Belarusian tennis pro Victoria Azarenka claimed the Miami Open title on April 2, 2016. Azarenka is a two-time champion of the event, but this victory, along with her victory at Indian Wells, gives her the Sunshine Double. This feat hasn’t been accomplished since Kim Clijsters did it in 2005. Prior to that, tennis great Steffi Graf grabbed the Sunshine Double in 1994 and 1996.
The Miami title also secured Azarenka's position at world number five in the rankings, catapulting her over Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber and world number one Serena Williams as the top seed on the Road to Singapore Leaderboard.