Novak Djokovic, with Kimiko Date-Krumm looking on, does what tennis players do in Indian Wells: Play soccer. Few places in the game showcase its dual-gender nature better than the practice courts and workout fields here.
Simona Halep always looks relaxed and even-keel on court, right? But she was pretty fierce hitting this forehand in her win over Genie Bouchard yesterday.
Bouchard seems to know what's in store for her on this day: A loss.
Jelena Jankovic, and her hair, made easy work of Caroline Wozniacki. JJ plays Aga Radwanska next.
Feliciano Lopez is still in the draw? To the delight of many, the answer is yes.
Richard Gasquet reached for the stars, but couldn't keep his feet on the ground, losing in two sets to Fernando Verdasco.
Verdasco rekindled some old Indian Wells memories yesterday.
Novak Djokovic appears to be in awe of a lob, but he knocked off the man who hit it, Alejandro Gonzalez, 6-1 in the third set.
Grigor Dimitrov and the 360-degree follow-through.
Ernests Gulbis and the 180-degree set-up. It was good enough to beat Dimitrov in three.
The trademark light of Indian Wells, from its flower-like light fixtures to the sun receding over the hills.
It's getting to be a habit: Sloane Stephens and new coach Paul Annacone–I won't call them Sloane-acone—win again. Though Sloane doesn't look too thrilled by Paul's analysis here.
Say this for Alisa Kleybanova, she puts everything into her shots.
Sloane really does move fast...
Li Na finished the day in fine dramatic style: By blowing 10 match points before advancing past Aleksandra Wozniak.
Photographs by Anita Aguilar