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Upsets and Surprises in the WTA 1000 Miami Tournament as Swiatek Falls to Alexandrova

03/26/2024 19:37hs.

The WTA 1000 in Miami is leaving more surprises than expected. Some crashes made the contest at the Hard Rock Stadium more special and now the most striking fall occurred: Iga Swiatek, leader of the WTA world ranking, lost against Ekaterina Alexandrova (16th) and said goodbye to the tournament in the round of 16.

The Pole, who had just won the last Indian Wells and was looking to repeat the title in 2022, fell 6-2 and 6-4 in 1h24m against the Russian after eight consecutive victories if we take into account the first tournament on a fast surface of the month.

In this way, the American competition was left without its three biggest favorites for the title: Aryna Sabalenka had also said goodbye2nd in the rankings, against the Ukrainian Anhelina Kalinina (36th) in the third round, my local Coco Gauff (3a)who was also beaten in the round of 16 by the French Caroline García (27th).

Miami was left without Swiatek.

“It was a great game for me in consistency, serving, returns, baseline play“I think it was pretty good and I hope to be able to maintain it for the next match,” said the Russian after beating the 1 in the world, being the second time she has defeated a Grand Slam winner (the previous one was Naomi Osaka).

Now, with the quarterfinals ahead, the Open has the Kazakh as candidates Elena Rybakina (4th), the local Jessica Pegula (5°) and the Greek Maria Sakkari (9th), being the best placed in the ranking.

The only two Argentines that were present have already lost and there are no national representatives left in Miami: Nadia Podoroska (78th) beat Gauff 6-1 and 6-2 in the second round and Maria Lourdes Carlé (101st) had her debut and farewell with the Czech Brenda Fruhvirtova (105th) by 6-3 and 6-3.

Elena Rybakina is the new favorite in Miami.

In search of earning a place in the semifinals, they will play: Alexandrova against Pegula and García against the local Danielle Collins (53rd). On the other hand, Sakkari completes the series against Rybakina and the Russian Victoria Azarenka (32nd) with the Kazakh Yulia Putintseva (68th).

In the men’s field, Alcaraz has been sweeping

The Spanish Carlos Alcaraznumber 2 in the world who also won the last Masters 1000 in Indian Wells, passed Gael Monfils (47th) on Monday and got the ticket for the round of 16, in which He will face the Italian Lorenzo Musetti this Thursday afternoon from 7 p.m. (24°).

Alcaraz is breaking it in Miami.

The draw has the quarterfinals defined at the bottom, and there is the Czech on one side Tomas Machac (60°) and the Italian Jannik Sinner (3rd), and on the other the Chilean Nicholas Jarry (23rd) and the Russian and defending champion Daniil Medvedev (4°).

The remaining matches to define the round of 16 passes are:

Alex de Minaur (10°) vs. Fabian Marozsan (57°)

Alexander Zverev (5°) vs. Karen Khachanov (16°)

Grigor Dimitrov (12°) vs. Hubert Hurkacz (9°)

Carlos Alcaraz (2nd) vs. Lorenzo Musetti (24th)

2024-03-26 22:37:56
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