Yanina Wickmayer (WTA 141) in the first qualifying round of the WTA tournament in Miami (8.4 million u.s. dollars/hard) won the Russian Veronika Kudermetova (WTA 81).
Wickmayer won in 6-4 and 6-2 in a match that is 1 hour and 21 minutes. In the final qualifying round takes Wickmayer against the winner of the duel between the Czech Kristyna Pliskova (WTA 94) and the Romanian Ana Bogdan (WTA 107).
All three Belgians at the main table
With Elise Mertens, Kirsten Flipkens and Alison Van Uytvanck, there are already three Belgians on the main table in Miami. Elise Mertens (WTA 14) is the sixteenth seed and be free in the first round. She plays her openingsmatch against Frenchwoman Pauline Parmentier (WTA 55) or the Russian Margarita Gasparyan (WTA 75). The Limburg took last year in the third round (sixteenth-finals) in Miami.
Alison From Uyvtanck (WTA 51) in the first round of the Tunisian Ons Jabeur (WTA 58). It is their first duel. The winner is allowed to compete against the American Sloane Stephens (WTA 6), that her title to defend. Kirsten Flipkens (WTA 56) is opposed to the Kazakh Yulia Putintseva (WTA 44), against whom they have twice won.