The American teenager Sofia Kenin has advanced to the second round of Miami Open after a 6-4 6-4 win over a fellow qualifier Stefanie Voegele in an hour and 26 minutes. Kenin served at 73%, which is always helpful, and she lost her serve three times from five opportunities that Voegele created. On the other hand, the Swiss had to struggle more in her games, dropping almost 50% of the points and having to play against no less than 11 break points, suffering five breaks to end on the losing side.
They traded breaks in games two and three and again in sixth and seventh before Kenin held with ease in her last two service games and scored the third break in game nine to grab the opener 6-4. The second set was decided in the first five games, Sofia played well on the return in games three and five and Voegele could only get one break back in between to fall 3-2 behind.
The American managed to avoid break points in her last three service games to bring the match home and book a place in the second round. First round results: