Indian Wells

  • Sania Mirza-Cara Black lose BNP Paribas final March 16, 2014

    Indian Wells: India's Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black went down to top seeds Hsieh Su-Wei of Taiwan and Peng Shuai of China in the women's doubles final of the BNP Paribas Open tennis here. Hseih and Peng maintained their perfect record in the finals, improving to an 11-0...
  • Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer to meet for Indian Wells title March 16, 2014

    Indian Wells: Novak Djokovic beat John Isner 7-5, 6-7 (2), 6-1 on Saturday to reach the final of the BNP Paribas Open, where he'll resume his longtime rivalry with Roger Federer. "It's always tense. It's always emotional. It's always close," Djokovic said of the looming match up. "I look forward...
  • Pennetta to face Radwanska in Indian Wells final March 15, 2014

    Italian veteran Flavia Pennetta upset China's Australian Open champion Li Na on Friday to join Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska in the women's final of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells. The 32-year-old Pennetta qualified for the biggest singles final of her career after a 7-6(5) 6-3 drubbing of an out-of-sorts...
  • Novak Djokovic, Isner ease into Indian Wells semis March 15, 2014

    Paris: Serbia's Novak Djokovic and American John Isner cruised into the last four of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells on Friday with straight-sets wins in the quarter-finals. Djokovic hardly raised a sweat in the Californian desert as he eased to a 6-1 6-3 victory over Frenchman Julien Benneteau, before...
  • Novak Djokovic eases into fourth round at Indian Wells March 12, 2014

    Normal service resumed at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells on Tuesday when Novak Djokovic safely booked his place in the fourth round. The Serbian had a little hiccup when he dropped the second set of his match with Colombia's Alejandro Gonzalez but was otherwise untroubled in winning 6-1, 3-6,...
  • Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova beaten at Indian Wells March 11, 2014

    Rafa Nadal and Maria Sharapova were both knocked out of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells on Monday after stunning upsets at one of the world's biggest tournaments outside the four grand slams. Nadal was sent packing by Ukraine's Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-3 3-6 7-6 (7-5) after Sharapova fell to Italian...
  • Murray, Federer advance in Indian Wells after tough tests March 11, 2014

    Britain's Andy Murray was forced to dig deep before beating rising Czech star Jiri Vesely in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells on Monday. The Wimbledon champion won 6-7 (2-7) 6-4 6-4 but only after clawing back from the brink of defeat against the 20-year-old...
  • Leander Paes, Radek Stepanek in Indian Wells pre-quarterfinals March 10, 2014

    Indian Wells: Fourth seeds Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek fought their way into the pre-quarterfinals of the ATP Indian Wells Masters tournament after a tough first round win over unseeded Jerzy Janowicz and Philipp Kohlschreiber. The Indo-Czech pair needed a Super Tie Breaker to beat the Polish-German team 7-6(6) 3-6 10-5...
  • Fourth-seeded Tomas Berdych falls in Indian Wells March 10, 2014

    Indian Wells: Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut knocked out Tomas Berdych on Sunday in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open, beating the fourth-seeded Czech player 4-6, 6-2, 6-4. Berdych had won 11 matches in a row in February and is 16-4 this year. "He really handled the tough situation today...
  • Sania Mirza-Cara Black in quarter-finals of WTA Indian Wells March 9, 2014

    Indian Wells: Fifth seeds Sania Mirza and Cara Black reached the quarter-finals of the WTA Paribas Open following a straight sets victory over Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears. The Indo-Zimbabwean pair beat the unseeded American combo 6-3, 6-4 in one hour and 12 minutes in the second round of the USD...
  • Federer, Murray advance, Nadal survives scare at Indian Wells March 9, 2014

    Indian Wells: Top seed Rafa Nadal survived a scare from Radek Stepanek before winning his BNP Paribas Open second round match in three tight sets at Indian Wells on Saturday. The Spaniard, in his first match as defending champion, was stretched to the limit before prevailing 2-6 6-4 7-5 in night...
  • Federer-Wawrinka beat Bopanna-Qureshi in first round at Indian Wells March 8, 2014

    Indian Wells: Now that the magnitude of his Australian Open triumph has sunk in, Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka is aiming to build on his first Grand Slam triumph. The unassuming Swiss, playing his first tournament since he beat Rafael Nadal in the final at Melbourne in January, is the third...
  • Somdev Devvarman ousted from Indian Wells masters qualifiers March 5, 2014

    Indian Wells: Somdev Devvarman has crashed out of the Indian Wells ATP Masters as the top seeded Indian suffered a first round defeat at the hands of Spaniard Daniel Munoz-de La Nava. Ranked 78th, Somdev lost his first round contest 2-6, 7-5, 3-6 to a player, who is ranked as low...
  • Serena Williams pulls out of Indian Wells and Qatar Open February 8, 2014

    Topranked Serena Williams withdrew Friday from the Qatar Open and the Indian Wells event because of a back injury sustained last month in the Australian Open. The Qatar Open begins Monday in Doha, and the BNP Paribas Open is March 316 in Indian Wells, Calif. In a statement released by the Indian...
  • Comeback king Nadal sets sight on French Open March 18, 2013

    Indian Wells: The fist pump was back, along with the crunching forehand crosscourt winners, energetic movement and the never-say-say-die attitude. Most significantly, the 'W' was there as Rafa Nadal on Sunday won his third title in just four events since making his long-awaited return to the ATP Tour after seven...
  • Nadal deserved title, says disappointed del Potro March 18, 2013

    Indian Wells: It was a case of so near and yet so far for Juan Martin Del Potro after he was denied a first ATP Masters 1000 title in a 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 defeat by Rafa Nadal in the BNP Paribas Open final on Sunday. The Argentine was a set...
  • Nadal delivers another winning chapter in comeback March 18, 2013

    Indian Wells, California: Looking as though he had never been away, Rafa Nadal gave the tennis world a stark reminder of what they had missed for seven months last year with a superb display at the BNP Paribas Open on Saturday. In only his fourth match on hard courts since he...
  • Del Potro upsets Djokovic, Nadal beats Berdych at Indian Wells March 17, 2013

    California: Juan Martin Del Potro defeated top-ranked Novak Djokovic 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas Open on Saturday, handing the Serb his first loss in 21 matches dating to last October. Del Potro broke his own four-match losing streak against Djokovic, who had beaten the Argentine...
  • Nadal's comeback form was 'expected', says Djokovic March 16, 2013

    Indian Wells: Rafael Nadal continues his impressive comeback on Saturday by bidding for a place in the BNP Paribas Open final and top seed Novak Djokovic is not at all surprised by the Spaniard's swift progress. World number five Nadal, who returned to the ATP circuit only last month after...
  • Djokovic eases past Tsonga to enter semis at Indian Wells March 16, 2013

    California: Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic extended his unbeaten run to 22 matches with a 6-3 6-1 win over an error-prone Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the BNP Paribas Open quarter-finals on Friday. The top-seeded Serb delivered a ruthless display at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, breaking the eighth-seeded Frenchman twice in...
  • Nadal thrives as comeback scrutiny intensifies March 15, 2013

    Indian Wells: Rafa Nadal might reflect fondly on days when post-match chatter was of shot-making and title-runs. These days it consists mainly of arthroscopes and surgeons. The Spaniard, then, must be mightily satisfied his left knee -- the most scrutinized body part in men's tennis -- passed a high profile...
  • Nadal beats Federer to enter the BNP Paribas Open semis March 15, 2013

    Indian Wells: Rafael Nadal has defeated error-prone Roger Federer 6-4, 6-2 in the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Open in the earliest meeting between the two rivals since they first played each other in 2004. Nadal needed barely 1 1/2 hours to close out the defending champion in their 29th career...
  • Tomas Berdych books semi-final spot at Indian Wells March 15, 2013

    California: Tomas Berdych became the first man to reach this year's BNP Paribas semi-finals with a clinical 6-4 6-4 victory over big-serving South African Kevin Anderson on Thursday. Berdych, who has not dropped a set in his first four matches at the elite ATP Masters 1000 event, broke Anderson in...
  • Azarenka pulls out of Indian Wells to gift Wozniacki semi-final spot March 15, 2013

    California: In a bizarre coincidence, top seed Victoria Azarenka and seventh-seeded Australian Samantha Stosur withdrew from their quarter-final matches at the BNP Paribas Open on Thursday due to leg injuries. Australian Open champion Azarenka of Belarus pulled out with an inflamed right ankle after Stosur had exited earlier in the...
  • Kerber into last four at Indian Wells after Stosur withdrawal March 15, 2013

    California: Fourth-seeded German Angelique Kerber was gifted a place in the last four at the BNP Paribas Open when Australian Samantha Stosur withdrew before their quarter-final match on Thursday with a calf injury. Kerber will next meet either Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka of Belarus or eighth-seeded Dane Caroline Wozniacki...
  • Smooth comeback for Nadal so far, but concerns remain March 15, 2013

    California: One of the most charismatic players in the game for nearly a decade, Rafa Nadal has commanded much more attention than usual at the BNP Paribas Open, his first hardcourt tournament in almost a year. Though the Spaniard has made a highly successful comeback on clay in recent weeks,...
  • Sharapova, Azarenka advance at Indian Wells March 13, 2013

    California: Former champion Maria Sharapova raised her game when it mattered to storm into the BNP Paribas Open quarter-finals with a 7-5, 6-0 victory over Spaniard Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino on Tuesday. Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka also cruised into the last eight, pounding Poland's Urszula Radwanska 6-3 6-1 in a match...
  • Indian Wells event to remain cutting edge, says chief executive Moore March 11, 2013

    California: The BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells is widely regarded as the biggest tournament in tennis outside the grand slams and its chief executive officer, Raymond Moore, intends to keep it that way. Applauded by players and fans for its superb facilities, its ideal weather in the California desert...
  • Andy Murray and Mardy Fish both win at Indian Wells March 11, 2013

    Indian Wells: Andy Murray earned a 5-7, 6-2, 6-2 win over Evgeny Donskoy in a second-round match at the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday. Murray, the No. 3 seed at the $10 million event, had lost his opening match at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in each of the past...
  • Bhupathi-Nestor, Sania-Mattek bow out of Indian Wells event March 10, 2013

    Indian Wells (USA): Indian challenge ended at the ATP Indian Wells Masters with the shock first round defeats of Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza in their respective events, here. The third seeded pair of Bhupathi and Canadian Daniel Nestor bowed out of the men's doubles with a 4-6, 6-7 (4) defeat...