Daily Bagel: Upsets abound in Indian Wells
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• Who says John Isner is just a one-dimensional big server? Check out the winner he hit against Frederico Gil in his second round match in Indian Wells.
• Indian Wells Weekend Recap: A stomach virus is spreading around Coachella Valley, forcing eight players (including Vera Zvonareva and Gael Monfils) to withdraw from the tournament, retire from a match, or complain of symptoms. The virus looks to have even afflicted Roger Federer, who said he's not feeling well either. ... Two top-five players suffered shocking losses, with Andy Murray losing to Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-4, 6-2 on Saturday and Petra Kvitova losing to Christina McHale 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 on Sunday. ... McHale isn't the only young American woman putting her stamp on the tournament. Twenty-two-year old Jamie Hampton followed up her 6-4, 6-3 upset of Jelena Jankovic by bouncing another seed, Jarmila Gajdosova, 6-2, 6-7(1), 6-2 late Sunday night. ... Other notable seeds who were upended in upsets: Kei Nishikori, Richard Gasquet, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Daniela Hantuchova, Sabine Lisicki.
• Tommy Haas lost in the second round in Indian Wells, but the 33-year-old veteran is still a fan favorite. First, Haas tossed the fans a towel, then another towel. Then he flipped his sweatband in their direction. It didn’t get any takers. Finally, as he walked off the court, he handed them something that he looked thoroughly sick of at that moment: his racquet.
• The Tennis Space has a solid list of the Top 10 coaches of all time.
• Caroline Wozniacki really has no problem interrupting other players' interviews. Earlier last week it was Maria Sharapova and Agnieszka Radwanska, and over the weekend she interrupted Mardy Fish's second-round press conference to play reporter.
• What does Dennis Quaid's divorce from his third wife have to do with a karaoke party thrown by Serena Williams? Find out here.
• For all the tennis fashionistas, Kate Spade has incorporated the sport into her Spring collection.
• Non-tennis: The context of this piece may be art but it's applicable to sports: We boo because we care. "Let's be clear -- booing is not pleasant, and having once shared a stage with a booed poet, I know as much as I want to about that. And yet booing is also a sign of caring, honest: it's a sign of direct and passionate engagement that returns us to art's roots." See or read something that you enjoyed and want to share? Feel free to email or tweet us links to pieces from around the Internet that may have slipped past our radar.