A Brief History Of Indian Wells
It is an annual tennis tournament, held on March 4 to 17 in 2019 in Indian Wells Tennis Garden, California in the USA. It is also known as Indian Wells Masters and BNP Paribas Open. Tommy Haas, the legendary ex-player is the present tournament director. Oracle and Larry Ellison is the current owner.
It is the most popular tournament after the four Grand Slam tournaments and is played on hard-court.
It is the second-largest permanent stadium in the world for tennis that includes 29 tennis courts and 16 main stadiums with 100 seats.
It has become one of the significant events in both men’s and women’s tours. It is called the ‘Grand Slam of the West’, the most-attended tournament next to the four Grand slams.
The Exciting Matches Of Indian Wells 2019
Even after the tournament been wrapped up, the excitement of the tennis lovers continued for a long time. We witnessed some unbelievable tennis excellence during these two weeks spanned show. Here is a flashback that will take you back to those thrilling moments.
Stan Wawrinka Defeated Marton Fuscovics R2-6-4, 6-7(5), 7-5
This was a genuine thrill, with former world rank 3 and three times Grand slam champion after recovering from injury, playing opposite to the Hungarian, Fucsovics in the second round.
Fucsovics’ expert defensive skills compelled Wawrinka to bring out his exceptional brilliance in the tail end. The game finally concluded after 3 hours 24 minutes.
Serena Williams Defeated Victoria Azarenka, R2 7-5, 6-3
On International women’s day, both the new mothers gifted their fans a memory to cherish long. Grand Slam Champions and former number 1 Serena keeps the rivalry live with Azarenka on a chilly night.
The first set was one of the finest tennis moments this year. Azarenka started the second set strongly, but it was Serena’s serve and aggression that brought her the victory.
Dominic Thiem Defeated Roger Federer F- 3-6, 6-3, 7-5
The men’s singles final was a spectacular show for the viewers. Federer dominated the first round and closed it rapidly in just 36 minutes. However, the Austrian Thiem was not in a mood to give in. He pummeled Roger’s backhand and fought unbelievably to get back into the match. In the final set, while it was 5-5, two wrong attempts of Federer were picked off by Thiem’s swift court-coverage, and it was the no.7 on all a sudden.
Binaca Andreescu Defeated Angelique Kerber, F-6-4, 3-6, 6-4
The women’s final was probably the top match of the entire tournament. This is the story of a girl, Andreescu, a mere teenager who reached the final and which is more impressive that she showed the power of attacking tennis that made her pick the title.
This Canadian young lady confidently reigns on the court, the same way she faces the press conferences. She got the win against the top 20 opponents including Kerber in this high voltage match. This victory raised her rank to no 24 straight from no 60.
Thus, if you have missed the matches, you can get the required information about the memorable matches here.