Monday, March 18, 2013

Rafael Nadal Completes Comeback with Major Hardcourt Victory at BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, CA

INDIAN WELLS, California (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal added another triumphant chapter to his remarkable comeback story by beating Juan Martin Del Potro in the BNP Paribas Open final on Sunday to win his third title of the year.

The Spanish left-hander was sidelined for seven months last year with a left knee injury but has been in stunning form since he returned, reaching four straight finals and compiling a 17-1 record to start the year.

Nadal had to come from a set and 1-3 down to beat Argentine Del Potro 4-6 6-3 6-4 and take his 22nd ATP Masters title and a third at Indian Wells.

"I'm very, very happy and very emotional," said 11-times grand slam champion Nadal, who flopped to the ground, flat on his back, shaking his fists in celebration after sealing the win over Del Potro.

Maria Sharapova Captures 2013 BNP Paribas Open Title in Indian Wells, CA

INDIAN WELLS, California (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova played aggressively from the start to win her first title since last year's French Open with a 6-2 6-2 demolition of Caroline Wozniacki in the BNP Paribas Open final on Sunday.

In a showdown between two former world number ones, the second-seeded Russian overpowered the Dane with a ruthless display, breaking her twice in each set to seal victory in one hour 21 minutes.

Sharapova was in attack mode throughout with an array of deep groundstrokes and superb serving to claim her second title at Indian Wells after winning for the first time in 2006.

The 25-year-old Russian ended the match in champion style with a 109 mph service winner before raising both arms skywards in celebration. "What makes it so special is when you end up as the champion, that's why I am smiling," a beaming Sharapova said courtside after extending her run of at least one WTA title each year since 2003.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

FREE Cabot Junior Tennis Program Begins Its Spring Session

The Free Cabot Junior Tennis Program begins its Spring 2013 Session and continues on every Monday and Wednesday. This 6-week tennis lesson plan by Pinnacle Tennis Academy that meets as an afterschool program is free for children ages 7-14. Contact Chuck/Cindy at or call the office at 501-570-6755.