2018 Indian Wells - WTA Premier Mandatory

Who will be the Indian Wells champ?

  • Serena

    Votes: 7 30.4%
  • Halep

    Votes: 4 17.4%
  • Wozniacki

    Votes: 1 4.3%
  • Muguruza

    Votes: 5 21.7%
  • Svitolina

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Pliskova

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Venus

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Kvitova

    Votes: 3 13.0%
  • Kerber

    Votes: 2 8.7%
  • Other?

    Votes: 1 4.3%

  • Total voters
    23
  • Poll closed .

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
LOL Careful. You remember what happened to the commentator last night who mentioned her age :D


The lady is a 7x Grand Slam champion with a whole lot of Olympic hardware. Let's leave it at that. Go Queen Veeeeeeeeeeeee
No I must have missed that? Anyway, i'm not saying anything bad! It's just incredible and she's an inspiration to everyone out there.
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
Kasatkina breaks Woz and will serve for the match.

Both times this set Dashka has broken and then immediately given it back so let's see.
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
Nevermind then.

Kasatkina knocks out #2 Wozniacki 6-4 7-5.

She now plays Garcia or Kerber in the QF.

Woz led 3-0 in the first and served for the set up 5-3 in the 2nd yet loses in straights.

Halep remains #1 (probably until May)
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
Kasatkina gets her 3rd top 10 win in 2018 and 2nd over Caroline this year.

Daria has 'eight' top 10 wins in her career by age 20. In comparison, French Open champ Ostapenko has 6.

Kasatkina great at knocking out top players but can lose to randoms. Quite like her Russian countrywoman Makarova.
 
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That was some mighty impressive stuff from Kasatkina. When she's on, her brand of tennis is so much fun and unique to watch. It's such the antithesis of the ball-bashing or grinding you see from most players these days.
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
I tune in and Kerber is up 6-1 2-0. She double faults twice and gives Garcia two break points. She then hits some big serves to save both. Then in deuce she doesn’t chase after a ball she thinks is out, it’s in, another BP, big serve, deuce. Same thing again. BP Garcia. Huge serve. Deuce.
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
6-1 5-0. Kerber looking to destroy Garcia. Hope Caroline can hold her serve at least once this match otherwise she will be devastated.
Last chance now.
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
Kerber demolishes Garcia 6-1 6-1.

Caroline just had no answers for Kerber who played so good there.

Angie into the QF where she’ll play Kasatkina.
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
Indian Wells QF's:

#1 Halep v Martic
Osaka v #5 Pliskova

#8 Venus v #27 Suarez Navarro
#10 Kerber v #20 Kasatkina

Pretty decent.

Halep v Pliskova and Venus v Kerber would be some epic SF's.
 
QF PREVIEW

Simona Halep (1) vs Petra Martic. H2H 1-1.
Apparently Halep lost to Martic back at 2011. Should be easy win for Halep, but look at Martic performance in big tournaments of late:
FO - R16, Wim R-16, USO-1R, Beijing - Missed, IW - QF until now.

Naomi Osaka vs Karolina Pliskova (5). H2H 0-1.
The only meeting was at Canadian Master as Osaka retired on 3rd set.

Venus Williams (8) vs Carla Suarez Navarro (27). H2H 5-3.
Venus only slightly leading their H2H on HC 3-2 but Venus won all last 3 previous encounters.

Angelique Kerber (10) vs Daria Kasatkina (20). H2H 2-2.
With Wozniacki lost to Kasatkina, Kerber lead the pack at most match wins so far and both bagging 3 wins against top 10 (If it's matter).
 
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PeteD

Legend
QF PREVIEW

Simona Halep (1) vs Petra Martic. H2H 1-1.
Apparently Halep lost to Martic back at 2011. Should be easy win for Halep, but look at Martic performance in big tournaments of late:
FO - R16, Wim R-16, USO-1R, Beijing - Missed, IW - QF until now.

Naomi Osaka vs Karolina Pliskova (5). H2H 0-1.
The only meeting was at Canadian Master as Osaka retired on 3rd set.

Venus Williams (8) vs Carla Suarez Navarro (27). H2H 5-3.
Venus only slightly leading their H2H on HC 3-2 but Venus won all last 3 previous encounters.

Angelique Kerber (10) vs Daria Kasatkina (20). H2H 2-2.
With Wozniacki lost to Kasatkina, Kerber lead the pack at most match wins so far and both bagging 3 wins against top 10 (If it's matter).
Samurai Osaka will destroy the tattooed lady. You heard it here first.
 

fundrazer

Legend
Really, really digging Angie’s kit this week too.
Is simple design, but much better than the Stella stuff worn by Woz and Mugu. Wozi in particular looked like a shuttlecock in that dress.

Kerber looked pretty good in terms of play also. I only watched a few games before going to bed though, cause the match started too late. She hit some great returns off the backhand. Redirecting the ball very well as she normally does.
 
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