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March 14th, 2015

Serena Williams Advances in Emotional Indian Wells Debut; Men’s Results

“I just felt everything and it just felt so good I was overwhelmed and it was a great feeling,” she said. “It was an emotional time. The crowd was just so amazing and so nice.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 1:40 am in Tennis | 7 Comments »

March 10th, 2015

Indian Wells Women’s Preview: Serena Williams Returns to Cushy Draw

All the hubbub surrounds Serena, but Venus is not ending her boycott since last playing in 2001. “I made my schedule up,” Venus said about missing IW again. “I’m entered in Miami, and that’s pretty much what it is. I haven’t really given a lot of thought to it. I have just been focusing on this year…I just respect every decision [Serena] makes, pretty much. It’s nothing complicated about it.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 12:36 am in Indian Wells | 7 Comments »

March 8th, 2013

Hewitt Wins, Townsend Credits Brussel Sprouts at Indian Wells; Friday Preview

On the women’s side in first-round action the notable winners were American Jamie Hampton topping countrywoman (WC) Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6-1 in the third, American (WC) Madison Keys outlasting countrywoman Melanie Oudin in three, and American (WC) Taylor Townsend getting her first WTA win, beating Lucie Hradecka from a set down.

Posted by Staff @ 8:43 am in Indian Wells | 9 Comments »

March 19th, 2012

Azarenka, Federer Collect Indian Wells Titles

“Victoria is extremely solid and makes you work for every point,” Sharapova said. “Ultimately she maybe forces you to want to do a little more than either you should or would want to. She’s really fit, as well. And she’s playing with a lot of confidence — you get that sense when she’s moving around the court and hitting the ball.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:07 am in Tennis | 73 Comments »

March 15th, 2011

Roddick, Harrison Make Statements, Clijsters Retires at Indian Wells

The big-serving encounter between Roddick and Isner advanced to 7-5, 4-2 in only an hour as the players exchanged few rallies. For Roddick it was revenge for a loss to Isner at the US Open.

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March 12th, 2011

Opinion: U.S. Women Bomb, Prepare for Complete Exit at Indian Wells; Where is Improvement?

Instead of putting money into player development maybe the U.S.T.A. could try and get some Eastern Europeans to change their nationalities aka Kazakhstan’s Davis Cup team?

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 10:23 am in Tennis | 4 Comments »

March 8th, 2011

Wozniacki, Clijsters Favorites; American Void at Indian Wells

Notes: Clijsters vs. Jankovic QF seems likely, but some young guns in the section in Kvitova and Petkovic, and the hot-and-cold Bartoli; (21) Petkovic vs. Safarova looming 2nd rd., and prospect of (19) Ivanovic getting beaten by 40+ year old Date-Krumm 2nd rd.; all-Serb Jankovic vs. Ivanovic possible 4th rd.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 3:13 pm in Indian Wells, Tennis | 8 Comments »

March 21st, 2010

Jankovic Pummels Bridesmaid Wozniacki in Indian Wells Final

“Today I was ready from the start,” said Jankovic, who blamed last year’s campaign on over-training and niggling injuries and doubts. “I went out there knowing my game plan, what I needed to do. I wanted to be really aggressive, but at the same time patient and not really go for too much. I waited for my opportunities and when I had them, I took them.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:33 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

March 14th, 2010

Davydenko Broken Wrist; Jankovic Goes Off: Tennis-X Notes

So which Melanie Oudin is it, the “fearless” youngster who made a run to the US Open quarterfinals, or the one who collapsed in a tight 6-0 third-set loss in the first round at Indian Wells?…

Posted by Staff @ 10:06 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

March 9th, 2010

Henin, Clijsters Favorites: Indian Wells Draw Redux

Where did wildcard Justine Henin land? In the third quarter, opening against Slovak Maggie Rybarikova. Also in her path: No. 31 Gisela Dulko, No. 5 Radwanska, No. 11 Bartoli, then probably No. 4 Dementieva to reach the semis. Radwanska will have a tough opener against either Anna Chakvetadze or Anne Keothavong after a bye.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 3:47 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

February 27th, 2010

Venus Williams Wins Acapulco; Skipping Indian Wells Up Next

Williams will now take a three-week break from the tour as she is not in the draw at Monterrey, Mexico this week, and annually skips the two-week Indian Wells event since 2001 when her sister and father branded the event and California fans racists after they booed the sisters when Venus defaulted five minutes prior to a scheduled semifinal match against Serena, and booed Serena in the final. The sisters’ father, Richard, says he heard racists comments during the final.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:09 pm in Tennis | 10 Comments »

March 23rd, 2009

Henin, Sharapova Take to TV; Tennis Week Mag Exits Print

HENIN TAKES STAR POWER TO BELGIAN TELEVISION — Former No. 1-ranked Justine Henin will be hosting two television shows in Belgium according to the Belgian newspaper Le Soir: one, titled “De twaalf werken van Justine Henin” (The Twelve Works of Justine Henin) will feature her taking on sports, cooking, fashion, etc., challenges. The other will be a music-themed show…

Posted by Staff @ 11:06 pm in Tennis | 27 Comments »

March 22nd, 2009

Nadal Crushes Murray for Masters Indian Wells Title

“I don’t feel like I’m that disappointed just now with how the week went, because I wasn’t expecting to do that well,” said Murray, who was coming off an illness. “I obviously had some very good wins. I got a lot of the matches that I wasn’t necessarily expecting, so going into Miami I’m going to be better prepared than I thought…I’m guessing I’m not going to play in those conditions each week.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:30 pm in Tennis | 121 Comments »

March 22nd, 2009

Zvonareva Solid, Ivanovic Collapses in Gusty Indian Wells Final

The loss was another jolt to the confidence of Ivanovic, who achieved the No. 1 ranking last year but then fell down the rankings with a combination of injuries and failing confidence.

Posted by Staff @ 7:33 pm in Tennis | 10 Comments »

March 21st, 2009

Backhands Hammered in Losses for Roddick, Federer at Indian Wells

“He’s a great counterpuncher and reads the game really well,” Federer said of Murray. “He has great feel. So he’s very confident at the moment. You can tell, the way he plays. He knows he doesn’t have to play close to the lines because he can cover the court really well. I think that calms him down mentally. I think that is why he’s playing so well.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:46 pm in Tennis | 129 Comments »

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