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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French Open | Pliskova starting to live up to her ranking

Karolina Pliskova, the second seed from the Czech Republic, reached the third round of the French Open for the first time in her career in what is looking like an increasingly open women’s draw.

What I did today, it's kind of special still. I have a chance. I know I can play better if I go deep in the tournament. Karolina Pliskova

She beat Russia’s Ekaterina Alexandrova 6-2 4-6 6-3 to record only her third win at Roland Garros in five appearances and needs to overcome Germany’s Carina Witthoeft in the next round if she is to continue to live up to her seeding.
Pliskova said: “I’m happy because it’s my first third round here at Roland Garros. I was every year struggling, even this year struggling, but with a better end.
“I’m not really happy still with the way I was playing. I would say a little bit better than the first round but the opponent was different so she was playing much faster. The serve saved me in the third set.”
Pliskova made her grand slam breakthrough with a run to the US Open final last summer, beating Serena Williams before losing to Angelique Kerber.
She followed that up by making the quarter-finals of the Australian Open and winning a title in Doha.
“The US Open and Australian Open gives me some confidence,” said Pliskova. “So it doesn’t have to be that I played the best tennis but at least I feel like I’m there and I’m fighting and not scared that I’m going to lose.
“Last year I was also coming as a favourite, not as second seed but everyone is still expecting me to win something, and I didn’t make it. I lost in the first round. So even the first round means a lot to me.
“What I did today, it’s kind of special still. I have a chance. I know I can play better if I go deep in the tournament.” 



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