Novak Djokovic
Indian Wells

Flavia Pennetta def Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2 6-1
Novak Djokovic def Roger Federer 3-6 6-3 7-6
Su-Wei Hsieh/Shuai Peng def Cara Black/Sania Mirza 7-6 6-2
Bob and Mike Bryan def Alexander Peya/Bruno Soares 6-4 6-3

Flavia Pennetta

The 32 yr old Italian defeated the top two seeds, Li Na and Agniezska Radwanska to capture the biggest title of her career. With a semifinal at the US Open, a quarterfinal at the Australian Open, her game has been really solid these last few months. Read her interview here.

Agnieszka Radwanska

She appeared ready to win a title that counts for a big step once again, but as often Agnieszka Radwanska wasn’t able to come through in a big-stage match. Injured (? – but that injury didn’t prevent her from playing in Miami and reaching the quarterfinals at the Sony Open), the 25 yr old Pole was devastated by her loss.

Simona Halep

The Romanian, who won the first six titles of her career last year, reached her first Premier Mandatory semifinal at Indian Wells and is now the new world number 5.

Maria Sharapova

The defending champion was ousted by world number 79 Camila Giorgi in the third round. With this loss she has dropped to number 7, her lowest ranking since the summer of 2011.

Novak Djokovic

First title of the season for the world number 2, a much needed title after his disppointing quarterfinal loss at the Australian Open.

Roger Federer

A resurgent Federer reached the final without dropping a set, but a couple of unforced errors in the third set tiebreaker cost him the final and the title.

Alexandr Dolgopolov

He had never won a set against Nadal before, but Dolgopolov beat him in the third round and then defeated Fabio Fognini and Milos Raonic to make his first ATP Masters 1000 semifinal.

Miami Sony Open

Serena Williams def Li Na 7-5 6-1
Novak Djokovic def Rafael Nadal 6-3 6-3
Martina Hingis/Sabine Lisicki def Ekaterina Makarova/Elena Vesnina 4-6 6-4 10-5
Bob and Mike Bryan def Juan Sebastian Cabal/Robert Farah 7-6 6-4

Serena Williams

She started the tournament slowly with a three sets win over Caroline Garcia and then rolled to the title with straight sets victory over Coco Vandeweghe, Angelique Kerber, Maria Sharapova and Li Na. After a victory in Brisbane and losses in Melbourne and Dubai, she won her second title of the year, her 7th in Miami.

Li Na

First Premier Mandatory final for Li Na who had set point in the first but she lost 11 of the last 12 games.

Dominika Cibulkova

She followed her final in Melbourne with a win in Acapulco, a quarterfinal at Indian Wells, and after her run through the Miami semifinals, the Slovakian makes her entry to the top 10.

Maria Sharapova

She has now lost her last 15 matches against Serena Williams, in fact Serena hasn’t lost to Sharapova since 2004 in Los Angeles! The Russian hasn’t progressed in any area of her game and she could drop out of the top 10 soon.

Martina Hingis

The former world number one teamed up with Sabine Lisicki to win her 38th doubles title, her first in seven years.

Novak Djokovic

Nadal and Djokovic played each other for the 40th times. Djokovic dominated from the start and won comfortably 6-3 6-3. It is his fourth Miami title, his 18th Masters 1000 title overall. Only Andre Agassi has won the Key Biscayne tournament more (6).

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Rafael Nadal

Nadal is now 0-4 in finals at Key Biscayne, one of just three ATP Masters 1000 events he has yet to win.

Kei Nishikori

Nishikori saved 4 match points to beat David Ferrer in three sets and three hours of play, but he had plenty left in the tank to upset Roger Federer in the quarterfinals. Unfortunately he hurt himself and had to withdraw from the semifinals.

Andy Murray

The Scot announced his split with Ivan Lendl after two years of collaboration, 2 Grand Slam titles and an Olympic Gold medal. The announcement took nearly everyone in the game by surprise but the split was amicable. Check out my video of Lendl being interviewed at the World Tennis Day in London a month ago in which he talks about that Scottish boy.

Lleyton Hewitt

With his win over Robin Haase in the first round, Lleyton Hewitt has become the 21st male player to record 600 match wins. Only Roger Federer (942) and Rafael Nadal (675) have won more matches among active players.

Novak Djokovic

First title of the year for Djokovic, his third Indian Wells title, 42th overall.

Djokovic:

I’m just very happy and thrilled to be able to win the first title in this season. It was the first final that I played this year. It was necessary for my confidence, and hopefully I can carry that into Miami and the rest of the season.

Federer:

A few weeks ago, months ago, a few people said I couldn’t play tennis anymore. So for me, I need to focus on my own game, on my own routines, hard work, make sure I keep a good schedule for myself. But at the same time, that fire, wanting to win, is important and right now I have that. I have a really good balance right now.

Novak Djokovic vs Roger Federer

Novak Djokovic vs Roger Federer

Novak Djokovic vs Roger Federer

Novak Djokovic vs Roger Federer

Novak Djokovic vs Roger Federer

Novak Djokovic vs Roger Federer

Novak Djokovic vs Roger Federer

Novak Djokovic vs Roger Federer

Novak Djokovic vs Roger Federer

Novak Djokovic vs Roger Federer

Novak Djokovic vs Roger Federer

Novak Djokovic vs Roger Federer

Novak Djokovic vs Roger Federer

Novak Djokovic vs Roger Federer

Thanks a lot to Josh for sharing his pictures.

Flavia Pennetta

With a win 6-2 6-1 over Agnieszka Radwanska, Flavia Pennetta captured the biggest title of her career so far, her first since 2010, her 10th title overall.

After so many years and after a lot of hard work this is the moment I’ve been waiting for. It happened when I didn’t expect it, in fact, at the beginning of the week I would have never said that I would be in the finals or semi-finals, or even that I would have won. I waited for a long time and I finally won a trophy that counts.

Read Flavia’s full interview here

Flavia Pennetta vs Aga Radwanska

Flavia Pennetta vs Aga Radwanska

Flavia Pennetta vs Aga Radwanska

Flavia Pennetta vs Aga Radwanska

Flavia Pennetta vs Aga Radwanska

Flavia Pennetta vs Aga Radwanska

Flavia Pennetta vs Aga Radwanska

Flavia Pennetta vs Aga Radwanska

Flavia Pennetta vs Aga Radwanska

Flavia Pennetta vs Aga Radwanska

Flavia Pennetta vs Aga Radwanska

Flavia Pennetta vs Aga Radwanska

Flavia Pennetta vs Aga Radwanska

Flavia Pennetta vs Aga Radwanska

Thanks a lot to Josh for sharing his pictures.

Rafael Nadal

Thanks to Love @ll for sharing these pictures of Rafael Nadal practising at Indian Wells.

Smiling eyes.

"Oooooh, pelota."

"Buuuuuuuutttttt..."

"Yay, futbol!"

"Hello security man. How are you? Good, no?"

Entering the Bull ring.

Entourage?

Rafa preparing to face his fans.

Concerned Bull.

"So what happened to my chocolate muffins?"

RaFans.

No eye contact, no eye contact, no eye contact!

Foo fotobomb.

Da Bull.

Lord of the dancing?

Thankyou, thankyouverymuch.

Rafa off to his 12 hour practice.

Novak Djokovic

Thanks a lot to Remus Baias for sharing these pictures of Novak Djokovic practising at Indian Wells.

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Photo credit: Remus Baias