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  • Sania Mirza is now world number three in doubles March 23, 2015

    Sania Mirza jumped to her career-best rank of three in the doubles, following her stupendous title win at the BNP Paribas Open with Swiss great Martina Hingis. Sania now sits at number three with 6885 points, behind Italians Roberta Vinci and Sara Errani, who share the top spot with 7640 points...
  • 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...
  • Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer in three sets to win Indian Wells title March 23, 2015

    Indian Wells, California: Move over Roger Federer, there is another guy with a share of your crown as king of the desert. Novak Djokovic defeated Federer 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-2 to win his fourth BNP Paribas Open on Sunday, tying him with Federer for the most titles in the desert...
  • Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis win BNP Paribas Open title March 22, 2015

    Indian Wells: Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza have completed a dream first tournament together, beating Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 6-3, 6-4 to win the BNP Paribas Open women's doubles title. The No.1 seeds, Hingis and Mirza didn't even lose more than four games in any set all fortnight. After cruising through...
  • Djokovic crushes Murray, faces Federer in Indian Wells final March 22, 2015

    World number one Novak Djokovic crushed Britain's Andy Murray 6-2, 6-3 on Saturday to set up a mouthwatering final against number two Roger Federer in the BNP Paribas Open. Federer defeated Canada's Milos Raonic 7-5 6-4 to reach his 40th ATP Masters 1000 final and earn a repeat of last year's...
  • Novak Djokovic reaches Indian Wells semi-finals via walkover March 21, 2015

    Indian Wells: Novak Djokovic advanced to the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas Open on Thursday when opponent Bernard Tomic withdrew because of a back injury. Tomic's withdrawal was announced about five hours before he was to play Djokovic, a three-time champion at Indian Wells who has won his first three matches...
  • Serena Williams withdraws at Indian Wells, Jankovic tops Lisicki March 21, 2015

    Serena Williams withdrew before the start of her BNP Paribas Open semi-final on Friday due to a knee problem, cutting short her return to the event following a 14-year boycott. Williams, who has been absent from Indian Wells since winning the event in 2001 when she says she suffered racist abuse...
  • 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...
  • Sabine Lisicki edges Flavia Pennetta, faces Jelena Jankovic in Indian Wells semis March 20, 2015

    Sabine Lisicki staved off three match points before battling into the last four at the BNP Paribas Open on Thursday, the German edging out defending champion Flavia Pennetta 6-4 6-7(3) 7-6(4) in an enthralling contest. The 24th seed advances to face Jelena Jankovic in the semi-finals on Friday after the Serb...
  • Andy Murray reaches semis, will next play Djokovic at Indian Wells March 20, 2015

    Fourth seed Andy Murray, with a consummate display of power and touch in tricky conditions, reached the BNP Paribas Open semi-finals with a landmark 6-3 6-4 win over Spaniard Felicano Lopez on Thursday. On another hot but blustery afternoon at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, the Scot broke left-hander Lopez once...
  • Nadal, Federer join Murray in Indian Wells quarters March 19, 2015

    Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal advanced to the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Open on Wednesday, joining Britain's Andy Murray in the last eight, though Japan's Kei Nishikori crashed out. Federer dispatched American Jack Sock in a 6-3 6-2 victory while Nadal beat Gilles Simon 6-2 6-4. Nadal captured his opening...
  • Serena Williams to meet Simona Halep in semis at Indian Wells March 19, 2015

    Indian Wells: Serena Williams took one step closer to a capping a remarkable return to Indian Wells after defeating Timea Bacsinszky 7-5, 6-3 on Wednesday to move into the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas Open. Williams is playing in Indian Wells following a 14-year boycott of the event where she alleged...
  • Andy Murray into Indian Wells quarters, Nishikori out March 19, 2015

    World number four Andy Murray reached the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Open with a landmark win over Adrian Mannarino on Wednesday, while Spain's Feliciano Lopez upset fifth-ranked Kei Nishikori. Murray's 6-3 6-3 victory over Frenchman Adrian Mannarino put him level with Tim Henman as Britain's most successful men's player in...
  • Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal advance at Indian Wells March 18, 2015

    Indian Wells, California: Roger Federer earned a modicum of revenge against Andreas Seppi in a 6-3, 6-4 triumph that advanced the four-time champion to the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open on Tuesday. Federer lost to the Italian at the Australian Open in January but allowed no such repeat as...
  • Serena overcomes slow start to reach Indian Wells quarters March 18, 2015

    Top seed Serena Williams overcame a wobbly start to see off a determined Sloane Stephens 6-7 (3) 6-2 6-2 on Tuesday and advance to the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Open. Williams, playing her third match at Indian Wells after deciding to end a 14-year boycott of the event where she...
  • Misfiring Nadal reaches last 16 at Indian Wells March 18, 2015

    A misfiring Rafa Nadal had trouble hitting the mark but the third seeded Spaniard still had enough to beat American Donald Young 6-4 6-2 on Tuesday and advance to the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open. Nadal, a three-time champion at Indian Wells, looked out of sorts in a sloppy...
  • Maria Sharapova beats Victoria Azarenka on 6th match point at Indian Wells March 17, 2015

    Calif: Maria Sharapova defeated Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 6-3 on her sixth match point in a third-round pairing of former No. 1-ranked players at the BNP Paribas Open on Monday. Sharapova hit 23 winners, one more than Azarenka, and had 10 fewer unforced errors than Azarenka's 37 to even their all-time series...
  • 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...
  • Federer, Nadal easily advance; Stan Wawrinka goes out at Indian Wells March 16, 2015

    Indian Wells, California: Four-time Indian Wells winner Roger Federer needed 10 more minutes than Williams to dispatch Diego Schwartzman 6-4, 6-2 in the men's second round. Federer hit a 122-mph ace to set up match point and blasted a forehand winner to end it, leaving him two shy of 50...
  • 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 grinds out victory in Indian Wells return March 14, 2015

    Indian Wells: An error-prone Serena Williams beat Monica Niculescu 7-5, 7-5 in her first match at Indian Wells in 14 years on Friday, receiving a warm welcome from the fans in sharp contrast to the booing that drove her away as a teenager. Williams rallied from a 5-3 deficit in...
  • Agnieszka Radwanska looks for edge from Martina Navratilova in grand slams March 14, 2015

    "So far, so good" for Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska, who three months ago hired tennis great Martina Navratilova as a coaching consultant as she strives to win her first grand slam singles title. Radwanska, 26, has reached one grand slam final, having lost in three sets to Serena Williams in the championship...
  • Khaleda Zia vows to continue Bangladesh protests till government agrees to polls March 13, 2015

    Dhaka: Opposition BNP chief Khaleda Zia on Friday stuck to her demand for a "fair and inclusive" midterm election as she vowed to continue the deadly anti-government street protests in Bangladesh saying Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina could now only end the unrest by holding early polls. "The movement will continue until...
  • Ryan Harrison outlasts Mardy Fish at BNP Paribas Open March 13, 2015

    Indian Wells: Playing competitive tennis for the first time in over 18 months, Mardy Fish battled for 2 hours, 36 minutes on Thursday before losing to fellow American Ryan Harrison, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (3) in the first round of the BNP Paribas Open. Fish had two match points at 15-40 in...
  • No pressure a key for French Open success, says Djokovic March 13, 2015

    The French Open is the only grand slam title to have eluded Novak Djokovic and the steely-eyed Serb has adopted a philosophy of reverse psychology in a bid to claim the coveted crown at Roland Garros. World number one Djokovic has twice been beaten in the French Open final and believes...
  • Serena Williams says 'right time' to end Indian Wells boycott March 13, 2015

    Serena Williams said on Thursday her decision to end a 14-year boycott of the BNP Paribas Open after suffering racist abuse in the 2001 final came down to "timing." Williams had skipped the showpiece event at the desert resort after winning her second title here by beating Kim Clijsters in...
  • Sloane Stephens advances to 2nd round of BNP Paribas Open March 12, 2015

    Indian Wells: Sloane Stephens rallied from a two-game deficit in the second set to beat Chanelle Scheepers 7-5, 7-5 in the first round of the BNP Paribas Open on Wednesday. The victory in the 1-hour, 39-minute match snapped the 21-year-old American's three-match losing streak and set up a second-round meeting with...
  • I am playing best tennis of my career, says Roger Federer March 12, 2015

    Though Roger Federer has not won a grand slam singles title since he claimed the Wimbledon crown in 2012, the Swiss master believes he is playing some of the best tennis of his career at the age of 33. He outclassed his long-time rival, Serbian world number one Novak Djokovic, with...