Miami Open new name for Key Biscayne tennis

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 11:24 am | Updated: 11:45 am, Wed Aug 20, 2014.

MIAMI (AP) — South Florida's biggest tennis tournament is being renamed.

The annual event on Key Biscayne will be known for the next five years as The Miami Open. The Latin American bank Itau is taking over as the event's presenting sponsor.

The tournament had most recently been called the Sony Open. Sony had been in the tournament's name since 2007.

One of the top tournaments outside of the Grand Slams, the event started in Delray Beach, Florida in 1985, moved to Boca Raton the following year and then came to Key Biscayne. More than 300,000 tickets are sold annually and matches are broadcast to 193 countries.

Next year's tournament is March 23-April 5. Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams won the titles on Key Biscayne this year.

© 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
  • 2 Don't Threaten or Abuse. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. AND PLEASE TURN OFF CAPS LOCK.
  • 3 Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
  • 4 Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 5 Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 6 Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Welcome to the discussion.

Right Now

weather

Today

weather
82°
Details

Tomorrow

weather
88°
Details

Today

weather
82°
Details

Today

weather
84°
Details
Cool Today

SUBMIT PHOTOS & VIDEOS | VIEW ALL PHOTOS & VIDEOS

Send your photos & videos to Pix@MySuncoast.com and you could be featured on ABC 7 & our website.