The Indian Wells Masters is once again under way in California, and both pundits and fans alike have already been treated to a glittering display of top-class tennis.
With Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal set to face each other in the men’s fourth round – a highly anticipated repeat of this year’s Australian Open final – tennis’ biggest non-Grand Slam tournament has certainly lived up to its reputation for excitement thus far.
Current men’s number one Andy Murray has also further added to this buzz, making a shock exit form the tournament after suffering a 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) defeat to current world number 129 Vasek Pospisil.
Defending champion Novak Djokovic made a solid start to his defence of the crown, dispatching British number three Kyle Edmund 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) in just the second round of the tournament.
World number one Serena Williams has been forced to miss the tournament due to a knee injury, confirming her intention to miss the opening match with just days to spare.
With Williams having been the hot favourite to claim the women’s title prior to her injury, the debate has already began to rage over who will be able to capitalise on the American’s absence and be crowned champion.
One name that is sure to be part of any such conversation, is former world number one Caroline Wozniacki.
Having been drawn against world number nine Madison Keys in the fourth round, Wozniacki has already wowed many fans heading into the tie with the variety and ability of some of her returns.
Indeed, Wozniacki even managed to land an audacious sat-down return in the first set against Keys, after having lost her feet in the midst of a rally.
Having reached the pinnacle of world tennis in October of 2010 – aged just 20 – Wozniacki has since struggled to kick on and build upon some of the glowing potential that saw her catapulted into the international limelight at such an early age.
Despite having fallen as low as world number 74 in last year’s largely disappointing season, Wozniacki has since managed to regain some of previous her form, and currently finds herself sitting in the number 14 spot.