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The Top Seeds Meet The Press In Indian Wells

The top seeds at the BNP Paribas Open had a lot to say at Media Day and All-Access Hour. Check out the best photos and quotes from Angelique Kerber, Agnieszka Radwanska and more!

Published March 09, 2017 12:10

Wednesday was Media Day at the BNP Paribas Open, and all the top seeds were on hand for a medley of interviews. How many WTA players can you spot in this photo?
Wednesday was Media Day at the BNP Paribas Open, and all the top seeds were on hand for a medley of interviews. How many WTA players can you spot in this photo?
Agnieszka Radwanska took to the rooftop at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden for a series of video interviews.
Agnieszka Radwanska took to the rooftop at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden for a series of video interviews.
Dominika Cibulkova is ready for her close up…
Dominika Cibulkova is ready for her close up…
…while all eyes are on Angelique Kerber, who is set to return to World No.1 after Indian Wells.
…while all eyes are on Angelique Kerber, who is set to return to World No.1 after Indian Wells.
Simona Halep is thrilled to be back on the tennis court after being on the sidelines with an injury.
Simona Halep is thrilled to be back on the tennis court after being on the sidelines with an injury.
Inside the media center, No.3 seed Karolina Pliskova answered questions from the media during All-Access Hour.
Inside the media center, No.3 seed Karolina Pliskova answered questions from the media during All-Access Hour.
No.7 seed Garbiñe Muguruza comes to Indian Wells hoping to put an Achilles injury behind her.
No.7 seed Garbiñe Muguruza comes to Indian Wells hoping to put an Achilles injury behind her.
No.5 seed Dominika Cibulkova was all smiles during All-Access Hour.
No.5 seed Dominika Cibulkova was all smiles during All-Access Hour.
Radwanska, a runner up here in 2014, is hoping to do one better and claim her 21st WTA title at Indian Wells.
Radwanska, a runner up here in 2014, is hoping to do one better and claim her 21st WTA title at Indian Wells.
No.8 seed Svetlana Kuznetsova made back-to-back finals at Indian Wells in 2007 and 2008.
No.8 seed Svetlana Kuznetsova made back-to-back finals at Indian Wells in 2007 and 2008.
The Russian kept the press room in stitches with her trademark dry wit.
The Russian kept the press room in stitches with her trademark dry wit.
2015 champion Halep is thrilled to be back in Indian Wells after a left knee injury kept her away from tour for almost a month.
2015 champion Halep is thrilled to be back in Indian Wells after a left knee injury kept her away from tour for almost a month.
"I tried not to think that much about tennis," Halep said. "I tried to be different but it's not easy. I am addicted a little bit to this sport. When I don't have competition, it's tough to live.”
The most in-demand player by far was No.2 seed Kerber, who earlier this week found out she’d return to WTA World No.1 at the end of the tournament.
The most in-demand player by far was No.2 seed Kerber, who earlier this week found out she’d return to WTA World No.1 at the end of the tournament.
"I've been there already, but at the end, of course it feels good to reach the spot again," Kerber said. "But for me I came here to really focus not on becoming No.1 or the ranking.”
The two-time semifinalist is looking to snap a four-match losing streak in the California desert, having lost her opening match here the last three years.
The two-time semifinalist is looking to snap a four-match losing streak in the California desert, having lost her opening match here the last three years.
  • Wednesday was Media Day at the BNP Paribas Open, and all the top seeds were on hand for a medley of interviews. How many WTA players can you spot in this photo?
  • Agnieszka Radwanska took to the rooftop at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden for a series of video interviews.
  • Dominika Cibulkova is ready for her close up…
  • …while all eyes are on Angelique Kerber, who is set to return to World No.1 after Indian Wells.
  • Simona Halep is thrilled to be back on the tennis court after being on the sidelines with an injury.
  • Inside the media center, No.3 seed Karolina Pliskova answered questions from the media during All-Access Hour.
  • No.7 seed Garbiñe Muguruza comes to Indian Wells hoping to put an Achilles injury behind her.
  • No.5 seed Dominika Cibulkova was all smiles during All-Access Hour.
  • Radwanska, a runner up here in 2014, is hoping to do one better and claim her 21st WTA title at Indian Wells.
  • No.8 seed Svetlana Kuznetsova made back-to-back finals at Indian Wells in 2007 and 2008.
  • The Russian kept the press room in stitches with her trademark dry wit.
  • 2015 champion Halep is thrilled to be back in Indian Wells after a left knee injury kept her away from tour for almost a month.
  • The most in-demand player by far was No.2 seed Kerber, who earlier this week found out she’d return to WTA World No.1 at the end of the tournament.
  • The two-time semifinalist is looking to snap a four-match losing streak in the California desert, having lost her opening match here the last three years.
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