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2011 Sony Ericsson Open

The 2011 Sony Ericsson Open (also known as 2011 Miami Masters), a men's and women's tennis tournament, was held from March 22 to April 3, 2011. It was the 27th edition of the Miami Masters event and played on outdoor hard courts at the Tennis Center at Crandon Park in Miami. The tournament was a part of 2011 ATP World Tour and 2011 WTA Tour, classified as ATP World Tour Masters 1000 and Premier Mandatory event respectively.

Tournament

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The 2011 Sony Ericsson Open took place at the Tennis Center at Crandon Park in Miami. This was the twenty seventh edition of the event and took place from March 22 to April 3, 2011. The tournament was part of the 2011 ATP World Tour and the 2011 WTA Tour. It was a Masters 1000 series event on the ATP Tour and a Premier Mandatory series event on the WTA Tour. It was the second event to be staged in 2011 in either category. The tournament was played on 12 Laykold Cushion Plus courts which have been rated slow by the ITF.[1][2][3]

Points and prize money

Point distribution

Stage Men's Singles[4] Men's Doubles[4] Women's Singles[5] Women's Doubles[5]
Champion 1000
Runner up 600 700
Semifinals 360 450
Quarterfinals 180 250
Round of 16 90 140
Round of 32 45 80
Round of 64 25 (10) 50
Round of 128 10 - 5 -
Qualifier 12 30

Prize money

The total commitment prize money for this year's event was $4,500,000 each (WTA Tour and ATP World Tour).[6]

Stage Men's Singles Men's Doubles Women's Singles Women's Doubles
Champion $611,000 $200,200 $700,000 $237,000
Runner up $298,200 $97,700 $350,000 $118,500
Semifinals $149,450 $49,970 $150,000 $51,000
Quarterfinals $76,195 $24,960 $64,700 $22,000
Round of 16 $40,160 $13,160 $32,000 $11,500
Round of 32 $21,495 $7,040 $18,740 $4,000
Round of 64 $11,605 - $11,500 -
Round of 96 $7,115 $7,050
Final round qualifying $2,120 $2,100
First round qualifying $1,085 $1,050

Players

Men's Singles

Seeds

Athlete Nationality Ranking* Seeding
Rafael Nadal  Spain 1 1
Novak Djokovic  Serbia 2 2
Roger Federer   Switzerland 3 3
Robin Söderling  Sweden 4 4
Andy Murray  Great Britain 5 5
David Ferrer  Spain 6 6
Tomá? Berdych  Czech Republic 7 7
Andy Roddick  United States 8 8
Fernando Verdasco  Spain 9 9
Jürgen Melzer  Austria 10 10
Nicolás Almagro  Spain 12 11
Stanislas Wawrinka   Switzerland 13 12
Mikhail Youzhny  Russia 14 13
Mardy Fish  United States 15 14
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga  France 16 15
Viktor Troicki  Serbia 17 16
Richard Gasquet  France 18 17
Marin ?ili?  Croatia 20 18
Sam Querrey  United States 21 19
Albert Montañés  Spain 22 20
Alexandr Dolgopolov  Ukraine 23 21
Marcos Baghdatis  Cyprus 24 22
Michaël Llodra  France 25 23
Guillermo García-López  Spain 26 24
Gilles Simon  France 27 25
Juan Ignacio Chela  Argentina 28 26
Thomaz Bellucci  Brazil 30 27
Ernests Gulbis  Latvia 31 28
Philipp Kohlschreiber  Germany 32 29
John Isner  United States 33 30
Milos Raonic  Canada 34 31
Juan Mónaco  Argentina 35 32
  • Rankings are as of March 21, 2011.

Other Entrants

The following players received wildcards into the main draw:[7]

The following player received entry using a protected ranking into the main draw:

The following players received entry from the qualifying draw:

Withdrawals

Women's Singles

Seeds

Athlete Nationality Ranking* Seeding
Caroline Wozniacki  Denmark 1 1
Kim Clijsters  Belgium 2 2
Vera Zvonareva  Russia 3 3
Samantha Stosur  Australia 4 4
Francesca Schiavone  Italy 5 5
Jelena Jankovi?  Serbia 6 6
Li Na  People's Republic of China 7 7
Victoria Azarenka  Belarus 9 8
Agnieszka Radwa?ska  Poland 10 9
Shahar Pe'er  Israel 12 10
Svetlana Kuznetsova  Russia 13 11
Petra Kvitová  Czech Republic 14 12
Flavia Pennetta  Italy 15 13
Kaia Kanepi  Estonia 16 14
Marion Bartoli  France 17 15
Maria Sharapova  Russia 18 16
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova  Russia 19 17
Nadia Petrova  Russia 20 18
Ana Ivanovic  Serbia 21 19
Aravane Rezaï  France 22 20
Andrea Petkovic  Germany 23 21
Alisa Kleybanova  Russia 24 22
Yanina Wickmayer  Belgium 25 23
Maria Kirilenko  Russia 26 24
Dominika Cibulková  Slovakia 27 25
Alexandra Dulgheru  Romania 28 26
María José Martínez Sánchez  Spain 29 27
Jarmila Groth  Australia 30 28
Daniela Hantuchová  Slovakia 31 29
Lucie ?afá?ová  Czech Republic 32 30
Tsvetana Pironkova  Bulgaria 33 31
Klára Zakopalová  Czech Republic 34 32
  • Rankings are as of March 7, 2011.

Other Entrants

The following players received wildcards into the main draw:[7]

The following players received entry using a protected ranking into the main draw:

The following players received entry from the qualifying draw:

Withdrawals

Finals

Men's singles

Serbia Novak Djokovic defeated Spain Rafael Nadal, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(7-4)

  • It was Djokovic's 4th title of the year and 22nd of his career. It was his 2nd Masters of the year and 7th of his career. It was his 2nd win at Miami, also winning in 2007. The win brought Djokovic to 26 consecutive match wins dating to the 2010 Davis Cup final.[14]

Women's singles

Belarus Victoria Azarenka defeated Russia Maria Sharapova, 6-1, 6-4

  • It was Azarenka's 1st title of the year and 6th of her career. It was her 4th career Premier win and 2nd at the Mandatory level. It was her 2nd win at Miami, also winning in 2009.

Men's doubles

India Mahesh Bhupathi / India Leander Paes defeated Belarus Max Mirnyi / Canada Daniel Nestor, 6-7(5-7), 6-2, [10-5]

Women's doubles

Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová / Poland Agnieszka Radwa?ska defeated United States Liezel Huber / Russia Nadia Petrova, 7-6(7-5), 2-6, [10-8]

Viewership

Attendance

A record capacity of 14,625 crowd attended the men's final on Sunday, April 3.[15] Also the tournament attracted a new record sum of 316,267 spectators breaking the previous one of 312,386 sold tickets set last year.[16]

References

  1. ^ http://www.itftennis.com/technical/_assets/pdfs/datasheets/10000243.pdf
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ http://www.itftennis.com/technical/equipment/courts/courtlist.asp
  4. ^ a b "Rankings explained". atpworldtour.com. Archived from the original on January 10, 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  5. ^ a b "WTA Tour rules" (PDF). wtatour.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 24, 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  6. ^ "2011 Prize Money". p. 25. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 22, 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  7. ^ a b "BLAKE AND SAFINA HIGHLIGHT SONY ERICSSON OPEN WILDCARDS". Sony Ericsson Open. March 7, 2011. Retrieved 2013.
  8. ^ Stephanie Myles (March 27, 2011). "The 2011 injury/retirement/walkover watch - men". canada.com. Montreal Gazette. Archived from the original on May 29, 2012. Retrieved 2011.
  9. ^ "Hewitt has foot surgery, pulls out of Miami". TENNIS.com. Santa Monica, California, USA: Miller Sports Group LLC. March 22, 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  10. ^ "Monfils pulls out of Miami with wrist injury". TENNIS.com. Santa Monica, California, USA: Miller Sports Group LLC. March 18, 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  11. ^ "Del Potro Looks Ahead To Semi-finals". atpworldtour.com. Association of Tennis Professionals. March 17, 2011. Archived from the original on March 19, 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  12. ^ "Serena Williams Hospitalized, Underwent Emergency Treatment For Pulmonary Embolism". Huffington Post. New York City. March 2, 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  13. ^ "Venus Williams Withdraws From Sony Ericsson Open". sonyericcsonopen.com. IMG. Archived from the original on March 21, 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  14. ^ "Unbeaten Novak Djokovic beats Rafa Nadal in Miami final". BBC Sport. April 4, 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  15. ^ AP (April 3, 2011). "Djokovic beats Nadal for Miami title; now 24-0 in 2011". TENNIS.com. Santa Monica, California, USA: Miller Sports Group LLC. Retrieved 2011.
  16. ^ Matt Fitzgerald (April 3, 2011). "Djokovic Denies Nadal Again To Take Pulsating Final". sonyericssonopen.com. Miami, USA: Sony Ericsson Open. Archived from the original on April 8, 2011. Retrieved 2011.

External links

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