Portland Trail Blazers vs Houston Rockets
A huge match at the top of the Western Conference as the Trail Blazers put their remarkable 13 game winning streak on the line. The table topping Rockets bring their own nine game streak into this game and have leapt out ahead of the Warriors for home court advantage throughout the playoffs. This has the makings of a high scoring game and in these games roll with the superstar which is James Harden and the Rockets.
Serena Williams vs Naomi Osaka
Still working her way back onto the tour after taking over a year off, Williams has been handed a tough draw at the Miami Open. She faces 20-year-old Japanese rising star Naomi Osaka who is coming off her first career title. It is the first meeting between two players, but Williams showed flashes in her return last week. While a run to the final might be expecting a bit much for Williams getting out of the first round is something well and truly within reach and she might take the tough draw as a challenge.
Monica Puig vs Samantha Stosur
Stosur has the edge in head to head records with a 4-2 advantage however her last victory came in 2015 and Puig has claimed the last two meetings. Stosur has been knocked out in the first round of the main draw four times already in 2018, one of which was at the hands of Puig in the Australian Open. This sets up to be an even match but the edge has to go with Puig and her encouraging recent form.