Today, the Miami Open presented by Itaú announced that the first two wild card recipients for the 2023 tournament will be 2020 and 2021 US Open champions, Dominic Thiem and Emma Raducanu. The event will take place at Hard Rock Stadium from March 19 to April 2, 2023. This year's qualifying matches will begin on a Sunday, giving fans an unprecedented 15 days of tennis to enjoy, making the Miami Open the largest one yet.
"We are happy to be able to add Emma and Dominic to the Miami Open fields," said Miami Open Tournament Director James Blake. "Both these players have shown what it takes to win the biggest tournaments in the world, and we look forward to welcoming them to Miami to compete for the title here in a few short weeks."
Emma Raducanu was named WTA Newcomer of the Year in 2021 after making history as the first player to win a Major championship as a qualifier without dropping a set in her 10 matches at the US Open. At the age of 18, she became the youngest woman to win a Grand Slam event since Maria Sharapova in 2004. Last season, she reached the semifinals in Seoul and a pair of other quarterfinals while climbing as high as No. 10 in the rankings. Raducanu, who was born in Toronto, represents Great Britain after moving to London at the age of 2. She will be playing the Miami Open for the second time.
Dominic Thiem, who has appeared in 28 total finals and won 17 titles, is the 2020 US Open champion and a three-time Major finalist (Australian Open 2020, Roland Garros in 2019 and 2020). He has been a five-time qualifier for the Nitto ATP Finals, being that event’s runner-up in both 2019 and 2020. Before a wrist injury sidelined him, Thiem had been ranked as high as No. 3 in the world. He was a Miami Open quarterfinalist in 2015, and this year marks his sixth appearance at the tournament and his first since 2019.
The Miami Open presented by Itaú promises to be bigger and better than ever before. Guests can expect the festival atmosphere and complete entertainment experience that has made this iconic event the place-to-be in March. The best of Miami will be on offer, including amazing culinary options, music, and artwork by top local artists. The Stadium Court within Hard Rock Stadium will return, and the revamped site will include new infrastructure and more green space for fans to relax when taking a break from the great tennis action.