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)

John Edward ‘Budge’ Patty, a 1977 International Tennis Hall of Fame inductee who was ranked No 1 in the world in 1950, died on 3 October 2021 at the age of 97.
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The ‘BoB’ is set to kick-start British tennis in 10 days time

It may well be classified as an Exhibition Tournament with no ranking points, but the contestants lining up for Battle of Brits sponsored by Schroeders will be treating it very seriously for it not only gives the players a chance to step out of the numbness caused by the coronavirus pandemic, but bragging rights within the home game.

The main attraction on June 23 at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton, will be the return of Andy Murray who has not played competitive tennis since the Davis Cup Finals in Madrid last November due to a bruised pelvic bone.

The two-time Wimbledon champion had hoped to make his return last April but the emergence of Covid-19 ended that hope by causing the tour’s suspension until possibly, August.

Murray is set to face James Ward, Liam Broady and Kyle Edmund having been drawn into the Tim Henman Group while the Greg Rusedski Group features Dan Evans, the current British No.1 with Jay Clarke, Cameron Norrie and Jack Draper.

Jamie Murray, organiser of the event, on pulling Evan’s name out of the hat, immediately dubbed the group as the ‘Group of Death’ and his younger brother as the ‘One hip Wonder’.

In the doubles, Jamie Murray and partner Neal Skupski landed in the Paul Hutchins group where the pair will face Broady and Norrie as well as Evans and Lloyd Glasspool.

In the Cathie Sabin group, Edmund will team up with Draper to face Dom Inglot and Clarke, plus Joe Salisbury and Jonny O’Mara.

There will be no spectators but the action of the round robin groups, semi-finals and final can be followed on Amazon Prime.

The tournament, which is supported by the Lawn Tennis Association, kicks off a run of events at the National Tennis Centre, with the British Tour starting on July 3 and the women’s Progress Tour on the 13th July.



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