The 2022 Miami open was played from March 22 to April 3, 2022. Miami open was held on the grounds of Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens Florida. It is the 37th edition of the men’s and women’s event and it is classified as an ATP master 1000 event on the 2022 ATP tour and the WTA 1000 even on the 2022 WTA tour.
- Men’s single – Carlos Alcaraz defeated Casper Ruud, 7-5, 6-4
- Women’s Single- IGA Swiatek defeated Naomi Osaka, 6-4, 6-0
- Men’s doubles- Hubert Hurkacz and John Isner defeated Wesley Koolhof and Neal Skupski, 7-6, 6-4
- Women’s Doubles- Laura Seigemund and Vera Zvonareva defeated Veronika Kudermetova and Elise Mertens, 7-6, 7-5
Miami Open Tennis Championship: Initiation
The Miami Tennis tournament was an initial idea in the 1960s when the top tennis players Jack Kramer, Frank Sedgman, Pancho Gonzalez, Pancho Segura, and Butch Buchholz were touring the country in wagon stations, playing tennis in arenas and fairgrounds. They traveled with portable canvas courts, before the days of Open Tennis. Butch Buchholz was the original member of the “Handsome eight” which is the first pros of Lamar Hunt’s World Championship Tennis Circuit introduction in 1968, completed until forced to retire.
In 1980, Butch Buchholz was the Executive Director of the association of tennis professionals, ATP. He met the vice president of the company Lipton, Thomas J. Lipton, and shared his idea of a two-week players’ tournament. The president liked his idea and agreed first sponsorship and the agreement reached $1.5 million a year for 5 years.