Don’t miss out on a chance to experience everything that this month’s Miami Open has to offer
The lowdown: Seeing some of the biggest stars in tennis at Key Biscayne for the Miami Open is priceless. It’s a fan’s dream to have Grand Slam greats in our own backyard—the Williams sisters, Venus and Serena; rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, and the recently knighted Andy Murray (below, in the black shirt). But to experience the Miami Open like a true insider is the ultimate ace.
The details: One of the luxury packages offered includes an opportunity to stand on center court before a match and toss the coin to see which player serves first (Mastercard price, $2,500; general pricing, $2,750 for a package for two that includes the toss, escorted access through the VIP entrance and tournament credentials, two 100-level box seats, and lunch or dinner in the exclusive Collectors Club). Or sit in your own courtside box, traditionally reserved for celebrities and VIPs (Mastercard, $2,700; general pricing, $2,970, which includes the same access as the coin toss, plus a set of two 100-level box seats for any other match). For ladies interested in wearing it as well as the tour’s most stylish players do, consider an Audemars Piguet Millenary in rose gold ($23,900). It’s a tribute to Serena Williams, who wore the diamond watch during January’s Australian Open, in which she won her modern era-record 23rd Grand Slam singles title. Courtside gentlemen may sport the choice of Roger Federer, whose Rolex GMT-Master II BLNR (inset photo; approximately $10,000), nicknamed “Batman” because of its black and blue bezel, was on display when he hoisted the men’s trophy in Australia for his 18th Grand Slam singles win.
When/where: March 20–April 2, Tennis Center at Crandon Park, 7300 Crandon Blvd., Miami; miamiopen.com