From Melbourne Park to the Miami Open 2021 Needless to say, leaving the result unchanged. Despite a fluctuating performance, understandable given the small stop, Naomi Osaka overcomes the second round cut in Florida with a 7-6 (6) 6-4 against Ajla Tomljanovic.
Basically absent in the crucial moments of the match. The Australian tennis player - followed by Matteo Berrettini in the stands - does not take advantage of a 5-3 situation in the opening fraction and also lacks the chance to drag herself to 0-40 in the eleventh game.
The number two in the world, who does not make continuity one of the best friends of travel, checks her at the tie break, is saved on another handful of occasions (with the joke available, in the second) and on 4-4 settles the decisive shoulder with the contribution of the opponent.
Andreescu ok, Muguruza doesn't stop
Bianca Andreescu also wins, her first experience in the United States since 2019. The Canadian tennis player, who needs to cancel two set points during the tie break, finds herself spreading in the second set and sealing the success at 7-6 (5) 6-2 after just over ninety minutes of play.
Waiting for her in the third round will therefore be starlet Amanda Anisimova, who has real problems against Sloane Stephens only at the start. The 6-3 6-3 that she matures in about seventy minutes of play is significant (and exhaustive).
Garbine Muguruza's annual tally is eighteen victories and just three defeats. Without a shadow of a doubt one of the women to beat in the 1000 of Miami. The Spanish tennis player, as per the perfect script, confirms the moment of form on the Butch Buchholz Arena, liquidating Xinyu Wang with a clear 6-4 6-1.
She shouldn't be an obstacle, in theory, not even Anna Kalinskaya in the third round. In a day that tends to be full of surprises, Karolina Pliskova wins and convinces (who leaves just three games on the road in the challenge with Saisai Zheng) everything is relatively easy even for Maria Sakkari, who gets rid of Aranxta Rus with a 6-2 6 -3.
In the men's event David Goffin's stay in Florida lasted just over sixty minutes, with no significant successes practically from the title in Montpellier. James Duckworth takes advantage of it, who overcomes the cut of the first round with a very rocky 6-3 6-1 without conceding - among other things - break points.
Grigor Dimitrov also ends up in the lot of surprises on day-3, beaten with a double 7-5 by the British Cameron Norrie. Without any difficulty, the first engagement in Florida of seeded number one Daniil Medvedev.