Dates, tickets, former champions: Everything you always wanted to know about the 2024 Miami Open (but never had time to find out) – updated with Simona Halep wildcard

From dates to defending champions. here’s all you need to know about the 2024 edition of the Miami Open

Daniil Medvedev and Petra Kvitova with the 2023 Miami Open trophies Daniil Medvedev and Petra Kvitova with the 2023 Miami Open trophies Image Credit: Icon SMI / Panoramic/ Tennis Majors

What are the dates of the 2024 Miami Open?

The Miami Open is scheduled to be held from March 17, 2024 to March 31, 2024.

Where is the Miami Open held?

Since 2019, the joint ATP-WTA event has been held at the Hard Rock Stadium, the home of the Miami Dolphins NFL team. The Centre Court can host 14,0000 fans. From 1987 to 2018, the Miami Open was held in the Crandon Park Tennis Centre on the little island of Key Biscayne.

Who are the defending champions at the Miami Open?

Daniil Medvedev and Petra Kvitova are the defending champions at the 2024 Miami Open.

The Russian defeated Jannik Sinner 7-5, 6-3 in the men’s singles final and will return to defend his title this year. Kvitova beat Elena Rybakina, 7-6 (16-14), 6-2 to win the women’s title but will not return this March as she is currently pregnant with her first child.

Coco Gauff & Jessica Pegula beat Leylah Fernandez & Taylor Townsend 7-6(6) 6-2 to win the women’s doubles title while Santiago Gonzalez & Edouard Roger-Vasselin defeated Austin Krajicek & Nicolas Mahut 7-6(4) 7-5 to lift the men’s doubles title.

How many ranking points are on offer at Miami?

For the women’s singles event, ranking points are awarded as follows:

  • Title: 1000 points
  • Final: 650 points
  • Semi-final: 390 points
  • Quarter-final: 215 points
  • Round of 16: 120 points
  • 3rd round: 65 points
  • 2nd round: 35 points
  • 1st round: 10 points

For the men’s event, ranking points are awarded as follows:

  • Title: 1000 points
  • Final: 650 points
  • Semi-final: 400 points
  • Quarter-final: 200 points
  • Round of 16: 100 points
  • 3rd round: 50 points
  • 2nd round: 30 points
  • 1st round: 10 points

Who has won the most titles at the Miami Open?

Serena Williams has won the most times with eight, while Andre Agassi and Novak Djokovic are both six-time champions.

Martina Navratilova, Ivan Lendl, Chris Evert, Martina Hingis, Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Steffi Graf, Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic…all the giants, or almost all – Rafael Nadal has never won it despite reaching four finals – have had their name inscribed on the trophy in Miami.

Who is the Tournament Director of the Miami Open?

Former world No 4 James Blake was named as the tournament director of the Miami Open in January 2018. The American retired in 2013, having made three Grand Slam quarter-finals and finished runner-up at the ATP Finals in 2006. He won 10 titles, the most prestigious of them coming in Washington in 2002.

Which top players are absent from the 2024 Miami Open?

While the top players are all confirmed to play as of now, some notable names on the women’s side will be absent. Defending champion Petra Kvitova and Tokyo Olympics gold medallist Belinda Bencic will not be in Miami as they are pregnant while 2023 French Open runner-up Karolina Muchova is out due to injury.

While several big names are unable to qualify for the main draw on ranking, the first round of wildcards has offered a direct route into the field for a number of high-profile players. Emma Raducanu, Caroline Wozniacki, Venus Williams and Kei Nishikori have all received wildcards into the main draw so far.

Just over a week before the tournament – and just three days after her doping ban was reduced from four years to nine monthsSimona Halep received a wildcard for the 2024 Miami Open, a return that would mark her first competitive appearance since the 2022 US Open.

Is a pickleball tournament being held at the 2024 Miami Open?

Yes. The 2024 Miami Open will see the Miami Open Wheelchair Invitational and Major League Pickleball Showcase as new additions to the schedule, marking the first time these events will take be held at an ATP/ WTA 1000 Series event.

How can I buy tickets for the Miami Open?

Tickets for the 2024 Miami Open can be purchased via the official tournament website, which you can access on this link.

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