IMG

IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion and media operating in more than 25 countries around the world. IMG’s businesses include Events & Media, College, Golf, Tennis, Performance and IMG Academy, Fashion, Models, Clients, Licensing, Joint Ventures, and creative management agency Art + Commerce. In 2014, IMG was acquired by WME, the world’s leading entertainment and media agency. Together, the companies offer an unparalleled client roster; strategic partnerships with sponsors and brands; and marquee assets across sports, entertainment, events, music and fashion.