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10:08PM

At Indian Wells, the Lucky Loser is not so lucky against Raonic

By Art Spander
For Maven Sports

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — The description, “Lucky Loser,” seems an oxymoron; army intelligence, jumbo shrimp, lucky loser. Except this is tennis, not the military or crustaceans.

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Copyright 2019, The Maven 

8:52PM

More like Indian Wells: Good weather, Roger and Rafa

By Art Spander
For Maven Sports

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — That was more like it. Indian Wells, the elite suburb of Palm Springs — which is pretty elite its ownself — was what we expect this time of year, beautiful weather. And Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal also were what we expect this time of year, playing beautiful tennis.

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9:52PM

Indian Wells: No. 2 (Rafa) rolls; No. 1 (Djokovic) does not

By Art Spander
For Maven Sports

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Rafael Nadal was sitting there after a win trying to explain a defeat. That’s the way it is in tennis. Maybe in all sports.

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Copyright 2019, The Maven 

9:10PM

Venus on Serena: ‘Not here to talk about that’

By Art Spander
For Maven Sports

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — She is the protective one, the careful one, because after all Venus Williams is the older sister. Serena might toss out wisecracks, might wear a T-shirt to the press conference after one Wimbledon victory embellished by a double-entendre. Not Venus.

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8:48PM

Muguruza, ‘viral illness’ beat Serena at Indian Wells

By Art Spander
For Maven Sports

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — It was going perfectly. For Serena Williams, who won the first three games leading up to her match against two-time Grand Slam winner Garbine Muguruza.

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