It seems like our Sara Errani si taking full advantage of the American warm weather, as she debuts in Crandon Park's WTA Premier with a breathtaking win over Belinda Bencic.
It surely was an aut-aut clash: both players lacking play time and confidence, desperately seeking a victory in order to improve their condition and continuity. Even though the young Swiss is coming back from a injury streak, her full potential is a real bugbear for any player on Tour.
That was the reason why our Sarita spent the entire match foremost focusing on not letting her opponent warming enough to go full speed. Despite that, Bencic still managed to secure the second set using raw strength, but that didn't knock our warrior down.
Once scored the first point of the match with a powerful serve turn, and pushed back Bencic's comeback, who squared up from a triple disavantage, Errani sealed the victory relying on her huge technical skills. Direction switches, longline winners and, of course, dropshots. Sara's inventory of dropshots displayed during the third set was a feast for any fans' eyes except Belinda's. Final score: 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.
Thus our Sara Errani secures her spot into Round 2nd against the n.30 seed of the tournament, Shuai Zhang. The match will be unprecedent as the two never met before during their careers. Sara's Chinese opponent arrives in Miami right after a 2nd Round loss to Naomi Osaka (6-4, 6-2) during the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.
For your best information HERE you will find the complete Women's Singles draw.
Lately on tomorrow, Sarita will debut in doubles with Monica Niculescu. The two will face the German-Czech team formed by Peschke and Groenefeld.
For your best information HERE you will find the complete Women's Doubles draw.
For those who couldn't catch up live, here is a full video of the match. Enjoy!
(VIDEO): Sara Errani v. Belinda Bencic @ Miami Open 2017