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40 LOVE Flashback: 25 Years At Indian Wells

Indian Wells has been a WTA stop since all the way back in 1989. It boasts an impressive list of former champions and has had some very dramatic finals - turn back the years right here.

Published March 15, 2013 12:00

The women joined the men at Indian Wells in 1989 and the first champion was Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière.
The women joined the men at Indian Wells in 1989 and the first champion was Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière.
Martina Navratilova beat Helena Sukova to win the first of two straight Indian Wells crowns in 1990.
Martina Navratilova beat Helena Sukova to win the first of two straight Indian Wells crowns in 1990.
Navratilova's title defense in 1991 made her the only player ever to win back-to-back titles here.
Navratilova's title defense in 1991 made her the only player ever to win back-to-back titles here.
Monica Seles was dominating the game in 1992 and rolled past Conchita Martínez for this title, 63 61.
Monica Seles was dominating the game in 1992 and rolled past Conchita Martínez for this title, 63 61.
Mary Joe Fernandez saved two match points to beat Amanda Coetzer for the 1993 title, 36 61 76(6).
Mary Joe Fernandez saved two match points to beat Amanda Coetzer for the 1993 title, 36 61 76(6).
Coetzer reached the final again in 1994, but this time fell to Steffi Graf in straight sets, 60 64.
Coetzer reached the final again in 1994, but this time fell to Steffi Graf in straight sets, 60 64.
Fernandez reclaimed the Indian Wells crown in 1995, beating Natasha Zvereva in the final, 64 63.
Fernandez reclaimed the Indian Wells crown in 1995, beating Natasha Zvereva in the final, 64 63.
The back and forth continued as Graf won Indian Wells again in 1996, beating Martínez, 76(5) 76(5).
The back and forth continued as Graf won Indian Wells again in 1996, beating Martínez, 76(5) 76(5).
Lindsay Davenport cruised to Indian Wells honors in 1997, beating Irina Spirlea in the final, 62 61.
Lindsay Davenport cruised to Indian Wells honors in 1997, beating Irina Spirlea in the final, 62 61.
Martina Hingis took the title away from Davenport in 1998 though, beating her in the final, 63 64.
Martina Hingis took the title away from Davenport in 1998 though, beating her in the final, 63 64.
Serena Williams rallied from 4-2 down in the third set to beat Graf in the 1999 final, 63 36 75.
Serena Williams rallied from 4-2 down in the third set to beat Graf in the 1999 final, 63 36 75.
In another comeback, Davenport won 10 games from 64 42 down to beat Hingis in the 2000 final, 46 64 60.
In another comeback, Davenport won 10 games from 64 42 down to beat Hingis in the 2000 final, 46 64 60.
And again - Serena Williams came from a set down to beat Kim Clijsters in the 2001 final, 46 64 62.
And again - Serena Williams came from a set down to beat Kim Clijsters in the 2001 final, 46 64 62.
What a place to win your first WTA title - Daniela Hantuchova announced herself by prevailing in 2002.
What a place to win your first WTA title - Daniela Hantuchova announced herself by prevailing in 2002.
Clijsters beat Davenport in the 2003 final, 64 75, the first of what would become two titles here.
Clijsters beat Davenport in the 2003 final, 64 75, the first of what would become two titles here.
Justine Henin became the second straight Belgian winner, beating Davenport in the 2004 final, 61 64.
Justine Henin became the second straight Belgian winner, beating Davenport in the 2004 final, 61 64.
In a fairytale comeback from wrist surgery, Clijsters won the title in 2005 as the World No.133.
In a fairytale comeback from wrist surgery, Clijsters won the title in 2005 as the World No.133.
Maria Sharapova beat Elena Dementieva in an all-Russian final to win the Indian Wells title in 2006.
Maria Sharapova beat Elena Dementieva in an all-Russian final to win the Indian Wells title in 2006.
Hantuchova rekindled her Indian Wells magic in 2007, defeating Svetlana Kuznetsova for a second title.
Hantuchova rekindled her Indian Wells magic in 2007, defeating Svetlana Kuznetsova for a second title.
Kuznetsova made the final again in 2008 but this time it was Ana Ivanovic who stopped her in the final.
Kuznetsova made the final again in 2008 but this time it was Ana Ivanovic who stopped her in the final.
Vera Zvonareva beat Ivanovic for the 2009 title, the biggest of her 12 career WTA titles - so far...
Vera Zvonareva beat Ivanovic for the 2009 title, the biggest of her 12 career WTA titles - so far...
Jelena Jankovic won her 12th WTA title at Indian Wells in 2010 - she has since increased that to 13.
Jelena Jankovic won her 12th WTA title at Indian Wells in 2010 - she has since increased that to 13.
Caroline Wozniacki beat Marion Bartoli in a thrilling three-setter to win Indian Wells in 2011.
Caroline Wozniacki beat Marion Bartoli in a thrilling three-setter to win Indian Wells in 2011.
Victoria Azarenka won the BNP Paribas Open in its 24th year in 2012, beating Sharapova in the final.
Victoria Azarenka won the BNP Paribas Open in its 24th year in 2012, beating Sharapova in the final.
Who will win the 25th edition of the BNP Paribas Open in 2013?
Who will win the 25th edition of the BNP Paribas Open in 2013?
  • The women joined the men at Indian Wells in 1989 and the first champion was Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière.
  • Martina Navratilova beat Helena Sukova to win the first of two straight Indian Wells crowns in 1990.
  • Navratilova's title defense in 1991 made her the only player ever to win back-to-back titles here.
  • Monica Seles was dominating the game in 1992 and rolled past Conchita Martínez for this title, 63 61.
  • Mary Joe Fernandez saved two match points to beat Amanda Coetzer for the 1993 title, 36 61 76(6).
  • Coetzer reached the final again in 1994, but this time fell to Steffi Graf in straight sets, 60 64.
  • Fernandez reclaimed the Indian Wells crown in 1995, beating Natasha Zvereva in the final, 64 63.
  • The back and forth continued as Graf won Indian Wells again in 1996, beating Martínez, 76(5) 76(5).
  • Lindsay Davenport cruised to Indian Wells honors in 1997, beating Irina Spirlea in the final, 62 61.
  • Martina Hingis took the title away from Davenport in 1998 though, beating her in the final, 63 64.
  • Serena Williams rallied from 4-2 down in the third set to beat Graf in the 1999 final, 63 36 75.
  • In another comeback, Davenport won 10 games from 64 42 down to beat Hingis in the 2000 final, 46 64 60.
  • And again - Serena Williams came from a set down to beat Kim Clijsters in the 2001 final, 46 64 62.
  • What a place to win your first WTA title - Daniela Hantuchova announced herself by prevailing in 2002.
  • Clijsters beat Davenport in the 2003 final, 64 75, the first of what would become two titles here.
  • Justine Henin became the second straight Belgian winner, beating Davenport in the 2004 final, 61 64.
  • In a fairytale comeback from wrist surgery, Clijsters won the title in 2005 as the World No.133.
  • Maria Sharapova beat Elena Dementieva in an all-Russian final to win the Indian Wells title in 2006.
  • Hantuchova rekindled her Indian Wells magic in 2007, defeating Svetlana Kuznetsova for a second title.
  • Kuznetsova made the final again in 2008 but this time it was Ana Ivanovic who stopped her in the final.
  • Vera Zvonareva beat Ivanovic for the 2009 title, the biggest of her 12 career WTA titles - so far...
  • Jelena Jankovic won her 12th WTA title at Indian Wells in 2010 - she has since increased that to 13.
  • Caroline Wozniacki beat Marion Bartoli in a thrilling three-setter to win Indian Wells in 2011.
  • Victoria Azarenka won the BNP Paribas Open in its 24th year in 2012, beating Sharapova in the final.
  • Who will win the 25th edition of the BNP Paribas Open in 2013?
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