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Simona Halep of Romania beat Jelena Jankovic of Serbia 2-6, 7-5, 6-4 to win her first BNP Paribas Open title at the Indian Wells and her 11th title of her career. This is Halep’s third title of 2015 after taking Shenzhen Open and Dubai Open. She has been a champion throughout the week as she battled the odds to emerge victorious. Read the complete match report – Simona Halep battles past Jelena Jankovic to win maiden Indian Wells Open 2015 title. Also Read - Rafael Nadal Overcomes Carlos Alcaraz, Sets Up Indian Wells Title Clash Against Taylor Fritz
BNP Paribas Open 2015 Final 3rd Set: Simona Halep takes third set 6-4 and Indian Wells Open 2015 title – Three championships point on Jelena Jankovic;s serve and Halep does not miss this time.
BNP Paribas Open 2015 Final 3rd Set: Simona Halep 5 Jelena Jankovic 4* – What a nail biting final contest as Halep squanders the chance to win championship at the Indian Wells. Simona Halep serving for the Indian Wells Open 2015 title and she repeats the mistake Jelena Jankovic committed an hour ago when she had the golden opportunity to close out the match. Can Jelena hold her serve to continue her title chances alive?
BNP Paribas Open 2015 Final 3rd Set: Simona Halep 5* Jelena Jankovic 3 – What a turnaround for Simona Halep! Jelena Jankovic is slowly crumbling under pressure as she trailed 30-15 in the eighth game of third set. Halep has pounced on Jankovic’s nervous side and she break her service game.
BNP Paribas Open 2015 Final 3rd Set: Simona Halep 4 Jelena Jankovic 3* – And finally Simona Halep manages to hold the game and this intriguing battle between two fierce players is reaching its climax. Jankovic has been quite chatty on court as she keep discussing her plans with her coach and brother. But looks like on-court coaching is not helping Jankovic as she has lost six out of her last seven service games. She needs to hold her next service game?
BNP Paribas Open 2015 Final 3rd Set: Simona Halep 3* Jelena Jankovic 3 -Fourth Consecutive Break Point of the third set. You can only be surprised over today’s routine of the two players. Simona Halep and Jelena Jankovic have been quite erratic with their serves in the final match at Indian Wells. Also Catch: Roger Federer vs Novak Djokovic, Indian Wells 2015 Final: Free Live Streaming of Men’s Singles final.
BNP Paribas Open 2015 Final 3rd Set: Simona Halep 2 Jelena Jankovic 3* – Today’s match will be marked as the day when players could not hold their service games. It is break-fest at the Indian Wells Open as Jankovic earns another BREAK POINT to move 3-2 up in the third set. Can she hold her service game?
BNP Paribas Open 2015 Final 3rd Set: Simona Halep 2* Jelena Jankovic 2 – Simona Halep has been rusty throughout the tournament but she is showing tremendous grit and determination in the final match as she earns BREAK POINT to level the scores in third set to 2-2.
BNP Paribas Open 2015 Final 3rd Set: Simona Halep 1 Jelena Jankovic 2* – Simona Halep’s service game is again broken! Jelena is fighting tooth and nail at the Indian Wells as she gets an edge in the third game of the final set. She leads 2-1 and hope to consolidate the break point won.
BNP Paribas Open 2015 Final 3rd Set: Simona Halep 1 Jelena Jankovic 1 – Both players Jankovic and Halep hold their service games in the final set at the Indian Wells. This was much better play from both of them in terms of first serves in but Jankovic looks dejected after squandering the lead and title chance of second set.
BNP Paribas Open 2015 Final: 2nd Set – Simona Halep wins second set 7-5 The Indian Wells Open final is set for a thrilling third set encounter. This is 5 out of 5 times, Jelena Jankovic and Simona Halep are playing the three set match. As the commentator rightly said – Deja Vu in the Californian desert!
BNP Paribas Open 2015 Final: 2nd Set – Jelena Jankovic 5* Simona Halep 6 – Finally there is a brake in squandering the service games as Simona Halep holds the much needed game point to go 6-5 in the set.
BNP Paribas Open 2015 Final: 2nd Set – Jelena Jankovic 5* Simona Halep 5 – Simona Halep survives breaking Jankovic to be at 5-5. This is fifth straight break of service game. What brilliant court movement displayed by the two players in the longest rally of the Indian Wells final match. But its the extra return of balls is hurting the World No. 3 big time by Jelena Jankovic. The former world number one has been pin point accurate with her second serves, just like she displayed to be at 30-30 with an ace on her second serve.
BNP Paribas Open 2015 Final: 2nd Set – Jelena Jankovic 5* Simona Halep 4 – Simona Halep is just not able to find her rhythm against a resurgent Jelena Jankovic at the Californian desert. She is one win away from winning her second Indian Wells Open title.
BNP Paribas Open 2015 Final: 2nd Set – Jelena Jankovic 4 Simona Halep 4* – In the important eighth game, Halep broke Jelena Jankovic service game after Serbian player misfired her third double fault in the crucial game.
BNP Paribas Open 2015 Final: 2nd Set – Jelena Jankovic 4* Simona Halep 3 – Jelena Jankovic who had told her team about reaching the finals here and probably winning it as well seems to be on her way to fulfilling it as well. She broke Simona’s break in the seventh game to go 4-3 up. Halep was right back in the second set after she broke Jelena Jankovic in the sixth game. The World No. 3 looks a bit shaky as she faces this former Indian Wells Open champion.
BNP Paribas Open 2015 Final: 2nd Set – Jelena Jankovic 3* Simona Halep 1 – Simona Halep’s service was broken for the third time by Jankovic and the 23-year-old Romanian is in trouble at the American desert of Indian Wells as she is down a set and 1-3 in the second set.
BNP Paribas Open 2015 Final Updates – Simona Halep is getting medical attention. Her ankles are getting taped, something quite common in the Tennis Matches. Hopefully nothing serious here. We do not wish to see another pull out in all important match.
BNP Paribas Open 2015 Final: Jelena Jankovic takes the opening set 6-2: Quite surprising to watch Simona make flurry of errors as Jelena Jankovic is played some top-class tennis at the Indian Wells here. Jankovic generated a lot of power in her returns especially not allowing Halep to get into the set.
BNP Paribas Open 2015 Final: Simona Halep 2 Jelena Jankovic 3*: Simona Halep lost the opening service game of her maiden Indian Wells Open final match giving the first service point to 19th seed Jelena Jankovic to trail 0-1. But the Romanian World No. 3 broke her opponent in immediate next service game to bring the match back on service. Simona and Jelena held their next games to be levelled at 2-2. But the break points retuned when Serbian player took advantage of Simona’s sloppy return to go 3-2 up at the BNP Paribas Open 2015 final.
The world no. 3 Simona Halep has been a sensation throughout this week of Indian Wells 2015 as she made to her maiden finals where she will face 18th seed Jelena Jankovic from Serbia. The rising graph of the 23-year-old from Romania is even more talked about at the BNP Paribas Open as she battled past personal loss back in her family. Halep will consider herself of getting a walkover in her semi finals clash with the top seed Serena Williams of United States who withdrew from the tournament due to injury. Meanwhile, Halep’s opponent in Indian Wells 2015 final clash is former player from Serbia who is making her way back to top tennis.
Simona Halep of Romania leads 3-1 head-to-head record over former world number one player Jelena Jankovic of Serbia. But the four matches taken place between them has been close contests that could have gone either ways. Their last four meetings results – Simona Halep beat Jelena Jankovic 6-4 2-6 6-0 in Australian Open 2014; Simona Halep Jelena beat Jelena Jankovic 4-6 6-0 7-5 in Rome Masters 2014, Simona Halep beat Jelena Jankovic 6-2 3-6 7-6(3) in Brussels 2012; Jelena Jankovic beat Simona Halep 6-4 4-6 7-5 in US Open 2010.
Simona played her last complete match against No. 13 player Carla Suarez Navarro in the quarter finals match. She had to struggle past her in tough three sets. Simona has gone three sets in three of her four matches in this event while Jankovic has done well at the BNP Paribas Open beating Lauren Davis, Madison Keys, Belinda Bencic, Lesia Tsurenko, and Sabine Lisicki en route to the final match.
Halep is looking for her back to back title by winning BNP Paribas Open after she claimed her first Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title of her career few weeks back. The No. 3 player has also won the Shenzhen Open earlier in January.