BNP Paribas Open—Indian Wells, California
Top seed Novak Djokovic and No. 13 ranked Vika Azarenka scored title victories at the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday. For Djokovic, his fifth title at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden came in quick fashion as he dispatched Milos Raonic 6-2, 6-0 in one hour and 18 minutes. Allowing the Canadian to win only 10 percent of his second serve points, Djokovic broke serve on five occasions, while never providing his opponent with a break point opportunity. Winning his 27th career Masters 1000 title, Djokovic is now tied with Rafael Nadal at the top of that category.
On the women’s side, Azarenka was in peak form as she dismissed top seed and favourite Serena Williams 6-4, 6-4. Trailing in the pair’s head-to-head 17-3 prior to today’s encounter, Azarenka broke serve to begin each set and used that momentum to win in straight sets. Winning 86 percent of her first serve points, Azarenka used bold play from the baseline to upend the best player on the planet. Serena, who was looking to capture the 70th title of her career, fell to 0-2 in title matches in 2016 after losing in the Australian Open final earlier this year.