Having discussed the four Indian Wells singles finalists earlier in the week, we share thoughts on some of the other performances that stood out in the desert.
At the Acapulco clay tournament in the week before Indian Wells, Rafael Nadal comprehensively dominated world No. 4 David Ferrer in a statement of his return to form
The first of the season’s notable non-majors, Indian Wells usually offers more surprises and unsung heroes than many tournaments of its stature. This review of its first week combines thoughts on the elite contenders with discussions of those who left unexpected imprints on the desert.
In an awkward position on the eve of marquee tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami, the medley of ATP and WTA events last week still did not lack for storylines.
The top two women in the rankings when 2012 began, Caroline Wozniacki and Petra Kvitova surely would like to forget much of what has happened to them since then. Embarrassment followed embarrassment for both of these underachieving women, who so rarely played well at the same time that they met just once last season.
Seemingly destined to reach the top spot at the Australian Open, Serena stunningly fell just two games short in a quarterfinal against Sloane Stephens.
After a seven month break, Nadal advances to the finals in singles and doubles in Chile.
Rafael Nadal returns to competitive action after an absence since his second-round loss to Lukas Rosol at Wimbledon.
The ups and downs in which tennis was played on four continents, stretching from the first round of Davis Cup to two WTA tournaments.