WTA Miami, Second round: Azarenka v Keys

This could be a great match but Azarenka is mentally tougher.

Due to start around 11:30 pm

Azarenka 1.88, Keys 2.04

This will be their first meeting.

Madison Keys reached the quarter finals at the Australian Open but has had some disappointing results since. In Indian Wells she lost to Danielle Collins in straight sets. Collins was ranked 117th. Her best result in Miami was a quarter final in 2016. She lost in the third round last year having been given a BYE through the opening round. She has also had a BYE in the first round this week.

Azarenka
Victoria Azarenka

I thought Azarenka might struggle against Bellis in the last round but in fact she lost just 3 games! Indian Wells was her first tournament since she lost to Simona Halep in the fourth round at Wimbledon in July last year.  She beat Heather Watson in straight sets before losing to Sloane Stephens in the second round. She won this title in 2016.

This could be a decent match and I give Azarenka the edge based on her form from the last round. Back her above 2.10.

Update: Azarenka won 7-6, 2-0(retired).

Keys served for the first set so we easily got our entry price. She retired when a break behind in the second set.

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