Photos from Indian Wells: Azarenka sweeps the final

Victoria Azarenka won the 2016 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, beating Serena Williams in a convincing fashion.

Coming out guns blazing, Azarenka swept by the world #1 in straight sets, denying Williams her first Indian Wells title ever since her more than a decade long Indian Wells hiatus.

Azarenka’s win today does not only lift the two-time Grand Slam champion to #8 in the rankings, it also makes the Belarusian the only tennis player to beat Williams in four finals, adding to her wins in Miami, Doha & Cincinnati.

  • INDIAN WELLS, UNITED STATES - MARCH 20 : Ambiance at the 2016 BNP Paribas Open
  • INDIAN WELLS, UNITED STATES - MARCH 20 : Victoria Azarenka at the 2016 BNP Paribas Open
  • INDIAN WELLS, UNITED STATES - MARCH 20 : Serena Williams at the 2016 BNP Paribas Open
  • INDIAN WELLS, UNITED STATES - MARCH 20 : Serena Williams at the 2016 BNP Paribas Open
  • INDIAN WELLS, UNITED STATES - MARCH 20 : Victoria Azarenka at the 2016 BNP Paribas Open
  • INDIAN WELLS, UNITED STATES - MARCH 20 : Victoria Azarenka at the 2016 BNP Paribas Open
  • INDIAN WELLS, UNITED STATES - MARCH 20 : Serena Williams at the 2016 BNP Paribas Open
  • INDIAN WELLS, UNITED STATES - MARCH 20 : Serena Williams at the 2016 BNP Paribas Open
  • INDIAN WELLS, UNITED STATES - MARCH 20 : Victoria Azarenka at the 2016 BNP Paribas Open
  • INDIAN WELLS, UNITED STATES - MARCH 20 : Serena Williams at the 2016 BNP Paribas Open
  • INDIAN WELLS, UNITED STATES - MARCH 20 : Victoria Azarenka at the 2016 BNP Paribas Open
  • INDIAN WELLS, UNITED STATES - MARCH 20 : Victoria Azarenka at the 2016 BNP Paribas Open
  • INDIAN WELLS, UNITED STATES - MARCH 20 : Victoria Azarenka at the 2016 BNP Paribas Open
  • INDIAN WELLS, UNITED STATES - MARCH 20 : Serena Williams at the 2016 BNP Paribas Open
  • INDIAN WELLS, UNITED STATES - MARCH 20 : Victoria Azarenka at the 2016 BNP Paribas Open
  • INDIAN WELLS, UNITED STATES - MARCH 20 : Victoria Azarenka at the 2016 BNP Paribas Open
  • INDIAN WELLS, UNITED STATES - MARCH 20 : Victoria Azarenka at the 2016 BNP Paribas Open
  • INDIAN WELLS, UNITED STATES - MARCH 20 : Victoria Azarenka at the 2016 BNP Paribas Open
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  • INDIAN WELLS, UNITED STATES - MARCH 20 : Victoria Azarenka at the 2016 BNP Paribas Open trophy ceremony
  • INDIAN WELLS, UNITED STATES - MARCH 20 : Victoria Azarenka, Serena Williams at the 2016 BNP Paribas Open trophy ceremony
  • INDIAN WELLS, UNITED STATES - MARCH 20 : Victoria Azarenka at the 2016 BNP Paribas Open trophy ceremony
  • INDIAN WELLS, UNITED STATES - MARCH 20 : Victoria Azarenka at the 2016 BNP Paribas Open trophy ceremony
  • INDIAN WELLS, UNITED STATES - MARCH 20 : Victoria Azarenka, Serena Williams at the 2016 BNP Paribas Open trophy ceremony
  • INDIAN WELLS, UNITED STATES - MARCH 20 : Serena Williams, Vika Azarenka in action at the 2016 BNP Paribas Open
  • INDIAN WELLS, UNITED STATES - MARCH 20 : Victoria Azarenka, Serena Williams at the 2016 BNP Paribas Open trophy ceremony
  • INDIAN WELLS, UNITED STATES - MARCH 20 : Victoria Azarenka at the 2016 BNP Paribas Open trophy ceremony
  • INDIAN WELLS, UNITED STATES - MARCH 20 : Victoria Azarenka at the 2016 BNP Paribas Open trophy ceremony
  • INDIAN WELLS, UNITED STATES - MARCH 20 : Victoria Azarenka at the 2016 BNP Paribas Open trophy ceremony
  • INDIAN WELLS, UNITED STATES - MARCH 20 : Victoria Azarenka talks to the media at the 2016 BNP Paribas Open
  • INDIAN WELLS, UNITED STATES - MARCH 20 : Victoria Azarenka talks to the media at the 2016 BNP Paribas Open
  • INDIAN WELLS, UNITED STATES - MARCH 20 : Victoria Azarenka talks to the media at the 2016 BNP Paribas Open
  • INDIAN WELLS, UNITED STATES - MARCH 20 : Victoria Azarenka talks to the media at the 2016 BNP Paribas Open
  • INDIAN WELLS, UNITED STATES - MARCH 20 : Victoria Azarenka at the 2016 BNP Paribas Open trophy photo shooting
  • INDIAN WELLS, UNITED STATES - MARCH 20 : Victoria Azarenka at the 2016 BNP Paribas Open trophy photo shooting
  • INDIAN WELLS, UNITED STATES - MARCH 20 : Victoria Azarenka at the 2016 BNP Paribas Open trophy photo shooting

As you probably know, Women's Tennis Blog was at Indian Wells all the way from qualifying matches and below are all our photos from the exciting fortnight at the tournament:

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2 thoughts on “Photos from Indian Wells: Azarenka sweeps the final

  1. sabey

    This is a great tennis rivalry and the obvious respect and regard these two have for each other is great to see. I hope see more players on the WTA learn to win and lose so graciously.

  2. Jim

    I believe these two will battle for championships this year, including the Grand Slams. Vika has always played well against Serena, even though the win total is a bit lopsided for Serena. Some of the losses for Azarenka were hard fought 3-setters. I also liked how they both responded to the unfortunate comments of the IW tournament director, Ray Moore, about how the WTA has been "riding on the coattails of the ATP".

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