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The Daily Bagel is your dose of the interesting reporting, writing and quipping from around the Internet.

By Courtney Nguyen
March 13, 2015

The Daily Bagel is your dose of the interesting reporting, writing and quipping from around the Internet.

• Serena Williams return to Indian Wells begins tonight at 7 p.m. PT against Monica Niculescu. Read about Niculescu here, and watch Serena explain her return her own words:

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• If you love A-Ha's "Take On Me" video, you love this creative tribute to Roger Federer. You will also probably love it if you love Roger Federer.

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• Taylor Townsend's 6-4, 5-7, 7-5 win over Bethanie Mattek-Sands was the highest quality match of the tournament so far. Incredible hitting from both women and a great battle the end, and a big win for the 18-year-old. Full match available here

• No. 119 Lin Zhu beat Francesca Schiavone on Thursday afternoon in match marred by controversy. On set point, Zhu hit a ball that bounced on her side of the net before going over for a winner. The umpire missed the call and Schiavone was understandably livid. When asked what she saw on court, Zhu said, "I don't remember." Time for instant replay in tennis? Watch:

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Read more on the incident here

• ESPN's Cari Champion pens an open letter to Serena Williams. 

• Ben Rothenberg talked to Patrick Mouratoglou for Slate and learns Mouratoglou repeatedly put Indian Wells on Serena's calendar in hopes she'd change her mind. 

• Andy Murray and Kei Nishikori have committed to the Citi Open in Washington D.C. this summer. 

• Check out Air Fed in this behind-the-scenes video at the ATP promo shoots.

• Bernard Tomic is in the tabloids again: Court documents include claims from a teenage girl that he bragged about a $50,000 stash of cocaine

• Another great shot from Thursday from the BNP Paribas Open Instagram:

 

YOU can caption this, can't you? #BNPPO15

A photo posted by BNP Paribas Open (@bnpparibasopen) on

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