Bianca Andreescu, the year-old Canadian who stunned the field in Indian Wells last week to claim her first career win, is on that list and comes to Miami looking to complete what would be an even more unlikely Sunshine Double. Sloane Stephens, the reigning Miami champion, and Serena Williamsan eight-time winner of what she considers her home event, can count on having the American crowd in their corner as will John Isner, who is back to defend his crown.
The year-old qualified for the main draw of the tournament after dispatching Hiroko Kuwata , in the qualifying round on Sunday in just 65 minutes.
Gauff became tennis's new sensation earlier this month, when she reached the round of 16 at Wimbledon, beating Venus Williams in the first round. Ranked th in the world before Wimbledon, Gauff climbed to rd in the world after her run at the All England Club and will be looking to continue her meteoric rise this week.
I'm glad I was able to come and get a feel for how it is playing on site here. Her performances in South West London made her the youngest woman to reach the second week at the tournament since Jennifer Capriati did it in Overall, she was the youngest woman to qualify for the second week of a Grand Slam since Anna Kournikova reached the round of 16 of the U.
Open in Her reward for reaching the round of 32 in Washington is a match with Diyas, the current number 98 in the world.
The year-old reached the second round of the French Open earlier this year, after being eliminated in the first round of the Australian Open.
The Kazakh's only career title came on hard-court when she won the Japan Women's Open in Here's everything you need to know to keep up with the action.
Sloane Stephens, meanwhile, will open proceedings on the Stadium Court at 2 p. TV channel The tournament will be broadcast on Tennis Channel, with coverage beginning at 2 p.
ET on Tuesday and running until 2 a. Live stream Fans can watch the action online via Tennis Channel's official website as well as via live streaming on Direct TV.
The match will not begin before 7 p.
Aside from the teenager, another four U.