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Miami Open 2022: Future of tennis in good hands with Iga Swiatek, Carlos Alcaraz
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Miami Open 2022: Future of tennis in good hands with Iga Swiatek, Carlos Alcaraz

Iga Swiatek, 20, and Carlos Alcaraz, 18, drew packed crowds on way to titles in Miami to underline there's life to the sport even after Big 3, Ashleigh Barty and Williams sisters.

Iga Swiatek confirmed as new WTA number one
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Iga Swiatek confirmed as new WTA number one

The 20-year-old celebrated her new status in style on Sunday, winning the Miami Open with a straight-sets victory over four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka.

Miami Open 2022: Carlos Alcaraz beats Casper Ruud to become youngest champion
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Miami Open 2022: Carlos Alcaraz beats Casper Ruud to become youngest champion

Alcaraz, who turns 19 next month, showed why many believe he is currently the hottest young prospect in men's tennis with a 7-5, 6-4 victory over Norway's world number eight Casper Ruud to land a first ATP Masters crown.

Miam Open: Iga Swiatek beats Naomi Osaka for third straight WTA 1000 title
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Miam Open: Iga Swiatek beats Naomi Osaka for third straight WTA 1000 title

Swiatek, who will be formally confirmed as world number one when the new WTA rankings are announced on Monday, has now won 17 straight matches, a winning streak that includes titles in Doha, Indian Wells and now Miami.

Miami Open 2022: Carlos Alcaraz beats defending champion Hubert Hurkacz, faces Casper Ruud in summit clash
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Miami Open 2022: Carlos Alcaraz beats defending champion Hubert Hurkacz, faces Casper Ruud in summit clash

Alcaraz brought the crowd at Hard Rock Stadium to their feet for the second night in succession as he saw off Hurkacz 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (7/2) to reach his first ATP Masters final.

Miami Open 2022: Tearful Osaka enters final after beating Bencic; Medvedev stays No 2 after losing to Hurkacz
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Miami Open 2022: Tearful Osaka enters final after beating Bencic; Medvedev stays No 2 after losing to Hurkacz

The unseeded Osaka defeated No 22 Belinda Bencic 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Thursday in the Miami Open semi-finals.

Miami Open 2022: Swiatek closes in on clinching ‘Sunshine Double’; Ruud beats Zverev to move to semis
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Miami Open 2022: Swiatek closes in on clinching ‘Sunshine Double’; Ruud beats Zverev to move to semis

Swiatek’s dream season continued as she defeated Petra Kvitova 6-3, 6-3 in the Miami Open quarter-finals to close in on a third successive WTA 1000 crown.

Miami Open 2022: Nick Kyrgios refuses to apologise over on-court meltdown, war-of-words with umpire
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Miami Open 2022: Nick Kyrgios refuses to apologise over on-court meltdown, war-of-words with umpire

Kyrgios lost his head in the Miami heat and spent his fourth-round match delivering a blistering verbal assault on "dreadful" Brazilian match umpire Carlos Bernardes before crashing out 7-6 (7/3), 6-3 to Italy's Jannik Sinner.

Miami Open 2022: Daniil Medvedev advances to quarters to close in on No 1 ranking; Naomi Osaka reaches semis
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Miami Open 2022: Daniil Medvedev advances to quarters to close in on No 1 ranking; Naomi Osaka reaches semis

The former world No. 1 Naomi Osaka needed only an hour to overpower Danielle Collins 6-2, 6-1 and make the Miami Open semi-finals for the first time.

Miami Open 2022: Rohan Bopanna-Denis Shapovalov shock top seeds to enter men's doubles quarter-finals
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Miami Open 2022: Rohan Bopanna-Denis Shapovalov shock top seeds to enter men's doubles quarter-finals

Rohan Bopanna and Denis Shapovalov will now face the sixth-seeded pair of Wesley Koolhof of the Netherlands and Great Britain's Neal Skupski for a place in the semi-finals.

Miami Open: Badosa feeling right at home in win; Fruhvirtova youngest player in fourth round in 18 years
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Miami Open: Badosa feeling right at home in win; Fruhvirtova youngest player in fourth round in 18 years

In whatever language, Badosa is through to the fourth round at the Miami Open after rolling past Yulia Putintseva 6-3, 6-2 on Sunday.

Miami Open 2022: Daniil Medvedev tops Andy Murray to open campaign, Naomi Osaka gets walkover into 4th round
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Miami Open 2022: Daniil Medvedev tops Andy Murray to open campaign, Naomi Osaka gets walkover into 4th round

The top-seeded Daniil Medvedev opened his bid to reclaim the No. 1 ranking by topping Murray 6-4, 6-2 in the second round of the Miami Open.

Miami Open 2022: Iga Swiatek beats Golubic to become new World No 1, Nick Kyrgios stuns Andrey Rublev
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Miami Open 2022: Iga Swiatek beats Golubic to become new World No 1, Nick Kyrgios stuns Andrey Rublev

Iga Swiatek becomes the first Polish player to hold the distinction of being world No 1.

Miami Open: Naomi Osaka advances as Angelique Kerber downed; Andy Murray off the mark
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Miami Open: Naomi Osaka advances as Angelique Kerber downed; Andy Murray off the mark

"She's the highest seeded player I have beaten this season and I am really happy, " a delighted Osaka said afterwards.

Novak Djokovic pulls out of Indian Wells and Miami Open due to COVID-19 regulations
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Novak Djokovic pulls out of Indian Wells and Miami Open due to COVID-19 regulations

Novak Djokovic, who is not vaccinated, said on Twitter that rules requiring non-US citizens to be vaccinated before entering the United States had forced his withdrawal.

World No 1 Ashleigh Barty pulls out of Indian Wells and Miami Open, hopes to return in April
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World No 1 Ashleigh Barty pulls out of Indian Wells and Miami Open, hopes to return in April

In January, Ashleigh Barty became the first Australian to win her home Grand Slam in 44 years.

When will next generation of tennis overtake Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic?
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When will next generation of tennis overtake Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic?

In sum, no 20-something appears poised to wrest the mantle from the 30-somethings who have dominated the sport for so long.

Miami Open: Tournament offers a glimpse of what tennis could look like without Big 3, Serena Williams
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Miami Open: Tournament offers a glimpse of what tennis could look like without Big 3, Serena Williams

Miami Open offered a glimpse into what tennis could look like when Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams retire and it was still scintillating.

Miami Open: Poland's Hubert Hurkacz wins his biggest title by beating Jannik Sinner in final
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Miami Open: Poland's Hubert Hurkacz wins his biggest title by beating Jannik Sinner in final

The 24-year-old Hurkacz won the biggest title of his career by beating 19-year-old Jannik Sinner of Italy 7-6 (4), 6-4 on Sunday.

I deserve the World No 1 ranking, says Ash Barty after Miami Open title defence
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I deserve the World No 1 ranking, says Ash Barty after Miami Open title defence

Barty, the 2019 French Open champion, has held the No 1 ranking since September of that year, despite skipping the rescheduled US and French Opens in 2020 to remain in Australia.