Good fortune and good form but for Garbine Muguruza her run at Indian Wells quickly went bad. The Spaniard got a good opening round win and then a set up against an injured Serena Williams the American retired and a good battle against Kiki Bertens showed us some of her best grinding out skills setting up a meeting with the in-form Andreescu and well I don’t even know where to begin. Garbine Muguruza’s performance was flat, lethargic and uninspiring and after such a good start to the week it is frustrating. I didn’t catch the first set, I only caught … Continue reading 0-6 1-6 – More questions than answers following Indian Wells crash-out
It’s fair to say this isn’t a surprise. In the last 48 hours we have seen Grigor Dimitrov, Garbine Muguruza and Johanna Konta’s campaign come to an early end in what turned out to be not tennis paradise for the three players. So, what went wrong and where do they go from here? Grigor Dimitrov Dimitrov’ performances of late have not been great. His second serve is taking a beating and it isn’t getting better. I didn’t think Dimitrov actually played too badly in his defeat against Fernando Verdasco but the tricky Spaniard is never easy to play against especially … Continue reading Back to the drawing board – Dimitrov, Muguruza & Konta all out of Indian Wells
Expect the unexpected at Indian Wells. Often described as the 5th Grand Slam this is always an opportunity to go big. 2018 celebrates 10 years since this tournament became a Premier Mandatory on the WTA tour and in the previous 9 tournaments there has only been one multiple champion that being Victoria Azarenka and oh yeah, she’ll be there! The pressure is there for the top ranked players on the tour and it’s an equal pressure to do well and all will have an eye on the draw especially with Serena and Vika back in the mix. Serena has arrived! … Continue reading Which ladies will star at Tennis Paradise?
Three big names on the WTA tour have joined the upset list at Indian Wells with Caroline Wozniacki, Garbine Muguruza and Australian Open Champion Angelique Kerber all going out in round two. Caroline Wozniacki’s season just hasn’t got going with her win/loss record for the year to date currently at 7/6 and went into Indian Wells ranked at 25 in the world. The Dane looked on course for a place in round three after claiming the first set 6-4 against the wildcard Zhang however Shuai had other ideas and fought hard to win the match 4-6 7-6 7-5 in just … Continue reading Indian Wells – Muguruza, Kerber & Wozniacki all out!