Ajla Tomljanovic v Sloane Stephens preview: Australian Open rematch for Stephens in Indian Wells
In an Australian Open rematch, Ajla Tomjlanovic faces 17-seeded Sloane Stephens as the American looks for her first non-Grand Slam win of 2014 at Indian Wells.
Stephens has never been beyond the second round at Indian Wells, the stage at which she faces Tomjlanovic after a first-round bye, falling ...
Stanislas Wawrinka v Ivo Karlovic tips: Tall task for Wawrinka in Indian Wells
Undefeated so far in 2014, Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka will hope not to find himself too rusty as he opens his Indian Wells campaign against Ivo Karlovic.
After years as second banana to Roger Federer and toiling in the top ranks, Wawrinka finds himself as the no. 1 Swiss play...
Li Na v Zheng Jie preview: All-Chinese battle at Indian Wells
Top seed Li Na faces a tough task against compatriot Zheng Jie as she opens her Indian Wells campaign. Zheng leads the head-to-head 4-2 but has not claimed a victory since 2006, while Li won the two most recent encounters in 2012 and 2013 conceding just four games in each.
Given that Li Na is a two...
Flavia Pennetta v Taylor Townsend analysis: Can Townsend make it a second Italian upset?
Twentieth seed Flavia Pennetta, who has reached two quarterfinals in 2014 already including at the Australian Open, begins her Indian Wells campaign against 17-year-old wildcard Taylor Townsend, who has already scored one big win in the Californian desert.
Twice a quarterfinalist already in 2014, P...
Aleksandra Wozniak v Sabine Lisicki analysis: Lisicki aims for first ever main-draw win at Indian Wells
Struggling for form in 2014 after a shoulder injury, Sabine Lisicki starts her Indian Wells campaign against former top-25 player Aleksandra Wozniak, who recorded an emphatic win in the first round already. Will this be Lisicki’s year to get her first main-draw win at Indian Wells?
It hasn’t ...
Milos Raonic v Edouard Roger-Vasselin match analysis: Raonic's injured foot a question mark here
Milos Raonic has only played three matches in the 2014 season so far after suffering a foot injury and Edouard Roger-Vasselin, his second-round opponent, has been playing some of the best tennis of his career of late. Stadium 3 could see an upset here.
Raonic has been out since the Australian...
Coco Vandeweghe v Petra Kvitova preview: Can Kvitova get her season going in 2014?
Petra Kvitova needs a good run in Indian Wells, but the eighth seed looks vulnerable. Can the USA’s Coco Vadeweghe take advantage?
Kvitova has struggled to get her season going so far in 2014. After reaching the semifinal in Sydney, her first tournament of the year – not counting Hopman Cup – she w...
Lauren Davis stuns third seed Victoria Azarenka at Indian Wells
Grappling with a determined opponent and the lingering effects of a left-foot injury that has kept her off court since the Australian Open, third seed Victoria Azarenka was sent home by 20-year-old Lauren Davis who beat the 2012 champion 6-0, 7-6(2).
It’s by far the biggest win of 66-ranked Davis’s...
Simona Halep v Kurumi Nara Indian Wells preview - Halep will hope to be over her injury for a good run here
Simona Halep has started very much where she left off as WTA most Improved Player last year, and faces Kurumi Nara in the second round.
If Halep ended 2013 on a high, she set off in 2014 in equally determined fashion, first making it to the quarter-final of the Australian Open, before going on to w...