Category Archives: Indian Wells

Karolina Pliskova vs Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, Miami QF Preview

Miami Open, 🇺🇸🌴🐬 QF Match Preview
(2) 🇨🇿 Karolina Pliskova vs (26) 🇭🇷 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni

A rematch of the Australian Open quarter-finals will take place at the same stage of the Miami Open as the second seeded Karolina Pliskova comes up against her nemesis Mirjana Lucic-Baroni. Pliskova was stunned by Lucic-Baroni at the quarter-final stage of the Australian Open earlier this year, one of the most disappointing losses of Karolina’s career, a match that would certainly still haunt her.

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Svetlana Kuznetsova vs Elena Vesnina, Indian Wells Final Preview

BNP Paribas Open, 🇺🇸🌴 Indian Wells, 🏆 Final Match Preview
(8) 🇷🇺 Svetlana Kuznetsova vs (14) 🇷🇺 Elena Vesnina

A totally unexpected championship match at the 2017 BNP Paribas Open sees compatriots Svetlana Kuznetsova and Elena Vesnina do battle. This will be a momentous occasion for both ladies at this stage of their respective careers. Kuznetsova has twice reached the final in Indian Wells and will be hoping for third time lucky as she looks for her first title in the Californian desert, for Vesnina this is the biggest final of her career and a surprise opportunity to win her first premier mandatory title. Kuznetsova and Vesnina have been Fed Cup teammates for almost a decade, adding another element of drama to this final.

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Karolina Pliskova vs Svetlana Kuznetsova, Indian Wells SF Preview

BNP Paribas Open, 🇺🇸🌴 Indian Wells, SF #1 Match Preview
(3) 🇨🇿 Karolina Pliskova vs (8) 🇷🇺 Svetlana Kuznetsova

An intriguing semi-final match-up at the BNP Paribas Open sees Karolina Pliskova take on Svetlana Kuznetsova, a match-up that features a great contrast in styles. Pliskova and Kuznetsova both bring good form into the final 4 having both advanced to the semi-finals with a straight set win over a quality opponent. This will be the third meeting between the pair, the two previous matches were split a win apiece, both at the end of last year and on a hard court. All signs points to a very close, hard-fought match.

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Venus Williams vs Elena Vesnina, Indian Wells QF Preview

BNP Paribas Open, 🇺🇸🌴 Indian Wells, QF #4 Match Preview
(12) 🇺🇸 Venus Williams vs (14) 🇷🇺 Elena Vesnina

The fourth and final quarter-final at the BNP Paribas Open features an unlikely match-up when Venus Williams come up against Elena Vesnina. What’s surprising heading into this clash is that Vesnina has a positive head-to-head recover over the American, Vesnina has won 3 of their 5 previous matches, including a memorable three set win over Williams in Miami last year. Venus will be desperate to reverse that record and will likely raise to the occasion at the business end of the tournament as she has often done in recent times.

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Caroline Wozniacki vs Kristina Mladenovic, Indian Wells QF Preview

BNP Paribas Open, 🇺🇸🌴 Quarter-Final Match Preview
(13) 🇩🇰 Caroline Wozniacki vs (28) 🇫🇷 Kristina Mladenovic

Caroline Wozniacki and Kristina Mladenovic will do battle in what should be a high-quality quarter-final at the BNP Paribas Open on Thursday between two very in-form players. Both Wozniacki and Mladenovic have flown through to the quarter-finals in Indian Wells without dropping a set, both have reached two finals in the last couple of months prior to this event. Wozniacki has won all three previous matches between the two, but Mladenovic is playing the best tennis of her career, perhaps this is the Frenchwoman’s time?

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