Sunday, March 22, 2009

Indian Wells Results

2 players emerged from the harsh winds at Indian Wells on Sunday. Vera Zvonareva and Rafael Nadal both defeated their opponents in straight sets to grab the crown of one of the most crucial tournaments of the year. After losing to Andy Murray 2 straight times prior to their Sunday meeting, Rafael Nadal showed who is boss and who is number 1. The first set started slowly, as Nadal would hold easily and Murray's service games typically went to mulitple dueces. Each time the Scot held serve, which ended up being very rarely, he was fortunate to do so. Rafa ultimately prevailed 6-2, 6-1 and proved the few doubters left wrong. The wind died dwn a bit by the time the men's match started, bt for the women's matchit was in full swing, as was Vera Zvonareva. The world number 5 Russian was playing former number 1, Ana Ivanovic. The first set was as tight as they get, as Zvonerva prevailed in a tiebreak. The second set though, was a runaway. The wind affected both players, but it really got the best of Ana Ivanovic. Zvonareva was either hitting forehand winners or watching Ivanovic's shots sail long, as the crown went to the Russian.

Indian Wells
Men's Singles- Final
Rafael Nadal (1) def. Andy Murray (4), 6-1, 6-2

Women's Singles- Final

Vera Zvonareva (4) def. Ana Ivanovic (5), 7-6 (7-5), 6-2

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