Karen Helf

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Tennis event guide & travel writer. Fan tournament resource. Writing about the people in Tennis beyond scores & records. Founder of the Tennis Volunteer Network, TVN on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/groups/TennisVol Fan Event Experience: US Open, French Open, Indian Wells, Miami, Monte Carlo (ATP Only), Madrid, Rome, Western & Southern Open. Have questions, just ask?

Wildcard Bianca Andreescu, 18, completes the feat at Indian Wells

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Eighteen-year-old Bianca Andreescu successfully wrapped up a perfect fortnight at the BNP Paribas Open, shocking Angelique Kerber in the final to lift her maiden WTA champion's trophy and climb from No.60 to No.24 in...

Indian Wells PHOTOS: Sabalenka & Mertens capture first doubles title together

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Playing just their second tournament together, unseeded Aryna Sabalenka and Elise Mertens went all the way to the Premier Mandatory title at the BNP Paribas Open, beating top seeds Katerina Siniakova and Barbora Krejcikova in...

Andreescu makes history at Indian Wells, to meet Kerber in the final

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Friday night at the BNP Paribas Open was a WTA semifinal double header. Eighteen-year-old Bianca Andreescu continued her meteoric rise by beating Elina Svitolina and becoming the first wildcard ever to reach the final...

Bencic, Kerber through to Indian Wells semis

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It was sunny, breezy and chilly for the top-half quarterfinal matches on Thursday at the 2019 BNP Paribas Open. The order of play held two contrasting match-ups and neither disappointed. Belina Bencic (SUI) d...

Teen Andreescu masters the mind, Svitolina finds another energy reserve to reach Indian Wells semifinals

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Bianca Andreescu and Elina Svitolina set up a BNP Paribas Open semifinal meeting, after winning their quarterfinals on Wednesday. Let's have a closer look into their games and the way they defeated Garbine Muguruza...

World’s top two out, Svitolina finds new energy reserve to overcome Barty in Indian Wells

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Tuesday's fourth round may be remembered as the day the BNP Paribas Open WTA draw folded like a poker hand. How’s that for a dramatic start on the 30th anniversary of the Internet? In...

Quiet Naomi Osaka rolls past Danielle Collins into Indian Wells fourth round

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World No.1 Naomi Osaka's 6-4 6-2 third-round victory over American Danielle Collins opened the Monday night session on Stadium 1 at the BNP Paribas Open. In terms of persona, this match could have been promoted...

Top seeds prevail in Sunday’s third round at Indian Wells

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We began Sunday with nine Top 20 seeds in the order of play at the BNP Paribas Open. As the stadiums emptied six remain. Below are some of the day's highlights and lowlights. Garbine...

Osaka gets revenge against Mladenovic, Venus stuns Kvitova in Indian Wells

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Saturday's second-round action at the BNP Paribas Open was highlighted by Venus Williams' upset of Petra Kvitova and Naomi Osaka's sweet revenge against Kristina Mladenovic, who had recently kicked the world No.1 out of...

Serena beats Vika in another classic battle at Indian Wells

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With the marquee second-round night match of Serena Williams verses Victoria Azarenka looming, the BNP Paribas Open was abuzz all day. Their performance was worthy of the top billing. In terms of conditions, the...