Elina Svitolina, of Ukraine, returns to Shelby Rogers during the Miami Open tennis tournament, Thursday, March 25, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)
- The third round of the Miami Open will get underway on Saturday, March 27th
- No. 1 seed Ashleigh Barty will headline the day
- Take a look at the match odds below, as well as our three best bet predictions
The WTA Miami Open Round of 32 begins tomorrow through the rest of the weekend. Many second round matches finished up Friday night, so not all odds have been determined.
Most top seeds are still competing in the tournament with Barty and Naomi Osaka leading the way. Many players, including the top ranked are still just trying to tack on more and more tennis matches in 2021, as they continue to inch their way back to the same competitive form they were once in.
Continue to see the available odds for the matches in the third round, including our three best bets.
WTA Miami Open Round of 32 Odds
|Matchup||Moneyline Odds at DraftKings|
| Ashleigh Barty vs Jelena Ostapenko||-335/+255|
|Ana Konjuh vs  Iga Swiatek||+410/-560|
| Belinda Bencic vs  Marketa Vondrousova||-132/+107|
| Ekaterina Alexandrova vs  Elina Svitolina||+135/-167|
| Veronika Kudermetova vs  Aryna Sabalenka||+205/-265|
| Angelique Kerber vs  Victoria Azarenka||+245/-315|
| Simona Halep vs Anastasija Sevastova||-560/+410|
| Petra Kvitova vs  Johanna Konta||-435/+320|
| Karolina Pliskova vs  Jessica Pegula||+125/-162|
|Nina Stojanovic vs  Naomi Osaka||+700/-1430|
| Bianca Andreescu vs Amanda Anisimova||TBA|
| Elise Mertens vs  Anett Kontaveit||TBA|
| Maria Sakkari vs Ludmilla Samsonova||TBA|
| Sofia Kenin vs  Ons Jabeur||TBA|
| Elena Rybakina vs Sara Sorribes Tormo||TBA|
| Garbine Muguruza vs Anna Kalinskaya||TBA|
All odds taken March 26th.
Belinda Bencic vs Marketa Vondrousova
Bencic and Vondrousova will meet for the first time in their careers as they are scheduled to take to the court at 6:20 PM ET on Saturday. Both players are coming off fairly strong second rounds wins, where they both beat their opponents in straight sets.
Bencic defeated Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan 6-2, 6-1, in just over an hour. Diyas was actually coming off a major win, upsetting Venus Williams in the Round of 128.
Bencic was able to record three aces, and saved five breakpoints, whereas her opponent was unable to save any.
Vondrousova beat her opponent Qiang Wang 6-4, 6-4, and didn’t find herself challenged during the match. She did record six double faults, which she’ll have to tighten up when she takes on Bencic.
This should be an exciting match with it being the first time Bencic and Vondrousova meet. Right now, Bencic is the slight favorite.
Best Bet: Bencic (-132); 2-0 (+180)
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Ekaterina Alexandrova vs Elina Svitolina
Svitolina holds the 2-0 head-to-head record against Alexandrova as they look to face each other in the third round of the Miami Open. Their most recent match, which took place earlier this year in the Round of 16 at the Abu Dhabi Open, was a battle that went the distance.
Alexandrova is coming off a strong showing against Nadia Podoroska, winning 6-0, 6-4. Svitolina will be much harder of an opponent. She’ll have to sharpen up on her serve, where she recorded six double faults and only managed to get in 53% of her first serves.
Svitolina on the other hand had to come back after losing her first set in her second round match against Shelby Rogers. She eventually won 3-6, 7-5, 6-3. Struggling in those first two sets, it looks like she’s been battling a wrist injury.
Because Svitolina was able to come back in that third set and found her groove, it doesn’t seem like that wrist injury should impede on anything moving forward for the time being.
Best Bet: Svitolina (-167); 2-1 (+320)
Karolina Pliskova vs Jessica Pegula
This match has interesting written all over it.
This will be the third time these two players have faced each other. The two previous meetings have happened this year with Pegula beating the World No. 6 both times, in straight sets.
Their most recent match came in the third round of the Dubai Tennis Championships.
Pliskova is coming off a strong showing against Saisai Zheng, where she won 6-2, 6-1. She record three aces in comparison to her opponent’s zero, and managed a 73 win percentage on her first serve.
Pegula defeated her opponent Storm Sanders 6-3, 6-4, where she was recorded four aces, but managed three double faults.
The sixth seed will be looking to avenge the previous two losses to Pegula, which might be something that works in her favor. From the two matches earlier this year, it really looked like Pegula just had Pliskova figured out from start to finish. But you would think that when the draw came out, and Pliskova saw a possible opponent in Pegula, she would take a look at mistakes that were previously made, and what she could do to win a match, or at least take a set.
Best Bet: Pliskova (+125)
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