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Tennis-Odesnik banned for 15 years after second doping violation

Mar 18th 2015
LONDON, March 18 (Reuters) - American player Wayne Odesnik has been banned for 15 years after a second doping violation, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) announced on Wednesday.






FEATURE-Tennis-U.S. game struggles to attract new players

Mar 18th 2015
RANCHO MIRAGE, California, March 18 (Reuters) - An ageing core of recreational players and plunging sales of entry-level rackets are the biggest concerns facing tennis in the United States, according to experts.






UPDATE 2-Tennis-Tearful Pennetta stuns Sharapova, Serena wins

Mar 18th 2015
* Halep, Suarez Navarro also advance to quarters (Recasts with Pennetta win)






UPDATE 4-Tennis-Indian Wells women's singles round 4 results

Mar 18th 2015
March 18 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Indian Wells Women's Singles Round 4 matches on Tuesday 24-Sabine Lisicki (Germany) beat 25-Caroline Garcia (France) 6-4 6-4 1-Serena Williams (U.S.) beat Sloane Stephens (U.S.) 6-7(3) 6-2 6-2 12-Carla Suarez Navarro (Spain) beat Heather Watson (Britain) 7-6(5) 3-6 6-1 Lesia Tsurenko (Ukraine) beat 6-Eugenie Bouchard (Canada) 6-7(5) 7-5 6-4 18-Jelena Jankovic (Serbia) beat 31-Belinda Bencic (Switzerland) 6-3 3-






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Federer, Nadal advance at Indian Wells

Mar 18th 2015
* Robredo beats Dimitrov (Recasts, adds later matches, quotes)






UPDATE 3-Tennis-Indian Wells men's singles round 3 results

Mar 18th 2015
March 18 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Indian Wells Men's Singles Round 3 matches on Tuesday 2-Roger Federer (Switzerland) beat 30-Andreas Seppi (Italy) 6-3 6-4 Jack Sock (U.S.) beat 15-Roberto Bautista (Spain) 3-6 6-3 6-2 13-Gilles Simon (France) beat Michael Berrer (Germany) 6-2 7-5 27-Lukas Rosol (Czech Republic) beat Robin Haase (Netherlands) 6-4 6-7(4) 7-6(3) 9-Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic) beat Steve Johnson (U.S.) 6-4 6-2






Tennis-Misfiring Nadal reaches last 16 at Indian Wells

Mar 18th 2015
INDIAN WELLS, California, March 17 (Reuters) - A misfiring Rafa Nadal had trouble hitting the mark but the third seeded Spaniard still had enough to beat American Donald Young 6-4 6-2 on Tuesday and advance to the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open.






UPDATE 2-Tennis-Indian Wells women's singles round 4 results

Mar 18th 2015
March 17 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Indian Wells Women's Singles Round 4 matches on Tuesday 1-Serena Williams (U.S.) beat Sloane Stephens (U.S.) 6-7(3) 6-2 6-2 12-Carla Suarez Navarro (Spain) beat Heather Watson (Britain) 7-6(5) 3-6 6-1 3-Simona Halep (Romania) beat 14-Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) 6-4 6-4






Tennis-Serena overcomes slow start to reach Indian Wells quarters

Mar 18th 2015
INDIAN WELLS, California, March 17 (Reuters) - Top seed Serena Williams overcame a wobbly start to see off a determined Sloane Stephens 6-7 (3) 6-2 6-2 on Tuesday and advance to the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Open.






UPDATE 3-Tennis-Indian Wells men's singles round 3 results

Mar 18th 2015
March 17 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Indian Wells Men's Singles Round 3 matches on Tuesday Jack Sock (U.S.) beat 15-Roberto Bautista (Spain) 3-6 6-3 6-2 13-Gilles Simon (France) beat Michael Berrer (Germany) 6-2 7-5 27-Lukas Rosol (Czech Republic) beat Robin Haase (Netherlands) 6-4 6-7(4) 7-6(3) 9-Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic) beat Steve Johnson (U.S.) 6-4 6-2






UPDATE 2-Tennis-Djokovic, Murray tested in Indian Wells wins

Mar 17th 2015
* Eighth seed Ferrer is ousted in third round (Updates with Djokovic win)






UPDATE 4-Tennis-Indian Wells men's singles round 3 results

Mar 17th 2015
March 17 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Indian Wells Men's Singles Round 3 matches on Monday 12-Feliciano Lopez (Spain) beat 20-Pablo Cuevas (Uruguay) 6-2 4-6 6-3 1-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beat Albert Ramos (Spain) 7-5 6-3 5-Kei Nishikori (Japan) beat 28-Fernando Verdasco (Spain) 6-7(6) 6-1 6-4 4-Andy Murray (Britain) beat 26-Philipp Kohlschreiber (Germany) 6-1 3-6 6-1 Adrian Mannarino (France) beat 14-Ernests Gulbis (Latvia) 6-4 6-4 32-Bernard To






UPDATE 3-Tennis-Sharapova and Bouchard win, Wozniacki exits

Mar 17th 2015
* Sixth seed Bouchard advances in straight sets (Updates with Sharapova win)






UPDATE 3-Tennis-Indian Wells women's singles round 3 results

Mar 17th 2015
March 17 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Indian Wells Women's Singles Round 3 matches on Monday 2-Maria Sharapova (Russia) beat 32-Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) 6-4 6-3 31-Belinda Bencic (Switzerland) beat 4-Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) 6-4 6-4 Lesia Tsurenko (Ukraine) beat 20-Alize Cornet (France) 7-5 1-6 6-2 6-Eugenie Bouchard (Canada) beat 30-Coco Vandeweghe (U.S.) 6-3 6-2 24-Sabine Lisicki (Germany) beat 11-Sara Errani (Italy) 6-4 6-2 15-Flavia P






Tennis-'Unreal' first win for Bencic over a top-five player

Mar 17th 2015
INDIAN WELLS, California, March 16 (Reuters) - Teenager Belinda Bencic achieved an "unreal" life-long dream by pulling off the biggest win of her career with a 6-4 6-4 upset of fourth seed Caroline Wozniacki at the BNP Paribas Open on Monday.






Tennis-Bouchard eager to carve out new memories

Mar 17th 2015
INDIAN WELLS, California, March 16 (Reuters) - After a stellar 2014 campaign that ended with her at seventh in the world rankings, Eugenie Bouchard has already piled up plenty of career highlights but would prefer now to carve out new ones.






UPDATE 2-Tennis-Indian Wells men's singles round 3 results

Mar 17th 2015
March 16 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Indian Wells Men's Singles Round 3 matches on Monday 5-Kei Nishikori (Japan) beat 28-Fernando Verdasco (Spain) 6-7(6) 6-1 6-4 4-Andy Murray (Britain) beat 26-Philipp Kohlschreiber (Germany) 6-1 3-6 6-1 Adrian Mannarino (France) beat 14-Ernests Gulbis (Latvia) 6-4 6-4






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Bouchard eases into fourth round at Indian Wells

Mar 17th 2015
* Will next play Ukrainian qualifier Lesia Tsurenko (Adds quotes, Bouchard's next opponent)






Tennis-Murray fends off Kohlschreiber at Indian Wells

Mar 17th 2015
INDIAN WELLS, California March 16 (Reuters) - Fourth-seeded Andy Murray recovered from a surprising second-set lapse to beat German Phillipp Kohlschreiber 6-1 3-6 6-1 in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open on Monday.






UPDATE 2-Tennis-Indian Wells women's singles round 3 results

Mar 17th 2015
March 16 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Indian Wells Women's Singles Round 3 matches on Monday 31-Belinda Bencic (Switzerland) beat 4-Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) 6-4 6-4 Lesia Tsurenko (Ukraine) beat 20-Alize Cornet (France) 7-5 1-6 6-2 6-Eugenie Bouchard (Canada) beat 30-Coco Vandeweghe (U.S.) 6-3 6-2