March Tennis: Top Headlines for Indian Wells, Miami

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March Tennis: Top Headlines for Indian Wells, Miami
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As spring quickly approaches, the tennis scene returns to the American outdoor hard courts in the year’s first Master Series event on the men’s side and the first premier event on the women’s side. 

Dubbed the "March Madness" of tennis, Indian Wells (Palm Springs, Calif.) and Miami tournaments brings the world’s best on a smaller stage, battling on the hard courts one last time before the European clay season takes over in April. 

From Victoria Azarenka’s winning streak last year and Novak Djokovic’s dominating role in 2011, March can bring out the best in players, and also the worst—such as Andy Murray and his Indian Wells early round sagas, and Maria Sharapova’s Miami kryptonite (four-time finalist, never a titlist).

Whether Rafael Nadal will be present or not, here are the top storylines and what to look forward to in the next couple of weeks. 

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