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’...
Federer surprised by lack of youngsters breaking through to the ATP top 100
Roger Federer admits that he's surprised about the lack of young players in the ATP's top 100.
At the moment there are no teenagers in the top 100, with 18-year-old Nick Kyrgios being the highest-ranked player younger than twenty years of age. The young Aussie is a major talent and he's been abl...
Ernests Gulbis v Joao Sousa - Gulbis looks to maintain impressive form at Indian Wells
Ernests Gulbis will have his sights set on the third round of the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday when he takes on Portugal's Joao Sousa.
Ernests Gulbis slipped outside of the top twenty when the ATP rankings were updated this week, but this was mainly due to 2013 points dropping from his overall tot...
Grigor Dimitrov v Robin Haase - Rising star looking to make a statement at Indian Wells
Grigor Dimitrov is one of the ATP's star men at the moment. Will he be able to make a genuine title bid at the BNP Paribas Open?
Dimitrov has put on some tennis masterclasses in the early stages of 2014 and at the moment it looks like he's steadily growing into the player he's hyped to become. A...
John Isner v Nikolay Davydenko - Isner looking to power his way past wily veteran at Indian Wells
John Isner will get his Indian Wells charge underway with a second round clash against former World No. 3 Nikolay Davydenko.
John Isner has been one of the ATP's high achievers in the 2014 season, and he's looked a very tough player to break down on hard courts. He started the year by picking up...
Indian Wells Masters 2014 order of play: Sunday, March 9
The BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells continues on Sunday, with second round of matches in the men’s draw and third round in the women’s, with an array of exciting matches to be played.
In the first match of the day, fourth seed Tomas Berdych will meet Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut.
The duo ...