Thanks to Gary, some beautiful photos from players, officials and crowds at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.
Thanks to Tony for sharing his experience:
I enjoyed meeting German tennis star Julia Goerges at the 1st Anniversary celebration for Bank of the West in Indian Wells, CA. She was an absolute pleasure, signing autographs and taking photos with everyone before it was back to training at the BNP Paribas Open. I’m definitely on #TeamJule now!
A few players signed new clothing deals during the off season, the most notable is Tomas Berdych who switched from H&M to adidas. Does that mean no more wacky outfits for Tomas? I’m eager to know if the Swedish brand will sign another player or stop the experiment there.
New year new gear. Looking forward to a partnership with one of the greatest sports companies of all time – Adidas pic.twitter.com/jDj2dphAEz
— Tomáš Berdych (@tomasberdych) January 5, 2016
— Fila Tennis (@FilaTennis) January 5, 2016
— David Goffin (@David__Goffin) January 2, 2016
Another new asics recruit is Julia Goerges, who left Fila.
— Jule Goerges (@juliagoerges) January 3, 2016
Fila sponsored players will hit the Melbourne courts wearing the new Platinum Collection. The women’s and men’s Platinum collection will be available on FILA.com and at tennis specialty retailers.
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Marina Erakovic defeats Svetlana Kuznetsova 3-6 6-2 7-6
More pics of Erakovic’s win
Flavia Pennetta defeats Julia Goerges 6-3 4-6 6-1
Once regarded as a future star of women’s tennis, Julia Georges, 25, has fallen to rank 89. She has failed to reached the third round of a major this year and was beaten by Flavia Pennetta in the first round of the 2014 US Open.
Pennetta, semifinalist here last year will face American Shelby Rogers in the next round.