Ukrainian tennis player Marta Kostyuk reverses the match against Belgian Alison van Uytvanck after losing the first set. Australian Daria Savile will participate in the next round of the WTA 1000 Championships in Miami.

Łukasz Iwanek

Marta Kostyuk

PAP / EPA / JASON SZENES / Pictured: Marta Kostyuk

Marta Kostyuk (WTA 55) is competing in Miami for the second time. Last season she was eliminated after the first game. Now he is in the second round after a 4:6, 6:2, 6:1 victory over Alison van Uytvanck (WTA 56). In the first set, the Ukrainian lost 3-0 lead. She started the second half with a pass but won 12 of 14 consecutive games. In a match of 1 hour 56 minutes, Kostyuk used six of his 13 break points. Her next competitor will be Olympic champion Belinda Benesi.

Daria Savile (WTA 249) beat Greet Minnen (WTA 81) 7-5, 6-3 after two hours and three minutes. The Australian was broken twice and consumed four of the 15 points to break the pace herself. In the second round, he will face Romanian Simona Halep. Ekaterina Alexandrua (WTA 54) sent five aces and scored 16 of 22 points on her first pass and won 6-1 6-2 over Yasmine Paolini (WTA 45).

Heather Watson (WTA 115) defeated Arantxa Rus (WTA 75) 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-4 after three hours and 26 minutes of fighting. The British rose from 6:7, 1:4. Throughout the match, I defended nine out of 16 break points and used nine out of 12 breakout opportunities. Shelby Rogers (WTA 48) beat Amanda Anisimova (WTA 41) 3-6, 6-0, 6-3. The first Americans sent six aces and scored 34 out of 48 points with her first pass. She had six break points and traded them all for a breakout.

Beatrice Haddad Maya (WTA 62) defeated Nuria Barezas Diaz (WTA 49) 7-6 (2), 6-2. In the first set, the Brazilian was leading 5-2, conceding four goals in a row. She broke her opponent’s streak with a breakthrough win. In Haddad Maya tied 2-2 scored five consecutive points. In the second half of 2: 2 she won four games and scored in the second round. The next challenger to the Brazilian will be Greek Maria Sakkari, who reached the final of the last tournament in Indian Wells.

Miami OpenMiami (USA)
WTA 1000, Hard Court (Laykold), $8.584 million prize pool
Tuesday March 22

First round of singles:

Marta Kostyuk (Ukraine) – Alison van Uytvanck (Belgium) 4:6, 6:2, 6:1
Heather Watson (UK) beat Arantexa Ross (Netherlands) 6-7 (5) 7-5 6-4
Anna Bondar (Hungary) v Caroline Garcia (France) 7:5, retired
Kaia Kanepi (Estonia) – Marina Zaniuska (Belgium) 6:2 and retired
Ekaterina Alexandrua (Russia) – Jasmine Paolini (Italy) 6-1, 6-2
Elena Gabriela Ross (Romania) v Ana Kongo (Croatia) 6-3 6-4
Shelby Rogers (US) beat Amanda Anisimova (US) 3-6, 6-0, 6-3
Beatriz Haddad Maya (Brazil) vs Nuria Barezas-Diaz (Spain) 7-6 (2) 6-2
Julia Potentsoa (Kazakhstan) v Nastasya Schank (Germany) 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
Ann Lee (USA) B Mayar Sherif (Egypt) 2:6, 6:3, 6:4
Daria Savile (Australia) beat Great Menen (Belgium) 7-5, 6-3

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