Tennis - It may be a Russian sweep in the womens events at the BNP Paribas Open. Maria Sharapova is in the singles final on Sunday against former world no. 1 Caroline Wozniacki. And on Saturday, the Russian duo of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina, seeded no.
4, won the doubles title with a three set win over third seeds Nadia Petrova and Katarina Srebotnik 6-0, 5-7, 10-6. This was their third title together as a team. It was also Vesnina's ninth career doubles title - her third at Indian Wells - and the fourth career title for Makarova, who is also ranked in the worlds top 20 in singles.
Makarova commented after the win, "We just played point by point. The super tie-break moved so fast. We have really good communication and we don't put pressure on each other." Vesnina commented, "It feels amazing.
I really enjoy playing here in Indian Wells and I love this place, the atmosphere and the courts. I have such a good partner. We were both not healthy before this week. Every match, we were struggling but this week was really lucky for us and I'm really happy for that."