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Donay Meijer. She’s coping just fine, thank you, with splitting up with Bernard Tomic. “It has all been a bit crazy but all I have to say in regards to it is we have gone our seperate ways and I wish him all the best. How am I coping? I’m a bigger person, I’m just going to leave it there,” she told the Melbourne Herald-Sun. Tomic, who since the Australian Open has tried to sell his orange BMW, said: “I’m focusing on my tennis and I wish her all the best. We are no longer together. She has her plans and career in modelling to worry about and I have to focus on my tennis.”
Rafael Nadal. Playing his first tennis for more than a month – since January’s Australian Open – the Majorcan marmelised Leonardo Mayer for the loss of just four games at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.
Caroline Wozniacki. The prank didn’t work – she tried to burst a balloon behind Maria Sharapova’s back as the Russian did a television interview – but once again she showed that she doesn’t take herself too seriously. A good sort.
Michael Llodra. The Frenchman was fined 2,500 dollars for “verbal abuse” after reportedly racially abusing two spectators in Indian Wells by calling them “f—— Chinese”.
Health. A stomach bug has been going around California, with a number of players retiring or withdrawing because of illness. Roger Federer’s family have been unwell. “We are fighting something of our own in our family,” said Federer. “I have a bit of a temperature, not terrible, but I have some things going on. I am the best off in the family. The rest of them are struggling much more.”
Andy Murray. For the second year in succession, he lost his opening match, but somehow his defeat to Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez was more shocking than last year’s to American Donald Young. Still, he and his brother Jamie did win the all-British doubles match against Colin Fleming and Ross Hutchins.