Tournament Fact Sheet
Monday, March 18 – Sunday, March 31, 2013
Qualifying Rounds: Monday & Tuesday, March 18-19, 2013
Women's Main Draw opens: Tuesday, March 19
Men's Main Draw opens: Wednesday, March 20
Tennis Center at Crandon Park
7300 Crandon Boulevard
Miami, Florida 33149
Tournament Main Office: 305-446-2200
Tournament Fax: 305-446-9080
Media Contact: Sam Henderson
On August 29, 2006, Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications announced the signing of a four year contract to become the title sponsor of the Sony Open. With $9 million in prize money the Sony Open is currently one of the largest tournaments in the world with Title Sponsorship. When Butch Buchholz established the event in 1985, it marked the first time in 56 years that a new two-week tournament featuring men and women was launched. Located in Delray Beach (Laver's International Tennis Center) in 1985 and Boca Raton (Boca West) in 1986, the tournament found a permanent home in 1987 on Miami's Key Biscayne. In 1994, Miami-Dade County christened the Tennis Center at Crandon Park, a 30-acre expanse that is transformed each year from a public tennis facility into a full-fledged festival for the Sony Open. The Sony Open, considered one of the most prestigious titles in professional tennis, has been awarded "Tournament of the Year" by the ATP in nine of the last 11 years. In 2004 the event was also named "Tournament of the Year" by the WTA. In 1999, the tournament was purchased by IMG.
The men's and women's finals are broadcast live on CBS. In 2011 the Sony Open received over 77 hours of live coverage in the United States. Worldwide, over 2,400 hours of coverage was broadcast to over 153 million viewers.
|Men's Singles:||Novak Djokovic def. Rafael Nadal 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(4)|
|Women's Singles:||Victoria Azarenka def. Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-4|
|Men's Doubles:||Mahesh Bhupathi/Leander Paes def. Daniel Nestor/Max Mirnyi 6-7(5), 6-2, 11-9|
|Women's Doubles:||Daniela Hantuchova/Agnieszka Radwanska def. Liezel Huber/Nadia Petrova 7-6(5), 2-6, 10-8|
316,267 over 24 sessions/14 days in 2011
(305) 442-3367 or www.SonyOpenTennis.com
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