Bia plays Saturday noon, Monteiro just after

Bia aims for unprecedented victory over Ostapenko on the circuit

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Miami (USA) – The big names in Brazilian singles tennis today, Beatriz Haddad Maia and Thiago Monteiro will play on the same court this Saturday in Miami. Bia plays at noon, for the opener of the women’s third round, while Monteiro plays just after for the second leg of the men’s tournament. Matches will take place in the Grandstand, the complex’s second largest arena.

Number 1 in Brazil and 14th in the world, Bia meets the Latvian Jelena Ostapenko, ranked 22nd. The left-hander from São Paulo is looking for an unprecedented victory on the circuit, after three victories for her rival in previous duels. Thiago Monteiro, 81st in the ranking, challenges the Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime, world number 6, who won the two meetings between them, at the US Open 2020 and at Wimbledon last year.

The day will feature Brazilian doubles debut, with Luísa Stefani, Marcelo Melo, Marcelo Demoliner and Bia Haddad Maia herself.

Among the other highlights, the duel between the Kazakh Elena Rybakina and the Spaniard Paula Badosa. Despite Badosa leading the historic 4-2, Rybakina got the better of Indian Wells last week. North Americans Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula, as well as three-time champion Victoria Azarenka will also be on the field.

On the men’s side, culmination for the debuts of Stefanos Tsitsipas and Daniil Medvedev. The Greek will face the French Richard Gasquet, while the Russian will be challenged by the Spaniard Roberto Carballes Baena.

Discover the program for this Saturday in Miami.

Main Stadium – 1 p.m.
Richard Gasquet (FRA) against. [2]Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE)
Not before 2 p.m.
[6]Coco Gauff (USA) vs. [27]Anastasia Potapova
[3]Jessica Pegula (USA) vs. [30]Danielle Collins (USA)
Not before 8 p.m.
Roberto Carballes Baena (ESP) against. [4]Daniel Medvedev
Not before 9:30 p.m.
[10]Elena Rybakina (CAZ) against. [21]Paula Badosa (ESP)

Grandstand – 12 p.m.
[24]Jelena Ostapenko (LET) against. [13]Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA)
[5]Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) vs. Thiago Monteiro (BRA)
[8]Hubert Hurkacz (POL) against. [LL]Thanasi Kokkinakis (Australia)
[Q]Yosuke Watanuki (JAP) against. [12]Frances Tiafoe (USA)
Not before 8 p.m.
[29]Petra Martic (CRO) against Élise Mertens (BEL)

Butch Buchholz – 12 p.m.
[12]Lyudmila Samsonova against. [23]Qinwen Zheng (CHN)
[14]Victoria Azarenka vs. [20]Magda Linette (POL)
[25]Martina Trevisan (ITA) against. Claire Liu (USA)
Gregoire Barrere (FRA) vs. [11]Cameron Norrie (GBR)
Adrian Mannarino (FRA) against. [32]Ben Shelton (USA)

Block 1 – 12 p.m.
Jiri Lehecka (TCH) against. [18]Lorenzo Musetti (ITA)
Mackenzie McDonald (USA) vs. [19]Matteo Berrettini (ITA)
[23]Daniel Evans (GBR) vs. Lorenzo Sonego (ITA)
[14]Karen Khachanov vs. Tomas Etcheverry (ARG)

Court 7 – 12 p.m.
[25]Francisco Cerundolo (ARG) against [LL]Aleksandar Kovacevic (USA)
[27]Sebastian Baez (ARG) against. [Q]Christian Garin (CHI)
at 18h
[9]Luísa Stefani (BRA)/Gabriela Dabrowski (CAN) against. Magda Linette (POL) / Bernarda Pera (USA)

Short 5 – 12h
[17]Borna Coric (CRO) vs. [Q]Christopher Eubanks (USA)
[15]Alex de Minaur (AUS) against. Quentin Halys (FRA)
Around 4:30 p.m.
[C]Marcelo Demoliner (BRA)/Christopher Eubanks (USA) against. Mackenzie McDonald (USA) / Botic van de Zandschulp (UK)

Quadra 2 – Around 1:30 p.m.
[28]Yoshihito Nishioka (JAP) against. Alex Molcan (ESL)
at 18h
Marcelo Melo (BRA)/John Peers (AUS) against. [C]Marcos Giron (USA) / JJ Wolf (USA)

Quadra 3 – Around 4:30 p.m.
[7]Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA)/Giuliana Olmos (MEX) against. Marie Bouzkova (TCH)/Daria Kasatkina

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