Li Na, still dealing with an injured ankle, has withdrawn from the BNP Paribas Open.
Brand new Florianopolis finalist Olga Puchkova played brand new Malaysian Open champion Karolina Pliskova in the first round of Indian Wells qualifying (that has to be a rare thing). Puchkova won, 6-4, 6-2.
Grace Min and Mallory Burdette of the USA have qualified for the Indian Wells main draw. All the other Americans in the qualifying draw went out in the first round of qualifying.
You can now get to know Teliana Pereira.
Here are some cute photos of Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka, Rafa Nadal, Juan Martin del Potro, and Redfoo at the recent Madison Square Garden exhibition event.
Steve Tignor breaks down the Indian Wells draw.