Every March, the greatest stars of the tennis world arrive in Miami to compete for the prestigious trophy. The competition in Miami is referred to as the "fifth Grand Slam", so there is no denying that the triumph in Miami is an amazing achievement, placed just behind the Grand Slam titles and the triumph in the WTA Finals.
Agnieszka achieved her first big success in Miami Open in 2011, when together with Daniela Hantuchova she won the doubles.
In 2012, Aga arrived in Miami as number 5 in the world ranking and was seeded as such in the tournament. In the first round, she had a bye. In the next three rounds, she defeated (without losing a single set): Madison Keys, Silvia Soler-Espinosa, Garbine Muguruza, in the quarterfinals such an experienced player as Venus Williams, and in the semifinal, Marion Bartoli.
In the final, Agnieszka clashed with Maria Sharapova, whom she had played eight times before, and won once – during the US Open in 2007, where after three close sets Aga sensationally ended the participation of the title defender.
Maria Sharapova again stood a chance of winning the trophy in Miami. It was her fourth final in this tournament. Agnieszka played in the Miami Open final for the first time, and had ab opportunity to achieve the biggest success in her current career – to win the second title in the WTA Premier Mandatory rank tournament, and a promotion to the fourth place in the global ranking.
The match with the vice-leader of the ranking was very even. Both players showed a very high level of tennis, and the match was decided by a couple of balls. Agnieszka’s response to the Russian’s very aggressive style of play consisted in changing the tempo of rallies and in a constant search for new solutions. Aga played her best tennis, presented a great spectrum of skills, and also a very strong psyche and character on the court. Aga’s first service played a huge role - its accuracy amounted to 73% during the whole match.
Maria Sharapova used her powerful weapon – a brilliant service. However, she could not cope with deep balls near the baseline. The Russian made as many as 45 unforced errors, with just 12 errors of the Pole.
The match ended with the score 7:5, 6:4 and with Agnieszka’s very important victory. Despite the even play, it was our player that kept calm in the final parts of the sets and took advantage of the errors and opportunities created by Sharapova. The Russian played very aggressive, she tried to put pressure on Agnieszka, but she ran to every ball and played superbly in defense. The match ended with Sharapova’s ball going out of play, beyond the baseline.
Agnieszka was accompanied from the stands by her coach, Tomasz Wiktorowski, and her beloved sister, Ula. It was in front of them and with their support that Agnieszka won her ninth title in the senior career, and showed the whole world that a girl from Krakow could compete with best tennis players on the planet Earth, and take her deserved place in the TOP10.
Aga played one of the best matches in her career, and achieved one of the most important victories. Her earlier triumph in Dubai, and the huge win in Miami indicated that the 2012 season would be very successful. Then, a couple of weeks later, Aga won the tournament in Brussels, played in the grand Wimbledon finals, and reached the semifinal of the unofficial world cup – the WTA Finals in Istanbul.
The Miami Apartment is inspired by Agnieszka’s huge success in Miami, in 2012.
We invite you to Krakow, to experience some of the climate of this special tournament, and admire the collection of Agnieszka’s memorabilia from Miami.
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