Dominika Cibulkova v Ekaterina Makarova - Aussie Open runner-up faces tricky third round contest at Indian Wells
Dominika Cibulkova could be in for a hard time today against Ekaterina Makarova in round three of the BNP Paribas Open.
Cibulkova appeared to be struggling in the wake of her runner-up finish at the Australian Open, and following back-to-back Fed Cup losses and a first round exit in Doha, it see...
Petra Kvitova v Svetlana Kuznetsova - Former slam winners set for third round showdown at Indian Wells
Petra Kvitova and Svetlana Kuznetsova have both succeeded at the highest level of the game. Can either of them mount a serious title challenge at the BNP Paribas Open?
Kvitova and Kuznetsova have three slam titles between them, though neither player has been in the right kind of form to replicat...
Photos: All the action from Day 5 at Indian Wells: Bouchard and Halep set up blockbuster clash
Eugenie Bouchard and Simona Halep, breakout stars of 2014, are set to meet in the fourth round at Indian Wells after both score impressive wins. Agnieszka Radwanksa, Caroline Wozniacki, Jelena Jankovic and Casey Dellacqua all won to move into the round of 16 on Sunday at Indian Wells.
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Maria Sharapova v Camila Giorgi: Sharapova aims to subdue Italian talent
Defending champion Maria Sharapova continues her campaign for a third title at the BNP Paribas Open against unseeded qualifier Camila Giorgi, who has been making news for all the wrong reasons lately but has found a strong vein of form in the Californian desert.
Giorgi, an Italian talent who...
Li Na v Karolina Pliskova: Top seed favoured against young talent
Top seed Li Na eyes a return to the round of 16 after missing last year’s BNP Paribas Open, but must contend with Karolina Pliskova, a talented young player still looking for her first win against a top ten player.
Pliskova is a talented young player, who at the age of 21 already has a WTA singles...
Eugenie Bouchard v Sara Errani: Can Bouchard make it closer on hard courts?
It’s all to play for in this third-round encounter between Eugenie Bouchard and Sara Errani, who is trying to avoid dropping out of the top 10 and has quarterfinal points to defend in Indian Wells. Both seeds scored convincing first-round wins and have had success so far in 2014.
Roberta Vinci v Casey Dellacqua: Great opportunity for Dellacqua to make fourth round
Roberta Vinci captured her first win of 2014 in the second round against the USA’s Madison Keys – can she make it two for 2014 against Casey Dellacqua, who has picked up right where she left off after the Australian Open?
Apart from Fed Cup, Dellacqua – who has a young son – hasn’t played since he...
Simona Halep v Lucie Safarova: Tantalising encounter set to take place in third round
Doha champion and new world no. 7 Simona Halep faces a tough task against big-hitting lefty Lucie Safarova.
There are very few easy matches in the third round at Indian Wells and having to take on Lucie Safarova – or, from Safarova’s perspective, Simona Halep – certainly doesn’t qualify. Back in a...
Alize Cornet v Carla Suarez Navarro: Cornet in fine form
Alize Cornet has made her best start to the season for some years and recently, memorably, beat Serena Williams to reach the final in Dubai, but her first-round win over Soler-Espinosa was not emphatic and Carla Suarez-Navarro has proved a match for her on these courts before.
It’s not clear what’...