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Mar 14, 2015

Serena overwhelmed by fan love on Indian Wells return

INDIAN WELLS, California (Reuters) – Fourteen years after leaving the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in shocked disbelief after being heckled by the fans, Serena Williams soaked up their adulation on her return to the venue on Friday.

The American world number one, who was booed by the crowd as she beat Kim Clijsters in the 2001 final to win her second title at the California desert resort, felt overwhelmed after receiving a standing ovation at the start of the match.

Mar 14, 2015

Tennis-Serena overwhelmed by fan love on Indian Wells return

INDIAN WELLS, California, March 13 (Reuters) – Fourteen years after leaving the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in shocked disbelief after being heckled by the fans, Serena Williams soaked up their adulation on her return to the venue on Friday.

The American world number one, who was booed by the crowd as she beat Kim Clijsters in the 2001 final to win her second title at the California desert resort, felt overwhelmed after receiving a standing ovation at the start of the match.

Mar 14, 2015

Serena makes winning return to Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, California (Reuters) – Serena Williams returned to Indian Wells on Friday after a 14-year boycott due to racist abuse she suffered in the 2001 final and got her bid for a third BNP Paribas Open title off to a winning, though somewhat error-prone, start.

On a sultry evening at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in front of a sell-out crowd, the American world number one overcame a nervous start on the stadium court to battle past Romania’s Monica Niculescu 7-5 7-5 in the second round.

Mar 14, 2015

Tennis-Serena makes winning return to Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, California, March 13 (Reuters) – Serena Williams returned to Indian Wells on Friday after a 14-year boycott due to racist abuse she suffered in the 2001 final and got her bid for a third BNP Paribas Open title off to a winning, though somewhat error-prone, start.

On a sultry evening at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in front of a sell-out crowd, the American world number one overcame a nervous start on the stadium court to battle past Romania’s Monica Niculescu 7-5 7-5 in the second round.

Mar 14, 2015

Radwanska looks for edge from Navratilova in grand slams

INDIAN WELLS, California (Reuters) – “So far, so good” for Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska, who three months ago hired tennis great Martina Navratilova as a coaching consultant as she strives to win her first grand slam singles title.

Radwanska, 26, has reached one grand slam final, having lost in three sets to Serena Williams in the championship match at Wimbledon in 2012.

Mar 14, 2015

Tennis-Radwanska looks for edge from Navratilova in grand slams

INDIAN WELLS, California, March 13 (Reuters) – “So far, so good” for Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska, who three months ago hired tennis great Martina Navratilova as a coaching consultant as she strives to win her first grand slam singles title.

Radwanska, 26, has reached one grand slam final, having lost in three sets to Serena Williams in the championship match at Wimbledon in 2012.

Mar 13, 2015

Radwanska eases into third round at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, California (Reuters) – Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska, a losing finalist at Indian Wells last year, stormed into the third round of the BNP Paribas Open with a 6-3 6-1 demolition of American Alison Riske on Friday.

Seeded seventh for the women’s tournament at the posh California desert venue, Radwanska broke her opponent twice in the opening set and three times in the second to clinch victory in just over an hour.

Mar 13, 2015

Tennis-Radwanska eases into third round at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, California, March 13 (Reuters) – Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska, a losing finalist at Indian Wells last year, stormed into the third round of the BNP Paribas Open with a 6-3 6-1 demolition of American Alison Riske on Friday.

Seeded seventh for the women’s tournament at the posh California desert venue, Radwanska broke her opponent twice in the opening set and three times in the second to clinch victory in just over an hour.

Mar 13, 2015

No pressure a key for French Open success, says Djokovic

INDIAN WELLS, California (Reuters) – The French Open is the only grand slam title to have eluded Novak Djokovic and the steely-eyed Serb has adopted a philosophy of reverse psychology in a bid to claim the coveted crown at Roland Garros.

World number one Djokovic has twice been beaten in the French Open final and believes he can end his barren run on the clay surface by reining back any hint of self-imposed pressure or specific goal-setting.

Mar 13, 2015

Tennis-No pressure a key for French Open success, says Djokovic

INDIAN WELLS, California, March 12 (Reuters) – The French Open is the only grand slam title to have eluded Novak Djokovic and the steely-eyed Serb has adopted a philosophy of reverse psychology in a bid to claim the coveted crown at Roland Garros.

World number one Djokovic has twice been beaten in the French Open final and believes he can end his barren run on the clay surface by reining back any hint of self-imposed pressure or specific goal-setting.