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22 Mar 2019

Miami Open: Venus through to second round, Andreescu wins

Miami Open: Summary of key results

Veteran women's singles tennis star Venus Williams showed her mental strength after pulling off a challenging victory against Dalila Jakupovic at the WTA Miami Open.

Venus won the tie 7-5, 6-3 in 78 minutes to progress into the second round.

Canada's Bianca Andreescu, who won the Indian Wells days ago, continued her superb run.

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Miami Open: Summary of key results
Venus to face Suarez Navarro next

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Venus to face Suarez Navarro next

Venus will be up against 24th seed Carla Suarez Navarro next.

Three-time Miami Open champion Venus is making her record 20th Miami appearance.

The veteran knows that she faces a tougher test against Navarro.

"She's crafty, feisty, and competitive. She plays maybe a little more topspin than others and then some slice. So it's a little bit atypical game," said Venus.

Serena to be in action from second round

23-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams will start her Miami Open campaign from the second round. She will be up against Sweden's Rebecca Peterson, who eliminated Laura Siegemund 6-1, 5-7, 7-5.

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Women's singles

Miami Open: Important results in the women's singles

Andreescu showed her character after rallying to beat Romania's Irina-Camelia Begu 4-6, 7-6 (7/2), 6-2 in the first round.

Meanwhile, world number two Petra Kvitova downed Greece's Maria Sakkari 6-1, 6-4, to reach the third round.

She was joined by Caroline Garcia, who beat Victoria Azarenka 6-3, 6-4.

Samantha Stosur also moved into the third round.

She beat Madison Keys 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.

Men's singles: Win for Evans, Tomic sets up Djokovic date

In the men's singles section, Bernard Tomic thrashed Brazilian qualifier Thiago Monteiro 6-4, 6-1 to set up a clash against world number one Novak Djokovic. British number three Dan Evans eased into the second round after defeating Malek Jaziri 6-2, 6-0.

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