Naomi Osaka
6 6

Daria Kasatkina
3 2

Tennis

ByTheMinTennis

I hope you enjoyed the coverage of the match, thank you for following along! I've been Anna, and I'll see you again soon. Do be sure to come back in around 30 minutes' time to join Sue as she takes you through Federer v del Potro!

Osaka definitely brought her A-game today, and made it tough for Kasatkina from the get-go. I'm sure it won't be the last we hear of these two in big finals, maybe we'll even see them play each other in a grand slam final in the near future!

SHE DOES IT! A short backhand from Kasatkina, and Osaka puts it away at the net! She wins Indian Wells, and what a well-deserved win it is!

Sue Revell (@TheMissionMaven)

Wow! She made light work of that!

Anna Logue

There was no stopping her today!

A longer rally, and it's Kasatkina with the error first; 15-0. Double fault; 15-all. Followed by a big serve; 30-15. Kasatkina fires wide down the line and it's TWO CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS.

Osaka serving for it.

A nice backhand back behind Osaka; 40-30. Kasatkina sends a backhand down the line and forces Osaka to serve for the match.

A nice forehand down the line; 15-0. Osaka nets; 30-0. The Kasatkina backhand lands just short of the net; 30-15. Kasatkina making Osaka RUUUUN, and she finishes with a forehand at the net, BUT IT'S LONG! 30-all.

Kastatkina will serve to stay in the match.

Kasatkina sends the return long; 15-0. Wide this time; 30-0. Annnnnd long; 40-0. The racquet got a sore touch there! A beautiful forehand down the line from Osaka, and that's a hold to love.

Oooh, a BIIIIIG forehand down the line from Osaka, and SHE BREAKS AGAIN!