Sharapova Crushes Wozniacki for Second Indian Wells Title

(March 17, 2013) Maria Sharapova defeated Caroline Wozniacki 6-2, 6-2 to win the BNP Paribas Open, her first title of the year. For Sharapova it her second Indian Wells title, the last one coming in 2006. It’s Sharapova’s 28th career title and first … [Read more...]

Sharapova Makes Second Straight Indian Wells Final

(March 15, 2013) Maria Sharapova reached her second straight BNP Paribas Open final by beating long-time friend and fellow Russian No. 13 seed Maria Kirlenko 6-4, 6-3. Sharapova will play Caroline Wozniacki on Sunday for the title. Each woman has won … [Read more...]

Djokovic Extends Win Streak to 19, Murray and Sharapova Advance

(March 10, 2013) After a second set hiccup, Novak Djokovic won his 19th straight match, 13th in 2013 to notch a victory over Fabio Fognini 6-0, 5-7, 6-2 at the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday.   Djokovic was not concerned about his second set … [Read more...]

Fish Returns to Singles Play for First Time Since US Open

(March 10, 2013) American Mardy Fish who has been sidelined with a heart condition since the US Open, defeated countryman Bobby Reynolds 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells on Sunday.   “It's been a tough … [Read more...]

Sharapova and Kuznetsova in Notes and Quotes at the BNP Paribas Open

  (March 8, 2013) World No. 3 Maria Sharapova had no problems taking out Francesca Schiavone at the BNP Paribas Open on Friday 6-2, 6-1 while 2-time major champ Svetlana Kuznetsova have to overcome a first set bagel to top  18th seed Jelena … [Read more...]

The Wit and Wisdom of Li Na – 2013 Australian Open Edition

( January 27, 2013) Some people call her "Nails."  In her home country they refer to her as "Golden Flower" or "Big Sister Na." She is Li Na of China - 2011 Roland Garros champion and  2013 Australian Open finalist, who fell to Victoria Azarenka on … [Read more...]