Indian Wells Recap: Week 1 Highs And Lows
The BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells (Palm Springs) is the biggest tourney in the world outside of the four Slams. The tournament lost its women’s top seed before it started, with Serena Williams bowing out due to a knee problem. Here are some of the highlights of the week. Check out Tennis Identity’s Facebook page and Twitter feed for more results.
Men’s #1 Andy Murray was shocked Saturday night by qualifier Vasek Pospisil, losing to the Canadian, 6-4, 7-6 (4).
“It just hasn’t quite happened for me.” — Andy Murray, whose struggles at the BNP Paribas Open continued in a second-round loss to 129th-ranked qualifier Vasek Pospisil
Venus Moves On
Venus Williams was this close to bowing out to Jelena Jankovic, saving three match points before pulling it out, 1-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-1.
Fabio Fognini Upsets Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Tsonga has been on a roll winning titles in Rotterdam and Marseille, but he ran out of gas against the Italian, who won 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, 6-4.
Roger Federer Grilled By The Media
The Swiss champion’s never faced an audience as demanding as this one.
I still feel like I’m on Cloud Nine. — Roger Federer, reflecting on his record 18th Grand Slam title in Melbourne
Madison Gets Keyed Up
She’s been off the tour for four months due to a wrist injury, but American star Madison Keys shows she’s still got game.
“I almost started crying. It’s just so great to be back.” — Madison Keys, who returned to the court after a four-month injury layoff
*Quotes from tournament site.