Victoria Azarenka stunned world number one Serena Williams 6-4, 6-4 on Sunday to capture her second Indian Wells crown and the 19th career singles title.
Williams had last year ended a 13-year boycott of the tournament - in protest at alleged racist comments to father Richard from the crowd in 2001 - and was never at her best, making 33 unforced errors compared to her 22 winners. After getting broken to trail 3-0 in the second set, Williams returned to her seat and smashed her racket. Honestly, if it wasn't for you, I wouldn't have worked so hard to be better.
Djokovic improved to 21-1 on the season with his only loss coming in Dubai to Feliciano Lopez, whom he beat in the fourth round in Indian Wells.
The defending two-time champ Djokovic, who hasn't lost in Indian Wells since 2013, earned his 62nd career title and extended his match win streak at the joint ATP and WTA hardcourt tournament to 17 straight.
"Just unexpected nerves maybe". She will move up seven spots to No. 8 in the rankings released Monday, her first time back in the top 10 since August 2014.
World number one Williams showed fantastic determination to rally back from 5-1 and gain two break points for the opportunity to draw level in the second set.
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But I thought it was a penalty as well. "We have game plans for set teams and when we stick to them we usually win". I have never seen that! Rashford is in the team on merit rather than desperation on Van Gaal's part.
The duo are set to meet on Sunday at Indian Wells and, despite being the underdog, Azarenka appears to be finding her form nicely, having missed much of the last two years due to a string of injuries. Williams converted just 1 of 12 break chances.
"I couldn't control how she was going to play and she was throwing some bombs there, " added Azarenka.
Heading into the contest Azarenka and Serena's sister, Venus, were the only players to have beaten Williams three times in finals.
Moore went on to say that if he was "a lady player, I'd go down every night on my knees and thank God that Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal were born, because they have carried this sport".
"It was really hard, the last moment I had here wasn't the greatest moment, so thank you so much", the 34-year-old told the crowd.