Roger Federer, Elena Vesnina lift singles titles at Indian Wells

Roger Federer defeated Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 7-5 to win a record-tying fifth Indian Wells title while Elena Vesnina defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-7 (6), 7-5, 6-4.

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Roger Federer, Elena Vesnina lift singles titles at Indian Wells
Roger Federer Elena Vesnina lift singles titles at Indian Wells

Roger Federe poses with a record-equalling fifth Indian Wells trophy after his win against Stanislas Wawrinka on Sunday. AP

Roger Federer Elena Vesnina lift singles titles at Indian Wells

In an all-Russian women’s final, Elena Vesnina defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-7 (6), 7-5, 6-4 to win the biggest title of her singles career. AP

Roger Federer Elena Vesnina lift singles titles at Indian Wells

Stan Wawrinka broke Roger Federer once in the final but the latter eventually prevailed 6-4, 7-5. AP

Roger Federer Elena Vesnina lift singles titles at Indian Wells

Seeded ninth, Roger Federer advanced to the semifinals via walkover when Nick Kyrgios withdrew. AP

Roger Federer Elena Vesnina lift singles titles at Indian Wells

Roger Federer celebrates after winning the match point against Stan Wawrinka. AP

Roger Federer Elena Vesnina lift singles titles at Indian Wells

At 35 years and seven months, Roger Federer became the oldest champion in the desert tournament's history. AP

Roger Federer Elena Vesnina lift singles titles at Indian Wells

In the women's final, Svetlana Kuznetsova led 4-2 in the third before 14th-seeded Elena Vesnina broke her twice in sweeping the final four games of the match. AP

Roger Federer Elena Vesnina lift singles titles at Indian Wells

Elena Vesnina beat No 2 seed Angelique Kerber and No 12 Venus Williams on her way to the biggest final of her career at age 30. AP

Roger Federer Elena Vesnina lift singles titles at Indian Wells

Svetlana Kuznetsova is now 0-3 in finals here, also finishing runner-up in 2007 and 2008. At age 31, Kuznetsova was the fifth-oldest women to reach the final. AP

Roger Federer Elena Vesnina lift singles titles at Indian Wells

Elena Vesnina poses with the trophy after her win against Svetlana Kuznetsova. AP

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