Novak Djokovic and Victoria Azarenka won 2016 Miami Open titles

Apr 4, 2016 09:05 IST

Victoria Azarenka of Belarusia and World No 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia won women’s and men's singles titles of the 2016 Miami Open at the Crandon Tennis Center in Miami on 2 and 3 April 2016 respectively.  

Novak Djokovic defeated Kei Nishikori of Japan 6-3, 6-3 in the men's final while Victoria Azarenka defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia 6-4, 6-4.

Djokovic won his sixth title in Miami and became the first player to win three straight Miami titles since Agassi from 2001-2004.

This championship title made him the new career ATP Masters 1000 title leader. Behind him comes Rafael Nadal with 27 titles, Roger Federer with 24, and Andre Agassi with 17.

On the other hand, Victoria Azarenka achieved a rare Indian Wells- Miami double win. She is the third woman in the WTA’s history to win both tournaments in the same year after Kim Clijsters in 2005 and Steffi Graf in 1994 and 1996.

Besides these, American Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Czech Lucie Safarova who are also known as Bucie won the women’s doubles title against Timea Babos and Yaroslava Shvedova, 6-3, 6-4  and French Duo Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut clinched the men’s doubles 2016 Miami Open title against Rajeev Ram and Raven Klaasen 5-7, 6-1, 10-7.

About Miami Open 2016

It was played from 21 March -3 April at the Crandon Tennis Center in Miami.It is is owned and operated by IMG.

IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion and media operating in more than 25 countries around the world.

The Miami Open is one of nine ATP Masters 1000 Series events on the ATP calendar, a Premier Mandatory event on the WTA calendar.

It features the top men's and women's tennis players in the world.

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