The australian Ashleigh Barty, number one in the WTA ranking and defending champion, expressed his nuisance Because his trip to Florida to participate in the Miami Open meant an ordeal that lasted 48 hours.
“What should be a normal trip was not. Between cancellations and delays it ended up lasting two days. It will be difficult to play after such an exhausting journey, “lamented Barty, who will debut in the second round against the winner of the duel between local Hailey Baptiste and Slovak Kristina Kucova.
For the australian it is your first trip outside your country in more than a year and that is why the disgust he expressed in the Press conference prior to its premiere in the tournament to which it arrives as the favorite.
Unlike what happened in the men’s team, where the Serbian Novak Djokovic, the Spanish Rafael Nadal, the Austrian Dominic Thiem and the Swiss Roger Federer, defender of the title, will be missing in the women’s tournament will be the great candidates.
In addition to Barty, the Japanese Naomi Osaka, the Romanian Simona Halep and the American Sofia Kenin, the Ukrainian Elina Svitolina and the Czech Karolina Pliskova, who precede in the world rankings, will play. Absent due to surgery will be the American Serena Williams, seventh in the ranking and eight times champion in the tournament.