Miami Open Masters 2021 Results: Medvedev Cruises, Svitolina Advances

Paul KasabianSenior ContributorMarch 31, 2021

Elina Svitolina, of Ukraine, returns a shot from Anastasija Sevastova, of Latvia, during the Miami Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, March 30, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
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Ashleigh Barty and Elina Svitolina advanced to the Miami Open semifinals after earning quarterfinal victories on Tuesday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

On the men's side, the story of the day was Sebastian Korda's upset win over No. 5 seed Diego Schwartzman in three sets. Otherwise, the chalk near the top of the draw held with No. 1 Daniil Medvedev, No. 2 Stefanos Tsitsipas and No. 4 Andrey Rublev all winning.

Here's a look at the scores from the day alongside a few match recaps.


WTA Tour: Quarterfinals

No. 1 Ashleigh Barty def. No. 7 Aryna Sabalenka: 6-4, 5-7 (5), 6-3

No. 5 Elina Svitolina def. Anastasija Sevastova: 6-3, 6-2

Scores: WTA Tour


ATP Tour: Round of 16

No. 1 Daniil Medvedev def. Frances Tiafoe: 6-4, 6-3

No. 2 Stefanos Tsitsipas def. No. 24 Lorenzo Sonego: 6-2, 7-6 (2)

No. 4 Andrey Rublev def. Marin Cilic: 6-4, 6-4

Sebastian Korda def. No. 5 Diego Schwartzman: 6-3, 4-6, 7-5

No. 7 Roberto Bautista Agut def. No. 18 John Isner: 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (7)

No. 26 Hubert Hurkacz def. No. 12 Milos Raonic: 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4)

No. 21 Jannik Sinner def. Emil Ruusuvuori: 6-3, 6-2

No. 32 Alexander Bublik def. No. 22 Taylor Fritz: 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4

Scores: ATP Tour


No. 1 Ashleigh Barty def. No. 7 Aryna Sabalenka: 6-4, 5-7 (5), 6-3

It wasn't easy for Barty on Tuesday, but the defending Miami Open champion is into the semifinals after holding off Aryna Sabalenka in three sets.

wta @WTA

The defending champion moves on! @ashbarty is into the #MiamiOpen semifinals once again 😄👋 https://t.co/AyAiCf1hB9

Barty had a chance to win in straight sets, finding herself with a chance to serve for the match up 5-4 in the second-set tiebreaker with the next two serves. Sabalenka won both points, though, and held serve on her end for the set victory.

It was all Barty in the third set, though, breaking Sabalenka late before holding serve for the win.


No. 5 Elina Svitolina def. Anastasija Sevastova: 6-3, 6-2

It was all Svitolina in her quarterfinal matchup with Anastasija Sevastova, who won just 9-of-21 first-serve points on the day.

wta @WTA

Into her first #MiamiOpen semifinal! ✨ The No.5 seed @ElinaSvitolina secures her spot after defeating Sevastova, 6-3, 6-2. https://t.co/yo3lNPwW6y

Svitolina won 11 points in a row and even had a chance to take a 4-0 lead in the second set before Sevastova got on the board.

However, Svitolina closed the match out and now will face Barty in the semifinals.


No. 1 Daniil Medvedev def. Frances Tiafoe: 6-4, 6-3

Daniil Medvedev's 11 aces propelled the No. 1 seed to a 6-4, 6-3 win over Frances Tiafoe and a spot in the Miami Open quarterfinals.

ATP Tour @atptour

Medvedev moves to the final 8⃣ 🇷🇺 @DaniilMedwed overcomes Tiafoe 6-4, 6-3 to and will play Bautista Agut in the #MiamiOpen quarters. https://t.co/abuTMuO0aD

The ATP's No. 2 player won 30-of-39 first-serve points to win his fourth straight match against Tiafoe, who had beaten No. 16 Dusan Lajovic to reach this round.

Medvedev has now won 27 of his last 29 matches, including seven straight.


No. 2 Stefanos Tsitsipas vs. No. 24 Lorenzo Sonego: 6-2, 7-6 (2)

Stefanos Tsitsipas cruised to a straight-set victory over No. 24 Lorenzo Sonego thanks largely to a phenomenal first-serve performance (34-of-38 points won).

ATP Tour @atptour

A first Miami QF for Stef 👏 @steftsitsipas will play Hurkacz in the last eight after defeating Sonego 6-2, 7-6 at the #MiamiOpen. https://t.co/uOpHRkUj7G

Sonego never had a break-point opportunity throughout the match, and Tsitsipas finished him with five straight points in the tiebreaker.

Tsitsipas, who has made the semifinal of a Grand Slam tournament each of the past three years, is looking for his sixth career ATP Tour title. 


No. 4 Andrey Rublev def. Marin Cilic: 6-4, 6-4

Both sets followed the same pattern in this one, with Rublev breaking Cilic's serve to go up 3-2 before each player held serve the rest of the way.

ATP Tour @atptour

Rublev rolls on 💪 The fourth seed beats Cilic 6-4, 6-4 to set up a QF with Korda at the #MiamiOpen. https://t.co/6R0TeWONny

In addition, there were only two break-point opportunities for the entire match, and Rublev obviously took advantage of both.

A matchup with Korda now awaits him in the quarterfinals.


Sebastian Korda def. No. 5 Diego Schwartzman: 6-3, 4-6, 7-5

A sensational performance from the 20-year-old Korda led the unseeded participant into the quarterfinals following a win over the No. 5 player in the field.

ATP Tour @atptour

First Top 10 Win ✅ First ATP Masters 1000 QF ✅ 20-year-old 🇺🇸 @SebiKorda shocks Schwartzman 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 to make the last eight at the #MiamiOpen. https://t.co/UUsPlMEAOS

Eight aces and a 73 percent first-serve rate proved to be the difference for Korda. Five of those aces occurred during the deciding third set.

Korda served for the match up 5-4, but Schwartzman broke to make it five-all. However, Korda broke back and held serve for the big win.