Found March 19, 2013 on Down the Line!:
It's spring, right?! Uh, not quite. Winter is still hanging on here in NYC, clinging to life with its frozen talons (can you tell I hate winter?). At least there are parts of the world and this country where it's bright, warm, and people are half dressed. Miami is one of those places, and it's where the ATP and WTA tours are heading for the second Masters 1000 and Premier tourneys, respectively, at the Sony Open. You can see the draws here. It's also where Nike is debuting some of their spring looks for their lady ballers. Check out 'em out: Top seed Serena Williams will be wearing the Force Pleated Knit Dress. The spring-esque color blocking, which I love, reminds me that spring is officially starting tomorrow. BUT YOU WOULDN'T KNOW IT BECAUSE IT WAS SNOWING HERE. YEAH, SNOWING. Indian Wells champ and third seed Maria Sharapova will be, of course, working duds from her eponymous collection for Nike including the Premier Maria Tank paired...

Sharapova wins Indian Wells title

It was a magical day in the desert sunshine for Maria Sharapova. The game's golden girl produced a golden performance to win the BNP Paribas Open for the second time with a 6-2, 6-2 triumph over Caroline Wozniacki who hit the ball quite well and still didn't have a chance. Moving better than usual -- certainly better than when she won the title here in 2006 -- the tall Russian...

Backboard Banter: Is Indian Wells Winner Maria Sharapova Boring?

Maria Sharapova left it all on the court en route to her second Indian Wells title, but had some left over for a couple of lucky camera lenses. (Photo: Romana Cvikovic) In place of a regularly scheduled column, I present “Backboard Banter,” a friendly debate with fellow tennis writer and good friend Benjamin Snyder. Follow Ben on Twitter @WriterSnyder and leave your feedback...

Sharapova wins Indian Wells title over Wozniacki

Maria Sharapova defeated Caroline Wozniacki 6-2, 6-2 to win her first title of the year at the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday in a final between two former top-ranked players. Sharapova dictated from the opening game, when she broke Wozniacki at love with groundstrokes that had the Dane running from side to side. Sharapova faced just two break points on her serve in the nearly 1 1/2...

Sharapova Crushes Wozniacki for Second Indian Wells Title

(March 17, 2013) Maria Sharapova defeated Caroline Wozniacki 6-2, 6-2 to win the BNP Paribas Open, her first title of the year. For Sharapova it her second Indian Wells title, the last one coming in 2006. It’s Sharapova’s 28th career title and first since winning the French Open last year. Sharapova dictated the match from [...]

Caroline’s Chess Match

  It’s not surprising to suggest a player, who loses 6-2, 6-2 never got into a rhythm. Caroline Wozniacki stated as much after her loss to Maria Sharapova in the 2013 BNP Paribas Open finals. “I have to be happy with the finals here. It’s a very big tournament. It’s been a good two weeks for me. I’ve been fighting and playing some really good tennis. I’ve been having...
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