Americans James Blake and Ryan Harrison will headline first-round action on the stadium court in a match scheduled not to begin before 7:30 p.m. ET at the Sony Open on Wednesday.
The 20-year-old Harrison is hoping to break out in 2013, and there is no better stage early on in the season than in South Florida. Gifted athletically and seen as the next great hope in American men's tennis, his finish in this event is worth following.
He'll have to get through Blake, though, a 10-time winner and former Olympian. It's unfortunate that the two are facing one another early on, but it figures to make for an exciting match in the night cap on Wednesday.
Elsewhere on Wednesday, the women will take the court with two young Floridians as the marquee matchup in the first round. Madison Keys and Allie Kiick are set to take on one another on Court 1 in a match slated for a start not before 5 p.m. ET. Kiick, a 17-year-old from Plantation, Fla., defeated Vania King 6-4, 0-6, 6-3 in the final qualifying round to advance into the tournament.
The 18-year-old Keys is ranked No. 76 in the world and will give Kiick, who is committed to the University of Florida, a true test early on.
The full schedule for Wednesday's action is as follows:
(All times ET)
STADIUM Start 11 a.m.
Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) vs. Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) WTA
Lourdes Dominguez Lino (ESP) vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) WTA
Joao Sousa (POR) vs. [WC] Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) ATP
Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) vs. Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) ATP
Not Before 7:30 p.m.
Ryan Harrison (USA) vs. [WC] James Blake (USA) ATP
[WC] Anett Kontaveit (EST) vs. Christina Mchale (USA) WTA
GRANDSTAND Start 11 a.m
Jamie Hampton (USA) vs. Monica Niculescu (ROU) WTA
[Q] Rajeev Ram (USA) vs. Xavier Malisse (BEL) ATP
[WC] Victoria Duval (USA) vs. Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) WTA
Francesca Schiavone (ITA) vs. [Q] Jana Cepelova (SVK) WTA
Not Before 5 p.m.
[Q] Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) vs. [Q] Tim Smyczek (USA) ATP
COURT 1 Start 11 a.m.
Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) vs. Victor Hanescu (ROU) ATP
Benoit Paire (FRA) vs. Michael Llodra (FRA) ATP
Jurgen Melzer (AUT) vs. Ricardas Berankis (LTU) ATP
Pauline Parmentier (FRA) vs. [Q] Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) WTA
Not Before 5 p.m.
[WC] Madison Keys (USA) vs. [Q] Allie Kiick (USA) WTA
COURT 2 Start 11 a.m.
[Q] Katerina Siniakova (CZE) vs. [WC] Garbine Muguruza (ESP) WTA
Simona Halep (ROU) vs. Sabine Lisicki (GER) WTA
Laura Robson (GBR) vs. Camila Giorgi (ITA) WTA
Jie Zheng (CHN) vs. Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) WTA
[WC] Monica Puig (PUR) vs. [Q] Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) WTA
COURT 3 Start 11 a.m.
Gilles Muller (LUX) vs. Lukas Rosol (CZE) ATP
Tobias Kamke (GER) vs. Blaz Kavcic (SLO) ATP
Grega Zemlja (SLO) vs. Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) ATP
[Q] Thiemo de Bakker (NED) vs. Horacio Zeballos (ARG) ATP
COURT 6 Start 11 a.m.
Evgeny Donskoy (RUS) vs. Somdev Devvarman (IND) ATP
Lucie Hradecka (CZE) vs. [Q] Karolina Pliskova (CZE) WTA
Igor Sijsling (NED) vs. Leonardo Mayer (ARG) ATP
Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) vs. Alexandra Dulgheru (ROU) WTA
COURT 7 Start 11 a.m.
[Q] Stefanie Voegele (SUI) vs. Petra Martic (CRO) WTA
Not Before 12:30 p.m.
Olga Govortsova (BLR) vs. [Q] Melinda Czink (HUN) WTA
[Q] Jan Hajek (CZE) vs. Albert Ramos (ESP) ATP
Marinko Matosevic (AUS) vs. [Q] Dudi Sela (ISR) ATP
COURT 8 Start 11 a.m.
Romina Oprandi (SUI) vs. Arantxa Rus (NED) WTA
Annika Beck (GER) vs. Urszula Radwanska (POL) WTA
Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) vs. [Q] Mallory Burdette (USA) WTA
[WC] Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) vs. [Q] Shahar Peer (ISR) WTA
[Q] Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) vs. [Q] Donna Vekic (CRO) WTA