Spaniard Paula Badosa defeated Victoria Azarenka in a long and exciting final to win the famous Indian Wells title in her debut.

Azarenka made a good second game but in the end, Badosa won 7-6 (7-5) 2-6 7-6 (7-2) in three hours and four minutes.

This is the name of the 23-year WTA tour after Belgrade’s victory in May.

Belarusian Azarenka, 32, watched the game 5-4 before scoring Badosa.

The world number one wants to be the first woman to win this competition three times.

But Badosa’s world number 27 was strong as she contributed to her recent victory over Ons Jabeur.

It was a tough match from the start, as Azarenka repeatedly found a way to bring back what should have been a winner.

Paula eventually closed the first field, but Azarenka ranked 32nd in the world – which Indian Wells won in 2012 and 2016 – became the second ruler.

Paula appeared to stop Azarenka’s attack as she led 2-0 in the decision, but two mistakes in the game gave Azarenka a chance to bounce back.

Two-time Australian Open champion Azarenka was poised for victory when she took a 5-4 lead before Badosa smashed her goal and was crushed by half-time.