Wozniacki, Djokovic wins BNP Paribas Open title

Top-ranked Caroline Wozniacki defeated Marion Bartoli 6-1, 2-6, 6-3 to win the BNP Paribas Open

Wozniacki won her WTA Tour-leading 19th match of the year and her second title while appearing in the final for her third consecutive tournament.

Wozniacki assured of remaining No. 1 through the upcoming two-week tournament in Miami.  Bartoli is projected to be No. 10 when the rankings, her first time in the elite since June 23, 2008. Her career-high is No.9.

"It has been a while since I was in the Top 10. I really want to be at the Championships at the end of the year. That's one of my main goals."

Bartoli was playing in her first final since 2009, and she fell to 2-6 in matches against the No. 1 player.  Bartoli was the first Frenchwoman to make an Indian Wells final.

Mirza and Vesnina won their first title @ BNP Paribas Open.

Sania Mirza and Elena Vesnina won their first title together at Indian Wells, beating Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Meghann Shaughnessy 6-0, 7-5.

The dou wins the first set at love in just 25 minutes. The Americans rebounded in the second set, building a 5-1 lead, but Mirza and Vesnina went on another roll of six straight games to close out the championship.

Novak Djokovic defeated the world’s top-ranked player 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 to win the BNP Paribas Open, keeping the Serbian perfect this year.

Djokovic improved to 18-0, including victories at the Australian Open and in Dubai last month.

Djokovic will move into the No. 2 spot when the ATP Tour rankings are released Monday, having bumped Roger Federer down to third after he lost to Djokovic in the semifinals.  Nadal will remain No. 1 with a 14-3 record.

Dolgopolov and Malisse completed their run with a championships title

The first-time pairing of Alexandr Dolgopolov and Xavier Malisse completed their run defeating Olympic gold medalists Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka 6-4, 6-7(5) 10-7 in the doubles final at the BNP Paribas Open.

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Our thoughts are with you

Caro holds a flag dedicated to the people of Japan "Our thoughts are with you"

“It’s just devastating to see what’s going on in Japan,” Wozniacki said. “We just wanted to show that we’re thinking about them over there.”

Wozniacki had asked her manager to locate a Japanese flag.  He finally found one, two hours from Indian Wells.

“I said, ‘You better take your car and drive over there and get that flag to me,” she said, smiling. “Victoria helped me out, what to write.  I wanted to do it so perfectly that my hand almost cramped when I was doing it.”

It is nice to see the gesture.  This one of many reasons why I like Tennis. 🙂

Pavlyuchenkova defend title at Monterrey Open, Dokic end drought earns BMW Malaysia Open

Pavlyuchenkova defend title at Monterrey Open

Second-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia win her third WTA title and successfully defending the Monterrey Open championship, defeated top seeded Jelena Jankovic of Serbia 2-6, 6-2, 6-3.

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova improved to 3-0 lifetime in WTA finals and 10-0 lifetime in Monterrey.

Benesova and Zahlavova Strycova won the doubles

Iveta Benesova and Barbora Zahlavova Strycova won the doubles for the second year in a row, defeating Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Vania King in the final for the second year in a row as well, 6-7(8), 6-2, 10-6

Dokic beats Safarova to win Malaysian Open

Australia’s Jelena Dokic beat Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic 2-6, 7-6 (9), 6-4 to earn her sixth career WTA single and ending her eight and a half years drought.

Safina and Voskoboeva won doubles at BMW Malaysia Open

Dinara Safina and Galina Voskoboeva won the doubles title at BMW Malaysia Open defeating Noppawan Lertcheewakarn and Jessica Moore, 7-5, 2-6. 10-5.

“It was nice to win the doubles title and be back to winning ways.  I am definitely on my way back to my best form after an injury ravaged year last year, so I am pretty happy with this win”.  Safina Said.

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Del Potro wins first title since 2009 US Open, Zvonareva beats Wozniacki in Qatar Ladies Open, Djokovic wins third successive title in The Dubai Tennis Championships

Del Potro wins first title since 2009 US Open at Delray Beach International Tennis Championships

Argentine Juan Martin del Potro won his first title since winning the 2009 U.S. Open, beating Serbia’s Janko Tipsarevic 6-4, 6-4 at the Delray Beach championships. del Potro miss most of last season with a right wrist injury.

In doubles, Americans Scott Lipsky and Rajeev Ram won their second straight ATP World Tour title beating German-Austrian pairing of Christopher Kas and Alexander Peya 4-6, 6-4, 10-3 at Delray Beach International Tennis Championships.

Zvonareva beats No. 1 Wozniacki in Qatar Ladies Open

Vera Zvonareva earned her 11th career WTA title, by defeating top-ranked Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-4 to win the Qatar Ladies.

In doubles, Kveta Peschke and Katarina Srebotnik won their second WTA doubles title of the year at the Qatar Ladies Open , beating Liezel Huber and Nadia Petrova in the final, 75 67(2) 108.

Djokovic defeats Federer  to win The Dubai Tennis Championships title

Novak Djokovic wins third successive Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, as he defeated top seed Roger Federer 6-3, 6-3 in the final.

Djokovic extended his unbeaten streak in 2011 to 12 matches with his 20th title.

In doubles, Sergiy Stakhovsky and Mikhail Youzhny defeated Jeremy Chardy and Feliciano Lopez 4-6, 6-3, 10-3 in the final of the ATP World Tour 500

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Ferrer,Dulko wins Abierto Mexicano Telcel Acapulco title

Ferrer clinches back-to-back Abierto Mexicano Telcel Acapulco title

David Ferrer successfully defend title by defeating Nicolas Almagro 7-6(4), 6-7(2), 6-2. This is his 11th career title and extends his career head-to-head record to 6-0 against Almagro.

In doubles, unseeded Romanian Victor Hanescu and Horia Tecau defeated the No. 4 seeded Brazlians Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares in a 6-1, 6-3 victory in just 59 minutes.

Dulko wins fourth title @ Abierto Mexicano Telcel Acapulco

Gisela Dulko of Argentina defeated Arantxa Parra Santonja of Spain 6-3, 7-6 (5) in the final, it is fourth WTA title for Dulko

In doubles,  Parra Santonja partner with Lourdes Dominguez Lino, fell to defeat Mariya Koryttseva and Ioana Raluca Olaru, 36 61 104.

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