You know, I'm glad I didn't take part in any kind of bracket challenge for the women's draw in Indian Wells! Talk about March Madness!
This tournament has been hit by so many upsets that I can't even begin to list them all, but I'll throw out a few: Svetlana Kuznetsova, Maria Sharapova, Flavia Pennetta ... you get the idea. Makes you wonder who could bring the hardware home.
There are some big names still around, such as Kim Clijsters, but with the way things have gone, it might be another slightly unexpected player that could take advantage, say, like Vera Zvonareva. I didn't think she would win last year, but she pulled it off. Why not envision her repeating? She's playing solidly so far here.
But if Aravane Rezai was holding up the trophy, I wouldn't be surprised either!
An old friend of mine and I used to talk tennis for hours, whether it was our own games or what was happening in the pros. I've started Tennis Talk, Anyone? to, well, talk tennis with an even broader crowd! My name is Van Sias and I've been playing for 20 years now, and not only am I player, I'm a huge fan of the game as well: pro, amateur, you name it. I'll post links to news items related to the sport, and offer my own personal opinion, predictions and hopefully get some of yours as well.