Miami Open women’s final 2018 Live stream Watch Online, Sloane Stephens vs Jelena Ostapenko Live, The final Miami Open final staged on Key Biscayne will be a battle of territorial tennis between Grand Slam champions.
Miami Open women’s final 2018
Reigning Roland Garros champion Jelena Ostapenko squares off with US Open champion Sloane Stephens for the first time in Saturday’s final featuring a pair of superb shotmakers, who have grown sharper as the sun sets on the farewell to tennis paradise. Key Biscayne’s Crandon Park.
Next year, the Miami Open moves about 20 miles north to the Hard Rock Stadium home of the Miami Dolphins.
Sloane Stephens is determined to write her name into the history books after she sealed a place in the WTA Miami Open final with a three-set win over former world number one Victoria Azarenka here Thursday.
It was an impressive display by the reigning US Open champion who booked her ticket for Saturday’s showpiece with a 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 triumph, just 18 days after beating the Belarusian in straight sets at Indian Wells.
Stephens was raised in Plantation, around an hour north of Key Biscayne and is expecting her friends and family to turn up in “full force.”
Saturday’s encounter will be the last women’s final before the move away from Crandon Park to the Hard Rock Stadium next year.
Stephens has won every one of the five finals she’s contested in her career and making it six in a row – and the last in Key Biscayne – would make winning here for the first time even more special.
“This feels like a home final for me,” she said. “We used to come down here all the time and play when I was younger. It’s always amazing for my friends and family when I play here. They are in full force.
Ostapenko, meanwhile, was delighted to reach her first WTA premier mandatory final – and just like Stephens, she is yet to win one having lost in the semi’s in Beijing last year.