Tennis Today: Rude awakening for Andy Murray, Ana Ivanovic gives birth

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In Tennis Today, a scary wake-up for Andy Murray, Ana Ivanovic gives birth and the BBC’s gender pay gap.

What’s on the site
Serena and Venus Williams both received warm receptions at this year’s Indian Wells Masters, but things were different 17 years ago.

Tommy Haas announced his retirement from professional tennis on Friday and here are seven great facts about the German.

If you still have a couple of minutes to spare, then give our Tommy Haas quiz a go.

Juan Martin del Potro has won his maiden ATP Masters 1000 title by claiming another big win over Roger Federer.

Meanwhile, Naomi Osaka has joined the WTA winners circle with victory at Indian Wells.

What’s in the news
The gender pay gap at the BBC is back in the news as tennis great Martina Navratilova has hit out at the “good old boy’s network” at the public broadcaster after it emerged that John McEnroe was paid 10 times more for his BBC role.

The Daily Mail’s Mike Dickson wrote a column on the gender pay gap and the subs went with the headline “Martina Navratilova may moan she’s paid 10 times less than John McEnroe by the BBC at Wimbledon… but he’s a far superior analyst”.

“While Navratilova can definitely boast a superior playing record by any measure — 18 Grand Slam titles to McEnroe’s seven, for example — few would consider her to be an equal draw as a broadcaster.”

There was a rude awakening for Andy Murray from Michael McIntyre as part of Sport Relief.

If the BBC Sport link doesn’t work, then there is always the Daily Mail.

What’s on social media
It’s a baby boy for former world No 1 Ana Ivanovic and retired German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger.

And here’s the tweet from Schweinsteiger.

Roger Federer was quick to congratulate Del Potro after his Indian Wells success.

What a battle today. Congrats on a fantastic tournament and match, @delpotrojuan

A post shared by Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) on

Great recovery from Federer, but Del Potro wins the point.

And then there was this from Del Potro.

After seeing Express Sport’s latest headline “Eugenie Bouchard: Model reveals shock truth about her identity in ‘proud’ Instagram post” we obviously decided to go to her Instagram profile and, well, we don’t even know where to start with this one.

Here is the ATP’s tribute to Tommy Haas.

Some good stuff from the Indian Wells men’s doubles final.

What’s on TV
The WTA Miami Open coverage only gets underway on Tuesday while the ATP action kicks off on Wednesday.

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