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2008 Sony Ericsson Open
2008 Sony Ericsson Open
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DateMarch 26 - April 6
Edition24th
CategoryATP Masters Series (men)
Tier I Series (women)
SurfaceHard / outdoor
LocationKey Biscayne, Florida, U.S.
VenueTennis Center at Crandon Park
Champions
Men's singles
Russia Nikolay Davydenko
Women's singles
United States Serena Williams
Men's doubles
United States Bob Bryan / United States Mike Bryan
Women's doubles
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik / Japan Ai Sugiyama
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The 2008 Miami Masters (also known as the Sony Ericsson Open for sponsorship reasons) was a tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts. It was the 24th edition of the Miami Masters, and was part of the ATP Masters Series of the 2008 ATP Tour, and of the Tier I Series of the 2008 WTA Tour. Both the men's and the women's events took place at the Tennis Center at Crandon Park in Key Biscayne, Florida, United States, from March 26 through April 6, 2008.

The men's field was headlined by World No. 1 and Masters Cup champion Roger Federer, Chennai finalist Andy Roddick, and Australian Open champion, Indian Wells Masters winner and defending champion Novak Djokovic. Other top players in the field were 2007 Moscow titlist Nikolay Davydenko, Masters Cup runner-up David Ferrer, Andy Roddick, David Nalbandian and Richard Gasquet.

The women's field was led by World No. 1 and Tour Championships winner Justine Henin, Australian Open runner-up and Indian Wells champion Ana Ivanovic, and Indian Wells finalist Svetlana Kuznetsova. Among other players competing were Australian Open semifinalist and Indian Wells semifinalist Jelena Jankovi?, Paris titlist Anna Chakvetadze, Venus Williams, Daniela Hantuchová and Serena Williams.

Finals

Men's singles

Russia Nikolay Davydenko defeated Spain Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-2

  • It was Davydenko's 1st title of the year, and his 12th overall. It was his 1st Masters title of the year, and his 2nd overall.

Women's singles

United States Serena Williams defeated Serbia Jelena Jankovi? 6-1, 5-7, 6-3

  • It was Williams's 2nd title of the year, and her 30th overall. It was her 1st Tier I title of the year, her 9th overall, her 5th win at the event, and her 2nd consecutive one.

Men's doubles

United States Bob Bryan / United States Mike Bryan defeated India Mahesh Bhupathi / The Bahamas Mark Knowles 6-2, 6-2

Women's doubles

Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik / Japan Ai Sugiyama defeated Zimbabwe Cara Black / United States Liezel Huber 7-5, 4-6, [10-3]

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