BNP Paribas Open – Saturday’s Results, Sunday’s Schedule

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USD 6,169,040.00 (ATP)
USD 5,946,740.00 (WTA)
3-16 MARCH 2014

STADIUM 1 start 11:00 am
ATP – R Bautista Agut (ESP) vs [4] T Berdych (CZE)
WTA – [Q] Y Shvedova (KAZ) vs [10] C Wozniacki (DEN)
ATP – [6] J Del Potro (ARG) vs F Lopez (ESP)
ATP – J Benneteau (FRA) vs [9] J Tsonga (FRA)

Not Before 7:00 pm
ATP – V Hanescu (ROU) vs [2] N Djokovic (SRB)

Not Before 8:30 pm
WTA – [7] J Jankovic (SRB) vs [31] M Rybarikova (SVK)

STADIUM 2 start 11:00 am
WTA – [6] S Halep (ROU) vs [26] L Safarova (CZE)
ATP – N Davydenko (RUS) vs [12] J Isner (USA)
ATP – [8] R Gasquet (FRA) vs T Gabashvili (RUS)
WTA – A Beck (GER) vs [2] A Radwanska (POL)

Not Before 5:00 pm
ATP – [15] G Dimitrov (BUL) vs R Haase (NED)
ATP – J Isner (USA) / S Querrey (USA) vs J Chardy (FRA) / G Simon (FRA)

STADIUM 3 start 11:00 am
ATP – [Q] P Lorenzi (ITA) vs [24] M Cilic (CRO)
ATP – [22] P Kohlschreiber (GER) vs Y Lu (TPE)
WTA – [18] E Bouchard (CAN) vs [9] S Errani (ITA)
ATP – J Sousa (POR) vs [20] E Gulbis (LAT)
ATP – H Zeballos (ARG) vs [30] F Verdasco (ESP)

STADIUM 4 start 11:00 am
WTA – [14] C Suarez Navarro (ESP) vs [22] A Cornet (FRA)

Not Before 12:30 pm
WTA – [13] R Vinci (ITA) vs [Q] C Dellacqua (AUS)
WTA – V Lepchenko (USA) vs L Davis (USA)
ATP – [26] F Mayer (GER) vs J Nieminen (FIN)
ATP – F Lopez (ESP) / T Robredo (ESP) vs [8] L Kubot (POL) / R Lindstedt (SWE)

STADIUM 5 start 11:00 am
ATP – J Rojer (NED) / H Tecau (ROU) vs [PR] C Fleming (GBR) / R Hutchins (GBR)
ATP – J Marray (GBR) / A Murray (GBR) vs [2] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA)
ATP – [21] G Simon (FRA) vs [Q] D Thiem (AUT)
WTA – After Suitable Rest – [WC] S Kuznetsova (RUS) / S Stosur (AUS) vs A Medina Garrigues (ESP) / Y Shvedova (KAZ)
ATP – J Janowicz (POL) / P Kohlschreiber (GER) vs [4] L Paes (IND) / R Stepanek (CZE)

STADIUM 6 start 12:00 noon
ATP – M Kukushkin (KAZ) vs [25] V Pospisil (CAN)
WTA – [1] S Hsieh (TPE) / S Peng (CHN) vs [PR] A Kleybanova (RUS) / A Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
WTA – K Mladenovic (FRA) / F Pennetta (ITA) vs K Date-Krumm (JPN) / B Zahlavova Strycova (CZE)

STADIUM 9 start 12:00 noon
ATP – [31] I Dodig (CRO) vs A Gonzalez (COL)
ATP – [16] T Robredo (ESP) vs M Matosevic (AUS)
WTA – J Goerges (GER) / A Groenefeld (GER) vs [2] E Makarova (RUS) / E Vesnina (RUS)

USD 6,169,040.00 (ATP)
USD 5,946,740.00 (WTA)
3-16 MARCH 2014

RESULTS – MARCH 08, 2014
Singles – Second Round
[1] R Nadal (ESP) d R Stepanek (CZE) 26 64 75
[3] S Wawrinka (SUI) d I Karlovic (CRO) 63 75
[5] A Murray (GBR) d L Rosol (CZE) 46 63 62
[7] R Federer (SUI) d [Q] P Mathieu (FRA) 62 76(5)
[10] M Raonic (CAN) d E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) 76(4) 46 76(2)
[11] T Haas (GER) d J Chardy (FRA) 63 64
[13] F Fognini (ITA) d [WC] R Harrison (USA) 57 61 64
[17] K Anderson (RSA) d L Hewitt (AUS) 76(5) 64
A Falla (COL) d [18] J Janowicz (POL) 63 26 76(5)
[19] K Nishikori (JPN) d S Giraldo (COL) 61 63
[23] G Monfils (FRA) d S Stakhovsky (UKR) 62 64
[27] D Tursunov (RUS) d J Monaco (ARG) 76(4) 64
[28] A Dolgopolov (UKR) d T Smyczek (USA) 76(3) 64
[29] A Seppi (ITA) d S Querrey (USA) 46 76(3) 63
J Vesely (CZE) d [32] P Andujar (ESP) 61 26 61
[LL] E Donskoy (RUS) d M Russell (USA) 64 63

Doubles – First Round
[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) d S Lipsky (USA) / F Mayer (GER) 61 63
[2] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA) d E Butorac (USA) / R Klaasen (RSA) 26 76(4) 10-6
[7] D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB) d M Cilic (CRO) / J Del Potro (ARG) 46 63 10-8
J Benneteau (FRA) / E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) d J Murray (GBR) / J Peers (AUS) 63 46 10-5
N Mahut (FRA) / J Tsonga (FRA) d K Anderson (RSA) / R Haase (NED) 75 76(3)
E Gulbis (LAT) / M Raonic (CAN) d [WC] N Djokovic (SRB) / F Krajinovic (SRB) 76(3) 61
[WC] J Erlich (ISR) / R Gasquet (FRA) d M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL) 46 75 11-9

Singles – Second Round
[1] N Li (CHN) d J Zheng (CHN) 61 75
[4] M Sharapova (RUS) d J Goerges (GER) 61 64
M Torro-Flor (ESP) d [5] A Kerber (GER) 26 76(5) 64
[8] P Kvitova (CZE) d [WC] C Vandeweghe (USA) 61 63
[11] A Ivanovic (SRB) d E Svitolina (UKR) 46 75 76(1)
[12] D Cibulkova (SVK) d [WC] D Vekic (CRO) 63 62
A Wozniak (CAN) d [15] S Lisicki (GER) 75 16 76(5)
[16] S Stosur (AUS) d F Schiavone (ITA) 62 63
[17] S Stephens (USA) d A Tomljanovic (CRO) 64 60
[20] F Pennetta (ITA) d [WC] T Townsend (USA) 63 67(4) 63
[21] A Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) d C Garcia (FRA) 64 75
[23] E Makarova (RUS) d M Niculescu (ROU) 57 76(3) 63
[Q] C Giorgi (ITA) d [25] S Cirstea (ROU) 76(3) 63
[27] S Kuznetsova (RUS) d [Q] B Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) 63 63
K Pliskova (CZE) d [28] K Zakopalova (CZE) 75 62
A Kleybanova (RUS) d [32] G Muguruza (ESP) 63 62

Doubles – Second Round
[5] C Black (ZIM) / S Mirza (IND) d R Kops-Jones (USA) / A Spears (USA) 63 64
[7] A Barty (AUS) / C Dellacqua (AUS) d D Hantuchova (SVK) / A Parra Santonja (ESP) 61 63


Li Na and Maria Sharapova Advance While Angelique Kerber Falls at Indian Wells



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(March 8, 2014) INDIAN WELLS, California – No. 1 seed Li Na beat Chinese countrywoman Zheng Jie 6-1, 7-5, while fourth seed Maria Sharapova began the defense of her title with an easy 6-1, 6-4 victory over Julia Goerges.

Two seeded German women fell – No. 5 seed Angelique Kerber was upset 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 by Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor while Aleksandra Wozniack stopped No. 15 seed Sabine Lisicki 7-5, 1-6, 7-6 (5).

Former No. 1 Ana Ivanovic was a set and a break down before stopping Elina Svitolina.

“I just tried to fight her at every point,” Ivanovic said of the turnaround in the second set. It probably wasn’t the best game I had played. I had lot of unforced errors I tried to stick with it and play each point and not try to think about the errors that I made and just to put pressure on her forehand and that worked well for me. I was very happy to manage to come back.”

In the night session, Sloane Stephens ran off the last nine games in a 6-4, 6-0 win over Ajla Tomljanovic. Advancing easily were No. 8 seed Petra Kvitova, No. 11 Ana Ivanovic and No. 12 Dominika Cibulkova.

For Li Na, this is her second tournament since winning the Australian Open.

“This is the first match after Doha, two weeks, and of course for I cannot be 100 percent for the first match,” Li said. “But I was happy. At least I can learn something from today’s match.”

This also marks the first time that Li has been the top seed in a premier mandatory event.

“The first match always tough, because like I say before, you didn’t know what happen on the court,” Li said.  “All you can do is like to try to do your best.  If you cannot hit good tennis, only one way is running all the shots and to fight every point.”

“First time to be the top seed in a big tournament.  Yeah, at least I’m still in the tournament,” she said smiling.

Li will play Karolina Pliskova next in the third round, who took out No. 28 seed Klara Zakopalova 7-5, 6-2,

“The first matches are always a little bit tricky, especially having not played in a few weeks indoor or outdoor,” Sharapova said.

“Tricky opponent, and she’s capable of playing good tennis.  She hasn’t been as consistent as she probably would have liked recently, but she’s had her results.  She’s beaten top players before, so the first round, that’s never easy, but I thought I did what I had to do.  Certainly improvements that I could make.”


Nadal and Murray Tested as Federer and Wawrinka Also advance at the BNP Paribas Open

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(March 8, 2014) Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Roger Federer, and Stanislas Wawrinka all advanced to the third round of the BNP Paribas Open on Saturday.

Both Murray and Nadal were forced to rally for their victories. No. 1 Rafael Nadal was extended by Radek Stepanek 2-6, 6-4, 7-5 on Stadium 1 to lead off the night session.
“Happy to be through, because the start of the match, even if I felt at the beginning I didn’t play that bad, was very quick 4 1, and I felt I was not playing that bad, no?,” Nadal said.
“He is not the right player to play against in the first round. He’s not the right player because what you want to find in the first round is rhythm and against him every point is different. He goes quick to the net. They don’t give you that few games to find your rhythm, to find a way that you want to play.”
Nadal, who injured his back during the Australian Open final spoke about his concern for the past injury and how his serve was affected during the match. “With my serve I was doing nothing. When that happens, the opponent is able to play more aggressive, play more confident and in the end, eight double faults, I give him an opportunity to win a lot of free points,” Nadal said.
“You know, a little bit scared for the back, Nadal continued. “I am not feeling yet 100% confident with my serve. Even if my back is better than Rio in Rio I was feeling the back not very well.

“I am feeling the back better, but probably that match gonna help me to understand that I really can start to serve normal again, because I was serving with limitations, with, you know, no confidence, because I was scared to feel again the back, no?

“I think I can try to serve again at 100%, because I am feeling better. That match show me that I can try.”
Playing for the first time since the Australian Open Murray came back to beat Lukas Rosol 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.
“Here I have always kind of struggled at the beginning of the tournament with, you know, I don’t know if it’s the conditions or, you know, whatever reason it is, but I have never really started this tournament that well,” Murray said.

“I have always struggled, especially in the first round. So, yeah, just have to try to find a way to get through.”
“I was a set and a break down,” Murray said. “I got broken three times in a row the end of the first set, beginning of the second. I just kind of kept going and found a way to win, which is always the most important thing.”

Seventh seed Federer defeated French qualifier Pail-Henri Mathieu 6-2, 7-6(5).

After his win over Ivo Karlovic, Wawrinka spoke about where he keeps his Australian Open trophy.

“The trophy is in Switzerland in a safe place,” Wawrinka said.


Around the Grounds of the BNP Paribas Open in photos for March 8

(March 8, 2014) Photographer David Sweet (@DavidSweetPhoto) snapped photos all around the grounds  and n the interview room of the BNP Paribas Open on Saturday for Tennis Panorama News.


Twizzles and Selfies in Notes and Quotes for Saturday at the BNP Paribas Open


(March 8, 2014) INDIAN WELLS, California – a quick at the more unusual player quotes from the BNP Paribas Open.

Maria Sharapova who was an NBC Olympic correspondent in Sochi was quizzed on the word “twizzle” after her straight sets win over Julia Goerges.

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Q.  Who is the coolest athlete you met, and do you know what a twizzle is?

MARIA SHARAPOVA:  A twizzle?  Is that part of figure skating?  Right, right.  I don’t know if that was a trick question.

Who did I meet?  I met a lot of former athletes that were working for NBC, which was like Scott Hamilton.  I don’t know.  It was really bizarre just like having breakfast around each other like it was no big deal.  All these athletes getting together, not actually working on our sport, but that was special.

Q.  Did you and Johnny Weir hang out at all?

MARIA SHARAPOVA:  Unfortunately I missed him, but I was told we had a coat competition.  Yeah, we tried to upstage each other’s coats.  I brought 12 and he brought 25.  I mean, that’s pathetic.

Q.  Never going to win that battle?

MARIA SHARAPOVA:  Well, you never know.

Q.  Would you consult him for designing for Serena?

MARIA SHARAPOVA:  That could be fun.  He could design for me, as well.

Serena Williams tweeted her approval for Sharapova’s dress. The Russian was quizzed about this and talked about tennis dresses and how she and Serena Williams could design one for each other.

Q.  I think Serena tweeted during your match that your outfit was totally cute.  She approved.

MARIA SHARAPOVA:  Really?  Are those her exact words, Totally cute?

Q.  She said #approved.

MARIA SHARAPOVA:  I think we have to exchange designs.  We have to design an outfit for each other.  That would be fun.  Without knowing…

Q.  Cat suit?

MARIA SHARAPOVA:  Well, I have to put an end to the cat suit on me (Laughter.)  I mean, I’m 26 already, so I think those days are over.

But that would be fun without telling each other what it is, just unveiling it.

Q.  You would trust each other to do that?

MARIA SHARAPOVA:  Oh, yeah.  That would be a lot of fun, don’t you think?  You guys would all show up for that, right?  (Laughter.)

We’re going to get great coverage.  Nike is going to be happy.  It’s all good.

Q.  What kind of ideas do you have for dressing up Serena then?

MARIA SHARAPOVA:  It’s our secret.  Show up to the unveiling.

Q.  No hints?

MARIA SHARAPOVA:  No hints.  I have a few things in mind, a few silhouettes.



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Roger Federer bested Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-2, 7-6(5). The Swiss who has been on twitter about a year was asked about taking “selfies,” as he has recently posted a couple on his twitter account.

Q.  On your year or so on Twitter, you have gotten very good at selfies.

ROGER FEDERER:  Yeah, okay.

Q.  If you could take a selfie with anybody, who would it be?

ROGER FEDERER:  Nobody.  I mean, this is totally for the supporters of me, whoever follows me or a fan of me, whoever it is, the people who do, you know, follow me on Twitter or Facebook.  Just trying to make it fun and different.

Took me a long time to sort of warm up to social media, because I just didn’t know how it’s supposed to be used ‑ even though there is no rule to it.  But I find some people use it in a very funny way and some in a very strange way

First, for myself, I had to find out what was going to be my direction.  I saw it more as giving more sort of the extra, you know, sort of hints, sort of my angle, an extra angle to our life on tour.

So it’s actually become quite enjoyable.  The last thing I want to feel is pressure that I have to take pictures or have to is something.  If I don’t want to post anything for weeks, I have the right to do that and that needs to be the case.

But I must say it’s pretty funny, and it doesn’t stress me out.  You just can’t being sucked into it too crazy, otherwise all you start doing is spending time on the phone, and that’s not what I want to start happening to me.


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Li Na – no more doubles please.


Q.  We see a lot of the top players playing doubles at a tournament like this.  Why not you?

LI NA:  I think doubles court for me too small enough (Laughter.)  I don’t know.  Maybe last time I play doubles was 2007.  Or I play Olympics I think with a young girl.

When I was stand up the court I even didn’t know what I have to do.  Even I return, I was feeling the court so small.  Everywhere is people (smiling).  I cannot do it.

So for me, I really, how do you say, focus on my singles right now to see maybe I can, I even can improve a little bit.

Q.  Do you not like doubles?

LI NA:  Not really, no, because you have to, how do you say, talk to your opponent all the time.  Yeah.

Warinka in press

Stanislas Wawrinka and the boring questions.

Q.  Where have you placed the Australian Open trophy?  And when do you think it will start getting boring with all the questions and Australia and all the things you achieved over there?

STANISLAS WAWRINKA:  Well, I think I’m not going to get boring about those questions, you know.  It’s more about being Swiss No. 1 that’s annoying me.

But about winning Grand Slam, I think it’s great.  It’s positive.  So I can answer many few questions if you want.

The trophy is in Switzerland in a safe place


BNP Paribas Open – Friday’s Results, Saturday’s Schedule

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USD 6,169,040.00 (ATP)
USD 5,946,740.00 (WTA)
3-16 MARCH 2014

STADIUM 1 start 11:00 am
WTA – [1] N Li (CHN) vs J Zheng (CHN)

Not Before 12:30 pm
ATP – L Rosol (CZE) vs [5] A Murray (GBR)
ATP – [Q] P Mathieu (FRA) vs [7] R Federer (SUI)

Not Before 4:00 pm
WTA – [4] M Sharapova (RUS) vs J Goerges (GER)

Not Before 7:00 pm
ATP – [1] R Nadal (ESP) vs R Stepanek (CZE)

Not Before 8:30 pm
WTA – A Tomljanovic (CRO) vs [17] S Stephens (USA)

STADIUM 2 start 11:00 am
ATP – [11] T Haas (GER) vs J Chardy (FRA)
ATP – [17] K Anderson (RSA) vs L Hewitt (AUS)
WTA – F Schiavone (ITA) vs [16] S Stosur (AUS)
ATP – [3] S Wawrinka (SUI) vs I Karlovic (CRO)

Not Before 5:00 pm
ATP – S Giraldo (COL) vs [19] K Nishikori (JPN)
ATP – [1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) vs S Lipsky (USA) / F Mayer (GER)

STADIUM 3 start 11:00 am
ATP – A Falla (COL) vs [18] J Janowicz (POL)
WTA – [WC] C Vandeweghe (USA) vs [8] P Kvitova (CZE)
ATP – [10] M Raonic (CAN) vs E Roger-Vasselin (FRA)
ATP – [WC] R Harrison (USA) vs [13] F Fognini (ITA)
ATP – [23] G Monfils (FRA) vs S Stakhovsky (UKR)

STADIUM 4 start 11:00 am
WTA – [11] A Ivanovic (SRB) vs E Svitolina (UKR)
ATP – S Querrey (USA) vs [29] A Seppi (ITA)
WTA – M Torro-Flor (ESP) vs [5] A Kerber (GER)
WTA – [20] F Pennetta (ITA) vs [WC] T Townsend (USA)
ATP – E Gulbis (LAT) / M Raonic (CAN) vs [WC] N Djokovic (SRB) / F Krajinovic (SRB)

STADIUM 5 start 11:00 am
ATP – M Russell (USA) vs [14] M Youzhny (RUS)
WTA – [12] D Cibulkova (SVK) vs [WC] D Vekic (CRO)
ATP – T Smyczek (USA) vs [28] A Dolgopolov (UKR)
WTA – A Wozniak (CAN) vs [15] S Lisicki (GER)
ATP – J Benneteau (FRA) / E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) vs J Murray (GBR) / J Peers (AUS)

STADIUM 6 start 11:00 am
ATP – E Butorac (USA) / R Klaasen (RSA) vs [2] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA)
WTA – [27] S Kuznetsova (RUS) vs [Q] B Zahlavova Strycova (CZE)
ATP – [27] D Tursunov (RUS) vs J Monaco (ARG)
WTA – [Q] C Giorgi (ITA) vs [25] S Cirstea (ROU)

STADIUM 7 start 11:00 am
WTA – K Pliskova (CZE) vs [28] K Zakopalova (CZE)
WTA – [21] A Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) vs C Garcia (FRA)
ATP – [32] P Andujar (ESP) vs J Vesely (CZE)
ATP – K Anderson (RSA) / R Haase (NED) vs N Mahut (FRA) / J Tsonga (FRA)

STADIUM 8 start 12:00 noon
WTA – M Niculescu (ROU) vs [23] E Makarova (RUS)
WTA – [32] G Muguruza (ESP) vs A Kleybanova (RUS)
WTA – [5] C Black (ZIM) / S Mirza (IND) vs [Alt] S Fichman (CAN) / M Moulton-Levy (USA) or R Kops-Jones (USA) / A Spears (USA)

STADIUM 9 start 12:00 noon
ATP – M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL) vs [WC] J Erlich (ISR) / R Gasquet (FRA)
ATP – M Cilic (CRO) / J Del Potro (ARG) vs [7] D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB)
WTA – [PR] J Husarova (SVK) / V Zvonareva (RUS) or D Hantuchova (SVK) / A Parra Santonja (ESP) vs [7] A Barty (AUS) / C Dellacqua (AUS)

USD 6,169,040.00 (ATP)
USD 5,946,740.00 (WTA)
3-16 MARCH 2014

RESULTS – MARCH 07, 2014
Singles – First Round
T Gabashvili (RUS) d N Mahut (FRA) 62 75
H Zeballos (ARG) d [WC] R Ram (USA) 63 76(4)
Y Lu (TPE) d T Kamke (GER) 60 64
N Davydenko (RUS) d [LL] D Goffin (BEL) 76(5) 46 76(3)
R Haase (NED) d [Q] J Smith (AUS) 64 64
J Sousa (POR) d O Nedovyesov (KAZ) 64 61
J Nieminen (FIN) d D Brands (GER) 46 62 62
R Bautista Agut (ESP) d [WC] S Johnson (USA) 63 63
F Lopez (ESP) d D Sela (ISR) 75 63
M Kukushkin (KAZ) d [Q] S Groth (AUS) 64 26 76(4)
[Q] D Thiem (AUT) d [Q] D Kosakowski (USA) 62 76(1)
J Benneteau (FRA) d [Q] D Munoz-De La Nava (ESP) 36 61 63
M Matosevic (AUS) d B Klahn (USA) 64 64
[Q] P Lorenzi (ITA) d P Carreno Busta (ESP) 36 61 62
A Gonzalez (COL) d A Mannarino (FRA) 57 64 76(6)
V Hanescu (ROU) d [Q] S Robert (FRA) 75 36 64

Doubles – First Round
[3] I Dodig (CRO) / M Melo (BRA) d M Mirnyi (BLR) / M Youzhny (RUS) 63 62
[5] D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) d P Andujar (ESP) / V Pospisil (CAN) 76(4) 63
R Federer (SUI) / S Wawrinka (SUI) d [6] R Bopanna (IND) / A Qureshi (PAK) 62 67(4) 10-6
T Huey (PHI) / D Inglot (GBR) d F Fognini (ITA) / A Seppi (ITA) 46 75 10-6
J Marray (GBR) / A Murray (GBR) d J Monaco (ARG) / G Monfils (FRA) 64 46 11-9

Singles – Second Round
[2] A Radwanska (POL) d [Q] H Watson (GBR) 64 63
L Davis (USA) d [3] V Azarenka (BLR) 60 76(2)
[6] S Halep (ROU) d K Nara (JPN) 62 62
[7] J Jankovic (SRB) d Y Meusburger (AUT) 63 61
[9] S Errani (ITA) d [Q] S Fichman (CAN) 61 61
[10] C Wozniacki (DEN) d B Jovanovski (SRB) 61 63
[13] R Vinci (ITA) d M Keys (USA) 63 63
[14] C Suarez Navarro (ESP) d K Mladenovic (FRA) 63 63
[18] E Bouchard (CAN) d S Peng (CHN) 62 62
[Q] C Dellacqua (AUS) d [19] K Flipkens (BEL) 16 63 61
[22] A Cornet (FRA) d S Soler-Espinosa (ESP) 63 46 62
[Q] Y Shvedova (KAZ) d [24] K Kanepi (EST) 63 62
[26] L Safarova (CZE) d Y Wickmayer (BEL) 63 64
V Lepchenko (USA) d [29] D Hantuchova (SVK) 63 62
A Beck (GER) d [30] E Vesnina (RUS) 62 36 63
[31] M Rybarikova (SVK) d [WC] S Rogers (USA) 64 63

Doubles – First Round
[8] L Hradecka (CZE) / J Zheng (CHN) d V King (USA) / G Voskoboeva (KAZ) 06 61 10-8
[PR] A Kleybanova (RUS) / A Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) d [Alt] A Rosolska (POL) / S Soler-Espinosa (ESP) 76(5) 61
D Hantuchova (SVK) / A Parra Santonja (ESP) d [PR] J Husarova (SVK) / V Zvonareva (RUS) 64 46 10-2
V Dushevina (RUS) / M Lucic-Baroni (CRO) d [WC] A Petkovic (GER) / S Stephens (USA) 64 76(3)
R Kops-Jones (USA) / A Spears (USA) d [Alt] S Fichman (CAN) / M Moulton-Levy (USA) 76(4) 62


Ailing Victoria Azarenka Falls at the BNP Paribas Open




(March 7, 2014) INDIAN WELLS, California -

Nursing a left foot injury, third-seeded Victoria Azarenka fell out of the BNP Paribas Open on Friday night in her first match in more than a month. American Lauren Davis winning 6-0, 7-6 (2).

Azarenka had been off the tour since the Australian Open due to some never damage between her toes. She had to wear a boot on her foot for three weeks.

“Basically, all I had was my fighting spirit,” Azarenka said. “When I’m on the court I try to give as much as I can, even on one leg. I try to do my best in tough situations. That’s part of our job.”

Azarenka is uncertain if she’ll participate in the Sony Open in Miami in 10 days.

“I want to be pain-free because it’s not to the most fun to be out there like that,” Azarenka said.

“It means so much to me,” Davis said.  “My first top 10 win, and just being in the third round of Indian Wells really boosts my confidence.

“I just tried to focus on myself, and, I mean, at times blocked them (the crowd) out.  Because like when you’re up and you’re about to beat the No. 3 girl in the world is kind of a high and you kind of look towards the end of the match.

“So I just really just tried to focus on myself and just block them out.”

The only other seed to fall on Friday was former two-time champion Hantuchova, seeded 29th, losing to American Varvara Lepchenko, 6-3, 6-2.

Other seed to advance included second seed Agnieszka Radwanska, No. 6 Simona Halep, No. 7 Jelena Jankovic, No. 9 Sara Errani and No. 10 Caroline Wozniacki.

On a packed Stadium court 2, 2008 Olympic Doubles Gold medalists Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka paired up for a 6-2, 6-7 (4), (10-6) win over Rohan Bopanna of India and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan.

“I don’t know if it was sold out, but it felt like very, very full,” said Federer. “You’re not probably going to achieve that on center court (which holds 16,100) for a doubles. But that was a perfect setup, a feeling, and we can thank the tournament and (owner) Larry Ellison for building such a court so quickly.”

“It’s nice to see the game grow and seeing people coming out and enjoying it. It’s great. I really had a great time out there with Stan today.”

“It took me time to realize really what I did in Australian Open,” said current champion and No. 3 seed Wawrinka.

“Still when I’m saying that I won a Grand Slam it’s still strange for me, but that’s why it was good to be home during three weeks. It was good to be with the family, to take more time for myself.



Around the Grounds of the BNP Paribas Open for March 7


(March 7, 2014) Photographer Christopher Levy (@tennis_shots) snapped photos all around the grounds of the BNP Paribas Open on Friday.


BNP Paribas Open – Thursday’s Results, Friday’s Schedule

USD 6,169,040.00 (ATP)
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3-16 MARCH 2014

Results – Thursday, March 6, 2013
Singles – First Round
Elina Svitolina (UKR) d. Monica Puig (PUR) 64 75
Francesca Schiavone (ITA) d. Mona Barthel (GER) 36 62 62
Zheng Jie (CHN) d. Paula Ormaechea (ARG) 36 63 76(5)
Monica Niculescu (ROU) d. Marina Erakovic (NZL) 62 62
Karolina Pliskova (CZE) d. (Q) Michelle Larcher de Brito (POR) 62 36 62
Ajla Tomljanovic (CRO) d. Lourdes Domínguez Lino (ESP) 64 76(2)
Caroline Garcia (FRA) d. Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) 63 75
María-Teresa Torró-Flor (ESP) d. Galina Voskoboeva (KAZ) 61 10 ret.
Julia Goerges (GER) d. Jana Cepelova (SVK) 61 26 63
Alisa Kleybanova (RUS) d. (WC) Victoria Duval (USA) 57 64 64
Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN) d. Urszula Radwanska (POL) 62 60
(Q) Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) d. Vania King (USA) 60 36 62
(Q) Camila Giorgi (ITA) d. Andrea Petkovic (GER) 67(5) 63 63
(WC) Donna Vekic (CRO) d. (Q) Olivia Rogowska (AUS) 60 75
(WC) Coco Vandeweghe (USA) d. Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) 64 60
(WC) Taylor Townsend (USA) d. Karin Knapp (ITA) 76(1) 61

Doubles – First Round
(1) Hsieh/Peng (TPE/CHN) d. Aoyama/Kalashnikova (JPN/GEO) 61 62
(2) Makarova/Vesnina (RUS/RUS) d. Chan/Huber (TPE/USA) 67(5) 64 108 (Match TB)
(WC) Kuznetsova/Stosur (RUS/AUS) d. (3) Errani/Vinci (ITA/ITA) 63 36 106 (Match TB)
(5) Black/Mirza (ZIM/IND) d. (WC) Keys/Riske (USA/USA) 62 64
(7) Barty/Dellacqua (AUS/AUS) d. (WC) Hingis/Lisicki (SUI/GER) 64 67(0) 106 (Match TB)
Medina Garrigues/Shvedova (ESP/KAZ) d. Jans-Ignacik/Melzer (POL/CZE) 64 76(8)
Mladenovic/Pennetta (FRA/ITA) d. Kudryavtseva/Rodionova (RUS/AUS) 62 64
Goerges/Groenefeld (GER/GER) d. Chuang/Scheepers (TPE/RSA) 64 64

Singles – First Round
R Stepanek (CZE) d D Istomin (UZB) 61 36 61
T Smyczek (USA) d [WC] J Sock (USA) 64 16 64
S Stakhovsky (UKR) d L Kubot (POL) 64 75
[WC] R Harrison (USA) d A Golubev (KAZ) 64 75
E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) d B Becker (GER) 64 62
A Falla (COL) d F Delbonis (ARG) 63 64
J Vesely (CZE) d I Sijsling (NED) 36 64 76(1)
L Rosol (CZE) d [Q] D Lajovic (SRB) 67(2) 75 64
I Karlovic (CRO) d A Bogomolov Jr. (RUS) 64 64
S Querrey (USA) d [Q] A Kuznetsov (USA) 63 63
L Hewitt (AUS) d M Ebden (AUS) 76(2) 36 63
M Russell (USA) d D Young (USA) 46 61 62
J Chardy (FRA) d [WC] R Williams (USA) 76(5) 75
S Giraldo (COL) d D Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 63 46 64
J Monaco (ARG) d [Q] P Polansky (CAN) 64 67(5) 64
[Q] P Mathieu (FRA) d [Q] R Ginepri (USA) 62 63


STADIUM 1 start 11:00 am
WTA – [Q] H Watson (GBR) vs [2] A Radwanska (POL)
ATP – B Klahn (USA) vs M Matosevic (AUS)
ATP – R Bautista Agut (ESP) vs [WC] S Johnson (USA)
WTA – B Jovanovski (SRB) vs [10] C Wozniacki (DEN)

Not Before 7:00 pm
WTA – L Davis (USA) vs [3] V Azarenka (BLR)

Not Before 8:30 pm
ATP – [5] D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) vs P Andujar (ESP) / V Pospisil (CAN)

STADIUM 2 start 11:00 am
ATP – N Mahut (FRA) vs T Gabashvili (RUS)
ATP – [6] R Bopanna (IND) / A Qureshi (PAK) vs R Federer (SUI) / S Wawrinka (SUI)
WTA – [13] R Vinci (ITA) vs M Keys (USA)
ATP – F Lopez (ESP) vs D Sela (ISR)

Not Before 5:00 pm
ATP – [Q] D Thiem (AUT) vs [Q] D Kosakowski (USA)
ATP – D Brands (GER) vs J Nieminen (FIN)

STADIUM 3 start 11:00 am
ATP – J Benneteau (FRA) vs [Q] D Munoz-De La Nava (ESP)
WTA – [18] E Bouchard (CAN) vs S Peng (CHN)
ATP – H Zeballos (ARG) vs [WC] R Ram (USA)
ATP – J Marray (GBR) / A Murray (GBR) vs J Monaco (ARG) / G Monfils (FRA)
ATP – R Haase (NED) vs [Q] J Smith (AUS)
ATP – M Przysiezny (POL) vs N Davydenko (RUS)

STADIUM 4 start 11:00 am
WTA – [29] D Hantuchova (SVK) vs V Lepchenko (USA)
ATP – A Gonzalez (COL) vs A Mannarino (FRA)
WTA – [6] S Halep (ROU) vs K Nara (JPN)
WTA – [7] J Jankovic (SRB) vs Y Meusburger (AUT)

STADIUM 5 start 11:00 am
ATP – T Kamke (GER) vs Y Lu (TPE)
WTA – [Q] S Fichman (CAN) vs [9] S Errani (ITA)
WTA – [WC] A Petkovic (GER) / S Stephens (USA) vs V Dushevina (RUS) / M Lucic-Baroni (CRO)
WTA – [PR] A Kleybanova (RUS) / A Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) vs B Mattek-Sands (USA) / N Petrova (RUS)

STADIUM 6 start 11:00 am
WTA – S Soler-Espinosa (ESP) vs [22] A Cornet (FRA)
ATP – V Hanescu (ROU) vs [Q] S Robert (FRA)
WTA – [Q] C Dellacqua (AUS) vs [19] K Flipkens (BEL)
WTA – L Raymond (USA) / S Zhang (CHN) vs R Kops-Jones (USA) / A Spears (USA)

STADIUM 7 start 11:00 am
ATP – O Nedovyesov (KAZ) vs J Sousa (POR)
WTA – Y Wickmayer (BEL) vs [26] L Safarova (CZE)
ATP – [3] I Dodig (CRO) / M Melo (BRA) vs M Mirnyi (BLR) / M Youzhny (RUS)
WTA – [8] L Hradecka (CZE) / J Zheng (CHN) vs V King (USA) / G Voskoboeva (KAZ)

STADIUM 8 start 11:00 am
WTA – [WC] S Rogers (USA) vs [31] M Rybarikova (SVK)
ATP – F Fognini (ITA) / A Seppi (ITA) vs T Huey (PHI) / D Inglot (GBR)
WTA – [30] E Vesnina (RUS) vs A Beck (GER)
ATP – P Carreno Busta (ESP) vs [Q] P Lorenzi (ITA)

STADIUM 9 start 11:00 am
ATP – M Kukushkin (KAZ) vs [Q] S Groth (AUS)
WTA – [14] C Suarez Navarro (ESP) vs K Mladenovic (FRA)
WTA – After Suitable Rest – [PR] J Husarova (SVK) / V Zvonareva (RUS) vs D Hantuchova (SVK) / A Parra Santonja (ESP)
WTA – [24] K Kanepi (EST) vs [Q] Y Shvedova (KAZ)


Around the Grounds of the BNP Paribas Open for March 6

(March 6, 2014) Photographer Christopher Levy (@tennis_shots) snapped photos all around the grounds of the BNP Paribas Open on Thursday.