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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Townsend, Keys, Sanchez and Johnson Receive Indian Wells Wild Cards; February National Open Results

With the long, cold, snowy winter we've had in Michigan, it's hard to believe spring, and the two big pro tournaments in this country, are just days away.

The BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, which begins next Tuesday, announced its wild cards today, for both the main and qualifying draws.

Main Draw:
Taylor Townsend
Madison Keys
Melanie Oudin
Kristina Mladenovic (France)
Maria Sanchez
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Shahar Peer(Israel)
Kimiko Date-Krumm(Japan)

David Nalbandian (Argentina)
Tommy Robredo (Spain)
James Blake
Steve Johnson
Tim Smyczek

Andrea Petkovic (Germany)
Ajla Tomljanovic (Croatia)
Grace Min
Jessica Pegula
Irina Falconi

Rhyne Williams
Christian Harrison
Jack Sock
Dennis Novikov

Qualifying wild cards go to the winners, and often the finalists, of the pre-qualifying tournament, which is now underway (pdf draws are here).

The complete release announcement is here. It contains two errors that I noticed, saying that Memphis was Sock's first ATP quarterfinal when he actually reached the quarterfinals last summer at the ATP's  Atlanta tournament. And Madison Keys just turned 18, not 19.

In a much more timely fashion than the last set of them, here are the results from the USTA National Opens that finished (mostly) earlier this week. Two sites and three divisions were not able to complete their tournaments due to rain.

Sebastian Beltrame def. Elliott Orkin(1) 6-4, 6-3
Gage Brymer(1) def. Robbie Bellamy(2) 6-4, 6-3
Logan Staggs(3) def. John Mee(1) 6-3, 6-3
Thomas Fawcett(1) def. Jack Murray(2) 6-4, 6-2

Cassandra Vazquez(7) def. Kristin Wiley(6) 6-0, 6-0
Peggy Porter(3) def. Alyza Benotto(1) 7-5, 6-0
Rachel Pierson(1) def. Rebecca Weissmann(6) 6-0, 6-2
Brooke Broda(3) def. Marika Cusick 6-3, 6-4

Connor Hance(5) def. Austin Rapp 6-3, 6-2
Kyle Seelig(1) def. Jake Devine(5) 6-2, 6-2
Catalin Mateas(4) def. Johnathan Small(1) 6-2, 6-1
Daniel Grunberger(2) def. Nicolas Podesta(1) 7-6(7), 6-3

Francesca Dilorenzo(1) def. Abigail Desiatnikov 7-6(2), 6-1
Jenna Friedel(5) def. Raquel Pedraza(2) 6-2, 6-1
Star Makarome(1) def. Sofia Kenin(7) 6-4, 7-6(5)
Abigail Chiu(3) def. Davina Nguyen(2) 7-5, 5-7, 6-1

Nathan Perrone(1) def. Michael Zhao(2) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
Jacob Brumm(1) def. Conrad Russell(2) 6-3, 6-4
Jake Van Emburgh(2) def. Alexandre Rotsaert(1) 6-4, 2-6, 6-4
Dothan AL rained out: Riffice(1), Kypson(2), Makarome(3) and Kirkov(4) in semis

Chiara Lommer(1) def. Alexandra Angyalosy(3) 6-1, 6-0
Kylie McKenzie(4) def. Ashley Lahey(7) 6-4, 6-2
Ellie Douglas(2) def. Maria Mateas(3) 6-2, 6-3
Grace Joyce(1) def. Alyvia Jones(2) 7-6(2), 6-1

Cannon Kingsley(3) def. Ronan Jachuck(4) 6-0, 6-4
Brandon Nakashima(1) def. Govind Nanda(2) 6-2, 6-3
Columbus GA rained out: Steven Sun(1) and Thomas Jahn(2) in final
Kevin Zhu(3) def. Andrew Esses(5) 6-1, 6-3

Sara Tsukamoto def. Eryn Cayetano(1) 4-6, 6-4, 12-10
Carmen Corley(3) def. Jayci Goldsmith(5) 7-6, 6-4
Caty McNally(4) def. Tia Mukherjee(3) 3-6, 6-2, 6-1
Columbus GA rained out: Emma Navarro(8) and Whitney Osuigwe(7) in final