Fans lying—or standing—in wait for the players are a colorful staple of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.


Ernest Gulbis had a good run, but did he get angry enough in his loss to John Isner?


The American put himself back in the Top 10, and claimed this time he's "not done."


Semifinalist Simona Halep grabs some air on a backhand.


Li Na also made the semis, but she struggled with her consistency, and a new service motion, all week.


Alexandr Dolgopolov at the center of the action.


Agnieszka Radwanska hits this backhand with hope and concern, like all tennis shots.


Roger Federer has no trouble getting a bigger frame all the way around with his one-hander.


Novak Djokovic said he needed this title for his confidence; he banished his doubts against Federer in the final.


From their fingers to their feet, the Bryan Brothers, who won their second Indian Wells title, were in sync.


Su-Wei Hsieh and Peng Shuai are the best big-match players in the game. The Chinese-Taiwanese duo improved their record in finals to 11-0 with their Indian Wells win.


Flavia Pennetta got a win, and then a bath from her friends.


And she looked a little surprised by the sound of the confetti machines—she's not used to these trophy ceremonies.


It's old hat for Djokovic, who's now a three-time winner at Indian Wells.


A few hours later, the circus had left town, and the confetti was all that remained.


Indian Wells is packed up until next year. Even with its recent expansion, there's a still a sense of possibility, of what might be to come, around the grounds.

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Photographs by Anita Aguilar

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