March 31st, 2013
Notes: Interesting start for (2) Bartoli vs. the free-swinging American Vandeweghe…wildcards went to (4) Ivanovic and Mexicans Ximena Hermoso and Ana Sof�a Sanchez…notable pulls from the draw were Victoria Azarenka (right ankle, missed a chunk of cash), Kirsten Flipkens, Aleksandra Wozniak (shoulder), and Vera Zvonareva (shoulder)…Returning former champs in the field are Pavlyuchenkova (2011-10) and Bartoli (2009).
March 24th, 2013
Maimi resident Andy Murray had no trouble with Bernard Tomic on Saturday at the Sony Open. Serena Williams also advanced but sister Venus had to withdraw with a back injury.
March 17th, 2013
Maria Sharapova won her first title of the year capturing the Indian Wells crown Sunday over Caroline Wozniacki.
March 16th, 2013
Former champions Maria Sharapova and Caroline Wozniacki clash for the Indian Wells crown on Sunday.
March 14th, 2013
Victoria Azarenka and Sam Stosur both withdrew from their quarterfinal matches today.
March 14th, 2013
“I was more aggressive. I went for my shots much more than him,” Gulbis said. “But he did really incredibly well, as he always does, on the important points. It’s really tough to beat the guy.”
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March 13th, 2013
“I’m just going to hopefully play well, hopefully be aggressive, hopefully on those break points, deuce points, have some balls go my way,” said Querrey, who will be the new No. 1-ranked American when the next ATP rankings are released. “I’m going to try and just enjoy it out there. I might have to go outside of my comfort zone a little bit and do things I don’t like to do, and hopefully it will pay off for me.”
March 12th, 2013
“I should have won easier,” said the outspoken Latvian, who was also a qualifier in his previous event at Delray Beach where he ran all the way to the title. “I played better than him the first set. I played better than him the whole match, I think. It’s just that the first match just mentally I destroyed myself, and that’s what happened.”
March 8th, 2013
Rafael Nadal makes his return to hardcourts Saturday at Indian Wells while Roger Federer opens his title defense.
February 24th, 2013
Notes: Six Top 10 players, a boatload of dangerous floaters, and some tough openers for seeds (1) Djokovic vs. Serbian countryman Troicki, (7) Seppi vs. Mathieu, (4) Del Potro vs. Baghdatis, (5) Tsonga vs. net-rushing countryman Llodra, and (6) Tipsarevic vs. Daydenko…Easy start for (2) Federer against Tunisian wildcard Malek Jaziri, then the winner of Al Montanes-Marcel Granollers before then likely facing either (6) Tipsy, Davydenko or Tomic…Sterling records for seeds Djokovic (23-3) and Federer (34-4) in Dubai, not so much for Tipsarevic (4-5) and Seppi (0-5)…Federer beat the absent Andy Murray in last year’s final…Returning champs in the field are Federer (2012,’07,’05-03) and Djokovic (2011-09).