Just days removed from the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, the second Premier Mandatory tournament of 2019 gets underway at the Miami Open, live from Miami, Florida between March 18-31.

All of the WTA’s leading stars will battle it out for the ultimate prize, with defending champion Sloane Stephens leading the charge alongside the likes of Naomi Osaka, Serena Williams, Simona Halep, Angelique Kerber and more!

WTA Miami live streaming

WTA Miami tennis is live from March 18-31, 2019, with play starting around 11.00am local/4.00pm GMT. Bookmaker William Hill are offering customers the opportunity to watch a live stream of the match alongside in-play betting.

Watch and bet on WTA Miami tennis live at William Hill > tennis (geo-restrictions apply; must have an active balance)

How to watch and bet on WTA Miami tennis:

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4. Click on the match you want to watch and hit 'play'

5. Enjoy a live stream & in-play betting for WTA Miami tennis, live from March 20-31, 2019.

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WTA Miami seeds

WTA Miami 2019 seeds

SeedPlayerPrevious bestNext opponent
1Naomi OsakaR3 (2016)R1: Bye
R2: Faces Yanina Wickmayer (Q)
2Simona HalepSF (2015)R1: Bye
R2: Faces Taylor Townsend (Q)
3Petra KvitovaQF (2014)R1: Bye
R2: d. Maria Sakkari, 6-1, 6-4
R3: Faces Donna Vekic (26)
4Sloane StephensChampion (2018)R1: Bye
R2: Faces Ons Jabeur
5Karolina PliskovaSF (2017)R1: Bye
R2: Faces Petra Martic 
6Elina SvitolinaQF (2018)R1: Bye
R2: Faces Wang Yafan 
7Kiki BertensR3 (2016, 2018)R1: Bye
R2: d. Wang Xiyu (WC), 6-4, 6-1
R3: Faces Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (31) or Viktoria Kuzmova
8Angelique KerberSF (2016)R1: Bye
R2: Faces Karolina Muchova (Q)
9Aryna SabalenkaR2 (2018)R1: Bye
R2: Faces Ajla Tomljanovic
10Serena WilliamsChampion (2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2015)R1: Bye
R2: Faces Rebecca Peterson 
11Anastasija SevastovaR3 (2018)R1: Bye
R2: Faces Katerina Siniakova
12Ashleigh BartyR16 (2018)R1: Bye
R2: d. Dayana Yastremska, 6-4, 6-1
R3: Faces Samantha Stosur
13Caroline WozniackiRunner-up (2017)R1: Bye
R2: Faces Aliaksandra Sasnovich
14Daria KasatkinaR2 (2016, 2017, 2018)R1: Bye
R2: Faces Cori Gauff (WC)
15Julia GoergesR3 (2016, 2017)R1: Bye
R2: d. Magdalena Rybarikova, 6-4, 7-5
R3: Faces Caroline Garcia (19)
16Elise MertensR3 (2018)R1: Bye
R2: Faces Pauline Parmentier
17Madison KeysQF (2016)R1: Bye
R2: Lost to Samantha Stosur, 4-6, 6-4, 4-6
18Wang QiangR2 (2017)R1: Bye
R2: Faces Johanna Konta
19Caroline GarciaR3 (2014, 2016)R1: Bye
R2: d. Victoria Azarenka, 6-3, 6-4
R3: Faces Julia Goerges (15)
20Garbine MuguruzaR16 (2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018)R1: Bye
R2: Faces Monica Niculescu (Q)
21Anett KontaveitR3 (2017)R1: Bye
R2: Faces Amanda Anisimova
22Jelena OstapenkoRunner-up (2018)R1: Bye
R2: Faces Marketa Vondrousova 
23Belinda BencicR16 (2015)R1: Bye
R2: Faces Yulia Putintseva
24Carla Suarez NavarroRunner-up (2015)R1: Bye
R2: Faces Venus Williams
25Danielle CollinsSF (2018)R1: Bye
R2: Faces Whitney Osuigwe (WC)
26Donna VekicR3 (2014, 2018)R1: Bye
R2: d. Sara Sorribes Tormo, 6-3, 6-3
R3: Faces Petra Kvitova (3)
27Su-Wei HsiehR3 (2018)R1: Bye
R2: Faces Alison Riske
28Lesia TsurenkoR2 (2016)R1: Bye
R2: Faces Misaki Doi (Q)
29Camila GiorgiR3 (2015)R1: Bye
R2: Faces Tatjana Maria
30Mihaela BuzarnescuR1 (2018)R1: Bye
R2: Faces Alize Cornet
31Anastasia PavlyuchenkovaR16 (2010, 2011)R1: Bye
R2: Faces Viktoria Kuzmova
32Sofia KeninR3 (2018)R1: Bye
R2: Faces Bianca Andreescu

WTA Miami tournament schedule

WTA Miami Open 2019 schedule

Date - TimeEvent Name Location
26 Mar 2019 16:00QFs
27 Mar 2019 16:00QFs
28 Mar 2019 18:00SFs
29 Mar 2019 18:00Women's doubles SFs
30 Mar 2019 18:00Women's singles final
31 Mar 2019 18:00Women's doubles final

Sloane Stephens won the Miami Open in 2018

WTA Miami players 2019

It’s time for another blockbuster edition of the Premier Mandatory Miami Open as the very best women’s tennis has to offer return to Florida in an attempt to lift the prestigious trophy.

In what promises to be another electrifying and unpredictable tournament, who will step up and be the last woman standing on the final Sunday?

Once again, the world’s best will be back in Miami for the second Premier Mandatory event of the season, led by defending champion Sloane Stephens.

Just a few months removed from winning her maiden Grand Slam at the U.S. Open the previous year, Stephens once again proved she’s among the very best when operating at the peak of her powers, defeating the likes of Garbine Muguruza, Angelique Kerber, Victoria Azarenka and Jelena Ostapenko on her way to her first Premier Mandatory title. Stephens went on to make the final of Roland Garros and the WTA Finals Singapore later in 2018 - can the American handle the pressure of defending her title and ranking points in Miami 12 months later?

Among those set to challenge her include the likes of Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka, eight-time Miami winner Serena Williams and consistent former World No. 1s and major champions Angelique Kerber and Simona Halep.

Osaka has put together a whirlwind last year in which she’s secured two Grand Slam titles and a Premier Mandatory crown in Indian Wells to hit the No. 1 ranking, while Serena will be determined to add a staggering ninth Miami trophy to her cabinet, with her last victory coming back in 2015. Kerber and Halep meanwhile will be looking to reach the final in Miami for the very first time.

And what about Petra Kvitova - can the Australian Open runner-up continue to make an impact at the world's biggest tournaments and perhaps make a run to the title?

Former World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka also deserves a mention - the two-time major champion has captured the Miami Open title on three occasions and achieved her best result of 2018 at the tournament when she made the semi-finals. Can she return to her best in 2019?

Three-time runner-up Maria Sharapova will be aiming to find another level and go one step further, as will former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki, who made the final in 2017 before losing to surprise champion Johanna Konta.

There's also a late contender vying for the silverware, with Bianca Andreescu - fresh off shocking everyone during her stunning run to the Indian Wells title - set for her Miami Open debut.

Serena Williams has won a record eight Miami Open titles

Miami Open Player Performance

Here is how some of the world's top active players have performed at the Miami Open over the years.

Miami Open player performance: Top women

PlayerTitlesRunner-up finishesMain-draw appearancesWin-loss record2018 result
Serena Williams8 (2002-4, 2007-8, 2013-15)2 (1999, 2009)1566-7R1 (lost to Naomi Osaka)
Venus Williams3 (1998-9, 2001)1 (2010)1750-14QF (lost to Danielle Collins)
Victoria Azarenka3 (2009, 2011, 2016)01037-7SF (lost to Sloane Stephens)
Svetlana Kuznetsova1 (2006)1 (2016)1634-15R2 (lost to Zarina Diyas)
Johanna Konta1 (2017)0311-2R16 (lost to Venus Williams)
Sloane Stephens1 (2018)01018-9Champion (d. Jelena Ostapenko)
Maria Sharapova05 (2005-6, 2011-13)1033-10Did not play
Jelena Jankovic01 (2008)1619-16Did not play
Carla Suarez Navaro01 (2015)910-9R2 (lost to Wang Yafan)
Caroline Wozniacki01 (2017)1127-11R2 (lost to Monica Puig)
Jelena Ostapenko01 (2018)35-3Runner-up (lost to Sloane Stephens)

About the Miami Open

The WTA Miami Open presented by Itau (formerly the Sony Open) follows on from two weeks of tennis in California, and boasts the participation of the sport's top men and women in a combined ATP Masters Series and Premier level event.  The 2018 Miami Open was the last to be staged at Crandon Park, with the tournament moving to the Hard Rock Stadium, home ground of NFL team Miami Dolphins from the 2019 season.

Tournament founder Butch Buchholz's ambition was for the Miami tennis tournament to become the first Grand Slam at the year. Christened "The Winter Wimbledon", its debut in 1985 came at a time when the Australian Open was held at the end of the year. The first ball was struck at the event in the February of the aforementioned year, with Tim Mayotte and Martina Navratilova the first champions crowned. Each defeated a fellow American - Mayotte beating Scott Davis, and Navratilova taking down Chris Evert.

While the event has never reached major status, it has - for the duration of its life - been in a two-way fight with Indian Wells for the title of the 'Fifth Slam'. The tournament broke its all-time attendance record in 2012, with 326,131 fans turning out to watch the action. Last year, an impressive 300,952 total attendances were recorded - the seventh straight year that attendance would soar above 300,000.

Miami is one of only two non-Slam events that runs over the course of two weeks. It showcases the best players in the world as part of the spring hard-court swing, ahead of the start of the European clay court season, which will ultimately lead up to the second Grand Slam of the year, Roland Garros.

Serena Williams is a record eight-time champion at the Miami Open, with the next closest to the legendary American being Steffi Graf with five. Venus Williams and Victoria Azarenka have secured three Miami titles each, while Sloane Stephens is the defending champion having defeated Jelena Ostapenko in the 2018 final.

Victoria Azarenka has won the Miami Open three times

WTA Miami tournament information

Miami Open tournament information

Miami Open
DatesMarch 18-31, 2019
LocationMiami, Florida, USA
VenueHard Rock Stadium
SurfaceHard (Laykold), outdoor
ATP World Tour categoryMasters 1000
WTA Tour categoryPremier Mandatory
Entrants96 singles/32 doubles
Number of seeds32
Reigning men's championJohn Isner
Reigning women's championSloane Stephens
Prize money (men)$7,037,595
Prize money (women)$6,844,139

Former WTA Miami champions

Previous Miami Open champions

YearChampionRunner-up
1985Martina NavratilovaChris Evert
1986Chris EvertSteffi Graf
1987Steffi GrafChris Evert
1988Steffi Graf (2)Chris Evert
1989Gabriela SabatiniChris Evert
1990Monica SelesJudith Wiesner
1991Monica Seles (2)Gabriela Sabatini
1992Arantxa Sanchez VicarioGabriela Sabatini
1993Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (2)Steffi Graf
1994Steffi Graf (3)Natasha Zvereva
1995Steffi Graf (4)Kimiko Date
1996Steffi Graf (5)Chandra Rubin
1997Martina HingisMonica Seles
1998Venus WilliamsAnna Kournikova
1999Venus Williams (2)Serena Williams
2000Martina Hingis (2)Lindsay Davenport
2001Venus Williams (3)Jennifer Capriati
2002Serena WilliamsJennifer Capriati
2003Serena Williams (2)Jennifer Capriati
2004Serena Williams (3)Elena Dementieva
2005Kim ClijstersMaria Sharapova
2006Svetlana KuznetsovaMaria Sharapova
2007Serena Williams (4)Justine Henin
2008Serena Williams (5)Jelena Jankovic
2009Victoria AzarenkaSerena Williams
2010Kim Clijsters (2)Venus Williams
2011Victoria Azarenka (2)Maria Sharapova
2012Agnieszka RadwanskaMaria Sharapova
2013Serena Williams (6)Maria Sharapova
2014Serena Williams (7)Li Na
2015Serena Williams (8)Carla Suarez Navarro
2016Victoria Azarenka (3)Svetlana Kuznetsova
2017Johanna KontaCaroline Wozniacki
2018Sloane StephensJelena Ostapenko

WTA Miami ranking points

WTA Premier Mandatory ranking points

Round96-player draw64-player draw28-player draw
Champion1,0001,0001,000
Runner-up650650650
Semifinalist390390390
Quarterfinalist215215215
Round of 16120120120
Round of 32656510
Round of 643510-
Round of 12810--
Qualified3030-
Q22020-
Q122-

Miami Open records & statistics

Here are some of the most significant records and statistics from the history of the Miami Open.

Most titles
Serena Williams - 8 (2002-4, 2007-8, 2013-15)

Most consecutive titles
Serena Williams and Steffi Graf are tied for most consecutive titles
Williams - 3 (2002-4, 2013-15)
Graf - 3 (1994-6)

Most finals reached
Serena Williams - 10 (1999, 2002-4, 2007-9, 2013-15)

Longest winning streak
Venus Williams and Steffi Graf are tied for the longest winning streak in the history of the Miami Open - both won 22 matches in a row.
Graf won 22 matches from 1994-97, winning the titles in 1994-6 and then reaching the semifinals in 1997 before she lost to Venus Williams.
Venus Williams won 22 matches from 1998-2002, winning the titles in 1998-9, missing the event in 2000, winning the title in 2001 and reaching the semifinals in 2002 before losing to Serena Williams.

Most times seeded no. 1 in Miami
Serena Williams - 7 (2003-4, 2009, 2013-16)

Unseeded champions
Kim Clijsters (2005) is the only player to have reached the final or won the Miami Open while unseeded.

Youngest winner
Monica Seles was 16 years and 111 days old when she won the Miami Open in 1990.

Oldest winner
Serena Williams was 33 years and 190 days old when she won the Miami Open in 2015.

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