The Miami Masters, also known as the Miami Open, is an annual tennis tournament held in Miami, Florida at the Tennis Center at Crandon Park. It is a hard court event and is used as the lead up to the U.S. Open. It is one of the only tournaments on the tennis circuit where the ATP (men’s) and WTA (women’s) share in the same amount of prize money, which was $5.18m in 2014.
The first tournament was held in 1985 at the Laver’s International Tennis Resort at Delray Beach, Florida. It was founded by former player Butch Buchholz, and his plan was to make the event the first major tournament of the year, given the Australian Open was held in December at the time. In that era, prize money was upwards of $1.8 million, an amount that was only surpassed by Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. In 1986, the tournament relocated to Boca West, where it remained until 1987, when it finally moved to its current home in Key Biscayne.
The first tournament was won by American Tim Mayotte and country woman Martina Navratilova. Since then, it has been dominated by three men in the ATP (Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras and Novak Djokovic) and by two women in the WTA (Steffi Graf and Serena Williams). Agassi and Sampras shared the spotlight in the 90’s, with Agassi winning six titles and Sampras three, while Djokovic has dominated the tournament in recent times, winning it four times. In the mid-80s to mid-90s, Graf was the main force in women’s tennis, and dominated in Miami. The German sensation won the title on five occasions from just six finals’ appearances. Nowadays, Serena Williams is the yard-stick, having walked away with the silverware a record seven times.
|YEAR||MEN'S WINNER||MEN'S RUNNER UP||WOMEN'S WINNER||WOMEN'S RUNNER UP|
|2015||NOVAK DJOKOVIC||ANDY MURRAY||SERENA WILLIAMS||CARLA SUAREZ NAVARRO|
|2014||NOVAK DJOKOVIC||RAFAEL NADAL||SERENA WILLIAMS||LI NA|
|2013||ANDY MURRAY||DAVID FERRER||SERENA WILLIAMS||MARIA SHARAPOVA|
|2012||NOVAK DJOKOVIC||ANDY MURRAY||AGNIESZKA RADWANSKA||MARIA SHARAPOVA|
|2011||NOVAK DJOKOVIC||RAFAEL NADAL||VICTORIA AZARENKA||MARIA SHARAPOVA|
|2010||ANDY RODDICK||TOMAS BERDYCH||KIM CLIJSTERS||VENUS WILLIAMS|
|2009||ANDY MURRAY||NOVAK DJOKOVIC||VICTORIA AZARENKA||SERENA WILLIAMS|
|2008||NIKOLAY DAVYDENKO||RAFAEL NADAL||SERENA WILLIAMS||JELENA JANKOVIC|
|2007||NOVAK DJOKOVIC||GUILLERMO CANAS||SERENA WILLIAMS||JUSTINE HENIN|
|2006||ROGER FEDERER||IVAN LJUBICIC||SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA||MARIA SHARAPOVA|
|2005||ROGER FEDERER||RAFAEL NADAL||KIM CLIJSTERS||MARIA SHARAPOVA|