23 Mar 2019
Miami Open: Thiem knocked out, other top stars progress
Dominic Thiem, who beat Roger Federer recently to win the Indian Wells title, got knocked out by Polish 22-year-old Hubert Hurkacz in the second round of the Miami Open.
Thiem lost the match 4-6, 4-6.
Meanwhile, world number one Novak Djokovic advanced into the third round.
In the women's section, there were victories for Naomi Osaka and the Williams sisters.
Djokovic beats Tomic, Isner wins a thriller
Djokovic moved on from the Indian Wells disappointment with a ruthless 7-6, 6-2 win against Australian Bernard Tomic.
The Serb hit 11 aces and dominated the show with his first serve.
Djokovic is eyeing a record seventh title in South Florida.
Meanwhile, Kei Nishikori lost to Serbian Dusan Lajovic 6-2, 2-6, 3-6.
Reigning champion John Isner overcame Italian qualifier Lorenzo Sonego 7-6, 7-6.
Osaka survives scare against Wickmayer
Women's singles world number one Naomi Osaka survived a scare to overcome Yanina Wickmayer 6-0, 6-7 (3/7), 6-1.
Osaka lost her way in the middle, but came back strongly against 141st-ranked Wickmayer.
"In the second set, I got really emotional, so in the third, I just tried to shut off my feelings. I started thinking about winning," Osaka said.
Serena makes it against Peterson, Venus progresses
Serena battled past Sweden's Rebecca Peterson 6-3, 1-6, 6-1.
She will now come up against China's Wang Qiang, who thrashed Britain's Jo Konta 6-4, 6-0.
"I wasn't really happy with my performance," admitted the veteran Serena.
She is in her third tournament in 2019.
Meanwhile, in-form Venus Williams advanced with a 7-6, 6-1 win over Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro.
Now hopefully, I can build some momentum: Djokovic
"I commonly feel like that. This was my first time playing at this new stadium, it felt like being indoor a little bit. It's unique. Now hopefully, I can build some momentum," said Djokovic.
In-form teenager Andreescu to face Kerber
- Angelique Kerber
- Bianca Andreescu
- Dominic Thiem
- John Isner
- Naomi Osaka
- Novak Djokovic
- Serena Williams
- Venus Williams
- Australian Bernard Tomic
- Bernard Tomic
- Carla Suarez Navarro
- Dusan Lajovic
- Hubert Hurkacz
- Indian Wells
- Jo Konta
- Jo Konta 6-4
- Karolina Muchova
- Karolina Muchova 3-6
- Kei Nishikori
- Lorenzo Sonego
- Lorenzo Sonego 7-6
- Miami Open
- Polish 22-year-old Hubert Hurkacz
- Rebecca Peterson
- Rebecca Peterson 6-3
- Roger Federer
- Serbian Dusan Lajovic 6-2
- Sofia Kenin
- Sofia Kenin 6-3
- South Florida
- Wang Qiang
- Yanina Wickmayer
- Yanina Wickmayer 6-0