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.

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Murray ends run of defeats

Andy Murray just wants to get a good run of matches in order to get his body used to the physical on court pressures having lost in the opening round of the US Open to Stefanos Tsitsipas in what was an exciting five-set thriller.

I haven't really done that for a number of years but my body is responding pretty well so far Andy Murray

With that objective in mind, he entered the Rennes Challenger last week and to his disappointment, the former world number one, again failed to get past the opening round but now back on the ATP Tour at the 250 Moselle Open in Metz, France, he has brought that negative run to an end with a 4-6 6-3 6-2 win over the sixth seeded Frenchman, Ugo Humbert and faces Canadian Vasek Pospisil, a 6-2 6-4 victor over a French wildcard, Gregoire Barrerre, in round two.

The Brit showed his usual tenacity to come back from a set down and will need that sort of attitude to defeat Pospisil who has the game to trouble the three-time grand slam champion but not if he can just rediscover some of the form he had before his hip operations.

To fulfil his current objective, Murray, currently ranked 113 who is a Metz wild card entry, has also picked up wildcards for San Diego (27/9-3/10) and Antwerp (18/10-24/10), commented: “I want to play as much as I can. Hopefully I win lots of matches, improve my ranking and get my body used to competing week in, week out again.

“I haven’t really done that for a number of years but my body is responding pretty well so far.”

A second round victory could pitch him up against the top seed, Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz who, following a first round bye, still has to play through against either Lucas Pouille of France or Canadian qualifier Brayden Schnur who have yet to complete their opening match..



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