10 Things To Know: Indian Wells

The BNP Paribas Open draw is out - check it out here! Also get caught up on everything you'll need to know for the tournament, and try this week's trivia questions...

Published March 03, 2014 12:15

10 Things To Know: Indian Wells
Maria Sharapova

Every week on wtatennis.com we'll bring you 10 of the most important things to know - who's playing, where, upcoming milestones... this week the Road To Singapore goes through Indian Wells.

The Indian Wells draw is here. The Top 8 seeds are Li Na, Agnieszka Radwanska, Victoria Azarenka, Maria Sharapova, Angelique Kerber, Simona Halep, Jelena Jankovic and Petra Kvitova.

The WTA Draw Challenge makes its debut this week - sign up and make your picks now!

Victoria Azarenka is closing in on 400. Azarenka comes into Indian Wells with 398 career match wins to her name, and if her history here is anything to go by - she has won her last nine matches here, and her last 12 completed matches - things are looking good for her to join the coveted club next week.

Serena Williams has passed Monica Seles for fifth-most career weeks at No.1. Williams is spending her 178th and 179th career weeks at No.1 this fortnight, passing Seles' career total of 178. Seles was Williams' childhood idol - click here to read what they each said about each other.

Dominika Cibulkova just rose to a career-high of No.11. After winning in Acapulco, Cibulkova rose from No.13 to No.11, finally surpassing her previous career-high of No.12, which she first set in 2009.

Klara Zakopalova ended an historic drought in Florianopolis. By winning her first WTA title in 8 years and 5 months, Zakopalova now owns the fourth-biggest gap ever between WTA titles (the three biggest are Kimiko Date-Krumm's 13y/1m, Jelena Dokic's 8y/11m and Barbara Rittner's 8y/9m).

WTA Trivia: Eight players have won this tournament twice. No one has ever won it three times - but two of those eight two-time champions are in the draw this week, going for their third. Who are they?

WTA Trivia: In the previous 24 editions of this tournament, only three times has a player swept both the singles and doubles titles - one player did it twice, one player did it once. Who are they?

WTA Live All Access Hour presented by Xerox is Wednesday - click here for all the details.

Go to WTA TV developed by Xerox to find out where you can watch Indian Wells on TV.

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* The answers to the first trivia question are Maria Sharapova and Daniela Hantuchova. Sharapova won her two titles here in 2006 and 2013, while Hantuchova won her two titles here in 2002 and 2007.

* And the second trivia question - the answers are Lindsay Davenport (who swept in 1997 with Natasha Zvereva and 2000 with Corina Morariu) and Vera Zvonareva (in 2009 with Victoria Azarenka).

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