Indian Wells Gallery: America On The Rise
The US contingent has shone brightly so far at the BNP Paribas Open, on and off the court.
Published March 11, 2012 12:00
The second round began on Friday as Jamie Hampton stunned No.12 seed Jelena Jankovic, 64 63.
Another American, No.32 seed Christina McHale, followed with a 63 75 victory over Elena Vesnina.
World No.1 Victoria Azarenka rallied from 4-1 down in the third to beat Mona Barthel, 64 67(4) 76(6).
Christina McHale met with New York fireman Jimmy Sands at the National 9-11 Flag display on site.
Christina McHale added a stitch to the flag, which was originally destroyed in the 9-11 attacks.
Victoria Azarenka and Petra Kvitova filmed a TV commercial promoting Wilson tennis racquets.
Spanish veteran Lourdes Dominguez Lino scored her career-best win over Sabine Lisicki on Saturday.
Former BNP Paribas Open champion and World No.1 Jelena Jankovic arrived at Thursday's player party.
Current World No.1 Victoria Azarenka, who is seeking her first BNP Paribas Open final, at the party.
Good friends and fellow Serbs Novak Djokovic and Ana Ivanovic arrived at Thursday's player party.