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Indian Wells| The youngsters take over

The final of the 2018 WTA Indian Wells Mandatory event will feature two 20-year-olds as two of the most promising youngsters make their breakthrough into the top levels of the professional sport. In their respective semi -finals Naomi Osaka from Japan, world ranked 44, dumped out the world No.1 Simona Halep while Russia’s Daria Kasatkina, ranked 19, outplayed Serena Williams leaving the two players most pundits expected to grace the final,...

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Indian Wells | Kasatkina rolls through to meet Venus

Daria Kasatkina is proving to be the major giant killer this year as she stormed into the semi-finals of the WTA Mandatory event at Indian Wells. The 20-year-old Russian who has already eliminated the Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki in the previous round and the US Open champion Sloane Stephens earlier in the week, swept past the two-time grand slam champion, Angelique Kerber for the loss of just two...

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Indian Wells | Venus proves too big a hurdle for Serena

Venus Williams brought her sister Serena’s comeback after 14-months off, to an abrupt halt in the third round of the Indian Wells for what was her first win over her younger sibling in four years. The last time they met, Serena defeated her to claim the Australian Open title whilst pregnant which was also the last occasion she was seen on the main tour as she took time off to concentrate on the safe delivery of her first-born and...

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Indian Wells | Muguruza crashes out

Seeded players became involved in the Indian Wells schedule for the first time and it proved rather disastrous for them as of the 16 on display, nine fell by the wayside. Ousted were Garbine Muguruza (3), Johanna Konta (11), Ashleigh Bardy (16), 2017 finalist Svetlana Kuzentsova (19), Elise Mertens (22), Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (23), Barbara Strycova (25), Dominika Cibulkova (30) and Aga Radwanska...

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Indian Wells | Azarenka triumphs over Watson

While the major focus of attention centred on recent mother making her comeback after being out of the game since last year’s Australian Open, it isn’t surprising that another former world number one making her own long-awaited, was side-lined somewhat. Victoria Azarenka, playing her first WTA Tour match since Wimbledon last year, eased herself back into the game with a 6-4 6-2 victory over Britain’s No.2, Heather...

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