INDIAN WELLS

  • Simona Halep battles back to claim Indian Wells crown March 23, 2015

    Indian Wells: Simona Halep won the BNP Paribas title with a 2-6, 7-5, 6-4 victory over former world number one Jelena Jankovic in a pulsating final at Indian Wells on Sunday. Serbian Jankovic was serving for the title at 5-4 in the second set but world number three Halep won the...
  • Raonic stuns Nadal, will face Federer in Indian Wells semis March 21, 2015

    Big-serving Milos Raonic fought back from a set down to upset Rafa Nadal 4-6 7-6(10) 7-5 in a pulsating quarter-final at the BNP Paribas Open on Friday. The 24-year-old Canadian's first win over Nadal in six meetings earned him a place in Saturday's semi-finals where he will face Roger Federer, who...
  • Eugenie Bouchard eases into fourth round at Indian Wells March 17, 2015

    Sixth-seeded Canadian Eugenie Bouchard used her potent forehand to great effect as she demolished American CoCo Vandeweghe 6-3 6-2 in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open on Monday. The 21-year-old broke an error-prone Vandeweghe once in the opening set and twice in the second to complete a one-sided victory...
  • Murray reaches 4th round, Wozniacki bows out at Indian Wells March 17, 2015

    Andy Murray outlasted Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-1, 3-6, 6-1 in a nearly two-hour baseline slugfest under a hot sun at the BNP Paribas Open on Monday. Murray earned the only two breaks of the third set and closed out the win when Kohlschreiber's forehand went wide, one of 35 unforced errors by...
  • Serena Williams breezes into fourth round at Indian Wells March 16, 2015

    Indian Wells: Top seed Serena Williams made short work of Kazakhstan's Zarina Diyas in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday, obliterating her opponent 6-2, 6-0 in just 53 minutes. Playing her second match at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden after deciding to end a 14-year boycott of...
  • Djokovic, Murray, Sharapova reach 3rd round at Indian Wells March 15, 2015

    Indian Wells: Defending champion Novak Djokovic dispatched Marcos Baghdatis 6-1, 6-3 in 59 minutes to reach the third round of the BNP Paribas Open on Saturday night, improving his record to 8-0 against the Cypriot. Djokovic hasn't lost a set to Baghdatis in their last three meetings dating to 2011. The...
  • Serena Williams to play first match at Indian Wells March 10, 2015

    Indian Wells: Top-ranked Serena Williams will play her first match at the BNP Paribas Open on Friday night in her return to the tournament she has boycotted since 2001. She will meet the winner of a first-round match between Monica Niculescu of Romania and Aleksandra Krunic of Serbia. Williams has won the...
  • Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina given wild card at Indian Wells March 5, 2015

    Former US Open winner Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina, along with 10 Americans, has been given wild cards into the main draw of the BNP Paribas Open next week. Del Potro reached the quarterfinals at Sydney this year and is coming back from left wrist surgery in January. His best...
  • Serena Williams to end Indian Wells boycott after 14 years February 4, 2015

    World number one Serena Williams has buried the hatchet and will return to Indian Wells to play in the tournament she has boycotted for 14 years after suffering racist abuse. In an interview with TIME magazine, the 19-times grand slam singles champion said she had discovered the "true meaning of forgiveness"...
  • Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal headline field for Indian Wells January 29, 2015

    Indian Wells: Defending champion Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal headline the field for the BNP Paribas Open in March, giving the tournament the top three men's players in the world during its 40th anniversary in the Southern California desert. Among the other men's entries are the rest of the...
  • 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 17, 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...