2018 News


Vandeweghe and Barty Win Women's Doubles Title


By Tucker Verdi

The Miami Open’s chapter in Key Biscayne ended today with Coco Vandeweghe and Ashleigh Barty winning the women’s doubles title on Stadium Court 6-2, 6-1 over Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova.

Their first title together as a team was Crandon Park’s last.

Vandeweghe also helped complete an American sweep of the trophies for the final tournament before the Miami Open presented by Itaú moves 18 miles up the road to a brand new tennis facility at Hard Rock Stadium.

Americans John Isner, Sloane Stephens, and Bob and Mike Bryan had all won already to mark only the second time in Miami Open history that an American won every title, the first being the inaugural tournament in 1985.

The title wrapped up a great tournament run for Vandeweghe and Barty, who were unseeded. They stormed the final with an upset win over top-seeded pair Ekaterina Makarova and Elina Vesnina in the semifinals and topped sixth-seeded Krejcikova and Siniakova for the trophy.

The Miami Open will enter a new era now as it moves to Hard Rock Stadium. Cementing its status as one of the worlds premier tennis events for players and fans, the Open will debut a new state-of-the-art tennis facility in 2019 thanks to IMG and Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross.

The 2018 Miami Open is over, but the memories made in Key Biscayne will carry forward.

The 2019 Miami Open will be held from March 18 – March 31, 2019.

About the Miami Open presented by Itaú

The 2018 Miami Open will be played March 19-April 1 at the Crandon Park 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 94,000 employees and operations in 19 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, events and media, operating in more than 30 countries. The company represents and manages some of the world’s greatest sports figures and fashion icons; stages hundreds of live events and branded entertainment experiences annually; and is one of the largest independent producers and distributors of sports media. IMG also specializes in sports training; league development; and marketing, media and licensing for brands, sports organizations and collegiate institutions.