Miami Open news: British trio fail to make it past qualifiers
Harriet Dart, Liam Broady and Jay Clarke have been eliminated from the Miami Open before it’s even properly started as they failed to make it past the qualifier stages.
Despite having a fantastic run at the Indian Wells Masters after reaching the fourth round at the Californian based tournament, Dart couldn’t reproduce the same standard of performances on the other side of the States.
The 25-year-old, who has just entered the top 100, lost in straight sets, 3-6, 3-6, against her German opponent Tatjana Maria, who will now play another qualifier match against Yue Yuan from China to try and make it to the main competition which gets underway from today.
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Over in the men’s singles tournament, Liam Broady fell to American Christopher Eubanks 6-4, 6-2 meaning he too won’t progress to the opening round of the Miami based competition.
Broady came into the match fresh from his run at the Arizona Tennis Classic where he made it to the semi finals before getting beat by German Daniel Altmaier who eventually ended up in the final.
However, the Stockport local couldn’t carry on his momentum and he won’t be able to improve on his performance last year where he lost in the opening round.
And the final Brit to be eliminated from the tournament is former junior British No 1 Jay Clarke who was easily defeated by US player Bjorn Fratangelo 6-2, 6-1.
However, Britain shouldn’t be worried as there are a handful of player who are still in with a chance of success in Miami.
For the women’s competition Emma Raducanu and Heather Watson are in the mix and although Raducanu’s opponent is still unknown as she will face a qualifier which hasn’t been decided yet, Watson will face Arantxa Rus from the Netherlands in the opening round later today.
And over in the men’s tournament, Andy Murray, Cameron Norrie, Dan Evans and Jack Draper are representing GB so there’s still a good chance that some British talent will have a very successful tournament.
The Miami Open starts on March 22 for the women’s tournament and March 23 for the men’s competition.
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