Federer and Barty Win Big at 2019 Miami Open

Roger Federer has won the Men’s Singles, Ashleigh Barty won the Women’s Singles, while the Bryan brothers won the Men’s Doubles, and Aryna Sabalenka and Elise Mertens won the Women’s Doubles at the 2019 Miami Open.


The only thing wilder than the Miami Open weather has been the tennis tournament winners this year. For the past 33 tournaments there have been 33 different champions. Ashleigh Barty, who was the 12th ranked competitor on the women’s side, is the latest to come out on top. Her win came against Karolina Pliskova, the 5th ranked women’s competitor. The match ended at 7-6 (1), 6-3, with Barty having 15 aces. 

Barty’s win in the Women’s Singles shows the continued balance that is growing. Heavy favorite, Serena Williams, withdrew early on from injury. The highly ranked Naomi Osaka was taken out by the 27th ranked competitor. So the talent keeps growing, and the women’s side will continue to wait for someone to claim a repeat victory. 

Meanwhile, the men’s division finally found their repeat champion for the year in Roger Federer. The 4th ranked Federer did not need to face anyone ranked higher than him and cleaned up his final match against John Isner. Isner was the 7th ranked competitor and finished the match at  6-1, 6-4. Federer claims his second tournament victory this year after winning the Dubai Tennis Championships. It is also his 101st career title win, as well as his 4th title win in Miami.

“Miami has always been the first international tournament I traveled too as a junior, so to be standing here now really means a lot”

-Roger Federer on Miami Open win, per Tennis TV

The classy Federer also congratulated Isner on playing through a leg injury which left him hobbled throughout the match. Another thing he touched upon was the tournament itself being held in Hard Rock Stadium. The tournament was usually held in Key Biscayne Miami, but moved up to Hard Rock for the first time. Federer and many other competitors raved about how well the event went and how much more interactive the fans were able to be. 

Overall, the 2019 Miami Open brought out the true sports fan side of Miami. Plus, it showed off how big of a venue Hard Rock Stadium can be. That is, aside from the rain, of course. 

 

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