Dominika Cibulkova flew high...
...and fought hard, but she lost in three sets to Li Na.
Indian Wells isn't a bad place to stay and practice, even after you've lost. Here a crowd gathers for Jo-Wilfried Tsonga...
...and his fellow Frenchman Richard Gasquet.
Fans take their practices seriously here, too. I guess she was rooting for Jo to win a practice set?
Li Na leads the forehand dance...
and Alexandr Dolgopolov follows.
Dolgopolov signed a shoe and chucked it into the crowd, because, as he said, "It's better than putting it in the litter box."
A couple who had been holding a Ukrainian flag became the lucky owners of Dolgo's right foot.
A late-afternoon sandstorm sent dust, and tennis balls, whirling.
Flavia Pennetta has a message for her coaches; I don't think I want to know what it is.
Tennis is a lonely game, especially when you're playing the home favorite.
How does Sloane Stephens generate that easy power? You can see the muscles here.
Big Kevin Anderson reached his third career Masters quarterfinal, but couldn't sustain his good play against Roger Federer.
That's because Federer was, as he tweeted later, "in full flight."
He reached his seventh straight semifinal and moved up to No. 5 in the rankings.
The man who Federer had eliminated in the previous round, Tommy Haas, joined Larry Ellison in the front row.
Photographs by Anita Aguilar