Indian Wells – VCO Player Field Update
Three 2017 Volvo Car Open players remain in the draw at the BNP Paribas Open – Venus Williams, Caroline Wozniacki and Elena Vesnina.
Each one is vying for the title in Indian Wells. For Venus, she’s back in the quarterfinals of the BNP Paribas Open for the first time in 16 years. Wozniacki is looking to repeat her 2011 BNP Paribas Open run with a second title. And Vesnina, as a two-time BNP Paribas Open doubles champion, is hoping to convert her success in Indian Wells into a singles trophy.
Will one of them make history? They’ll hit the courts tomorrow in search for that semifinal spot.
Vesnina will compete against Williams, where she leads in their head-to-head 3-2. She defeated No. 2 seed Angelique Kerber last night, 6-3, 6-3, for the biggest win of her career. 2017 is her first time reaching the BNP Paribas Open quarterfinals.
Williams clenched her quarterfinals spot with a win from behind against Shuai Peng, 3-6, 6-1, 6-3. Peng will also compete in the 2017 Volvo Car Open. Should Williams win again Vesnina, she’ll play in her third Indian Wells semifinal.
Wozniacki will face Kristina Mladenovic in the final eight. She defeated Madison Keys 6-4, 6-4 last night. Keys, World No. 9, will return to the Volvo Car Open for fifth appearance.
Wozniacki is the only past Indian Wells champion left in the draw.
Who will win? Tune into Tennis Channel to watch all of the action.