Scenes from the 2015 BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells
The 2015 BNP Paribas Tennis Open finished with a dazzling display of tennis brilliance in Indian Wells. Novak Djokovic (Serbia), the No. 1 ranked player in the world, met Roger Federer (Switzerland), the No. 2 ranked player, for the 38th time. In an epic battle, Djokovic prevailed in three hard fought sets: (6-3, 6-7, 6-2). On the lady's side, number 2 ranked Simona Halep (Romania) defeated Jelena Jankovic (Serbia) in three sets: 2-6, 7-5, 6-4.Halep and Djokovic both took home $1 million in prize money and a sizeable Baccarat Crystal trophy. Milos Raonic (Canada) thrilled fans with serves of up to 147 miles/hour and defeated crowd favorite Rafael Nadal (Spain) in the quarter finals. Serena Williams, the No. 1 ranked woman, reappeared at the tournament for the first time in 12 years. She retired prior to her semi final match with Simona Halep due to a knee injury. More than 450,000 fans witnessed the Open this year setting a new attendance record.