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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.

Mar 16, 2015

Tennis-Federer cruises, Wawrinka goes out at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, California, March 15 (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.

Mar 15, 2015

Tennis-Serena breezes into fourth round at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, California, March 15 (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 Divas three times in each set to cruise into the last 16.

Mar 15, 2015

More work for Watson to do after landmark win

INDIAN WELLS, California (Reuters) – Britain’s Heather Watson was in no rush to celebrate her first ever victory over a top-10 ranked player on Sunday, saying her job was far from done at the BNP Paribas Open.

Fresh from a 6-4 6-4 upset of Polish world number eight Agnieszka Radwanska in the third round of the elite WTA event at Indian Wells, Watson was already preparing mentally for her next match.

Mar 15, 2015

Tennis-More work for Watson to do after landmark win

INDIAN WELLS, California, March 15 (Reuters) – Britain’s Heather Watson was in no rush to celebrate her first ever victory over a top-10 ranked player on Sunday, saying her job was far from done at the BNP Paribas Open.

Fresh from a 6-4 6-4 upset of Polish world number eight Agnieszka Radwanska in the third round of the elite WTA event at Indian Wells, Watson was already preparing mentally for her next match.

Mar 15, 2015

Watson celebrates her first top-10 win

INDIAN WELLS, California (Reuters) – Britain’s Heather Watson pulled off her first victory over a top-10 ranked player with a 6-4 6-4 upset of Agnieszka Radwanska in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday.

The 22-year-old Channel Islander broke the Polish world number eight in the opening set, then stormed back from 2-4 down in the second by winning four games in a row to end the match after an hour and a half.

Mar 15, 2015

Tennis-Watson celebrates her first top-10 win

INDIAN WELLS, California, March 15 (Reuters) – Britain’s Heather Watson pulled off her first victory over a top-10 ranked player with a 6-4 6-4 upset of Agnieszka Radwanska in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday.

The 22-year-old Channel Islander broke the Polish world number eight in the opening set, then stormed back from 2-4 down in the second by winning four games in a row to end the match after an hour and a half.

Mar 15, 2015

Seeds Djokovic, Murray and Nishikori all advance

INDIAN WELLS, California (Reuters) – Australian Open champion and top seed Novak Djokovic launched his BNP Paribas Open title defense in ruthless style on Saturday, crushing Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis 6-1 6-3 in the second round.

Playing near-flawless tennis from the baseline, the Serb broke his opponent twice in each set to coast to victory in just under an hour on the showpiece stadium court at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

Mar 15, 2015

Tennis-Seeds Djokovic, Murray and Nishikori all advance

INDIAN WELLS, California, March 14 (Reuters) – Australian Open champion and top seed Novak Djokovic launched his BNP Paribas Open title defence in ruthless style on Saturday, crushing Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis 6-1 6-3 in the second round.

Playing near-flawless tennis from the baseline, the Serb broke his opponent twice in each set to coast to victory in just under an hour on the showpiece stadium court at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

Mar 15, 2015

Sharapova and Pennetta reach third round

INDIAN WELLS, California (Reuters) – Twice winner Maria Sharapova and reigning champion Flavia Pennetta advanced to the third round of the BNP Paribas Open on Saturday, though in sharply contrasting fashion.

Russian Sharapova, the second seed, made a fast start to overpower Belgian Yanina Wickmayer early on but then ran into much stiffer resistance before grinding out a 6-1 7-5 win after one hour and 45 minutes of baseline battle.