Championship Sunday for 2010 BNP Paribas Open

On the 12th day of tennis at Indian Wells, the men’s and women’s champions were crowned.  Jelena Jankovic defeated Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets to take the Women’s title.  Jankovic dominated from the beginning, easily winning the first set 6-2 and never trailing the second set, ending at 6-4.   “I think I was ready from the start,” said Jankovic. “I really went out there knowing my game plan, what I needed to do. I wanted to be really aggressive, but at the same time patient and not really go for too much or go over the limit with some balls. But I waited for my opportunities, and when I had them, I took them.”

For the men, Ivan Ljubijic defeated crowd favorite Andy Roddick for the title.  It is Ljubijic’s first ATP Masters 1000 title.  In doing so, he became the first player outside the Top-20 to win such a title since 2007.   In the tournament, Ljubicic had victories over World No. 2 Novak Djokovic and No. 3 Rafael Nadal before defeating No. 8 Roddick in the final.  Not a bad week for a 31 year old player.

Both players served big, neither was broken either set.  Ljubicic won both sets in a tiebreak.  Roddick can not go home feeling bad.  “I played well. I hit the ball real well, even today,” said Roddick, “I felt like I was winning my fair share of the rallies once we got into them. I just ran into a guy who served great on the big points. Unfortunately that’s probably the one thing that I don’t have control over out there. Credit to him. He came up with massive, massive serves when he had to.”