by Isaiah Buse

October 25, 2021   

In our last edition of pro tennis news, we talked about the San Diego Open, Chicago Fall Tennis Classic, and more. This time we get to enjoy the 2021 Indian Wells Masters.

If you weren’t able to keep up with everything going on, we’ve got your back. Below are the tournament news/results, top headlines, and spotlight story from the last few weeks!

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ATP & WTA Tournament News and Results: 2021 Indian Wells

Cameron Norrie would win the biggest tournament of his career, Paula Badosa would come up big, and more.

Indian Wells (ATP 1000)

Singles: (21) Cameron Norrie defeated (29) Nikoloz Basilashvili 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 to win the 2021 Indian Wells Masters.

Story: In a strange turn of events, the 21st seeded Cameron Norrie would come away with the biggest victory of his life at the 2021 Indian Wells Masters. On his way to victory, Norrie would defeat Tennys Sandgren, (15) Roberto Bautista Agut, Tommy Paul, (11) Diego Schwartzman, (23) Grigor Dimitrov, and (29) Basilashvili. At 26-years-old, Norrie is really starting to make a name for himself on the ATP Tour.

Cameron Norrie - 2021 Indian Wells Masters Men's Singles Champion
Cameron Norrie with his trophy following the 2021 Indian Wells Masters. (Photo Credit: BNP Paribas Open – Twitter)

Doubles: (7) John Peers and Filip Polasek defeated Andrey Rublev and Aslan Karatsev 6-3, 7-6 (7-5) to win the title.

Indian Wells (WTA 1000)

Singles: (21) Paula Badosa defeated (27) Victoria Azarenka 7-6 (7-5), 2-6, 7-6 (7-2) to win the singles championship.

Story: Besides the four Grand Slams, the stage doesn’t get much bigger than the Indian Wells Masters, and Paula Badosa would play one of her best tournaments at the 2021 edition. En route to her championship, she would defeat Dayana Yastremska, (15) Coco Gauff, (3) Barbora Krejcikova, (10) Angelique Kerber, (12) Ons Jabeur, and (27) Azarenka. The 23-year-old Spaniard is certainly a rising star.

Paula Badosa - 2021 Indian Wells Masters Women's Singles Champion
Paula Badosa with her trophy following the 2021 Indian Wells Masters. (Photo Credit: The Score)

Doubles: (2) Elise Mertens and Su-Wei Hsieh defeated Veronika Kudermetova and Elena Rybakina 7-6 (7-1), 6-3 to hoist the trophy.

Other Tournaments

  • Kremlin Cup (ATP 250)
    • (2) Aslan Karatsev defeated (6) Marin Cilic 6-2, 6-4 in singles.
    • Harri Heliovaara and Matwe Middelkoop defeated (4) Tomislav Brkic and Nikola Cacic 7-5, 4-6, 11-9 in doubles.
  • Antwerp Open (ATP 250)
    • (1) Jannik Sinner defeated (2) Diego Schwartzman 6-2, 6-2 in singles.
    • (2) Fabrice Martin and Nicolas Mahut defeated (3) Wesley Koolhof and Jean-Julien Rojer 6-0, 6-1 in doubles.
  • Kremlin Cup (WTA 500)
    • (9) Anett Kontaveit defeated Ekaterina Alexandrova 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 in singles.
    • (2) Jelena Ostapenko and Katerina Siniakova defeated (4) Nadia Kichenok and Raluca Olaru 6-2, 4-6, 10-8 in doubles.
  • Tenerife Ladies Open (WTA 250)
    • Ann Li defeated Camila Osorio 6-1, 6-4 in singles.
    • (4) Ulrikke Eikeri and Ellen Perez defeated (3) Lyudmyla Kichenok and Marta Kostyuk 6-3, 6-3 in doubles.

Upcoming Tournaments

Following one of the most prestigious tournaments of the year, both tours will play several more top-tier tournaments.

Here is a list of the upcoming pro tennis tournaments. If you’d like to read more about these tournaments, click on the links below.

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Spotlight Story: Wimbledon Has Changed Its Order Of Play For 2022

After some experimenting during the 2021 Wimbledon Championships, the tournament has decided to change its schedule.

One of the changes from 2021 that will carry over is staggered start times for Centre Court and Court 1.

Although the changes that were made (pictured below) aren’t major, they have the opportunity to provide a step forward for the tournament that will help the players.

In addition to helping the players in general, these changes are a clear effort to make things more equal for the WTA side of the tournament.

Read more on Tennis365.

Isaiah Buse

About the author

Isaiah Buse is a tennis enthusiast who currently plays at the NAIA level in Missouri. He has covered the top tennis stories and tournaments for over 2 years now and has enjoyed every second of it. In addition to writing, he enjoys teaching the younger generation of tennis players.

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