Players react to earthquake in Indian Wells

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

A number of players react to the 5.1-level earthquake that occurred in Indian Wells, California just before 10 a.m. on Monday. The BNP Paribas Open is located in Indian Wells.

Rafael Nadal: “I was very scared. First time in my life. I was on the massage table preparing for my warm-up. I think the massage table moves even worse more. I finish the earthquake, and my legs were like [wobbling]."

Angelique Kerber: "I was talking with my coach in the garden and everything was shaking. In the first moment we both were thinking, it's like a subway here, but actually we are in the desert. No way that there is a subway."

Milos Raonic (on Twitter): "Earthquake!!!! I was in the bathroom. The rest of the team was a bit freaked."

Maria Kirilenko (on Twitter): "We just had an earthquake!!! Suddenly everything start moving, I was holding the walls in my room not to fall! OMG."

Frank Moses (on Twitter): "Earthquake in the desert! Maybe that's a sign I need to get out of here?!"

Carla Suarez Navarro (on Twitter): "I was in bed and I felt it shaking and everything was moving around...you wake up and you say you've lived an earthquake! Mother of god!"

Flavia Pennetta (on Twitter): "Earthquake in Indian Wells ... thank God it was very brief! We are all well but were a little scared.

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

More Stories

WATCH: The WTA 125K Hawaii Open is streaming live on TENNIS.com

The WTA event is held at the Patsy T. Mink Central Oahu Regional Park. 

Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna dies at 49 after cancer battle

The Czech won 24 singles titles and, in 1997, reached No. 2 in the WTA rankings.

Grigor Dimitrov showed off newfound mental toughness in ATP Finals win

The Bulgarian's run in London resulted in the biggest victory of his career.