Victoria Azarenka
7 6

Karolina Pliskova
5 3

Tennis

ByTheMinTennis

Helloooo everyone, not the most sociable hour, but hopefully you're as excited for this match as I am! Azarenka has been playing some fabulous tennis this tournament, and I think pretty much everyone wants to see her doing well here. I have to admit, I haven't seen too much of Pliskova thus far, but she seems not to be having too much trouble either.

In terms of the head-to-head between these two, Azarenka leads it 2-1, and my prediction for tonight is that she'll get the win, most likely in three sets though.

Pliskova is the 5th seed here, and Azarenka is a wildcard entry, but that obviously says nothing about her actual level. She won here in Miami in 2016, and it wouldn't surprise me to see her do it again.

Ahhh there's a lovely sunset in Miami at the moment, what a fab backdrop for a tennis match!

Right on cue, the players are walking onto court. Stats being read out, and apparently this would be Azarenka's 11 straight win at the Miami Open!

Azarenka wins the coin toss, and elects to receive. Warm-up time!

Ready? Play.

HUGE returning from Azarenka right off the starting blocks, and she fires a backhand winner down the line to take the first point; 0-15. Azarenka pushes the backhand wide; 15-all. Biiiig first serve from Pliskova; 30-15. Azarenka bringing another big return in, and Pliskova goes long; 30-all.

Fabulous move forward from Azarenka, and Pliskova goes wide with the pass; BREAK POINT. Pliskova sends a backhand long, and Azarenka BREAKS!

Pliskova with some big returning of her own, but she sends a forehand into the net at the end of the rally; 15-0. Lovely backhand down the line from Azarenka; 30-0. Azarenka sends a forehand long; 30-15. A loopy forehand from Azarenka, but it does the job! 40-15. A massive return from Pliskova, but it's wide, and Azarenka holds.