Posts Tagged ‘paribas-open’

Teenager Bianca Andreescu upsets Angelique Kerber in BNP Paribas Open final

Bianca Andreescu upset three-time major champion Angelique Kerber 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 to win the BNP Paribas Open, becoming at age 18 the first wild-card winner in tournament history. The Canadian overcame nerves, arm and leg issues in the final set Sunday to earn the first title of her fledgling career. …

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Nothing can replace the excitement of Roger Federer versus Rafael Nadal

Roger Federer saw Rafael Nadal get through the BNP Paribas Open men’s quarterfinals essentially on one knee, but Federer clung to the hope Nadal’s chronic injury would improve enough for them to play their semifinal match Saturday, scheduled to be the 39th edition of a rivalry that grows more precious…

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Teenager Bianca Andreescu advances to Paribas Open final with victory over Elina Svitolina

Her thigh was cramping and her strength was ebbing. Bianca Andreescu had squandered a match point in the ninth game of the third set of her BNP Paribas Open semifinal against Elina Svitolina on Friday night, and then a second and a third chance eluded her in the 10th game. By the time that game…

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Serena Williams has to retire from Parbas Open because of a viral illness

The star-studded Sunday field at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament at Indian Wells ended up star-studded minus one. Serena Williams, playing on center court after Roger Federer’s day match and before Rafael Nadal’s led off the night session, had to drop out with what the WTA tour called a…

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Serena Williams has to retire from Parbas Open because of a viral illness

The star-studded Sunday field at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament at Indian Wells ended up star-studded minus one. Serena Williams, playing on center court after Roger Federer’s day match and before Rafael Nadal’s led off the night session, had to drop out with what the WTA tour called a…

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There’s nothing quite like Indian Wells tennis tournament in March

Even before it began in earnest, it had that special feel. But then, that is almost always the case at the BNP Paribas Open in the desert. Many sports events fade with time, backslide with age.

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Naomi Osaka beats Daria Kasatkina to win BNP Paribas Open title

Naomi Osaka routed Daria Kasatkina of Russia 6-3, 6-2 to win the BNP Paribas Open in a matchup of 20-year-old rising stars and earn the first title of her career. Osaka’s win on Sunday capped a run that included victories over two-time winner Maria Sharapova, No.

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Veterans show no signs of letting up as Venus Williams and Roger Federer move into semifinals at BNP Paribas Open

Venus Williams was 2½ years into her professional tennis career when Daria Kasatkina, who will be her semifinal opponent on Friday in the BNP Paribas Open, was born in Togliatti, Russia. Williams turned pro at 14 and at 37 she was the oldest woman in the draw at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden….

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Simona Halep calls Serena Williams still the world’s best player

Top-seeded Simona Halep knew her round-of-16 match was scheduled to be the first played Tuesday morning at the BNP Paribas Open, and an early wakeup call would usually dictate an early bedtime the night before. Halep instead made an intriguing choice that could bring her more benefits than she…

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Venus makes it past Serena; sisterhood shines after match

The opponent Serena Williams least wanted to face in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open — or any round, for that matter — was the person she knows best. Venus Williams is Serena’s role model as well as her older sister, the grown-up version of the sensitive and generous 10-year-old who soothed…

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