Maria Sharapova suggests men play best-of-three at Grand Slams
Maria Sharapova joins those suggesting that male players should play best-of-three set matches at Grand Slams instead of best-of-five.
Speaking to BBC Sport from Indian Wells, where she is the defending champion, on International Women’s Day, Sharapova said:
‘It would be more exciting from the...
Former British no. 1 Elena Baltacha diagnosed with liver cancer
Former British no. 1 Elena Baltacha has been diagnosed with liver cancer.
The announcement was made through the LTA website today.
‘I have recently been diagnosed with cancer of the liver. I'm currently undergoing treatment and fighting this illness with everything I have,’ Baltacha sai...
Maria Sharapova v Julia Goerges Indian Wells Preview – Sharapova should feel confident of an opening win
Defending champion Maria Sharapova starts her campaign for a third Indian Wells title when she takes on Julia Goerges on Saturday.
With no World No. 1 Serena Williams in the draw, and with former World No. 2 Victoria Azarenka about to test herself after a foot injury ruled her out of all tournamen...
Roger Federer v Paul-Henri Mathieu Indian Wells preview – Energised Federer seeks fifth Indian Wells title
It is a confident Roger Federer who will line up against Paul Henri Mathieu, fresh from his success in Dubai.
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There is something about the desert air that is working in Federer’s favour as he arrives fresh from...
Andy Murray v Lukas Rosol Indian Wells match preview – Murray is feeling fitter and raring to go
Andy Murray feels he is improving his fitness with each tournament and faces Lukas Rosol for the first time on Saturday.
Murray enjoyed some time playing football with close friend Ross Hutchins in Indian Wells, and is looking relaxed and ready to go as he starts his campaign on Saturday. He arriv...
Rafael Nadal v Radek Stepanek match analysis – with six wins against Stepanek, Nadal will look to cruise
Indian Wells Masters champion Rafael Nadal faces Radek Stepanek as he starts the defence of his title on Friday.
Nadal will face the tricky Czech after he earned delivered a three set win over Denis Istomin 6-1, 3-6, 6-1. Stepanek was off the marks impressively quickly, leaving the man from Uzbeki...
Laura Robson appoints Heather Watson's former coach
British No. 1 Laura Robson has appointed another new coach – opting to work with Mauricio Hadad who worked with Heather Watson, guiding her to her first WTA title.
Hadad has worked on the British tennis scene for some time, and under his guidance, Watson became the first British woman to win a WTA ...
Indian Wells Masters 2014 order of play: Friday, March 7
Victoria Azarenka, Agnieszka Radwanska and Simona Halep will some of those in action at the 2014 Indian Wells Masters on Friday as the women's second round action begins on the day.
The second seeded Radwanska will take on British qualifier Heather Watson in her second round match, in what will be...
Nicolas Mahut v Teymuraz Gabashvili - Mahut to face Gabashvili test in first round at Indian Wells
Nicolas Mahut will have high hopes of reaching a new career-high ranking at this week's BNP Paribas Open.
Mahut's success in 2013 took many people by surprise and he now sits at No. 39 in the ATP World Rankings, which for him is a career-high. At 32 years of age the Frenchman is undeniably playi...