Chairman Jean Monestime supports local rising tennis star at Miami Open
(MIAMI-DADE, FL) – Native South Floridian Sachia Vickery, 19, was granted a wildcard entry for the Miami Open (formerly the Sony Open) and will be playing on Monday, March 23 at 2 p.m. at the Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne. County Commission Chairman Jean Monestime will be attending the game to show his support.
Sachia Vickery started playing tennis at the age of 5 and has been playing professionally for five years. She has earned the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) singles with the ranking of 149 and has competed in a few grand slams, her first being the U.S. Open in 2013 where she made it to the second round before losing a tough match to a tour veteran. She then went on to compete in the Australian Open in 2014 and U.S. Open once again in 2014.
“Sachia has been a steadily rising star and could be the next Serena Williams,” Chairman Monestime said. “She has the passion, resistance and enthusiasm needed to get there.”
She is scheduled to compete in the Indian Wells Tournament and hopes to land a spot in the top 50 by September 2015.