Britain's Cameron Norrie out of the Miami Open in the first round
Last Updated: 22/03/19 11:33am
Cameron Norrie crashed out of the Miami Open in the first round but lucky loser Dan Evans made the most of his second opportunity to advance at Hard Rock Stadium.
British No 2 Norris was a set and a break up on Australia's Jordan Thompson but eventually slipped to a 4-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 defeat.
The 23-year-old broke into the top 50 for the first time earlier this month after reaching the semi-finals in Acapulco but he followed a first round exit in Indian Wells with a similar result in Florida.
The news was better for resurgent British No 3 Evans, who had suffered a defeat in the final round of qualifying to Alexander Bublik on Wednesday, but was reprieved as one of the highest ranked losers..
And Evans was at his very best to destroy Malek Jaziri 6-2 6-0 in just 73 minutes to set up a clash against Canadian youngster Denis Shapovalov in the second round
British No 1 Kyle Edmund has received a bye to the second round where he will play Belarus' Ilya Ivashka after he beat Thomas Fabbiano of Italy 6-4 1-6 6-3.
Indian Wells champion Bianca Andreescu staged a remarkable recovery to defeat Irina-Camelia Begu and reach the second round.
The 18-year-old Canadian looked to be suffering an understandable letdown when she trailed Romanian Begu by a set and 5-1. But Andreescu instead won 12 of the next 15 games to take the match 4-6 7-6 (7-2) 6-2 and extend her winning streak.
Venus Williams again struggled with her serve but battled to a 7-5 6-3 victory over qualifier Dalila Jakupovic while 15-year-old Cori Gauff claimed her first WTA Tour victory, beating fellow young American Caty McNally 3-6 6-3 6-4.
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