March 19, 2012 |
ROGER FEDERER defeated John Isner , 7-6 (7), 6-3, to win his record fourth BNP Paribas Open title yesterday in Indian Wells, Calif., avenging a loss to the American who beat him in Davis Cup play. Victoria Azarenka routed Maria Sharapova , 6-2, 6-3, for the women's title in the WTA Tour's first final between the No. 1 and No. 2 players since 2008. Federer and Azarenka each earned $1 million, the richest winner's checks in the tournament's history. The runners-up earned $500,000 each.
March 9, 2004 |
Fifth-ranked Jennifer Capriati withdrew yesterday from the Pacific Life tennis tournament in Indian Wells, Calif., because of a recurring back problem. Capriati recently reaggravated the injury that first affected her at the WTA Championships in November. Capriati reached the semifinals at Indian Wells last year, losing to Lindsay Davenport. Jill Craybas will replace Capriati in the main draw. No. 3 Amelie Mauresmo of France withdrew earlier because of a back injury. The tournament opened with qualifying matches yesterday.
November 16, 2011
INDIAN WELLS, CALIF. - Cargill MacMillan Jr., the billionaire heir to an agribusiness fortune, has died in California. He was 84. Riverside County sheriff's spokesman Angel Ramos says MacMillan died of natural causes shortly after 1 p.m. Monday at his home in Indian Wells, where he was under hospice care. Forbes magazine estimates MacMillan's worth at $2.6 billion. He was an heir to Cargill, a Minnesota-based agricultural conglomerate that has $120 billion in revenue.
November 16, 2011
Cargill MacMillan Jr., 84, the billionaire heir to an agribusiness fortune, died Monday at his home in Indian Wells, Calif., where he was under hospice care. Forbes magazine estimates Mr. MacMillan's worth at $2.6 billion. He was an heir to Cargill, a Minnesota-based agricultural conglomerate that has $120 billion in revenue. It is the largest privately held company in the world. However, Mr. MacMillan had no day-to-day role in the company. The Palm Springs Desert Sun said Mr. MacMillan and his wife, Donna, moved from Minnesota to Indian Wells in 1990 and were philanthropists, donating a $20 million art collection to the Palm Springs Art Museum.
January 14, 1989 |
Scott Verplank took advantage of near-ideal playing conditions with a 7- under-par 65 yesterday to take a 2-shot lead after three rounds of the $1 million Bob Hope Classic in Palm Desert, Calif. Verplank, who won the Western Open as an amateur in 1985 and scored his first professional triumph last year, did not make a bogey in his round at Eldorado. He completed three rounds in 203, 13 under par, with two days to go in the 90-hole tournament, which is played on four courses.
March 15, 1999 |
After staging a coming-out party by winning in Paris two weeks ago, Serena Williams was crowned as an elite player Saturday by overcoming a sore knee to beat Steffi Graf in the final of the $1.3 million Evert Cup, in Indian Wells, Calif. The unseeded Williams, 17, toppled fifth-seeded former world No. 1 Graf, 6-3, 3-6, 7-5, in one hour, 45 minutes. "I'm so excited," Williams said. "I know that I can win the big ones now. I don't know how many matches I've won in a row 
January 11, 1996 |
Ever since Pete Sampras won his first pro event in Philadelphia six years ago, he has returned every year to play in the tournament at the CoreStates Spectrum. Not this year. Sampras, the No. 1-ranked player in the world, has rearranged his schedule and will skip the Comcast U.S. Indoor, Feb. 26 to March 3. After the Australian Open later this month, Sampras is playing indoor tournaments in San Jose, Calif., and Memphis, Tenn. Both are held before Philadelphia's. "Pete's playing a little earlier [after Australia]
January 20, 1996 |
Brad Bryant shot his second straight 65 yesterday to move to the top of the leaderboard after the third round of the 90-hole Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. Bryant stood at 15-under-par 201 after a 7-under round at the Indian Ridge Country Club course that left him 1 stroke ahead of Nolan Henke with 36 holes to play. Henke was alone in second place at 202 after eagling the final hole for a blistering 8-under 64 at Indian Wells, one of four courses used in the tournament. The tournament format has the pros play each course in foursomes with three amateurs over the first four days.
March 18, 2013 |
MARIA SHARAPOVA defeated Caroline Wozniacki , 6-2, 6-2, on Sunday to win her first title of the year at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif., in a final between two former top-ranked players. Sharapova dictated from the opening game, when she broke Wozniacki at love with groundstrokes that had the Dane running from side to side. Sharapova faced just two break points on her serve in the nearly 1 1/2-hour match. It was Sharapova's second career title at Indian Wells, where she first won in 2006.
March 13, 1997 |
Pete Sampras, the world's No. 1 tennis player, lost his first match of 1997 when he was stunned, 7-6 (7-5), 7-5, by Bohdan Ulihrach of the Czech Republic at the Champions Cup yesterday in Indian Wells, Calif. Ulihrach is ranked 43d. Sampras had been 17-0 in 1997. He began the year by winning the Australian Open; a tournament in San Jose, Calif.; and the Advanta Championships at the CoreStates Center. Shortly after Sampras' defeat, fourth-seeded Goran Ivanisevic lost, too. The big-serving Croatian was bounced, 7-5, 6-3, by American doubles specialist Jonathan Stark.