Badosa battles past Azarenka to land Indian Wells title

Spain’s Paula Badosa thwarted Victoria Azarenka’s hopes of winning a third BNP Paribas Open title at Indian Wells on Sunday, edging a mighty final battle that last over 3 hours in the California desert heat to hoist the trophy herself.

Norrie is Indian Wells champion

Cameron Norrie withstood the heat of the southern Californian sun and the firepower of Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili to become the first Briton to lift the Indian Wells Masters trophy as he continues to march through his breakthrough season.

Hsieh & Mertens bag Indian Wells doubles title

Su-Wei Hsieh & Elise Mertens, the No 2 seeds at the BNP Paribas Open, won the title together after beating Veronika Kudermetova & Elena Rybakina, 7-6(1) 6-3, in Saturday’s final at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

Norrie faces Basilashvili for Masters title

It has been a surprising ten days at Indian Wells for who would have predicted at the start, that Britain’s Cameron Norrie and Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili would be contesting the final of the BNP Paribas Masters this year?

Azarenka shoots for 3rd Indian Wells title against Badosa

Victoria Azarenka won Indian Wells in 2012 and 2016 and will be shooting for her hat-trick in the BNP Paribas Open trophy match on Sunday, when she will meet debutante finalist Paula Badosa, after both came through highly entertaining semi-final clashes against Jelena...

Two shock results as Tsitsipas and Zverev fall

In what must be the most surprising turnup ever in Masters tennis history, both the two hot favourites for the BNP Pribas Open title have been eliminated from the running in consecutive quarter-final matches

Doubles finalists decided at Indian Wells

The final of the BNP Paribas Open will see Hsieh Su-wei & Elise Mertens pitch their skills against Veronika Kudermetova & Elena Rybakina on Friday.

Badosa upsets Kerber to play Jabeur in Indian Wells semi-finals

The BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells title is up for grabs as the last 4 women were determined on Thursday, with the highest seed in contention, Angelique Kerber, upset by Paula Badosa, and Ons Jabeur warding off Anett Kontaveit.

Norrie and Dimitrov fill first two S/F places

In what were two very different quarter-final matches Cameron Norrie and Grigor Dimitrov emerged victors to face each other for a place in the Masters 1000 finals of the BNP Paribas Open being currently held out in the Californian desert heat at Indian Wells.

Obituary: Budge Patty (1924-2021)

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Great British Menu | Gordon Reid MBE appears on BBC show

The British wheelchair tennis player, ranked world No.1 in singles and world No.3 in doubles, will appear on tonights BBC show at 8.00pm (check for regional time variations). Resident judges Matthew Fort, Andi Oliver and Oliver Peyton are joined by guest judge Gordon Reid, Paralympic gold medallist and winner of the first ever men’s singles wheelchair event at Wimbledon. Reid is the latest in a string of tennis celebrity judges to appear on the show.

Wimbledon attracts the best tennis players from around the world and the standard is matched by the chefs in this series of Great British Menu. Oliver Peyton

It is finals week and the competition reaches its thrilling climax. The eight winning regional chefs now battle it out for the honour of a spot on this year’s banquet menu, celebrating 140 years of the iconic Wimbledon Championships. The regional champions now face each other for the first time in the kitchen. Each day, they cook one of their courses for the discerning panel of judges. They are joined by a host of guest judges who know what it takes to be a Wimbledon champion.

The chefs need to convince the judges that their dish is worthy of a place on the final menu and that they have listened to any feedback the judges gave them in the regional heats. At the end of each round, when all the dishes have been cooked, the points are added together and the highest scoring chef wins the honour of cooking that course at the Wimbledon banquet.

It is main course day and with only two spots remaining on the banquet menu, the competition is fierce. As the barbecues are fired up, all eight chefs are feeling the heat.

Gordon Reid kisses the winner's trophy at Wimbledon

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On Monday’s programme with finals week ahead of them, judge Andi Oliver first summoned the chefs to Wimbledon to take a look at where they could be cooking if they win. Sue Barker, host of the BBC’s Wimbledon coverage for more than 20 years and a former British number one, was first up as the chefs to prepared their starters.

Last night the judges were joined by  Tim Henman, former British number one, who competed in Wimbledon’s semi-final on four separate occasions and now commentates for the BBC, in which the chefs cooked their fish courses.

The competition challenged 24 of the nation’s top chefs to create exceptional dishes fit to serve at this year’s banquet held in the shadow of Centre Court at the All England Lawn Tennis Club.

Their creations must celebrate this year’s brief A Taste Of Summer reflecting the tastes, smells and colours of everybody’s favourite time of year and paying tribute to the incredible history and prestige of the Wimbledon Championships.

Restaurateur Andi Oliver has previously been announced as Leith’s replacement on the BBC2 show, joining Oliver Peyton and Matthew Fort.

The new judge said: “Joining the Great British Menu judging team is so exciting and for the banquet to be hosted at such an iconic British sporting event as Wimbledon is the icing on top.”

Peyton promised viewers would see the “most amazing food you’ll see on television” while Fort added: “Wimbledon attracts the best tennis players from around the world and the standard is matched by the chefs in this series of Great British Menu.”



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