The 2013 Miami women’s qualifying singles draw 1st round matches begin on Monday 18 March at 11am local time in Key Biscayne, Miami Florida. OnCourt Advantage provides some interesting facts about the women’s qualifying and the full list of the qualifying draw below.
The 2013 Miami Open is the fourth MAJOR tournament of the “BIG 14″ tournaments each year. There are 128 players vying for the title, a maximum of 1000 WTA ranking points and $724,000 in prize money for the winner. To work out when to watch the Miami Open tennis in Singapore add 12 hours to the local time in Miami for this full 2013 Women’s Schedule of Play.
The Miami qualifying singles event is a 48-player draw divided up between 6 Wild Cards [WC] and 42 Direct Acceptances vying for the 12 spots allocated to qualifiers in the singles main draw.
The Top 24 ranked players amongst the 42 Direct Acceptances according to the WTA rankings on 4 March 2013 become the 24 seeds. The 24 seeds were ranked from world No.68 (Silvia SOLER-ESPINOSA) through to No.109 (Mirjana LUCIC-BARONI).
Please note: there is now a 25th seed as No.5 seed Camila GIORGI moved into the main draw, so was replaced by the next highest ranked player who missed the qualifying draw cut-off – Paula ORMAECHEA who moved into the draw as an Alternate [ALT].
The 2013 Miami Open women’s qualifying singles draw is:
- Silvia SOLER-ESPINOSA  v Estrella CABEZA CANDELA
- Sesil KARATANTCHEVA v  Anastasia RODIONOVA
- Stefanie VOEGELE  v Alexandra CADANTU
- Eleni DANIILIDOU v  Galina VOSKOBOEVA
- Lauren DAVIS  v Casey DELLACQUA
- Mallory BURDETTE v  Vesna DOLONC
- Olga PUCHKOVA  v Shahar PEER
- Stephanie FORETZ GACON v  Tatjana MALEK
- Yulia PUTINTSEVA  (replaced  Giorgi) v [WC] Irina KHROMACHEVA
- Paula ORMAECHEA [ALT] v  Nina BRATCHIKOVA
- Misaki DOI  v [WC] Bethanie MATTEK-SANDS
- ZHANG Shuai v  Mirjana LUCIC-BARONI
- Karolina PLISKOVA  v [WC] Jarmila GAJDOSOVA
- Belinda BENCIC [WC] v  Coco VANDEWEGHE
- Melanie OUDIN  v Alexa GLATCH
- Katerina SINIAKOVA [WC] v  Mandy MINELLA
- Maria-Teresa TORRO-FLOR  v Valeria SAVINYKH
- Marta SIROTKINA v  Donna VEKIC
- Lara ARRUABARRENA  v [WC] Allie KIICK
- Vania KING v  Maria Joao KOEHLER
- Elina SVITOLINA  v Maria SANCHEZ
- Julia COHEN v  Melinda CZINK
- Jana CEPELOVA  v Anastasija SEVASTOVA
- Teliana PEREIRA v  Kristyna PLISKOVA
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