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#3 Agnieszka Radwanska
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#21 Flavia Pennetta
5'7¾" 128lb RH 2H-BH


    On Sunday at Indian Wells, in the final of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open, the 2010 champion at Marbella, 32 year old 20th seeded #21 (career high: #10) Flavia Pennetta of Italy (residence: Verbier, Switzerland), won the biggest title of her career by defeating the 2013 champ at Seoul, Sydney and Auckland, 24 year old 2nd seeded #3 (career high: #2) Agnieszka Radwanska from Krakow, Poland, 6-2, 6-1 (Agnieszka is shown during the match; Flavia is shown with the glassware afterward).

    Flavia struck 20 winners (3 aces) with 29 unforced errors (zero double faults); Agnieszka hit only 10 winners (1 ace) with 29 UEs (4 DFs). Flavia's prize is $1,000,000; Aga's prize is $500,000.

    It is Flavia's first WTA singles title since 2010. She was sidelined for six months in 2012-2013 by a right wrist injury and surgery, and the slow climb up the rankings when she returned to play caused her to consider retiring from pro tennis.

    Flavia said: "Last year at this tournament I was thinking 'I cannot be here anymore.' And this year I am here with the trophy...

    "I'm happy. Really happy. I think I need a few days to realize this... After so many years and so much work and everything, this is the moment I was waiting for. And it comes when you least expect it. In the beginning of the tournament I never expected to be the champion, or even be in the final or semifinal. I was just here trying to play my best tennis. For me, this is something I was waiting for a long time." WTA story

    Agnieszka was slowed by a left knee injury, and at the award ceremony tearfully apologized to the crowd for her inability to run during the match.

    Agnieszka said: "[The injury] actually happened a few days ago, but I didn't expect it was going to be much worse today. I really tried everything I could to push myself and play 100% today, because this is the final, but unfortunately I was in too much pain. It's just the worst thing for a player to not be able to give 100% in the final of a big event...

    "It was still a good two weeks for me. My first final here, a big event, and still a good result... Of course I will have a lot of treatment and do everything to be ready for Miami."

    Agnieszka still leads Flavia 4-3 in career matches. Their previous meeting was earlier this year on a Deco-Turf hardcourt in the 2nd round at Dubai, when Flavia defeated Agnieszka 6-4, 6-1.

    Flavia is now 10-13 in WTA singles finals, with a 15-3 singles match record this year.

    Agnieszka is now 13-6 in WTA singles finals; she has not yet won a title this year. Agnieszka has a 15-5 singles match record in 2014.

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    Indian Wells: The main draw for this 96-player, two week, seven round tourney has 32 seeds, with 32 1st-round byes. There are 12 qualifiers and 8 wild cards in the main draw. Qualifying (2 rounds) starts on Monday, qualifying finals are on Tuesday. Main draw play begins on Wednesday.

       
2014: On Wednesday, March 5, players alerting the media at the Indian Wells All Access Hour included Li Na & Jelena Jankovic (shown while dispatching water balloons at the behest of brilliant PR staffers), 2013 tourney champion Maria Sharapova, Aga Radwanska, and 2012 champ Vika Azarenka...
Indian Wells, 1st Rd, Wed-Thu 11am
loser's prize: $11,000; points: 10
*n82 q Camila Giorgi ITA d n37 Andrea Petkovic GER 6(5)-7, 6-3, 6-3 Thu
n38 Madison Keys USA d n47 Tsvetana Pironkova BUL 6-2, 6-1 Wed
n39 Yvonne Meusburger AUT d nNR sr Iveta Melzer CZE 6-4, 6-2 Wed
*n89 Caroline Garcia FRA d n40 Bethanie Mattek-Sands USA 6-3, 7-5 Thu
n41 Shuai Peng CHN d n637 wc Vera Zvonareva RUS 4-6, 6-0, 7-5 Wed

 
Vera and Shuai driving backhands

n42 Bojana Jovanovski SRB d n46 Alison Riske USA 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 Wed

Bojana's backhand drive

n43 Francesca Schiavone ITA d n71 Mona Barthel GER 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 Thu

Francesca twisting a serve

n44 Elina Svitolina UKR d n58 Monica Puig PUR 6-4, 7-5 Thu
*n343 wc Taylor Townsend USA d n45 Karin Knapp ITA 7-6(1), 6-1 Thu

Taylor after match point

n48 Kurumi Nara JPN d n168 q Allie Kiick USA 6-4, 6-0 Wed
n49 Annika Beck GER d n52 Stefanie Voegele SUI 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 Wed
*n76 Kristina Mladenovic FRA d n50 Shuai Zhang CHN 6-2, 6-1 Wed
n51 Karolina Pliskova CZE d n125 q M Larcher de Brito POR 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 Thu
n53 Monica Niculescu ROU d n69 Marina Erakovic NZL 6-2, 6-2 Thu
n54 Varvara Lepchenko USA d n104 q Alison van Uytvanck BEL 6-2, 6-2 Wed
*n268 sr Aleksandra Wozniak CAN d n55 Urszula Radwanska POL 6-2, 6-0 Thu
n57 Yanina Wickmayer BEL d n72 q Anna Schmiedlova SVK 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 Wed
n59 Jie Zheng CHN d n81 Paula Ormaechea ARG 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(5) Thu

Jie driving a forehand

*n66 Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor ESP d n60 Galina Voskoboeva KAZ 6-1, 1-0 retired Thu
*n111 wc Coco Vandeweghe USA d n62 Alexandra Cadantu ROU 6-4, 6-0 Thu
*n74 Ajla Tomljanovic CRO d n63 Lourdes Dominguez Lino ESP 6-4, 7-6(2) Thu
n64 Lauren Davis USA d n347 q Yung-Jan Chan TPE 6-4, 6-3 Wed

Lauren serving

*n88 Julia Goerges GER d n65 Jana Cepelova SVK 6-1, 2-6, 6-3 Thu
n67 q Barbora Zahlavova Strycova CZE d n68 Vania King USA 6-0, 3-6, 6-2 Thu
*n80 q Casey Dellacqua AUS d n70 Christina McHale USA 7-6(4), 6-4 Wed
n75 Silvia Soler-Espinosa ESP d n151 wc Nadia Petrova RUS 1-1 retired Wed
*n79 q Yaroslava Shvedova KAZ d n77 Chanelle Scheepers RSA 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 Wed
*n108 q Sharon Fichman CAN d n85 Shahar Peer ISR 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 Wed
*n117 wc Shelby Rogers USA d n91 sr Petra Cetkovska CZE 6-0, 6-4 Wed

Shelby's backhand drive

n105 wc Donna Vekic CRO d n129 q Olivia Rogowska AUS 6-0, 7-5 Thu
n131 q Heather Watson GBR d n143 wc Belinda Bencic SUI 7-5, 6-4 Wed

Heather driving a backhand

n142 sr Alisa Kleybanova RUS d n157 wc Victoria Duval USA 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 Thu

Indian Wells, 2nd Rd, Fri-Sat 11am
loser's prize: $16,000; points: 35
n2 s1 Na Li CHN d n59 Jie Zheng CHN 6-1, 7-5 Sat

Na driving a backhand

    Na said: "I'm happy with the result today, but I still feel I have so many things I can improve. This was my first match since Doha three weeks ago, and I probably won't be 100% for my first match back. But I was happy I could at least learn some things from today's match." WTA story

n3 s2 Agnieszka Radwanska POL d n131 q Heather Watson GBR 6-4, 6-3 Fri

Aga driving a forehand

    Agnieszka said: "I'm just very happy I could play quite well today and win in two sets. Today was very windy and we were both struggling with the serve, so I'm happy I could make it through today." WTA story

    Heather dropped to 0-3 against Agnieszka. Heather said: "I felt [Aga] played better at the right times today. But I was right there with her. It was a lot different compared to the other times I played her. I felt I was right in there and had my chances, even though I didn't feel like I played that well. It was actually quite windy on the center court, and it was blowing one way, and I struggled with my serve a bit. But I still feel like I could have come through and won that first set. I shouldn't have given away that many free points there. But I'm a lot more positive about this time than the last few times I played her."

*n64 Lauren Davis USA d n4 s3 Victoria Azarenka BLR 6-0, 7-6(2) Fri

Lauren's forehand drive

    It was Victoria's first match after six weeks' layoff due to a bone bruise in her right foot, and she was visibly in pain throughout the match.

    Victoria said: "I wanted to give my best shot. It was maybe a little bit too early, but I gave a fight... I think it's pretty good considering what I've been through. It's something you have to go through after injuries. I just need to see what's best for me now for Miami. Right now I just want to feel pain free. It's not the most fun to be out there like that." WTA story

    Lauren said: "It means so much to me. My first top 10 win... I know [Vika] hasn't played a tournament in about six weeks, so that gave me more confidence, that I've played more matches than she has. I commend her for playing through it though, for sure. I respect her a lot."

n5 s4 Maria Sharapova RUS d n88 Julia Goerges GER 6-1, 6-4 Sat

Maria driving a forehand

*n66 Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor ESP d n6 s5 A Kerber GER 2-6, 7-6(5), 6-4 Sat

Maria-Teresa's backhand drive

n7 s6 Simona Halep ROU d n48 Kurumi Nara JPN 6-2, 6-2 Fri
n8 s7 Jelena Jankovic SRB d n39 Yvonne Meusburger AUT 6-3, 6-1 Fri

Jelena driving a forehand

n9 s8 Petra Kvitova CZE d n111 wc Coco Vandeweghe USA 6-1, 6-3 Sat
n10 s9 Sara Errani ITA d n108 q Sharon Fichman CAN 6-1, 6-1 Fri
n11 s10 Caroline Wozniacki DEN d n42 Bojana Jovanovski SRB 6-1, 6-3 Fri

    Caroline said: "I knew it wasn't going to be an easy match today because I have had tough matches against [Bojana] in the past. I started out well. I played aggressively. I knew what I was supposed to do out there. She changed her tactics a bit in the second set and didn't really give me too many angles to play with, and I got a bit tighter at the end, but I was happy I could close it off."

n12 s11 Ana Ivanovic SRB d n44 Elina Svitolina UKR 4-6, 7-5, 7-6(1) Sat

Ana's backhand drive

n13 s12 Dominika Cibulkova SVK d n105 wc Donna Vekic CRO 6-3, 6-2 Sat
n14 s13 Roberta Vinci ITA d n38 Madison Keys USA 6-3, 6-3 Fri
n15 s14 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP d n76 Kristina Mladenovic FRA 6-3, 6-3 Fri
*n268 sr Aleksandra Wozniak CAN d n16 s15 Sabine Lisicki GER 7-5, 1-6, 7-6(5) Sat
n17 s16 Samantha Stosur AUS d n43 Francesca Schiavone ITA 6-2, 6-3 Sat

Samantha driving a forehand

n18 s17 Sloane Stephens USA d n74 Ajla Tomljanovic CRO 6-4, 6-0 Sat
n19 s18 Eugenie Bouchard CAN d n41 Shuai Peng CHN 6-2, 6-2 Fri

Genie following a backhand

*n80 q Casey Dellacqua AUS d n20 s19 Kirsten Flipkens BEL 1-6, 6-3, 6-1 Fri
n21 s20 Flavia Pennetta ITA d n343 wc Taylor Townsend USA 6-3, 6(4)-7, 6-3 Sat
n22 s21 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova RUS d n89 Caroline Garcia FRA 6-4, 7-5 Sat
n23 s22 Alize Cornet FRA d n75 Silvia Soler-Espinosa ESP 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 Fri
n24 s23 Ekaterina Makarova RUS d n53 Monica Niculescu ROU 5-7, 7-6(3), 6-3 Sat
*n79 q Yaroslava Shvedova KAZ d n26 s24 Kaia Kanepi EST 6-3, 6-2 Fri
*n82 q Camila Giorgi ITA d n27 s25 Sorana Cirstea ROU 7-6(3), 6-3 Sat
n28 s26 Lucie Safarova CZE d n57 Yanina Wickmayer BEL 6-3, 6-4 Fri
n30 s27 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS d n67 q B Zahlavova Strycova CZE 6-3, 6-3 Sat
*n51 Karolina Pliskova CZE d n32 s28 Klara Zakopalova CZE 7-5, 6-2 Sat
*n54 Varvara Lepchenko USA d n33 s29 Daniela Hantuchova SVK 6-2, 6-2 Fri

Varvara launching a forehand

*n49 Annika Beck GER d n34 s30 Elena Vesnina RUS 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 Fri
n35 s31 Magdalena Rybarikova SVK d n117 wc Shelby Rogers USA 6-4, 6-3 Fri
*n142 sr Alisa Kleybanova RUS d n36 s32 Garbine Muguruza ESP 6-3, 6-2 Sat

Indian Wells, 3rd Rd, Sun-Mon 11am
loser's prize: $26,000; points: 65
n2 s1 Na Li CHN d n51 Karolina Pliskova CZE 6-3, 6-4 Mon

Na driving a backhand

    Na won despite striking 9 double faults. Na said: "At least I could win the last point and stay in the tournament. If you're a tennis player, you'll make double faults. At least I can improve my serve even more from here. I'll talk to Carlos [Rodriguez, Na's coach] after this, because I didn't get a chance to talk to him yet, we didn't have time to see each other. We will definitely talk about the serve and what I'm doing, and what we can improve moving forward." WTA story

n3 s2 Agnieszka Radwanska POL d n49 Annika Beck GER 6-0, 6-0 Sun
*n82 q Camila Giorgi ITA d n5 s4 Maria Sharapova RUS 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 Mon

 
Camila following a backhand, and Maria driving one

    Camila said: "It was a really good match. It wasn't too consistent, but it was great anyway. I just tried to play my game and keep going, and even if I missed, I still played my game. I didn't change. I think I was just playing more aggressive than [Maria] at the end, and that was really important." WTA story

    Maria said: "[Camila is] someone that doesn't give you much rhythm. She's quite aggressive... If she can play like that on a consistent basis, she will be a good player...
    "If I'm speaking about my level, it was nowhere near where it should have been." AP story

n7 s6 Simona Halep ROU d n28 s26 Lucie Safarova CZE 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 Sun

    Earlier this week, Simona said: "I think my game is complete. I can play well with both sides. I don't serve really well, but I keep working on that. And I move well, so I stay close to the baseline. I think I'm playing beautiful tennis. Maybe it's because I'm very relaxed on the court now, and that's the secret to winning a lot of tournaments. I just want to keep going like this. It's the right way...
    "My manager is actually Virginia Ruzici. She tells me about her experiences all the time and helps me deal with pressure. There's going to be more pressure on me now, so it's good to speak with someone who knows about it. She's not here, but I speak with her every day. She'll be in Miami [at the Sony Open next week]." WTA story

n8 s7 Jelena Jankovic SRB d n35 s31 Magdalena Rybarikova SVK 6-3, 6-2 Sun

Jelena fielding a forehand

n9 s8 Petra Kvitova CZE d n30 s27 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS 6-2, 2-6, 6-0 Mon
*n19 s18 Eugenie Bouchard CAN d n10 s9 Sara Errani ITA 6-3, 6-3 Sun

Genie driving a backhand

n11 s10 Caroline Wozniacki DEN d n79 q Yaroslava Shvedova KAZ 7-6(7), 3-6, 6-1 Sun

Caro about to slice a backhand

    Caroline said: "Playing [Yaroslava] is always tricky, especially here because the ball bounces so high. Her serves were bouncing way over my head and I had a really tough time getting into the rhythm at the start of the match. I managed to fight through and win that first set. I'm not sure how, I guess my running really got me through that. And then I started playing some pretty good tennis in the third. But before the third set it was really just a battle and a scramble out there today."

*n18 s17 Sloane Stephens USA d n12 s11 Ana Ivanovic SRB 7-6(3)-7, 6-4 Mon
n13 s12 Dominika Cibulkova SVK d n24 s23 E Makarova RUS 6-4, 7-5 Mon
*n80 q Casey Dellacqua AUS d n14 s13 Roberta Vinci ITA 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 Sun
*n23 s22 Alize Cornet FRA d n15 s14 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP 6(4)-7, 7-5, 6-3 Sun

Alize following a forehand

*n21 s20 Flavia Pennetta ITA d n17 s16 Samantha Stosur AUS 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 Mon

Flavia after winning a point

*n268 sr Aleksandra Wozniak CAN d n22 s21 A Pavlyuchenkova RUS 6-1, 6(3)-7, 6-0 Mon
*n64 Lauren Davis USA d n54 Varvara Lepchenko USA 6-3, 6-2 Sun
*n142 sr Alisa Kleybanova RUS d n66 Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor ESP 6-1, 6-3 Mon

Indian Wells, 4th Rd, Tue 11am
loser's prize: $52,000; points: 120
n2 s1 Na Li CHN d n268 sr Aleksandra Wozniak CAN 6-1, 6-4
n3 s2 Agnieszka Radwanska POL d n23 s22 Alize Cornet FRA 7-5, 6-3

Aga driving a forehand

n7 s6 Simona Halep ROU d n19 s18 Eugenie Bouchard CAN 6-2, 1-6, 6-4

Simona's backhand drive

    Simona said: "I knew [Genie is] a great player and playing really well, so I just tried to do my game, play aggressive and play fast. It wasn't my best tennis today, but I was fighting a lot. I did well. I think I came back in the third set really well. I did everything I could do during the match today. She's improving tournament by tournament so I'm really happy that I won this match." WTA story

    Genie said: "[Simona] was very, very solid. I expected a good player, but I think she has a really good defense. That's a weapon of hers. It really puts pressure on her opponents to finish the point. She has a lot of experience too. She's won a lot of titles and has been there in that third set battling. She was a break down and came up with some great tennis. She played very well."

n8 s7 Jelena Jankovic SR/B d n11 s10 Caroline Wozniacki DEN 6-3, 6-1

 
Jelena driving a backhand, and hitting balls to the crowd after match point

    Jelena defeated Caroline in the 2010 Indian Wells final, but lost to Caro every time they met since then—until today.

    Jelena said: "I lost to [Caroline] the last I don't know how many times [five matches], but right now I'm playing some pretty good tennis. I went on court trying to wait for my chances.
    "Against her, if you go for too much, you just make so many errors and beat yourself. It happened to me a lot of times in the past. So I just tried to play solid and aggressive at the same time, waited for the right shots, and then executed. I just didn't let her play how she plays. That was very important in the match today." WTA story

*n13 s12 Dominika Cibulkova SVK d n9 s8 Petra Kvitova CZE 6-3, 6-2
n18 s17 Sloane Stephens USA d n142 sr Alisa Kleybanova RUS 6-3, 7-5
n21 s20 Flavia Pennetta ITA d n82 q Camila Giorgi ITA 6-2, 6-1
*n80 q Casey Dellacqua AUS d n64 Lauren Davis USA walkover—illness

Indian Wells, QFs, Wed-Thu 11am
loser's prize: $104,000; points: 215
n2 s1 Na Li CHN d n13 s12 Dominika Cibulkova SVK 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 Thu

   
Na and Domi driving forehand and backhand, and Na after match point

    It is the first large tourney at which Na has had the pressure of being the top seed. Na said: "Not like before if I come here, maybe like No. 6 or No. 7 seed. But I think I am handling very well, so just continue." AP story

    Dominika said: "My serve was just not there. Maybe I tried to go for too much. [Na's] serve was much better than mine."

n3 s2 Agnieszka Radwanska POL d n8 s7 Jelena Jankovic SRB 7-5, 2-6, 6-4 Wed

 
Agnieszka and Jelena launching forehands on the run

n7 s6 Simona Halep ROU d n80 q Casey Dellacqua AUS 6-2, 6-2 Wed

Simona after match point

    Simona said: "Today was better than the last few matches. I felt very good on the court. I was moving really well. I had no pressure, and I was more relaxed than I was in yesterday's match. My game is to be aggressive and hit the balls, and I did much better than the days before." WTA story

n21 s20 Flavia Pennetta ITA d n18 s17 Sloane Stephens USA 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 Thu

 
Sloane and Flavia watching their serves fly

    Gusty winds affected play. Flavia said: "We didn't play our best tennis. Maybe in the beginning we played much better, and in the second [set], but the third was a disaster for both of us.
    "I'm happy to get through this match, but I don't have good feelings right now. It's just crazy outside, the wind is just coming out of nowhere. But on the other hand I'm happy because I was 3-0 down in the third and fought until the last point." WTA story

    Flavia will play Na Li in the semis on Friday. Flavia lost to Na in this year's Australian Open quarterfinals. Flavia said: "[Na] started amazing in Australia. The match was completely in one direction, and I didn't have any chances at all. But I hope to have a little bit of a chance tomorrow."

Indian Wells, SFs, Fri 1145am
loser's prize: $225,000; points: 390
n21 s20 Flavia Pennetta ITA d n2 s1 Na Li CHN 7-6(5), 6-3

 
Na and Flavia fielding forehands on the run

    Flavia had lost to Na at this year's Australian Open. Flavia said: "I think we played really good tennis tonight. In Australia I didn't have any chance against [Na], but tonight I played much better. I just fought and tried my best. Of course I'm happy." WTA story

    Na said: "It's not bad. It's not like I lost my first match. At least I had a few matches in Indian Wells, and making the semifinals isn't bad, and it's not like I lost to a bad player. [Flavia] was playing really well."

    About playing Agnieszka Radwanska in the final, Flavia said: "I have to be really aggressive. I have to go for winners. But I can't rush too much, because [Agnieszka is] a wall. I have to make seven times the winners against her. But I played really well against her in Dubai, so I hope to play the same way this time."

n3 s2 Agnieszka Radwanska POL d n7 s6 Simona Halep ROU 6-3, 6-4

   
Simona and Agnieszka following forehands, and Aga after match point

    Agnieszka said: "I played [Simona] a couple of weeks ago, so I kind of knew how she's playing. Sbviously she had really great results for the last couple months. First of all, she's a very solid player. A lot of things come back and she's really playing deep balls.

    "What I was trying to do today was play aggressive from the beginning of the match and really just try to go for my shots. I was lucky... Of course I think I was serving better than other days, so that helped today." WTA story

    Despite the loss, Simona has earned enough points to rise to #5 in Monday's WTA singles rankings, making her the highest ranked Romanian player in history.

    Simona said: "[Agnieszka] played really well. She deserved to win today. Every ball was in for her, and I had to run a lot. I think I started the match a bit too soft. I was not ready to play. But she was playing great, and she's a great player. Her game is very difficult for me. It's always difficult to play her. She was just better than me today. For sure she will do great in the final on Sunday."

Indian Wells, Final, Sun, noon
loser's prize: $500,000; points: 650
winner's prize: $1,000,000; points: 1000
n21 s20 Flavia Pennetta ITA d n3 s2 Agnieszka Radwanska POL 6-2, 6-1

     
Flavia and Aga driving forehand and backhand, Flavia's backhand drive, and after match point

Indian Wells, Doubles Final, Sat
losers' prize: $122,997
winners' prize: $245,000
s1 Su-Wei Hsieh & Shuai Peng d s5 Sania Mirza & Cara Black 7-6(5), 6-2

Su-Wei & Shuai

Indian Wells, Qualifying Finals, Tue Mar 4 11am
losers' prizes: q1 $1,285 2pts; q2 $2,515 20pts; qualifier 30 points
n67 Barbora Zahlavova Strycova CZE d n275 Michaella Krajicek NED 6-2, 2-6, 7-6(4)
n72 Anna Schmiedlova SVK d n106 Nadiya Kichenok UKR 6-4, 6-4
n79 Yaroslava Shvedova KAZ d n95 Kimiko Date-Krumm JPN 6-3, 1-6, 6-0
n80 Casey Dellacqua AUS d n120 Johanna Konta GBR 6-4, 6-3
n82 Camila Giorgi ITA d n155 Madison Brengle USA 6-2, 6-2
*n347 Yung-Jan Chan TPE d n83 Johanna Larsson SWE 4-3 retired
*n131 Heather Watson GBR d n103 Teliana Pereira BRA 6-2, 6-2
n104 Alison van Uytvanck BEL d n121 Alla Kudryavtseva RUS 6-2, 6-2
n108 Sharon Fichman CAN d n118 Maryna Zanevska UKR 3-6, 7-6(1), 6-3
*n168 Allie Kiick USA d n124 An-Sophie Mestach BEL 6-4, 7-5
n125 Michelle Larcher de Brito POR d n126 Tadeja Majeric SLO 7-5, 5-7, 6-3
n129 Olivia Rogowska AUS d n274 Melinda Czink HUN 6(1)-7, 6-3, 6-2

Indian Wells, Withdrawals/Non-entries
n1 Serena Williams USA "back injury"
n25 Maria Kirilenko RUS left knee injury
n29 Venus Williams USA
n31 Jamie Hampton USA right hip injury
n56 Laura Robson GBR left wrist injury
n61 Polona Hercog SLO right rib injury
n73 Ayumi Morita JPN right wrist injury


    (Dec 23, 2009) Larry Ellison, the CEO of software manufacturer Oracle, has purchased the entire Indian Wells Tennis Garden Venue, and the rights to the annual WTA/ATP Indian Wells tournament. The previous owners were a group which included Charlie Pasarell and Raymond Moore (whose company, PM Sports Management, will continue to manage the tourney), George Mackin and Bob Miller of Tennis magazine, the United States Tennis Association, and former players Pete Sampras, Chris Evert and Billie Jean King. As of this writing, the tourney's principal sponsor will remain European financial giant BNP Paribas. KESQ story - Reuters story

    (Mar 10, 2008) Schedule change: This year's Indian Wells women's singles final will be held on (Easter) Sunday (same as the men's) with the doubles final on Saturday. Previously the women's singles final was held on Saturday and the women's doubles final on Sunday, "Grand Slam style."

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