Since its inauguration as WTA Premier Mandatory tournament,only players w at least 5 singles Grand Slam titles have been capable to win Mutua Madrid Open & Roland Garros in the same year! ( Serena Williams in’13 & Maria Sharapova in’14).
Simona Halep advanced into the quarterfinal after beating Viktoria Kuzmova 6-0, 6-0 in 44 minutes. It was Simona Halep‘s 5th double bagel matches in her professional career. All of these matches she won against European, right-handed players between 2008-2019. Here is the list about these 5 lopsided matches:
Having won 10 of the last 11 games in the final against Johanna Konta, Maria Sakkari claimed her first WTA tournament title (and trophy) at the Grand Prix de SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem on May 4, 2019. One day later, her compatriot, Stefanos Tsitsipas kept the Greek success unbroken when he defeated Pablo Cuevas . . .
Roger Federer tied with Tom Okker (109) in the combined total number of titles (singles+doubles) on 5th position of the all-time list. On the same list, Bob Bryan made a tie with Jimmy Connors with 125 tournament titles ranking on 3rd of all-time.
From Roger Federer’s 1st Masters title at Hamburg Masters in 2002 till his latest, 28th Masters title Miami Open 2019, there were a 18-years winning span, 6160 days, 151 Masters tournaments with 32 different winners, 25 players won their first Masters titles (incl. Roger Federer).
Roger Federer became the only player who reached 3x (2005-06, 2019) in his career the consecutive finals of Dubai Tennis Championships, BNP Paribas Open & Miami Open in the same year and won at least 2 of these 3 tournaments. Roger Federer broke the tie with Novak Djokovic who completed this feat 2x (2011, 2015).
Karolina Pliskova’s and Ashleigh Barty’s WTA careers and tournament history show some similarities:
Net skills in 2001: Andre Agassi vs Patrick Rafter in the semifinal Miami Open! Net skills in 2019: Roger Federer vs Kevin Anderson in the semifinal Miami Open!
John Isner wrote history: He is the only one US player in the history of Miami Open who reached the final without dropping a set! Neither Tim Mayotte, Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Michael Chang, Pete Sampras, Andy Roddick were not able to complete this feat!
Roberto Bautista Agut joined an exclusive club: only Rafa Nadal (6), Andy Murray(5), Roger Federer (4) and Juan Martin Del Potro (3) beat the world No.1 Novak Djokovic at least 3x! However Roberto Bautista is the only one among them who defeated Novak Djokovic, as world No.1 in Doha and at Miami Open.