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Mar 16, 2015

Tennis-Murray fends off Kohlschreiber at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, California March 16 (Reuters) – Fourth-seeded Andy Murray recovered from a surprising second-set lapse to beat German Phillipp Kohlschreiber 6-1 3-6 6-1 in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open on Monday.

Seemingly in total control breezing through the opening set in just 25 minutes at a sun-drenched Indian Wells Tennis Garden, the Scot was broken after a marathon eighth game in the second as the battling Kohlschreiber levelled the contest.

Mar 16, 2015

Bouchard eases into fourth round at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, California (Reuters) – Sixth-seeded Canadian Eugenie Bouchard used her potent forehand to great effect as she demolished American CoCo Vandeweghe 6-3 6-2 in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open on Monday.

The 21-year-old broke an error-prone Vandeweghe once in the opening set and twice in the second to complete a one-sided victory in just over an hour on the showpiece stadium court at a sun-bathed Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

Mar 16, 2015

Tennis-Bouchard eases into fourth round at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, California, March 16 (Reuters) – Sixth-seeded Canadian Eugenie Bouchard used her potent forehand to great effect as she demolished American CoCo Vandeweghe 6-3 6-2 in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open on Monday.

The 21-year-old broke an error-prone Vandeweghe once in the opening set and twice in the second to complete a one-sided victory in just over an hour on the showpiece stadium court at a sun-bathed Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

Mar 16, 2015

Serena breezes into fourth round at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, California (Reuters) – Top seed Serena Williams made short work of Kazakhstan’s Zarina Diyas in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday, obliterating her opponent 6-2 6-0 in just 53 minutes.

Playing her second match at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden after deciding to end a 14-year boycott of the event where she had suffered alleged racist abuse, Williams broke an error-prone Diyas three times in each set to cruise into the last 16.

Mar 16, 2015

Federer says longevity has underpinned his career

INDIAN WELLS, California (Reuters) – Known for his classic groundstrokes and graceful movement around the court, Roger Federer gave intriguing insight at the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday on how carefully he has mapped out his career.

Just over a decade ago, the Swiss master became world number one for the first time but, instead of deciding to “chase money or more tournament victories”, he and his team opted to focus on extending his competitive career for as long as possible.

Mar 16, 2015

Tennis-Federer says longevity has underpinned his career

INDIAN WELLS, California, March 15 (Reuters) – Known for his classic groundstrokes and graceful movement around the court, Roger Federer gave intriguing insight at the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday on how carefully he has mapped out his career.

Just over a decade ago, the Swiss master became world number one for the first time but, instead of deciding to “chase money or more tournament victories”, he and his team opted to focus on extending his competitive career for as long as possible.

Mar 16, 2015

Serena settles into tournament mode at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, California (Reuters) – Two days after struggling with her emotions on her competitive return to the BNP Paribas Open, Serena Williams was in a much more relaxed mood on Sunday as she powered her way into the fourth round.

The American world number one, who made a nervous start before battling past Romania’s Monica Niculescu 7-5 7-5 in her opening match, was back to business as usual with a 6-2 6-0 demolition of Kazakhstan’s Zarina Diyas.

Mar 16, 2015

Tennis-Serena settles into tournament mode at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, California, March 15 (Reuters) – Two days after struggling with her emotions on her competitive return to the BNP Paribas Open, Serena Williams was in a much more relaxed mood on Sunday as she powered her way into the fourth round.

The American world number one, who made a nervous start before battling past Romania’s Monica Niculescu 7-5 7-5 in her opening match, was back to business as usual with a 6-2 6-0 demolition of Kazakhstan’s Zarina Diyas.

Mar 16, 2015

Federer and Nadal cruise, Wawrinka goes out

INDIAN WELLS, California (Reuters) – Roger Federer wasted little time easing into the third round of the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday but his fellow Swiss Stan Wawrinka became the first big name to be sent packing at the elite men’s event.

World number two Federer launched his bid for a record fifth title at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden with a clinical 6-4 6-2 victory over Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman which lasted a little over an hour.

Mar 16, 2015

Federer cruises, Wawrinka goes out at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, California (Reuters) – Roger Federer wasted little time easing into the third round of the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday but his fellow Swiss Stan Wawrinka became the first big name to be sent packing in the elite men’s event.

World number two Federer launched his bid for a record fifth title at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden with a clinical 6-4 6-2 victory over Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman which lasted a little over an hour.