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Djokovic and Pennetta title in the Californian desert
Novak Djokovic and Flavia Pennetta were crowned champions at Indian Wells after defeating Roger Federer and Agnieszka Radwanska in their respective finals at the first Masters Series event of the year.
The 33rd meeting between Djokovic and Federer didn’t disappoint as the Serbian rallied to beat a rejuvenated Federer, 3/6, 6/3, 7/6 in just over 2 hours.
It was sweet revenge for Djokovic after he lost to the Swiss in the semifinal of the recent Dubai Duty Free Championships, denying Federer a second consecutive tournament win and an unprecedented 5th Indian Wells title.
The win was Djokovic’s first of the 2014 season, his third title at Indian Wells and his 17th Masters series title in all.
In the ladies final, 32 year old Flavia Pennetta won her 10th Tour title when she defeated favourite Agnieszka Radwanska, 6/2, 6/1.
Radwanska was frustratingly held back by a knee injury that effectively ended her hopes of a first tournament win for 2014.
Masters Series action continues as both Tours move down to Miami for the Sony Open.