Tournament officials have revealed that Americans Ryan Harrison and Victoria Duval, as well as Canada’s Aleksandra Wozniak, former world No. 2 Vera Zvonareva and Nadia Petrova are amongst the players offered wildcard entry into the main draw of the Sony Open in Miami.
Quebec’s Aleksandra Wozniak is coming off a fantastic tournament at Indian Wells, where she reached the fourth round before losing to Li Na in straight sets. Her performances are expected to lift her from No. 240 in the rankings to a projected No. 182, making her eligible for the qualifying rounds of the French Open in May.
Miami-born Haitian American Victoria Duval made herself known at last year’s U.S. Open after stunning No. 11 Samantha Stosur in the opening round. She will now take part in the Sony Open for the first time in her young career.
17-year old Françoise Abanda, who won her first professional tournament this year at a challenger in Florida, will receive a qualifying wildcard for Miami.