2024 Miami Open: Preview and Order of play for March 21st featuring Maria Sakkari, Elena Rybakina, and Gael Monfils

The third day of the 2024 Miami Open has some important matches lined up.

2024 Miami Open: Preview and Order of play for March 21st featuring Maria Sakkari, Elena Rybakina, and Gael Monfils

Maria Sakkari, Elena Ryybakina, Gael Monfils (Images via Imago)

The third day of the main draw of the 2024 Miami Open will see women’s singles second-round matches being played while the remaining men’s singles first-round matches are played. Top WTA stars including 2024 Indian Wells Open finalist Maria Sakkari, World No. 4 Elena Rybakina, and Danish tennis veteran Caroline Wozniacki in action. Meanwhile, Frenchman Gael Monfils will also take center stage.

Apart from the big names, rising Chinese star and 2024 Australian Open runner-up Qinwen Zheng will also play her first match at the 2024 Miami Open. Jelena Ostapenko, Veronika Kudermetova, and Katie Boulter are the other top players who will be in action on Day 3.

In the men’s singles event, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Laslo Djere, Lorenzo Sonego, and other young talents will be in action. Check out the full schedule for Day 3 of the 2024 Miami Open below.

Men’s Singles Schedule

PlayerOpponentTime (Local)
Felix Auger-AliassimeAdam WaltonNot before 12 PM
Dusan LajovicGael Monfils Not before 7 PM
Sebastian OfnerKei NishikoriNot before 12 PM
Lorenzo SonegoDaniel EvansNot before 1 PM
Emilio NavaRoberto Bautista AgutNot before 2 PM
Aleksandar KovacevicFabian MarozsanNot before 1 PM
Martin LandaluceJaume MunarNot before 2 PM
Roman SafiullinDiego SchwartzmanNot before 3 PM
Laslo DjereColeman WongNot before 11 AM
Alejandro TabiloBrandon NakashimaNot before 12 PM
Daniel AltmaierHarold MayotNot before 11 AM
Alexei PopyrinFacundo Diaz AcostaNot before 3 PM
Emil RuusuvuoriYannick HanfmannNot before 2 PM
Daniel Elahi GalanAlexander ShevchenkoNot before 3 PM
Alexandre MullerSoonwo KwonNot before 2 PM
Aleksandar VukicRoberto Carballes BaenaNot before 3 PM

Women’s Singles Schedule

PlayerOpponentTime (Local)
Maria SakkariYue YuanNot before 1 PM
Diana ShnaiderMadison KeysNot before 2 PM
Clara Tauson Elena RybakinaNot before 8:30 PM
Diane ParryBeatriz Haddad MaiaNot before 11 AM
Peyton StearnsVictoria AzarenkaNot before 7 PM
Elise MertensTaylor TownsendNot before 11 AM
Anhelina KalininaCaroline WozniackiNot before 12 PM
Laura SiegemundJelena OstapenkoNot before 1 PM
Qinwen ZhengKaterina SiniakovaNot before 2 PM
Veronika KudermetovaXinyu WangNot before 3 PM
Daria SavilleDayana YastremskaNot before 2 PM
Katie BoulterBrenda FruhvirtovaNot before 11 AM
Anna KalinskayaXiyu WangNot before 12 PM
Liudmila SamsonovaYulia PutintsevaNot before 1 PM
Lesia TsurenkoGreet MinnenNot before 12 PM

Matches to watch out for on Day 3 of 2024 Miami Open

Maria Sakkari vs. Yue Yuan

Two-time Indian Wells Open finalist and eighth seed Maria Sakkari will open her Miami Open campaign against Chinese WTA star Yue Yuan. The 25-year-old Chinese reached the quarterfinals at the 2024 Indian Wells Open and will be high on confidence.

Maria Sakkari (Image via Imago)

Meanwhile, Sakkari will be aiming to start her campaign with a dominant win. The Greek ace is expected to topple Yuan but it won’t be that easy considering the Chinese has also been doing well in the past few months.

Clara Tauson vs. Elena Rybakina

Fourth seed Elena Rybakina will be making a comeback to the tour after missing out on the Indian Wells Open due to injury. The Kazakh ace will be eager to start her campaign with a win. She will be up against Clara Tauson of Denmark.

Elena Rybakina
Elena Rybakina (Via Imago)

Rybakina is expected to ease past her opponent and book a place in the third round. Meanwhile, Tauson who beat American Caroline Dolehide in the opening round will be hoping to push the World No. 4 to her limits.

Dusan Lajovic vs. Gael Monfils

French veteran Gael Monfils will open his campaign at the 2024 Miami Open against Serbian Dusan Lajovic. The 38-year-old had a great outing at the Indian Wells Open where he beat the likes of Hubert Hurkacz and Cameron Norrie to make it to the fourth round.

Gael Monfils
Gael Monfils (Source: Daily Express)

Monfils will hope to get off to a flying start here in Miami as well. The Frenchman leads Lajovic 2-0 in their head-to-head record and there is a chance for Monfils to further extend the lead.

Anhelina Kalinina vs. Caroline Wozniacki

Caroline Wozniacki started her campaign at the 2024 Miami Open with a dominant win over France’s Clara Burel. The Danish ace thrashed her opponent 6-1, 6-4 in the first-round clash.

Caroline Wozniacki
Caroline Wozniacki (Via Imago)

She will next face Anhelina Kalinina in the next round. The Ukrainian, seeded 32nd at the Masters tournament will pose a stern challenge for Wozniacki who has not faced Kalinina in her career so far. However, the Dane is expected to sail through to the third round.

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