A tournament that will be set under the sunny Florida sun, the 2023 Miami Open – Women’s singles tournament features an all-star crew. Coming into this tournament as the favorite by many outlets is 2022 Miami Open champion Iga Świątek who also won both the French and U.S. Opens in 2022. In addition to Świątek, 2023 Australian Open winner Aryna Sabalenka will be recognized as the No. 2 overall seed at the tournament and certainly a force to be reckoned with. Trailing behind that fearsome duo at the top are other standouts Jessica Pegula and Coco Gauff. The former has put together a 61.6% winning percentage on the WTA Tour while the latter is looked at by some in the sport as the future of tennis.
In this article, SBS will be going over what to look for from each of these players in the tournament and also a predicted winner for the 2023 Miami Open.
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One of the most popular athletes from her native Poland, Świątek is one of the most accomplished young players in tennis today. Known for an all-court playing style, she has put together 12 career titles, including three major championships, all by the age of 21. During this year alone she has made two finals and won one title, amassing a record of 16-4 in all tournaments she has entered in 2023. With an aggressive style that has been known to wear down opponents, she is the No. 1 player for good reason.
At the age of 24, Sabalenka is one of the more veteran players in the field, making her also one of the most accomplished as well with 18 career titles to her credit for both singles and doubles. Ranked as the No. 2 player in the world, Sabalenka kicked off 2023 with a bang by locking down the title at the Australian Open. Moreover, she has also put together a record of 17-2 on the year to date, reaching the finals of three of the four tournaments she has entered. Perhaps this could be the big breakout year she has been waiting for.
One of the most consistent competitors on tour, the No. 3 player in the world is an excellent athlete and has locked down a handful of titles. Her last singles title came in October of last year at the Guadalajara Open in Mexico, and she also made the final of the Qatar Open in February as well. While she was bounced in the first round of the Miami Open last year, she definitely will make it a point to get back to her 2021 quarter-final form this year.
Our last athlete spotlight, Gauff is one of the shining stars in the sport at just 19 years of age. Currently, a top-10 player in the world, the American made the finals of the French Open last year and has ranked as high as the No. 4 player in the world. With seven career titles to her credit, Gauff is on her way to becoming one of the best if she can consistently beat the upper echelon of players on a consistent basis.
Prediction: Sabalenka has had the best start to the year of any player on this list and has never won a Miami Open. She will change that later this month.
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