WTA is playing at Indian Wells where the first three rounds have been played. Serena Williams is playing for the first time since 2001, Maria Sharapova won a blockbuster match over Victoria Azarenka, Agnieszka Radwanska continues to struggle, Caroline Garcia defeated Ana Ivanovic in a two week span, Ons Jabeur put on a drop shot display against one of the better defenders in Caroline Wozniacki, Flavia Pennetta, defending champion not getting media attention, is progressing nicely in the draw, Timea Bacsinszky rallying from a set and a break deficit in set 2 and an 0-3 deficit in the third to extend her winning streak to 14. After the match, Bacsinszky withdrew from Miami basically citing fatigue.
Player of the week is Heather Watson. Earlier this year, she won the Hobart title. Before this year, she has never made it to the third round. This year, she has made it to the fourth round defeating Julia Goerges, Camila Giorgi and Agnieszka Radwanska. When she defeated Radwanska, the win was her first one against a top ten player.
(1) Lesia Tsurenko – She made the main draw from qualifying and has won a total of five matches. In the main draw, she has defeated Annika Beck, Andrea Petkovic and Alize Cornet. She and her countrywomen, Elina Svitolina, has made Ukraine proud of their performances.
(2) Sloane Stephens – Made the fourth round defeating Chanelle Scheepers, Angelique Kerber and Svetlana Kuznetsova.
Previous player of week
Week 9: Timea Bacsinszky – Monterrey winner defeating Caroline Garcia
Week 8: Lucie Safarova – Doha winner defeating Victoria Azarenka
Week 7: Karolina Pliskova – Dubai finalist losing to Simona Halep
Week 6: Daniela Hantuchova – Pattaya winner defeating Ajla Tomljanovic.
Week 5: Andrea Petkovic – Led Germany to Fed Cup semifinals
Week 4: Serena Williams – Australian Open winner defeating Maria Sharapova
Week 3: Madison Keys – Defeated two seeds including Petra Kvitova, who was seeded 4
Week 2: Heather Watson – Hobart winner defeating Madison Brengle
Week 1: Venus Williams – Auckland winner defeating Caroline Wozniacki